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20 things to do in the Duke City

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Residents of the Duke City are blessed with beautiful weather and sunshine over 300 days out of the year. Here are some things to do and places to visit to enjoy the great outdoors:

  1. Rio Grande Nature Center
  2. Sandia Peak Tramway
  3. Bosque Trail
  4. Tingley Beach
  5. Isotopes games
  6. Old Town
  7. Skate and bike parks
  8. Zoo music (limited months)
  9. Summerfest (limited days)
  10. Rio Grande Zoo
  11. Botanical Gardens
  12. Nob Hill
  13. Golf
  14. Tennis
  15. Hiking in the Sandias and Monzano Mountains
  16. Run for the Zoo (May 4, 2014)
  17. International Balloon Fiesta (October)
  18. Petroglyphs National Park
  19. Jemez Hot Springs (just a short drive from Albuquerque)
  20. Tent Rocks (just a short drive from Albuquerque)
Outdoor dining
Outdoor dining Suzanna Chavez

Outdoor dining

Eating and enjoying spirits on the patio. The Duke City has many restaurants featuring patios to combine eating and the outdoors. This patio is Gecko's on historic Route 66 in Nob Hill.

Found on a hiking trail
Found on a hiking trail Suzanna Chavez

Found on a hiking trail

Hiking in the Sandias can lead to beautiful natural discoveries. While hiking one of Albuquerque's hundreds of trails one can never determine what they might see, whether it's a part of nature or an elusive animal.

Tent Rocks
Tent Rocks Suzanna Chavez

Tent Rocks

Wind, water and volcano eruptions can create unique structures. Tent Rocks is just a short drive north of Albuquerque and is well worth the time. The rock formations are like nothing else in nature.