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Where is Albuquerque?

From the Albuquerque Convention and Visitor's Bureau web site, "Albuquerque's roads lead to some of the most breathtaking scenery and attractions in New Mexico. The towering Sandia Mountains are a dramatic backdrop for Petroglyph National Monument and Coronado State Monument on the west side. Get back to nature and walk along the cottonwood-lined river at the Rio Grande Nature Center or take a drive along the Sandia Crest National Scenic Byway to the summit of the Sandia Mountains and catch a sunrise or sunset, it's like nothing you've ever seen before. While you are there you won't want to miss taking a ride on the world's longest aerial tram, the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway. For more information visit

Some of our views are man-made.

Chile Ristras adorn the patios of many shops and houses in New Mexico.

Some views are naturally blended with man-made architecture.

The world’s longest single-span aerial tramway rising to 10,378 ft. with an 11,000 square mile panoramic view from the peak of Sandia Mountains.
(Credit Jay Blackwood)

Whatever you choose to do, you’ll appreciate the city’s scenic beauty, it is simply stunning.

Albuquerque skyline silhouetted by the Sandia Mountains.

Their are wonderful places to visit while you are in Albuquerque. Here are links to a few of them.

Air Travel

The Albuquerque International Sunport, ABQ, (Airport) is a leading center for regional transportation that advances local, regional, and international commerce and creates an authentic southwestern travel experience. It is located three miles SE of the city of Albuquerque.

Ground Transportation

Taxis are available at the airport

Rental cars are available from:
Advantage Rent A Car (505) 247-1066
Alamo Rent A Car (800) 327-9633
Avis (Auto Rental) (800) 331-1212
Budget Rent A Car (800) 527-0700
Dollar Rent A Car (800) 800-4000
Enterprise Rent A Car (800) 736-8222
Hertz Corporation (800) 654-3131
National Rent A Car (800) 227-7368
Thrifty Car Rental (800) 847-4389

Airport Shuttle Services

There are two shuttle services from the airport that run to Albuquerque hotels. The shuttle fees to the Marriott Albuquerque Pyramid North are

Airport Shuttle (505) 765-1234 - $24.00 one-way; $46.00 roundtrip

Sunport Shuttle (505) 883-4966 - $18.00 one-way (per person).

There are booths for both shuttle services in the baggage area. Advanced booking is recommended.

Passports and Visas

A visitor visa may be required for travel to the United States, along with a valid passport. Please check with the American Embassy or Consulate in your area for detailed information, or talk to your travel agent.


Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks near the hotel. Note that there may be a substantial minimum such as $150. Albuquerque Airport does not have currency exchange service (except for ATM machines).

Go to the The Universal Currency Converter™ web site for help with foreign exchange rates.


Electrical service is 120 volts, 60 cycle. You may need an adapter for use in electrical outlets. Check the Voltage Valet for information on requirements and to find adapters.


May is a beautiful time in Albuquerque, typically warm, and dry but not hot. You can expect the temperature to be between 50°F (10°C) and 80°F (27°C).

Check for current weather and averages.