Albuquerque – Things to do with your Team

Famous for its annual International Balloon Fiesta that takes place each October, Albuquerque is a thriving metropolis of about a half-million that lies smack in the middle of the desert. It enjoys more than 300 days of brilliant sunshine each year, offering perfect exploring weather for your team’s visit. If your team is heading to Albuquerque for a tournament, possibly at the Albuquerque Convention Center, you will need to find some downtime activities to get them out of the hotel when they are not competing. Here are some great choices!


Horseback Riding

Albuquerque - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsLooking for a little adventure? How about getting you and your teammates together for some horseback riding in Albuquerque! The Stables at Tamaya, located at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, offers a horseback outing that gives you a chance to explore the backcountry in the fresh, open air. Experienced trail guides lead your group on a peaceful ride along the banks of the Rio Grande River or along the mesa trails, where you can see ancient petroglyphs in the rocks. More than half of the Stables’ pampered ponies and mild-mannered horses are rescue animals from the Tamaya Horse Rehabilitation Program, and they’re suitable for riders of all skill levels. 1300 Tuyuna Trail, Bernalillo, NM 87004


Hinkle Family Fun Center

Is the team itching for some fun and games in Albuquerque? Hinkle Family Fun Center is the perfect destination for an afternoon of raucous entertainment. Featuring a 1/8-mile go cart track, miniature golf, bumper cars, laser tag, a rock climbing wall, a bungee jump trampoline, arcade and virtual reality games, and a host of other energetic activities, this place is heaven for a group of active kids. And when they get hungry, Hinkle Family Fun Center has you covered with a decent selection of food, including pizza, wings, burgers, hotdogs, and nachos. 12931 Indian School Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112


Albucreepy Downtown Ghost Walk

If your crew loves spooky stories, they won’t soon forget the Albucreepy Downtown Ghost Walk, a 1.3-mile trek through the darker side of the city. Historic haunted sites on the tour include the KiMo Theater, the Wool Warehouse, and the old Bernadillo County Courthouse. Albucreepy’s two tour guides also happen to be experienced paranormal investigators, adding another interesting dimension to the 100-minute tour. Groups of 10 to 25 qualify for a discounted tour rate, so be sure to call in advance for reservations. 219 Central Ave NW #102, Albuquerque, NM 87102


Cliff’s Amusement Park

Cliff’s Amusement Park is a staple in Albuquerque, proudly delighting families for over 55 years. The only amusement park and outdoor water park in the city, Cliff’s features one of the top five wooden roller coasters in the world, along with thrilling rides like the SideWinder, the Super Fire Ball, and the white-knuckle water ride Rocky Mountain Rapids. If you’ve got toddlers in tow, Kiddieland will keep them happy while the big kids tackle the more daring rides. Pay once, and enjoy unlimited rides along with access to the water park for the entire day. Group rates are available. 4800 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109


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NM Escape Room

Why not try an Albuquerque escape room? There is nothing better for team building! At NM Escape Room, you’ll get locked in a themed room, and you’ll have to work together solve a series of clues in order to escape. You’ll have five scenarios to choose from. 3916 Carlisle Blvd NE C, Albuquerque, NM 87107


ABQ BioPark

The mission of ABQ BioPark is to offer exciting recreational opportunities for families while promoting environmental awareness, stewardship, and conservation. A division of the City of Albuquerque’s Cultural Services Department, ABQ BioPark is comprised of four facilities: The Albuquerque Aquarium features a coral exhibit and houses all manner of marine creatures, including eels, jellyfish, sharks, and stingrays. The Rio Grande Botanic Garden has been rated by The Travel Channel as one of the top 12 in the nation and features over a mile of paths that lead to number of exhibits, including a desert conservatory, a butterfly pavilion, a cottonwood gallery, and a dragonfly sanctuary pond.

The ABQ BioPark Zoo abuts the Rio Grande and features 64 acres of exhibits and animals, including Mexican gray wolves, polar bears, reptiles, apes, seals, elephants, and other creatures. Tingley Beach is located minutes from downtown Albuquerque and features fishing, boating, trails, and picnicking spots. You can get single admission tickets that include the zoo or aquarium and the Botanic Garden or combo tickets that include all three. 903 10th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102


Hollywick Farms

Hollywick Farms is a working alpaca farm located in the Sandia Mountains just outside Albuquerque. The kids will love getting to know these super-soft, gentle animals and learning about how their luxurious fleece is produced into yarn to make all sorts of wearables. You’ll watch as workers feed and care for the animals, and you may just catch a shearing session, if you’re lucky. You’ll see plenty of examples of items made from their fleece, and the Farm Store carries an assortment of alpaca yarn and an variety of beautifully made-from-alpaca items. 503 Frost Rd, Sandia Park, NM 87047


Sandia Peak Tramway

Albuquerque - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsSoar high above deep canyons and rugged mountain terrain as you sit back and enjoy the panoramic view from the Sandia Peak Tramway. It’ll take you 15 minutes to travel from the Sandia Mountain foothills on the eastern edge of Albuquerque to the 10,378-foot Sandia Peak, where you’ll enjoy a breathtaking vista comprised of 11,000 square miles of the Rio Grande Valley. Once you arrive at the peak, you can hike around or just spend some time on the observation desk contemplating the vastness of it all before heading back down to the tram’s base for lunch or dinner at Sandiago’s. Group rates are available for 20 or more people. 30 Tramway Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122


Old Town

Albuquerque’s Old Town is a 10-block historic district that was founded in 1706 by Governor Francisco Cuervo y Valdez. Here, you’ll find the San Felipe de Neri Church, the oldest building in Albuquerque, along with the old, historic homes, shops, and offices that have been converted into restaurants, galleries, museums, and boutiques. Take a guided tour of the district to learn all about its fascinating history, or just leisurely ramble your way down the ancient streets and enjoy the sights and sounds. A1, 404 San Felipe St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104


Hitting the road for a game is a great opportunity to see the sights, learn a little local history, and enjoy the culture and offerings of an exciting new city. In that department, Albuquerque definitely won’t disappoint. No matter which of these activities you choose, you’re sure to have a great time with the team here.