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This 13-acre park was built during the Great Depression with funding from then Mayor Clyde Tingley's close friend, President Franklin Roosevelt. Located just east of I-25 and close to the University of New Mexico, the giant trees in this long standing park offer a well-shaded place to run or walk the trails. There are plenty of meandering hills present and an outstanding playground. In the winter, this is an ideal place to go sledding.
Imbibe is a trendy cigar lounge and nightclub. One of the main draws of the club is the impressive Humidor Lounge. This all-glass cigar humidor creates provides a luxurious focus in the club and creates an upscale atmosphere. The MOD Room has state-of-the-art sound technology and is known for hosting live musical acts. Reserve a seat in a VIP booth and enjoy the entertainment. If you want to relax head upstairs to the Rooftop Patio Bar. Take a seat next to one of the fire pits and admire the outstanding view as you sip on fine wine or a cocktail.
Relax and unwind at this bathhouse. Albuquerque Baths blends the experience of local hot springs, Japanese bathhouses, and hammams into a new Albuquerque experience. Start in the hot tub, then visit the sauna and finally cool yourself off in the pool or outdoor shower. You can also indulgence in a massage or body scrub. Make sure you bring your swimsuit!
Dance the night away at the sophisticated Casa Esencia. Every Friday night, this upscale entertainment venue turns into a trendy nightclub. Set up like a house, with multiple rooms providing different music, you can find exactly what you want. There is even an outdoor courtyard dance floor so you can dance under the stars. If you get tired head to the bar to enjoy a cocktail created by a mixologist and relax in a lounge. Reserve a VIP table and get treated like a star as you listen to top DJs spin tunes. Make sure you dress up since the club has a dress code.
Casa Verde is an Aveda concept salon and spa that focuses on a combination of body and soul rejuvenation. Have them update your style with a new hair cut, and then refresh yourself with a relaxing massage or beauty treatment. Try the Casa Verde signature facial for an uplifting experience or unwind with a therapeutic hand and foot massages. For an usual, but relaxing, date night book a couple's massage.
Refresh your mind, body and spirit at the La Bella Spa & Salon, located near the picturesque Sandia mountains. Body therapies, facials and massages, the list is endless. Treat your worries in the medicinal waters and soak your skin in the moisturizer. The body wraps and the thermal blankets detoxify your body and help your skin absorb the essential oils and ingredients. Flower extracts, marine products and the semi precious stones combat all the skin problems effectively. It also has packages for brides and expectant mothers, including hair care and make up services. You can relax in the lounge or treat yourself to a tempting meal from Le Cafe Miche Bistro.
Balloon Fiesta Park is an ideal place for a lazy Sunday afternoon or a morning walk. Apart from being a venue for ballooning throughout the year, the park also has enough facilities to make it a very entertaining place; the Norther Launch Field, where you can treat your eyes to a colorful display of hot-air balloons, the Albuquerque Golf Training Facility, for the golf enthusiasts, the Albuquerque International Balloon Museum and 8 baseball fields. Regular concerts and other cultural events make Balloon Fiesta Park a popular spot among the citizens.
Located near the North Valley, the Elena Gallegos Picnic Area sets out fine example of outdoor activities and sports which are been volunteered by the community. This area is highly popular among locals especially youngsters for the adventure sports options it offers.
Located on the Pueblo of Isleta, these lakes have been developed for fishing, camping and picnicking. Created along the huge cottonwood trees of the Rio Grande Bosque, this is a great spot for you to while away the day while relaxing in the relatively cool shade. Some fairly large trout have been taken here, so don't get discouraged by the smaller stock-sizes. The lakes are owned and operated by the pueblo government, and stocked with rainbow trout. The pueblo has recently added the convenience of a RV campground.
This tramway lifts you from the Sandia foothills through five natural life zones to the top of the Sandia Mountains, more than 10,000 feet (3048 meters) above sea level. Time and terrain seem to move in harmony as passengers scout the rugged canyons and lush forests for bighorn sheep and deer. The tram docks alongside the High Finance Restaurant. With 2.7 miles (4.34 kilometers) of sky-view travel, be sure to visit this spot while in Albuquerque.
Not too far from the pleasant buzz of Albuquerque, the wan-colored frame of the majestic Sandia Mountains unfolds across the New Mexican landscape. Protectively corralled by the Cibola National Forest and arising from the Rio Grande basin, these mountains promise an exciting visual interplay from dawn to dusk. Translating into 'watermelon', these mountains shine with a soft rosy glow as the sun dips into the horizon, rewarding hikers with phenomenal views all throughout the mesmerizing wilderness. The Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway also offers panoramic vistas from the mountain crest. Besides its saw-toothed terrain and riveting harmony with nature's elements, the Sandia Mountains are also known to hold treasured relics of a prehistoric Indian group, and sacred secrets that lie deeply entrenched in Pueblo mythology.