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Weekend Fun in Albuquerque
Much of the country is beginning to prepare for winter but in Albuquerque, NM there’s still plenty to do outdoors. Although Albuquerque doesn’t get the harsh winter weather, the temperatures are comfortably mild and perfect for enjoying nature and exploring what the city has to offer. Here are a few ideas of what to do in and around Albuquerque on your next free weekend.
Hiking the Outdoors
The milder temperatures are ideal for hiking this time of year. You don’t have to deal with the unbearable heat of the summer months and the wildlife is more active. One of the best and unique places to hike near Albuquerque is Boca Negra Canyon. As part of the Petroglyph National Monument, Boca Negra Canyon makes up 70 acres of the monument and offers great hiking trails through the park. Along the way you’ll encounter over 100 petroglyphs, which is only a fraction of the prehistoric rock carvings within the entire monument.
The Albuquerque zoo is one of the most popular in central New Mexico. Situated along the Rio Grande River, the 64 acre zoo has something to offer for the entire family. They have exotic and native animals to the area, food and drink, gift shops, and many different exhibits to visit. The exhibits include animals of Africa, Australia, a wolf exhibit, aquarium, and the ever popular Zoo babies exhibit. Visitors get to see animals at play in their habitats, feed some of them, and enjoy the outdoors.
River of Lights
One of the most popular holiday events in Albuquerque is the River of Lights at the Bio Park Botanical Gardens. It is New Mexico’s largest walk-through lights show running November 26th through December 30th. The whole gardens get decked out in holiday décor and lights for spectators to “ooh and ahh” over. The have a craft project ever Wednesday night from 6-8pm up until Christmas. There is a Garden Railroad exhibit Wednesdays through Sundays where you can see model trains and complete trains sets set up by experienced craftsmen. They also have the Polar Bear Express by the Rio Line Train Company. Families can take a ride aboard the Express for a fee and get the chance to meet Santa along the way.
Tickets for the River of Lights are $12 for Adults, Kids $6, and children 3 and under are free.
With these and many more activities available in the Albuquerque area, there’s plenty to get out and explore in a weekend to keep you busy and entertained for the rest of the year.
No matter what you choose to do with your weekends in Albuquerque, be sure to stop on by Myers RV for all your camping and RV needs. Come on down to12024 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123