25 Best Things to Do in Albuquerque (NM)

Albuquerque is a city in New Mexico that has a population of just over half a million. The city is immersed with many natural beauties, including the Sandia Mountains on the eastern side and the Rio Grande running through it. Each year Albuquerque is home to an international balloon festival that attracts visitors from around the world.

As you travel around the city you cannot help but notice the Spanish culture and influence everywhere you go. Much of the original Spanish culture remains and it makes for excellent viewing. So let’s have a look at the best things to do in Albuquerque!

1. Go Fishing At Tingley Beach

Tingley Beach

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Tingley Beach

Tingley Beach is a series of ponds that were initially known as Conservancy Beach, the area was built in the 1930’s by diverting water that ran through the Rio Grande.

The area was used for swimming when it first opened and this continued until the 1950’s, this was then closed off and it is now primarily used for fishing.

You can spend several hours at Tingley Beach as the area includes a restaurant, paddle boats, nature trails, a model boating pond and fishing ponds for both adults and children.

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