When the chill is in the air here in Albuquerque, we all know Fall is just around the corner and one of the biggest attractions for our city will soon be upon us – The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta!!! Each year for 9 days, millions of people from around the world travel to our beautiful state and watch in awe as our skies fill with balloons each morning while the dark nights are lit up with memorizing balloon glows and outstanding firework shows. Whether you are an early bird or night owl, the balloon fiesta has you covered. With all the excitement about attending either a mass ascension or glowdeo, comes some hassle with actually getting into the park for these events. One of the biggest is definitely traffic, lots and lots of traffic. Now, maybe you don’t want deal with all the traffic but would like to enjoy the events happening, we have you covered! Listed below are a few alternative locations to experience the Balloon Fiesta from a far! You will miss the on the fields events and great food but can still enjoy the beauty the balloons bring to the New Mexico Skies!
North Domingo Baca Park off Paseo De Peralta and Wyoming
Carmel Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113
Vista Del Norte Park off Osuna Blvd
1005 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113
Los Ranchos/Journal Center Railrunner Station
El Pueblo Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113
However you decide to experience this breathtaking event, whether it’s surrounded by thousands of people right on the grounds of balloon fiesta park or cuddled up next to your loved ones in the back of a pickup at Vista Del Norte Park, take a minute or two and truly take in the beauty this event brings each and every year!
What are some of your favorite alternative locations to see the skies filled with balloons?