New Mexico’s desert playground
When one considers the quintessential vacation to the Desert Southwest of the U.S., they often consider New Mexico and its largest city, Albuquerque. Straddling the Rio Grande River with the Sandia Mountains as a backdrop, Albuquerque is where the Chihuahuan Desert and Colorado Plateau meet. This gives Albuquerque’s landscape a beautiful mix of desert flora and fauna combined with canyons, cliffs and mountains in bright reds and oranges. Because of its location, there are four distinct seasons with hot summers, relatively mild winters and over 275 days of sunshine per year. Because Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico, it serves as the region’s cultural and economic hub, which makes it a great place to visit. Visitors will enjoy the relaxed nature of the town where casual dress is considered acceptable in almost every situation.
With such a temperate climate and beautiful landscape, it’s no wonder that there is so much to do outdoors. One of the biggest and most impressive events in town is the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Each year during October, hot air balloonists from around the world all meet and launch their balloons, filling the sky with an amazing array of shapes and colors. When you are ready for some shopping, Old Town Albuquerque has an excellent selection of art galleries, antiques, jewelry and more, all in the style and feel of New Mexico. Downtown is where all the restaurants and bars are located and where you can try the famous green chili, which is New Mexico’s culinary star. And to round out your visit, choose from some great, 5-star hotels in Albuquerque including the Hotel Andaluz that combines a historical building with contemporary style and impeccable service. Owing to the great weather, friendly people and beautiful landscape, Albuquerque is the essence of the southwest and a perfect place for you to visit.
Private Aircraft Charter to Albuquerque FAQ
What do I need to think about when chartering to Albuquerque?
Guests visiting Albuquerque and the southern part of New Mexico have two excellent airport options for their arrival and departure. The region’s main airport is Albuquerque International Sunport – ABQ – which is a 10-minute drive away from downtown. ABQ has easy access to the region’s major roadways as well excellent ground-handling facilities. It is set right near Interstate 25 so access to locations like Santa Fe to the north and Las Cruces to the south are easily accessible. A second option is Double Eagle II Airport – AEG - which is right next to Petroglyph National Monument and just about 20 miles from downtown Albuquerque. Although AEG is a bit further from town, many guests prefer it due to the lack of airline traffic and crowds. And since both ABQ and AEG have very long runways, they can both comfortably handle all everything from small turboprops to long-range heavy jets.
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