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Best Times to Visit Albuquerque

The best time to visit Albuquerque is from September to November. The fall season sees pleasantly warm temperatures (ideal for a stroll on the Paseo del Bosque Trail) and many a party as festival season goes into full swing. Skiers flock to town in the winter months, hitting the slopes of the Sandia Mountains and contributing to the raised hotel rates. However, tourists often overlook spring and summer, meaning hotel deals are plentiful at those times.

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Springtime in Albuquerque comes with agreeable temperatures – average highs range from the low 60s to the high 70s – but the air can often feel very chilly due to seasonal winds. However, the cool spring breezes also usher in ample deals for the frugal traveler, not to mention a host of culinary and cultural events.

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Highs in the low 90s and frequent afternoon showers generally keep huge summer crowds away, meaning hotel deals are easy to come by.

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Autumn is the most popular time to visit Albuquerque. September and October see warm weather (70s and 80s) and a variety of exciting festivals. This also makes traveling here quite expensive, especially around the popular Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

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Winters are generally mild, with average highs hovering between the high 40s to mid-50s. Occasionally, temperatures in town dip below freezing but never for very long. Up in the Sandia Mountains, however, temperatures are cooler and snow is abundant, making the Albuquerque area fairly popular with skiers. And though the city has numerous hotels, you should still book your room two or three weeks in advance just in case.

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