In the heart of New Mexico, the city of Albuquerque is an urban oasis between desert and mountains. Home to the University of New Mexico, the Southwest University of Visual Arts, the University of St. Francis, as well as other colleges and universities, Albuquerque has a strong higher education presence. Even if you’re not studying, you can check out the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science and the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology for an enlightening experience. With tons of parks and facilities to explore, including awesome places to go rock climbing, any outdoor enthusiast will feel right at home.
If you’re trying to get around Albequerque without a car, you have some options. The city has a number of bike paths that allow residents to travel the city without worrying about cars; there is also a Bicycle Boulevard on Silver Avenue. For those interested in Mass Transit, ABQ RIDE provides regular and express bus service around the city.