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The Best Ten Things To Do In Albuquerque

I ghost-hunted, mountain trekked and jalapeno-margarita'd my way through this desert town.

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10. Stock Up on Turquoise Jewelry at Skip Maisels

Oh hello my turquoise lover. Turquoise options abound at this huge wholesaler warehouse located on Central Avenue.
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Oh hello my turquoise lover. Turquoise options abound at this huge wholesaler warehouse located on Central Avenue.

9. Drink the Thai Moscow Mule from Sister Bar

Hibiscus infused Tequila, Lime, Roasted Jalapeño make for a well balanced sweet and spicy cocktail with a unique flavor profile.
Dark Side Brew Crew / Via nmdarksidebrewcrew.com

Hibiscus infused Tequila, Lime, Roasted Jalapeño make for a well balanced sweet and spicy cocktail with a unique flavor profile.

8. Visit the National Hispanic Cultural Center

An incredible gallery of Hispanic art and exhibitions on topics such as " Outstanding in His Field: San Ysidro—Patron Saint of Farmers" and "Pinatas" offer a in-depth look at the important impact the Hispanic culture has had in Albuquerque and the United States all together.
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An incredible gallery of Hispanic art and exhibitions on topics such as " Outstanding in His Field: San Ysidro—Patron Saint of Farmers" and "Pinatas" offer a in-depth look at the important impact the Hispanic culture has had in Albuquerque and the United States all together.

7. Lose Track of Time at ABQ BioPark Botanical Garden

Walk around 1.5 miles of trails in this quirky garden also named by Travel Channel's Top 12 in the country.
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Walk around 1.5 miles of trails in this quirky garden also named by Travel Channel's Top 12 in the country.

6. Order Chili con queso at El Pinto.

Sure, the garden like atmosphere of El Pinto might be the highlight for most patrons, but the cheese dip... that's where the real magic happens. Sit outside on a terraced patio amongst a thousand plant species and enjoy a leisurely New Mexican dinner at sunset.
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Sure, the garden like atmosphere of El Pinto might be the highlight for most patrons, but the cheese dip... that's where the real magic happens. Sit outside on a terraced patio amongst a thousand plant species and enjoy a leisurely New Mexican dinner at sunset.

5. Drink Jalapeno Margaritas with the Ghosts of High Noon Saloon

A haunted bar. SIGN ME UP. Our waiter shared all her paranormal knowledge of the High Noon Saloon in Old Town Albuquerque. The marg was dope, but knowing that there were ghosts around... was even doper.

A haunted bar. SIGN ME UP. Our waiter shared all her paranormal knowledge of the High Noon Saloon in Old Town Albuquerque. The marg was dope, but knowing that there were ghosts around... was even doper.

4. Smell the Lavender at Los Poblanos

Watch fresh lavender be picked at this lavender farm, complete with an on-side inn, bakery, restaurant and gift shop.

Watch fresh lavender be picked at this lavender farm, complete with an on-side inn, bakery, restaurant and gift shop.

3. View Sunset from the Sky

Albuquerque is the Hot Air Balloon Capital of the World, and host an annual Festival called "Balloon Fiesta" that attracts ballooners from all over the world.
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Albuquerque is the Hot Air Balloon Capital of the World, and host an annual Festival called "Balloon Fiesta" that attracts ballooners from all over the world.

2. Ascend to 10,000 Feet Above Sea Level at the Sandia Peak Ski & Tramway

Enjoy the tramway as it offers incredible 11,000 panoramic square miles of breath taking views.
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Enjoy the tramway as it offers incredible 11,000 panoramic square miles of breath taking views.

1. Do Pig Yoga with a Pig Named Tequila Barbie

El Pinto (otherwise on this list for their queso ) wins the number one spot for top things to do in ABQ because they have found a goldmine by mixing margaritas, yoga and one sassy pig together in a room. Cameras and bacon eaters welcome.
Tequila Barbie Q / Via instagram.com

El Pinto (otherwise on this list for their queso ) wins the number one spot for top things to do in ABQ because they have found a goldmine by mixing margaritas, yoga and one sassy pig together in a room. Cameras and bacon eaters welcome.

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