Getting High in Albuquerque, New Mexico

If You Love Heights, the Sky’s the Limit in Albuquerque!

Balloon Skydiving in Albuquerque, NM
Skydive from a hot air balloon with Air Carriage, LLC

If you are an adrenaline junkie or simply long to catch an unforgettable birds eye view, you won’t be disappointed in what Albuquerque, New Mexico has to offer.  Enjoy a sprawling view from 6,000 feet above sea level of the Sandia Mountains and the Rio Grande River as you experience a breathtaking hot air balloon ride or an exhilarating glider ride.  Feeling extra adventurous?  Maybe you would prefer jumping out of the hot air balloon with Air Carriage, LLC.

Night Glow in Albuquerque
Balloon Fiesta Night Glow event

As the hot air ballooning capital of the world, Albuquerque offers ideal ballooning flight conditions year round.  As such, there are many established ballooning companies to choose from for your unforgettable adventure. Plan to visit in early October and catch the Balloon Fiesta, where you can witness hundreds of hot air balloons lighting up the night sky during the annual Night Glow event!

Glider Ride in Albuquerque
Glider ride at Sundance Aviation

Still need to get your adrenaline pumping?  How about taking a gliding lesson with Sundance Aviation? Experience soundless flight as you soar through the skies like a winged creature made to fly!  Take a glider ride, lesson or rent a glider for a solo experience.

Don’t worry, after a busy day of taking to the skies there are plenty of night activites to enjoy on ground level.  Get your kicks on a self-guided Route 66 tour, take in an Isotopes minor leaque baseball game, try your luck at one of the casinos and get your fill of satisfying local traditional cuisine at one of the many area restaurants.

Complete your high flying vacation by staying in unique 4 star accomodations at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm.  Touted as one of the most magnificent historic properties in the Southwest, you can unwind from your adventurous day in one of their 50 guest rooms

Los Poblanos Historic Inn in Albuquerque
Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm

amongst a working organic lavander farm.  Whether you choose to stay in the historic hacienda or in a farm or field guest suite, you will be pampered by luxury linens, lavender bath products and custom crafted furnishings.  Request a room with a wood burning fireplace for extra comfort on a cold night or visit in June and July to see and smell the lavender in full bloom and drift peacefully to sleep surrounded by one of the most effective natural sleep aids on the planet.


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