Destination guide

Heritage and fun near Albuquerque vacation home rentals

Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a gem of the Southwestern U.S. that traces its roots back for centuries, drawing on a rich Native American heritage. Outdoors or in, there is no shortage of family-friendly activities or arts and culture here. Go hiking and biking, golfing or to a spa, or hot air ballooning for a bird’s eye view. Or amusement parks, museums, the zoo and other nature centers for a hands-on experience that’s enlightening or just plain fun. Albuquerque vacation rentals have your home base covered with houses, townhouses, and more.

History

Historic sites near Albuquerque vacation homes

Albuquerque has many unique historic sites to experience during your trip. Vacation homes are available near places like Petroglyph National Monument, an archaeological site with thousands of prehistoric Native American drawings on stone, and Old Town, a century-old district with narrow streets, adobe structures, and chic restaurants. You could also visit the Albuquerque Museum, a charming museum with maps, photos, and crafts documenting local history.

Things to do

Attractions near your summer rental in Albuquerque

There are many ways to enjoy Albuquerque vacation rentals. Will you choose the New Mexico Museum of Natural History dinosaur exhibits or the Explora hands-on science discovery activities? What about animals at the Wildlife West Nature Park or Native American heritage at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center? Take in the ABQ Biopark, stopping off at the Aquarium and Botanic Garden on your train ride to the Zoo. Tingley Beach offers fishing, walking, hiking, model boats and rental bikes while Sandia Peak features aerial tramway rides year-round or skiing and snowboarding in the winter.

Activities

Things to do near Albuquerque vacation homes

Whether the blue yonder beckons, or you answer the call of a white-knuckle amusement park ride, Albuquerque vacation rentals provide the R&R you need to re-energize for whatever’s next. For something more relaxed, the slower pace of a guided bike tour or aerial tramway view are excellent options as well as the array of history and science museums and cultural and environmental centers here. Search for eclectic finds in the many galleries and studios and authentic Native American jewelry and pottery. Breathe in the desert scents of sage and piñon as you sit back and savor local cuisine.

Weather

Local weather for your trip to Albuquerque vacation homes

Blessed with a mild, dry climate, Albuquerque boasts four distinct seasons but basks in 310 days of sunshine a year. Downright delightful daytime temperatures of 47-71°F in fall and winter transition to the welcome warmth of the low seventies in spring, with summer highs of 92 F in July. Albuquerque’s average rainfall is only about 9 inches and the low humidity keeps evenings pleasant in any season. For a quick change of pace, winter sports fans can take to the slopes above to get a panoramic view of the sunny valley below.

Natural features

Peaks and valleys, plants and animals in Albuquerque

Volcanic cones and high plateaus give way to expansive valleys and deep canyons. Sunset skies unfold into an array of amazing colors unique to this corner of the world. The Rio Grande River snakes through this high desert, providing sustenance to a whole host of indigenous plant and wildlife. Visit the Wildlife West Nature Park refuge, home to over 20 species of native animals and rescued wildlife. Observe 250 bird species on the Rio Grande Nature Center Park’s trail system, learn about flora in demonstration gardens, and get a closer look from indoor and outdoor wildlife viewing areas.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Albuquerque

Fly into Albuquerque, NM (ABQ-Albuquerque Intl. Sunport), the closest airport, located 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from the city center.

If you'd rather travel by train, you can make your way to Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center.

Family friendly

Family fun near Albuquerque vacation rentals

Albuquerque has no shortage of kid-friendly activities. Vacation homes can be found near attractions like Cibola National Forest, an expansive forest with trees, meadows, mountains, campgrounds, and scenic trails, and Cliff’s Amusement Park, an amusement park with rides, roller coasters, games, and a water park. Kids will also like the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, a riverside park with acres of trails, bird-watching, native plants, and local history exhibits.

Where to stay around Albuquerque?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 598 vacation rentals near Albuquerque. From 356 Houses to 18 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Albuquerque for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Albuquerque?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Albuquerque:

  • Northeast Heights: 279 vacation rentals
  • Nob Hill: 152 vacation rentals
  • Old Town: 65 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 91 vacation rentals
  • Near North Valley: 43 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Albuquerque?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Albuquerque. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • ABQ Uptown: 487 vacation rentals
  • Old Town Plaza: 573 vacation rentals
  • Balloon Fiesta Park: 586 vacation rentals
  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science: 573 vacation rentals
  • Albuquerque Little Theatre: 573 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Albuquerque listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Albuquerque?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 356 Houses in Albuquerque. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Albuquerque include:

  • Cabins: 18 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 92 rentals available
  • Cottages: 18 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Albuquerque?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 89 vacation rentals with pool available in Albuquerque. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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