The true Southwest awaits you in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Come immerse yourself in our rich culture and heritage that is rooted in centuries of history. Bask in our blue skies and sun that shines 310 days a years. Albuquerque is a perfect destination for outdoor activities. Explore the surrounding desert, shop for authentic Native American jewelry, try hot air ballooning, or visit living history museum. Be sure to plan a visit during the famed Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in October.