Welcome to Go There, a Livability.com series about travel and how to maximize your time in some of our favorite cities. Do you have a place in mind that we should visit next? Let us know! Today, we’re sharing our weekend getaway guide to Albuquerque, NM.
From food to flamenco, Albuquerque loves to celebrate its diverse history and the Native American and Spanish influences that made the city the vibrant place it is today.
Though many people travel to Albuquerque for its world-renowned hot air ballooning or to visit filming locations from AMC’s hit show “Breaking Bad,” you could easily spend an entire vacation immersed in Albuquerque’s arts and culture scene.
Before its official founding in 1706 by Spanish explorers, Albuquerque had been home to Native American tribes for centuries. The two groups’ traditions and customs became intertwined to create a unique New Mexican culture, with input from more recent immigrants and Route 66 travelers along the way.
Need inspiration? We’ve got a few ideas for how to soak up as much of Albuquerque as possible.