You’ve Never Seen New Mexico’s Largest City Like This Before

If you live in or have visited New Mexico, you probably know a few things about Albuquerque. There are more than 887,000 people living in the Albuquerque Metro Area, which easily makes it our state’s biggest city.

The city is extensive, covering 187 square miles; the Sandia Mountains dominate the landscape. So Albuquerque both soars and sprawls!

That makes it hard to take in Albuquerque in one go. The best way to view it is from above. If you don’t have a hot air balloon handy or don’t feel like spending 24 hours sitting on top of Sandia Crest, check out this footage. It’ll help you see Duke City in a whole new way.

This video by YouTube user, Lyric Swift, combines timelapse and aerial footage to provide a unique perspective on Albuquerque.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Exquisite, right?

There’s so much to do in and around this city. If you’re looking for suggestions, check out 11 Incredible Day Trips Anyone Can Take From Albuquerque.