The Hot Air Balloon Capital of the World

Have you ever been on a hot air balloon ride? Perhaps now is the best time. With the sun shining bright and the air warming up, a hot air balloon ride can be a great way to see the beautiful State of New Mexico and enjoy your visit to Albuquerque. This magnificent city is known as the hot air balloon capital of the world.

Albuquerque has excellent weather that is perfect for balloonists year-round. In fact, there are over 300 balloonists that live and work in the city, many of whom can take you into the air with them. At any given moment, you may look up to see a brightly colored hot air balloon floating across the clear blue skies. They are perfect for romantic getaways, a fun adventure, or just something different for vacation fun.

If you are in the area during October, then you may want to stay to enjoy the annual Balloon Fiesta. This year will be the 42nd Balloon Fiesta hosted in Albuquerque and will last from October 5th to the 13th. Balloonists and spectators alike gather to watch hundreds of hot air balloons float off into the sky. Sit back and enjoy food from local vendors as you watch the colorful display drift with the wind. It’s the world’s largest ballooning event, so you will see balloons from all over the globe. Visitors are even welcome to walk among the balloons and their owners, and encouraged to ask questions and meet the people who work with the balloons every day.


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