Great Albuquerque Museums to Visit This Fall

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History is one of the best Albuquerque Museums to visit

Fall weather in Albuquerque is simply delightful – but with so many days of sunshine each year, that’s pretty true most days of the year. However, even with gorgeous weather outside, it’s sometimes nice to stay indoors, and Albuquerque Museums are perfect for that! Whether you’re into the arts, history, or science, there are bound to be Albuquerque museums that pique your interest.

Most of these Albuquerque museums are within easy walking distance of our New Mexico Bed and Breakfast, too, which just so happens to be located in the heart of historic Old Town Albuquerque. With comfortable accommodations and exceptional hospitality, we’re the perfect alternative to larger and more impersonal hotel stays.

Whether you plan to get outside and enjoy the best of nature in Albuquerque, or you want to hit up local Albuquerque Museums and other top-rated attractions, there’s no better place to stay while in town than our New Mexico Bed and Breakfast.  Book your room today!

Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum is one of the top-rated Albuquerque Museums

The 5 Best Albuquerque Museums

Not everyone likes to spend their entire vacation in a museum. but sometimes, there are those that are worth it. There are truly some incredible Albuquerque museums worth considering during your next visit. Whether you’re into the arts, history or are more science-minded, there’s definitely something here for everyone.

Here are the top-rated Albuquerque Museums to visit next time you visit our Albuquerque Bed and Breakfast.

  1. The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is one of our favorite Albuquerque Museums. It’s located within walking distance of Old Town and offers visitors a fascinating glimpse at our natural world over time. Don’t miss the chance to visit their spectacular planetarium, too.
  2. If you’re a fan of southwestern art, don’t miss the Albuquerque Museum of Art & History. It’s another of the Albuquerque Museums located in the heart of historic Old Town and features a variety of unique southwestern art and 400 years of regional history. Its permanent collection includes works from artists like Georgie O’Keeffe and Luis Jimenez, among others.
  3. If you’re a fan of hot air ballooning, you don’t want to miss the Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum. You’ll learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know, plus more, about the history, science, and art behind ballooning.
  4. New Mexico has a long history in the country’s development of Nuclear Science, and you can learn all about it at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History. Walk through the historical development of the Atomic Age through the Manhattan Project and the Cold War, and learn the many facets of nuclear energy and its uses.
  5. No visit to Albuquerque Museums is complete with a visit to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, also located in Albuquerque’s Old Town. This museum is dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of Pueblo Native American culture, history, and art, and it does a beautiful job of representing all 19 New Mexico pueblos.

Once you've enjoyed the top Albuquerque Museums, make sure to take in the other sights and things to do in Albuquerque, like hot air ballooning

8 More Things to do in Albuquerque This Fall

As interesting as these diverse Albuquerque museums are, there’s more to this town than what you’ll find behind these walls.  There are so many fun and exciting things to do in Albuquerque that you won’t be able to do it all on one trip. From embracing the stunning fall colors on outdoor adventures to tasting your way through the best Albuquerque restaurants, a fall trip to this great town will do anything but disappoint.

We say Albuquerque is a one-of-a-kind city, but we genuinely mean it.  If you’re ready to explore, this fall is a great time to do it!  Here are just a few of our favorite things to do in Albuquerque.

  1. Walk the streets of Old Town Albuquerque, the city’s historic heart.  It’s arguably one of our favorite things to do in Albuquerque no matter the season, especially as the crowds thin out this fall.
  2. Head to ABQ BioPark, home to a fantastic zoo, aquarium, botanical garden, and beach nestled along the beautiful Rio Grande River.
  3. New Mexican cuisine is divine, and no one does it better than Albuquerque restaurants. Chile’s are the star of the show all year long, and one of our favorite things to do in Albuquerque is try as many variations of them as possible.
  4. Visit Albuquerque’s breweries, many of which have won international awards for their craft brews.
  5. Did you know Albuquerque is the Flamenco capital of North America?  Catch a performance at Casa Flamenca, Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque, and the National Flamenco Institute. 
  6. Another one of the more popular things to do in Albuquerque is to cruise down 17 miles of the historic Route 66 – better known here as Central Avenue.
  7. If you want to enjoy the magnificent fall foliage, head to the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway.
  8. Albuquerque is the hot air ballooning capital of the world. Accordingly, ballooning is undoubtedly one of the most popular things to do in Albuquerque – and you can do it year-round!

Are you ready to enjoy the best of Albuquerque with us this fall, including visits to these fantastic Albuquerque museums? Book a room at our Albuquerque Old Town Bed and Breakfast today!

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