Albuquerque (ABQ) is a hidden gem -- it's under the radar, affordable, beautiful, unspoiled, and filled with soul. Although Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico with a population of 560,000, it’s known for its small-town feel. In the city you'll find a lively entertainment scene, filmmaking hotspots, dining, shopping, and the world's largest balloon fiesta. It’s ranked among the top fittest cities with the cleanest air in the country and enjoys 310 days of sunshine a year.
Albuquerque sits at 1,619 meters above sea level in the high desert in north-central New Mexico, nestled between the Rio Grande River and the Sandia Mountains. It’s the 32nd largest city in the United States and is home to some of the country’s leading high-tech research facilities including Sandia National Laboratory, Intel and the University of New Mexico, and is home to Kirtland Airforce Base. Albuquerque is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world which is reflected in its architecture, artwork, and cuisine.