Things To Do For Families When Visiting Albuquerque
There is so much to enjoy in Albuquerque – one of the biggest decisions will be figuring out just where to start. There are 19 museums alone! But whether you opt for outdoor activities or historical learning, there’s definitely something for everyone in the family.
You could start off with a huge amount of fun with an amusement park. Cliff’s offers everything from water rides to roller coasters, including the New Mexico Rattler – rated as one of the top 25 wooden roller coasters in the world. There are also activities like wall climbing at IT’Z or paintball and miniature golf and more at Hinkle Family Fun Center.
Looking for interesting and historical stops? Try one of the many museums Albuquerque has to offer. Each museum has many different exhibits, ranging from dinosaurs at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History to hands-on science discovery exhibits and activities at Explora, the unique American International Rattlesnake Museum to seeing the universe at the Planetarium. And these are just a few places to visit!
If you want to see animals, nature, and learn some fun facts, the ABQ BioPark is the ultimate experience. This location essentially encompasses all four amazing places – the Aquarium, Botanic Garden, Zoo and Tingley Beach (which includes paddle boats and fishing lakes). Each of these has something special to offer, and you can take a day – or two – just exploring ABQ BioPark.
For anyone hoping for some fun outdoorsy activities, rent a bike at a bike shop for a nifty ride around town, or even a bike tour for the whole family. Or go to the Sandia Peak Tramway for a bird’s eye view of the city and the stunning landscape around it. Hiking, skiing, and more sports are available as well – pick your favorite!