Hitting the Road with Southern Journeys: New Mexico (Part Two)

 If you haven’t already, be sure to check out parts one and three on our SoJo tour of New Mexico. We hit the road to explore things to see and do near our vacation properties. Take a look at the inventory today to select one of our New Mexico properties. We know you will have at least as much fun as we did.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

            This town is one to write home about. Albuquerque is New Mexico’s largest city and is known for showcasing the barren beauty of high-elevation dessert. More recently known as the setting of AMC’s hit show, Breaking Bad, the city is flush with tours, events, and stories for the television enthusiasts that come to visit here. But don’t worry—there’s plenty to see and do here even if you’re not already a fan of Albuquerque.

Old Town Albuquerque

Ten square blocks of adobe architecture and a smattering of galleries, shops, and eateries await you here. Old Town is pretty much exactly how in was back in the early 1700’s and is a great introduction to the city. Always stop at the visitor’s center here in Old Town. Albuquerque can be a tough place to navigate when there are multiple events going and the folks at the visitor’s center are the best way to help you miss the worse of it. Be sure to stop by the San Felipe de Neri church and the rose gardens, especially in the early evening. At dusk, mariachi bands and salsa dancers take over the town square across the street from the church.

Albuquerque Museum

            Also located in Old Town, the museum and sculpture garden illustrate the story of the city’s journey through war, poverty, west expansion, and industrial development. Admission is free every third Wednesday and Thursday of every month. Otherwise, admission is $4 per person.

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Don’t miss this one. The festival is one of the biggest events of the year with over 600 balloons a day gently buffeting through the desert sky. There are rides available, of course, as well as laser light shows and competitions for best balloon. Tickets are $10 per person. Check out their website for more details: http://www.balloonfiesta.com/.

Next stop Santa Fe! Check back on our blog for more to see and do while staying at our properties in New Mexico!

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