The summers can be scorching, so try to plan a visit in the spring or fall to avoid those sky-high temps. The warmest months in Albuquerque are June and July, when temperatures reach 100 ˚F. The coldest month is December, when temperatures can drop to 8 ˚F.
Albuquerque, the colorful city in the midst of the brown New Mexico desert, has a population of 560,000, making it the largest in the state of New Mexico.
Check out Old Town, a historic neighborhood heavily influenced by both Mexican and indigenous cultures. The neighborhood is also the site of the original city center back when Albuquerque was founded. Adobe houses, colorful crafts, galleries, and street performers line the streets here. Downtown Albuquerque, on the other hand, has all the modern skyscrapers and business of the city. Nob Hill is the trendy section of the city with eclectic shops, hip cafes and restaurants, and the best nightlife.
Sandia Peak Tram gets you high outside the city while providing you with the best views, but if you want the nature without getting outside the city, head to Paseo del Bloque and wander around the 16 miles of trails.
Locals in Albuquerque are considered to be generally welcoming and friendly.
Some of the best annual events include the ABQ Beer Week, seeing the Christmas lights in December, and kicking back at one of the various outdoor concerts during the summer months.
The city is home to tons of bars and nightclubs. Head to the Growler, which is a popular pub, or the Launchpad Nightclub to dance the night away.
Albuquerque is home to a vibrant food and drink scene. With mouthwatering burgers, authentic Mexican joints, street food trucks, and restaurants specializing in Southwestern cuisine, there’s something for everyone.
Head to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center to learn about the people who were the first to live in the area, or check out the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History to learn about the city’s history and take a look at over 7,000 pieces of art.
Take the kids to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science; visit the Hinkle Family Fun Center; or get a fix of adrenaline at Cliff’s Amusement Park.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Albuquerque. The warmest months in Albuquerque are June and May, when temperatures reach 103 ˚F. The coolest month is November, when temperatures drop to 12 ˚F. The wettest month in Albuquerque is June with 1.19 inches of rain, while the driest month is February with 0.12 inches of rain.
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