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Albuquerque, New Mexico, is in the Rio Grande river valley at the base of the Sandia Mountains. There are many interesting things to see and do in this area, including Santa Fe, Acoma "Sky City" Pueblo, mountain forests and streams, and in October the largest hot air balloon fiesta in the world. Not only do I love living here, but internet friends who have visited love it too. Ride up the Sandia Peak Tramway, have dinner, and see beautiful sunsets. You can ski down in the winter. See my Albuquerque travelogues for information and pictures for trips out of Albuquerque in New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada. For a virtual tour try VirtualAlbuquerque.
Historic Santa Fe is only an hour's drive away. See my Santa Fe travel tips for more information. Many other parts of northern New Mexico are also very interesting. See my New Mexico, Madrid and Questa pages for things to see, for places to eat, and for the unique cultural experiences available in the area.
Albuquerque has definite seasons including the winter snows and the July-August "rainy" season. The snow does not last in Albuquerque for more than a couple of days but there is snow skiing in the nearby mountains. If they have snow, the nearest downhill and cross-country skiing areas on Sandia Peak are only 45 minutes driving or an even shorter tram ride away. Ski Santa Fe is 1.5 hours and Taos Ski Valley is 2.5 hours from Albuquerque. There are also several other ski resorts in northern New Mexico.
- Pros:Tricultural; near many interesting places; nice weather at sometime during the day year-round; many good restaurants
- Cons:Spring winds and hot before the rains come in July
- In a nutshell:Great place to live but hard to spell Albuquerque
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