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:
- Rio Grande Nature Center
- Sandia Peak Tramway
- Bosque Trail
- Tingley Beach
- Isotopes games
- Old Town
- Skate and bike parks
- Zoo music (limited months)
- Summerfest (limited days)
- Rio Grande Zoo
- Botanical Gardens
- Nob Hill
- Hiking in the Sandias and Monzano Mountains
- Run for the Zoo (May 4, 2014)
- International Balloon Fiesta (October)
- Petroglyphs National Park
- Jemez Hot Springs (just a short drive from Albuquerque)
- Tent Rocks (just a short drive from Albuquerque)
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
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.
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.