100+ Fun Things to Do in Albuquerque, New Mexico

New Mexico is full of culture, history and plenty of exciting activities to do if you’re in town. From the BioPark zoo to the Foothills Trails, you’ll find plenty of things to marvel at, places to eat, and spots to relax. Check out our top fun things to do in the state of New Mexico.

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Discover the famous & scenic, U.S Route 66 and even wander through the historic old town
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Check out one of the four ranger districts at La Luz Trail
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Grab a shot of the watermelon sunsets at Elena Gallegos Park
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Shop at over 150 stores and galleries at Old Town Albuquerque
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Hike the steep hills while being watched by Coyote at Foothills Trails
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Watch the wildlife at Los Poblanos Open Space
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Be astounded by the architecture at Spaceship House
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Get personal with the petroglyphs at Petroglyph National Monument
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Shop for every occasion at Cottonwood Mall
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Enter Central Avenue – a Street with full range of nightlife from restaurants to bars to a comedy club and a musical theater
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Drive the highest scenic route in the country – Sandia Crest Byway
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Explore Rio Grande Nature Center State Park – a 270-acre region of riverside forest and meadows that offers hiking trails along the Rio Grande River and is also an excellent spot for birdwatching and viewing wildlife
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Start your hike at the scenic Willow Creek trail
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Step back in time at the unique Village of Corrales
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Buy all your fresh veggies at Corrales Growers Market
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Find it, love it, buy it at ABQ Uptown
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Find a treasure for your home at New Mexico Open Air Flea Market
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Take a day off for trout fishing at Shady Lakes
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Change your life at the University of New Mexico
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Walk around and watch wildlife at Cibola National Forest
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Bike your way through a popular trail – North Diversion Channel Trail
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Walk the several blocks at Nob Hill to browse and buy in shops Or eat from the restaurants and coffee and dessert places!
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There’s plenty to do in Albuquerque being that it’s the most populous city in the state! Both residents and visitors have fun activities to check off and add to their list(s). We’ve tried to knock out as many as possible here, but it’s possible we missed some.  Make sure to contact Fun Things To Do if you see any additions  or feedback that you’d like to include!