The city of Albuquerque is the largest city in the state of New Mexico, in the south of the United States of America. With a population of well over a half a million souls, this ranks Albuquerque as the 32nd largest in the whole country. There is more than enough to keep you busy on your holidays in Albuquerque, from an eclectic array of activities to get involved in and interesting attractions to visit. The self catering accommodation in Albuquerque will be furnished and equipped to the very highest of standards and many properties should offer air-conditioning, which is much-needed in this part of the US during the summer months.
There are plenty of activities to consider during your holidays in Albuquerque. The city is surrounded by some very unusual landscapes (desert-like) and this can be explored on horse-back and there are even opportunities to enjoy quad bike rides. Around the city itself, there are plenty of venues in which you can enjoy a nice, cooling swim; plus an array of other popular sports such as tennis, volleyball and gym facilities. There are many stadia dotted across the city if you fancy experiencing a professional game of baseball or American football and the awesome atmosphere that goes with it.
The city of Albuquerque offers its visitors literally dozens of attractions to keep them content throughout their stay. These include a myriad different museums which will help you to better understand the history and culture of this part of America. A couple of examples include The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science and The Albuquerque Museum. The Albuquerque Biological Park actually has three attractions rolled into one: The Rio Grande Zoo, Rio Grande Botanic Garden and The Albuquerque Aquarium. If you fancy an attraction that is completely different on your holidays in Albuquerque, how does an organised ghost tour of the city grab you?
For your holidays in Albuquerque, you can expect a climate that is described as arid. This means that it is generally quite dry throughout the year. Having said that, Albuquerque does have four distinct seasons and snowstorms can and do happen here, even though the city is so far south and close to the border with Mexico. Average temperatures during the winter are around 9 degrees Celsius. Summers can often see temperatures hitting the mid-thirties degrees.
There are no direct flights to Albuquerque International Airport (ABQ), which will prove to be the closest for your self catering accommodation in the area. You would need to book a flight from the UK to airports such as Chicago, Orlando, Denver or Los Angeles and then arrange an internal flight to Albuquerque. Flights from the UK are operated by airlines such as American Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and British Airways from London Heathrow (LHR) and Manchester (MAN).