Things to do in Albuquerque while staying in our military crash pads

If you are a military professional, and your next TDY in Albuquerque, NM – this is the list you have been looking for!

Our crash pads for military personnel are not only comfortable, beautifully decorated and equipped with all of the best amenities. They are also conveniently located within short driving distance to all of the best attractions in the area. Here are some of the most memorable and fun things to do while staying in a military crash pad in Albuquerque:

Sandia Peak Tramway

Spend a weekend during your TDY enjoying the famous Sandia Peak Tramway and the hiking trails nearby. It is an aerial tramway that stretches from the northeast edge of the city to Sandia Peak on the ridge line of the Sandia Mountains. This tramway has the world’s third longest single span. It is the longest aerial tram in the Americas, and was the longest in the world from 1966, until being surpassed in 2010.

Many of our military personnel guests really enjoy the outdoors, so Sandia Peak Tramway is the perfect place to start when exploring Albuquerque. The views here will be incredible – don’t forget to snap a photo of the city while you’re on top of the world!

Old Town Plaza

Royal Retreats crash pads for military personnel in Albuquerque are all within a 15-20 minute driving distance to the Old Town – Albuquerque’s first neighborhood. Old Town was founded over 300 years ago, and it remains a center for culture, architecture, shopping, art and cuisine. Old Town Plaza is surrounded by narrow streets and overlooked by 18th-century San Felipe de Neri Church. This is the perfect touristy spot to explore the history and culture of Albuquerque!

While in Old Town, treat your visiting family and friends with a trip to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science to see some dinosaur skeletons – read more on that below. Or head to the Albuquerque Museum to check out Southwestern art. Walk the narrow streets to find some great New Mexican eateries serving enchiladas and sopaipilla pastries, and small artisan shops selling jewelry, rugs and pottery.

Golden Crown Panaderia

Have you ever tried the traditional New Mexico biscochito cookie? Check out Golden Crown Panaderia in the Old Town area to get a taste of it for free – they are given to all guests as a welcome treat at entrance to the bakery. Golden Crown is regarded as one of the best bakeries in Albuquerque and is a lovely old-fashioned family owned neighborhood bakery to add to your list of favorite eateries in Albuquerque, NM.

Stop by Golden Crown Panaderia on the way home to one of our military crash pads, and grab a pastry, sandwich or a smoothie to make your TDY experience a little more delicious.

Balloon Museum

If your TDY in Albuquerque, NM falls around the month of October, make sure you prioritize seeing the world-famous International Balloon Fiesta. The Balloon Fiesta is a one-of-a-kind event that happens once a year in early October. You will get an opportunity to see the unforgettable sight of more than 500 balloons lift off from Balloon Fiesta Park into the crisp fall air.

Make sure to plan ahead to attend the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and be part of the world’s largest hot-air balloon festival. This is a really well-attended festival, so you wanna snag your tickets ahead of time, and make sure you plan for your stay at our military crash pads, if you will be on TDY in Albuquerque at this time. The local hotels tend to get all booked up quickly around this event.

Rio Grande Nature Center

One of Albuquerque’s favorite outdoor attractions is also located near our military crash pads – it’s the Rio Grande Nature Center. It is a 38-acre urban wildlife preserve established in 1982. About two thirds of the grounds of the Park are set aside as habitat for wildlife, primarily birds.

Located on the Rio Grande flyway, this park offers amazing bird watching opportunities all year round. There are indoor and outdoor wildlife viewing areas overlooking ponds, a native plant garden, and a pollinator garden. You can walk the city-managed trails to the Rio Grande and Bosque.

This would be a great place to visit with your family while on your TDY in Albuquerque. Make sure that you book a crash pad for military personnel by calling 505-585-2514.

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

There are several amazing museums in Albuquerque, for lovers of science, culture, history and art. One of the best museums here is the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science that houses natural history artifacts, including dinosaur skeletons and fossils. This would be a wonderful place to check out with kids!

The tickets are extremely affordable, and tots go for free. The Museum has both permanent and temporary rotating exhibits with topics varying from the dinosaurs, to travel through times in history, journey through a volcano, learning about the cosmos and even the honey bees.

Get your family and friends excited about visiting Albuquerque, NM during your temporary duty travel with these fun activities. And while you plan all the entertainment, let us take care of the rest with our military crash pads. We make sure each location is comfortable, and provide the best customer service – all to ensure that you have a pleasant worry-free stay during your TDY.

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