things to do in Albuquerque for Valentine’s Day

Everyone is looking for things to do in Albuquerque for Valentine’s Day. And this year you have even more time to fit in something special. Valentine’s Day is on Friday, February 14th, so you also have Saturday, Sunday and Monday, February 17th if you have a day off for President’s Day! Of course, the usual gifts–chocolate and flowers–are great, and dinner is nearly always in the plan.

How about taking in a really special event this year? Why not have dinner or a show someplace you’ve never been? You can expand your horizons with your someone special with museum exhibits, comedy open mic night, a walking tour in a part of town you’ve never explored, painting or dance workshops, a live concert, a brewery tours, or even board games. Whatever you enjoy or would like to learn about, it’s in Albuquerque!

Even if you’re a local, pack your bag and get away from the dishes and chores to enjoy a stay at the Bottger Mansion of Old Town Bed & Breakfast.

For even more information about things to do in Albuquerque, see the Visit Albuquerque calendar of events, put in the date you’d like to do something fun, and see all of the possibilities!

special events in Albuquerque

These events are just before Valentine’s Day but great if you want to make a big splash this year. You can still add some other events or activities!

Friends and Lovers Balloon Rally, (free) February 7-9, 8:00 a.m. Enjoy a hot air balloon festival on a smaller scale at this free event with a Valentine theme. Indulge in the food at the festival or take your sweetie out for brunch or lunch afterward. Balloon Fiesta Park

New Mexico BBQ and Beer Festival, February 8, 2-5:00 p.m. Try craft beer from local breweries and cider houses as well as BBQ vendors and other food options. Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum

All About Love Music Escape, February 9, 7-10:00 p.m. Dinner, live music and dancing at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North.

things to do in Albuquerque for Valentine’s Day

Here’s a list of suggestions for the big day (or the weekend), and some of them are free!

Albucreepy is for Lovers Ghost Walk, February 14

Valentine’s Day dinner at the Turquoise Museum, February 14 and 15

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner, every Saturday

Marble Brewery tour, (free) every Saturday at 2:00

Saturday Night Jazz Jam (free), every Saturday

do something special with your Valentine all year long!

We all perk up when we get to try something new. Don’t be afraid–dive right in! You can learn international folk dancing (no experience required!), or salsa. Try The Liars’ Game at Empire Board on each 2nd Monday or play new board games any time and make some new friends. Attend comedy open mic night, visit a special museum exhibit, take a walking tours (murals, art, historic, ghost or creepy), or go to a live concert. You’ll be glad you got out of your usual routine!

spend the night at the Bottger Mansion of Old Town B&B

Pamper yourself with a night in one of our lovely guest rooms, and enjoy a fantastic breakfast with fruit, house-made sorbet and pastries, special juice blends, delicious entrees and great coffee or tea. We’re right in Old Town, with over 100 shops, galleries, museums and restaurants right outside our door.

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