47 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2022 Media Guide WHILE YOU’RE IN ALBUQUERQUE Visitors to Albuquerque are treated to an authentic Southwestern experience. As one of the oldest cities in the U.S. (founded in 1706), Albuquerque boasts a unique multicultural heritage and history where Native American, Hispanic, Latino, Anglo, Western and other cultural influences are a part of everyday life. Nowhere is the confluence of past and present more dramatic than here in Albuquerque, where the modern city skyline is nestled between ancient volcanoes, the beautiful Sandia Mountains and an endless blue sky. WHAT’S NEW While exploring Albuquerque, you’ll notice the more than $300 million in hospitality investments made in recent years, including luxury property Hotel Chaco in the Sawmill District and the renovated historic El Vado and Monte - rey motels on Central Avenue (Route 66). Additions to the city include Saw - mill Market, 505 Central and Tin Can Alley food halls—making Albuquerque the food hall capital of the state—the Hacienda Spa at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm and new developments at Plaza Don Luis in Old Town, to include wine-tasting rooms, a taproom, restaurants and retail. With increased service at the Albuquerque International Sunport, there has never been a better time to connect with this vibrant Southwestern city. CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS Albuquerque is home to more than 20 museums and cultural centers, featuring everything from art and history to turquoise and nuclear science. Historic Old Town offers more than 150 shops, restaurants and galleries within a walkable plaza. VisitABQ.org/culture NATIVE AMERICAN PUEBLOS Albuquerque is the gateway to Native American pueblo culture. The state is home to 23 Native American tribes comprising 19 pueblos, three Apache tribes (the Fort Sill Apache Tribe, the Jicarilla Apache Nation and the Mescalero Apache Tribe), and the Navajo Nation, which spreads through New Mexico, Arizona and Utah. For more information, visit the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. IndianPueblo.org; (505) 843-7270 HISPANIC CULTURE Explore an extensive collection of traditional and contemporary Hispanic art or experience an outdoor concert, dance performance or film at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. While there, don’t miss the Torreón, which houses the 4,000-square-foot “Mundos de Mestizaje,” North America’s largest concave fresco, celebrating 3,000 years of Hispanic history. NHCCNM.org; (505) 246- 2261 ARTS Albuquerque’s incredible arts scene offers a vibrancy and color that mirrors the city and its residents. A multitude of cultures have inspired remarkable art and architectural styles in the city—including stunning public art installations. Galleries and museums showcase a range of artistic styles, offering a thriving arts scene with exhibitions featuring visual arts technology and new media, performance poetry, jewelry and much more. VisitABQ.org/art

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