Fun Things to do in Albuquerque
Of all the unique activities and events in Albuquerque happening this spring, surely one of the most anticipated is CannaCon West. Held the weekend of May 19 and 20, CannaCon’s visit to the Land of Enchantment is one not to be missed. As the New Mexico cannabis market expands, CannaCon is an opportunity for anyone interested in being part of it to network with like-minded entrepreneurs and learn about everything from cultivation to retail, marketing and branding, business and legal advice, scientific and financial trends and so much more at the nation’s leading cannabis B2B show. While you can always check out what the best dispensaries in Albuquerque and New Mexico have to offer, there are tons of other fun things to do in Albuquerque when you visit as well. Here’s a list of just some of our faves.
In addition to all the diverse culture, fantastic art and delicious cuisine to be found in the vibrant city of Albuquerque, did you know Albuquerque is the ballooning capital of the world? It’s true! And while May might be a few months too soon for you to experience one of the most world-renowned events in Albuquerque, The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, you can still get a magnificent sky-high view and enjoy one of the most unique things to do in Albuquerque by soaring above the city in a hot air balloon ride. And while the International Balloon Museum had been closed for renovations, it is reopening on May 16!
You can be one of the first to see all the upgrades and check out all-new exhibits on the worldwide science, history and art of ballooning and other kinds of lighter-than-air flight during your CannaCon weekend.
While there are literally too many amazing restaurants in ABQ to list them all, when it comes to fun things to do in Albuquerque, New Mexico that involve eating, a visit to the Golden Crown Panaderia is definitely a must. This family-owned business has been providing the best of traditional recipes to the Old Town Albuquerque area since 1972. Bringing you all the best a neighborhood bakery has to offer, you can choose from empanadas, New Mexico green chile bread, bisochitos, their one-of-a-kind peasant-dough pizza and much much more. And the best part? If you can’t make it in during their business hours, you can still get their goodies using their 24/7 cookie ATM. So if those post-convention munchies suddenly hit, Golden Crown Panaderia has you covered.
When it comes to fun things to do in Albuquerque for adults, the burgeoning craft beer scene can’t be beat. There is a plethora of microbreweries in the area, with highlights including Differential Brewing Co., Lizard Tail Brewing, Marble Brewery, Red Door Brewing and Tractor Brewing Co. You can tour the taprooms or just pick up a growler to go. All have phenomenal beers with distinct flavor profiles to enjoy and fascinating stories about how they came to be. Big or small, rural or urban, if you get a dry mouth, there are plenty of places to wet your whistle.
Expand your mind
If you like the kind of events and activities in Albuquerque that build your gray matter, one of the city’s many museums might be just up your alley. With more than a dozen local museums to choose from, the Albuquerque Museum will teach you all about the rich heritage of the land while Explora offers hands-on experiential learning not just for kids, but for anyone who is young at heart.
Certainly not to be missed is one of the best unique things to do in Albuquerque, a visit to BioPark. BioPark is an environmental museum that houses a zoo, an aquarium, a botanical garden and a beach on its massive grounds.
Feast your eyes on this
When it comes to fun things to do in Albuquerque for adults, there are a bunch of special activities and events specifically for that weekend of CannaCon West ABQ, May 19 and 20. This includes an Adult Night of Magical Science at the Explora Museum, a Ghost Tour of Old Town Albuquerque and the minor league baseball team The Albuquerque Isotopes playing The Tacoma Rainers at Isotope Park.
There’s also Billy Idol playing at Sandia Resort & Casino and Jefferson Starship at The Showroom at Isleta Resort & Casino. You can get all your giggles out watching comedian Dana Goldberg and/or get your dance on at her official after party. Or follow up your CannaCon Friday and Saturday with a full Sunday at The 17th Annual Crawdaddy Blues Fest, just about a half hour outside of town.
Don’t miss all the unique things to do in Albuquerque
In addition to all of these awesome activities and unique things to do in Albuquerque, there’s a ton of fun to be had by just exploring and enjoying all the natural beauty in and around the city. You can swim, bike, hike, fish, golf and even play pickleball. As the most populous city in New Mexico, there is no end to the fun you can have in “Burque”. The only limit is your imagination. So whether you will be attending CannaCon West Albuquerque as an exhibitor or as an attendee, a good time is pretty much guaranteed.
Lock in that Early Bird pricing by getting your tickets today and start making plans to enjoy The Duke City and experience the one cannabis show that truly offers something for everyone. There’s just nothing like the CannaCon Experience.
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