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Albuquerque: Exploring the Paseo del Bosque

by LaurenHill 4 weeks ago - last edited 4 weeks ago by Community Manager

Exploring the Paseo del Bosque | Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

New Mexico’s largest city, Albuquerque, has been named one of the best in the United States for its outdoors by National Geographic Adventure, and the Paseo del Bosque plays a major role in the city’s outdoorsy status. A network of trails weaves through the city but none are held in higher regard than this one. As the trail follows the Rio Grande, setting out along the Paseo del Bosque is the perfect way to explore the city.

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Visiting New Mexico’s Valles Caldera National PreserveSet over 13 miles of mountains and grasslands, just a couple of hours from Albuquerque, the Valles Caldera National Preserve in New Mexico is a haven for wildlife and adventure. Situated in the vast crater of a dormant volcano, the varied landscape makes for fantastic year-round explorations, whether you’re looking to go fly-fishing or cross-country skiing.

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Beyond Albuquerque: Inside Spaceport America

by Giverny August - last edited September by Community Manager

Inside Spaceport AmericaLooking up at the night sky and dreaming of spaceflight is something that most kids are familiar with – even big kids. In an age where everything from hoverboards to touchscreens are becoming everyday realities, it’s little wonder that spaceflight is becoming less of a dream and more of a hope. Enter: Spaceport America.

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Flamenco in AlbuquerqueHere’s something you might not know about Albuquerque: it is a hub of all things flamenco. The city has its own annual flamenco festival, a school dedicated to teaching this passionate dance, and a wide variety of ways to watch and enjoy flamenco across the city. So, grab your castanets and get ready to stamp your feet, here’s how to experience flamenco in Albuquerque.

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Hatch Chile FestivalThe town of Hatch, New Mexico may be small – just over 1,600 residents call it home – but come Labor Day weekend, its population temporarily swells to 30,000 people. This is no fluke migration: Hatch is also known as the Chile Capital of the World…and for chile-heads, visiting the annual Hatch Chile Festival at the start of September is the ultimate pilgrimage.

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The Best New Mexican Cuisine in AlbuquerqueIt’s hard to find people more proud of their local cuisine than New Mexicans. And for good reason. For starters, it’s the oldest regional cooking style in the whole of the US, with a heritage going back roughly 400 years. For another, it’s a unique blend of Native American, Spanish, and more modern American influences. New Mexican cuisine has an identity all its own – Tex-Mex (or even just regular Mex) it most certainly isn’t.

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