Albuquerque, New Mexico is a sprawling city set at the base of the Sandia Mountains. A truly singular getaway, it offers families the best of both worlds: a city vacation and an outdoor adventure. Travelers can stroll through historic Old Town, try the famously spicy green chile, ride the Tramway to the top of the mountains, take a hike and enjoy a fiery sunset view practically all in one day.
If your family is planning your trip to this Southwest favorite, check out our picks for the best family hotels in Albuquerque:
Set just outside of the city, this resort is a true Southwestern escape. From the classic adobe architecture to the Native American art found throughout the rooms and halls, highlighting the local culture comes first here. That's true for the cultural activities they offer too. Kids (and parents) can enjoy a horseback ride across the sprawling property taking in the epic mountain and mesa views, learn to make flatbread in a traditional Huruna oven, take a pottery class or sit under a blanket of stars by a bonfire listening to an elder tell Native American stories.
Rooms here feature breathtaking views of the Sandias or the golf course and suites, as well as interconnecting rooms, give families plenty of room to sprawl out. Kids will love making a splash in the three heated outdoor pools, complete with a waterslide 100 ft in length. Meanwhile, mom and dad can get a relaxing taste of the area with a spa treatment that uses native ingredients like blue corn and red chile.