Here comes Valentine’s Day! Do you live in Albuquerque and looking for something different to do with your sweetheart this year? The great news is there are so many things about this city that’s perfect for lovers – great food, clean air, and wide open spaces. So skip the chocolates and do something different this Valentine’s Day in Albuquerque. Here’s a few of the best things to do for couples to get you started.
Is riding a tram romantic? It’s all how you look at it. But when you’re holding hands at 10,000 feet overlooking the Sandia Mountains and the entire city, what could be more romantic? Sandi Peak Tramway is the longest tram in the country and runs every 20-30 minutes and is a 15 minute ride. When you’re romantic ride is over, you can top it off with a delicious lunch or dinner at Sandiago’s Grill at the Tram while you enjoy the beautiful view.
The botanical garden with it’s desert and Mediterranean plants covering 32 acres sets the perfect backdrop for a walk along the 1.5 mile winding scenic footpaths. And for a cozier setting, you can go to the ABQ BioPark Aquarium, where the dim lighting and sharks will set the mood.
One thing that Albuquerque is certainly famous for is hot air balloons. It’s the home of the largest balloon festival in the world, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Why not see for yourself what it’s like to fly free in the sky with your loved one? Companies like Air Carriage offer sunrise packages that are sure to thrill you both.
Spend a few hours in the old west in Albuquerque’s Old Town. You can stroll through the adobe nooks and old vigas, visit the Albuquerque Museum, enjoy a latte at Velvet Coffee, and shop the myriad unique boutiques in this historic district.
If these ideas don’t quite suit you, here’s some more ideas for spending the perfect Valentine’s Day in Albuquerque.
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