Located just 30 minutes from downtown Albuquerque, Hacienda Vargas is a quiet, charming and historic Inn, nestled along the historic roads of El Camino Real and Route 66. Our unique bed and breakfast serves as a quiet retreat, away from the hustle and bustle of most modern cities; yet it still remains within easy reach of the popular festivals that happen each year in Albuquerque. Albquerque is known for its mild temperatures, calm winds, and beautiful, clear skies nearly year-round, making this historic city a fantastic ballooning destination anytime of the year. It is considered to be the hot air ballooning capital of the world. But there is, perhaps, no better time to see the magical sight when hundreds of hot air balloons descend upon the skies of Albuquerque during the month of October. Rooms are booking up quickly for the Albuqueque International Balloon Fiesta. Make your reservation now at our New Mexico Bed and Breakfast so you don’t miss this exquisite event.
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
This year, at the 43rd annual balloon festival, join the nearly million visitors from around the world at the Albuquerque balloon festival from October 4 – 12, 2014. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is considered to be one of the most photographed events in the world, and draws a huge international crowd to New Mexico each year. Imagine having a bird’s-eye view of the breathtaking landscapes famous to New Mexico as you sail across the sparkling blue skies, and you’ll understand why ballooning is such a popular spectacle for people around the globe. Take to the skies yourself during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, for a true experience of a lifetime. If you’d rather keep your feet on the ground, then spend your day marveling at the brightly painted sky as adventurous balloonists take to the skies around you, and enjoying the many events offered to festival guests. Make sure to stay in Albuquerue long enough to enjoy the magical night skies, lit up by graceful hot air balloons gliding through the air above you.
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta takes place on the specially-built Balloon Fiesta Park, which is a 365+ acre park, including a 78-launch field. When you’re not busy marveling at the variety of hot air balloons around Albuquerque, then take some time to explore the Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum. This wonderful museum is dedicated to the art and history of ballooning, and features a wonderful collection of ballooning equipment and memorabilia. While there, you’ll be able to explore the variety of uses for balloons since their first flight in 1783, which include adventure, scientific experiments, the arts, warfare, espionage and space exploration. No matter how you choose to spend your time in Albuquerque during this magical time of year, we know you will want to come back time and time again. Don’t miss your chance to be awestruck by this unique festival, and book your room at our nearby New Mexico Bed and Breakfast today.