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Planning a Holiday to Albuquerque

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Albuquerque, the ‘hot air balloon capital of the world’, attracts travelers throughout the year with its mild climate, events and festivals, and world-class attractions. The city experiences four different seasons, and bask in 310 days of sunshine every year. The best time to visit the Duke City is spring and fall with pleasant temperature. Summer is also a popular time to visit Albuquerque. Festivals are in full swing during all the seasons. Pack your bags and fly to the Duke City!

Albuquerque Balloon Festival
Image by Bill Johnson via Wikimedia Commons

Spring Season in Albuquerque (March-May)

Spring is a good time to visit Albuquerque. The city has agreeable temperature, warm and windy. Major part of the spring enjoys sunshine. It is a good time for outdoor activities. 

Albuquerque Average Spring Temperature

Average high temperature during spring in Albuquerque is in mid-60s and average low temperature is in mid-40s. 

Clothes to Pack

  • Shirts, t-shirts, and light jacket 
  • Shorts, Long pants 
  • Closed-toed kicks
  • Jeans, pants and skirts
  • Capris and layers

Albuquerque Events/Festivals




Fall Season in Albuquerque (September-November)

Autumn is the best time to visit Albuquerque. The temperature is mild and warm. Mornings are pleasant and cool with bright sun. There are many exciting events and festivals during this period.  The balloon festival is held during this season in October, where over 600 hot air balloons go up at once. 

Albuquerque Average Fall Temperature

Average high temperature during fall in Albuquerque is in mid-60s, and average low temperature is in mid-40s. 

Clothes to Pack

  • Jeans, long pants, long-sleeves shirts and t-shirts 
  • Sweater and Jacket 
  • Boots and closed-toed shoes
  • Dress with jacket

Albuquerque Fall Events/Festivals




Summer Season in Albuquerque (June-August)

Summer is a popular time to visit the Duke City. With warm weather, it is the ideal period to enjoy outdoor activities. The hotel rates are high during this time of the year.

Albuquerque Average Summer Temperature

Average high temperature during summer in Albuquerque is in mid-80s and average low temperature is in mid-60s.

Clothes to Pack

  • Lightweight clothes
  • Long-sleeved lightweight sweater and light jacket 
  • Flip-flops and Sneakers
  • Short sleeve shirts and t-shirts
  • Shorts and tank shorts
  • Sunblock, sunglasses, windcheater

Albuquerque Summer Festivals/Events

Savor Albuquerque 

Route 66 Summerfest 

Downtown Summerfest 

Winter Season in Albuquerque (December-February)

Winter in Albuquerque is mild. It is the off season because of cool climate. Though, it is possible to go skiing and golfing in this season. Snow-seeking travelers can visit the Sandia Mountains. The hotel and flight rates are low during this time.

Albuquerque Average Winter Temperature

Average high temperature during winter in Albuquerque is in mid-40s and average low temperature is in mid-20s.

Clothes to Pack

  • Warm clothing
  • Sweatshirts, light jackets
  • Dress with heavy coat, jeans and warm pants
  • Long boots and shoes
  • Winter Hats and scarves
  • Dark glasses, gloves and socks 

Albuquerque Winter Events/Festivals



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