Albuquerque Highlights

About Albuquerque

  • Grid square: DM65
  • Population, Albuquerque: 556,000
  • Population, Albuquerque Metro Area: 907,000
  • Altitude: 5,312 feet
  • Average days of sunshine each year: 310
  • Average July climate: 92 degrees (high), 64 degrees (low), 42% humidity

Unique Attractions

There is an abundance of things to do and sights to see in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe areas for all Conference attendees and family members to enjoy.  Here is a small selection:

  • Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway (website)
  • Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum (website)
  • National Museum of Nuclear Science and History (website)
  • Historic Old Town (website)
  • Premier shopping at ABQ Uptown (website)
  • Albuquerque BioPark (Zoo, Botanic Garden, Acquarium -- website)
  • Petroglyph National Monument (website)
  • Santa Fe and Historic Santa Fe Plaza (1 hour drive north of Albuquerque -- website)
  • Acoma Pueblo / Sky City (1 hour drive west of Albuquerque -- website)
  • Bandalier National Monument (2 hour drive north of Albuquerque -- website)
  • NRAO Very Large Array (2.5 hour drive south of Albuquerque -- website)
  • Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Narrow Gauge Railroad (2.5 hour drive north of Albuquerque -- website)
  • White Sands National Monument (3.3 hour drive south of Albuquerque -- website)