As many of you know, we recently moved from San Francisco to Kansas City. Yes, I know what you’re thinking…that’s a huge move, and with two kids? I know, it’s crazy right?!? Well, in order to make it a little more fun for the girls, we planned a week long road trip for the drive to KC. With stops in Monterrey, Anaheim, Phoenix and Albuquerque. I planned a few fun activities in each of the cities for our girls to experience what they had to offer.
This is coming a little out of order, but I’m just so excited to share with you our day in Albuquerque. I partnered up with Visit ABQ to share some family friendly activities that you’re family is sure to love.
We started off by getting in on the first night around 6pm. So we checked into our B&B. We stayed at Red Horse Vineyard B&B and it was the cutest. From the coziness of the house, to the comfortable beds and the yummiest breakfast. We were greeted that first night with homemade peanut butter cookies. Oh my gosh you guys, so good!
After getting settle we went to dinner, Back Street Grill. Such a cute, quant place. Our food came fast and the food and service were both very good. Then headed back to Red Horse to just relax. I mean after a long day of driving in the snow and crazy winds, it was nice to be somewhere that felt a little bit like you were in your own home.
Our Day In Albuquerque
The next morning we had breakfast at the B&B (again, seriously so good!) then we were off to explore.
Our first stop was Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway. I had been on this when I was in High School. I was being recruited to play softball at UNM and during my trip several of the girls from the team and the coaches went on the Tram. It’s so beautiful and the view of the city are just breathtaking. I was so bummed that it ended up being to windy and closed down for the day.
But, we had a list of other fun things to check out, so we went to the Explora Museum for Kids. It’s such a neat science museum. Kids learn a little about gravity, winds, electricity and so much more. The girls loved the bubble exhibit the best. Be sure to check out several of the learning exhibits at Explora in my VLog.
It was a little cool, in the high 40s, so we weren’t sure how the Zoo would be…especially since we didn’t get there until a little after 2 PM. But you guys, we saw almost all of the animals. They were out and active, check it out in the Vlog video.
To end the day, we went of to ABQ BioPark Bontanical Gardens and aquarium so we could see the River of Lights. This is a huge holiday display. It’s not overly holiday themed. Mostly lights in the treas, a few animals were, like huge dinosaurs and it’s truly a magical.
There are so many things to do in Albuquerque. If you’re planning a trip there definitely check out these things, but here is a list of great things to do and see in Albuquerque.
- Albuquerque Museum
- Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
- Explora! (Hands-on science museum)
- Holocaust & Intolerance Museum of New Mexico
- Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
- National Hispanic Cultural Center
- New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
- National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
- American International Rattlesnake Museum
- Tinkertown Museum
- Turquoise Museum
- Coronado State Monument
- Petroglyph National Monument