During the months of winter Old Town is adorned with innumerable handmade candles and the tourists sway with the tunes of live music, and the restaurants offer hot Mexican cuisines. Old Town is exclusively reserved for museums, cultural and commercial centres for the people.
The city was founded in 1706 as a small Spanish settlement. The Indian Pueblo Cultural Centre and the Petroglyph National Monument presents glimpses of the ancient and rich Indian history. For adventure loving tourists, hiking and cycling at Sandia Mountains gives ample opportunity for an adrenalin rush.
Albuquerque Biological Park which features a zoo, aquarium and a botanical park is a spot for fun and gathering knowledge. To take an aerial view of the city tourists can take a ride at Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway.
One of the major art events in Albuquerque is the New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair held annually during summer. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a yearly festival of hot air balloons held during October. The city is home to 300 different artistic forums.