Activities in Albuquerque

Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest for Two or Four (Up to 45% Off)

Blue River Production


Cooking demonstrations, baking competitions, chocolate-eating contest, live bands, and more

$20 $11

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3-Lap Ride-Along or 5- or 10-Lap Formula Car Driving Experience at The Formula Experience (Up to 51% Off)

The Formula Experience

Napa Speedway

Burn rubber in on a track ride-along with a professional driver, or take the wheel of a F2000-Style Formula car or Factory Five Shelby Cobra

$99 $49

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3-Lap Ride-Along or 10- or 15-Lap Driving Session with Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Up to 55% Off)

Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience

Motiva Speedway (Formerly Napa Speedway)

Ride along with a dirt-track driver or take the wheel for a 10- or 15-lap experience in a Dirt Late Model car

$129 $64

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Membership at Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum (Up to 43% Off). Three Options Available.

Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum

Exhibit Area

Museum boasts historical objects that trace history of hot-air balloon milestones, such as photos, rare artifacts, and 50+ gondolas

$20 $12

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Four or Eight Open Playtime Passes for One Child at Monkey Mania (Half Off)

Monkey Mania


Jungle-themed murals serve as a backdrop to a two-story jungle gym, an arts-and-crafts area, and a toddler area with age-appropriate toys

$8 $3

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Train with Special Guests The Fray & Matt Nathanson at Isleta Amphitheater on May 27 at 7 p.m. (Up to 53% Off)


Isleta Amphitheater


Three-time Grammy winners Train (“Drops of Jupiter,” “Meet Virginia”) join forces with fellow heartfelt rockers The Fray and Matt Nathanson

$32 $15

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Driving Experience at Charlie Fegan Performance Driving School at Sandia Speedway (47% Off). Five Options Available.

Charlie Fegan Performance Driving School at Sandia Speedway


Bring your own car to test its limits during an open track day or learn precision driving skills during a two-day course

$150 $79

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Paintball with Equipment Rental for 2, 4, 8, or 20 at 007 Paintball (Up to 58% Off)

007 Paintball


Armed with a rental marker, players choose from the hyperball field and 2-acre woodsball-scenario field

$70 $33

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Four or Eight Children's Dance Classes at Albuquerque Stars (Up to 53% Off)

Albuquerque Stars Dance Team

Paradise Hills Civic

Instructors teach beginning and intermediate dance classes in styles such as ballet, jazz, and hip-hop

$48 $24

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Four or Eight Open-Play Visits at Hoot’s Ultimate Party Zone (Up to 52% Off)

Hoot's Ultimate Party Zone

Alamedan Valley

7,000 sq. ft. play area filled with slides, bounce houses, and obstacle courses; parents play along or retreat to WiFi–enabled lounge

$30 $15

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Tandem Paragliding Flight for One or Two at Enchanted Air Paragliding (Up to 50% Off)

Enchanted Air Paragliding


Certified instructors teach fledgling pilots basic flying skills, and let them take the controls for a portion of the flight

$199 $99

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90-Minute Discovery Flight Experience at Del Sol Aviation ($269.93 Value)

Del Sol Aviation

Albuquerque Sunport, General Aviation Complex

After 45 minutes of ground instruction, students join FAA-certified instructors in the cockpit for 45 minutes of air time

$269.93 $159

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$25 for One Month of Unlimited Kids' Musical Activity Classes at Bounce n' Boogie ($45 Value)

Bounce n' Boogie

North Academy Business Park

Classes welcome kids up to 5 years of age to move, dance, sing to music, and play with toys

$45 $25

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Hot-Air Balloon Ride with Champagne and Snack for One or Two from World Balloon (Up to 45% Off)

World Balloon

Taylor Ranch

Pilots navigate the sky as guests snap photos of the Rio Grande Valley before toasting with champagne and savoring a light snack

$199 $119

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$56 for $125 Worth of Wrestling — 505 Wrestling Club

505 Wrestling Club

Group Nine Industrial Park

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$125 $56

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Paintballing with Ammo and Equipment Rental for Two, Four, Six, or Eight at Hinkle Family Fun Center (50% Off)

Hinkle Family Fun Center

Northeast Heights

All-inclusive passes grant up to eight players equipment and access to a 13,500 sq. ft. outdoor arena swarming with fast-paced games

$19.99 $10

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$29 for Four Private Music Lessons at Dimensions ($109 Value)



Weekly music lessons can focus on piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, clarinet, or bass

$109 $29

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5 or 10 Group Dance Classes at CSP Dance Studios (Up to 65% Off)

CSP Dance Studios

North Academy Business Park

Find your inner rhythm during Latin, ballroom, country, and swing classes

$55 $19

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For more than 30 years, Sluggers has given countless children and adults an arena in which to practice the universal pastime of hitting a ball with a stick. After fastening a complimentary helmet and selecting a bat, players step into outdoor cages where they can hone their skills on pitches of various speeds. Players can purchase gear onsite or borrow a bat from the center's stash of rental equipment, negating the need to whittle down a bat from one of their bedposts.

4565 Juan Tabo Blvd NE

Grammy-winner and R & B singer Rihanna unleashes her formidable pipes and celebrated songbook as she continues on her LOUD tour. Vibrant costumes and first-rate production harmoniously augment the singer's chart-topping oeuvre, which includes hits such as "Umbrella," "S & M," "Only Girl (In the World)," "SOS," and "What's My Name?" From their general-admission lawn seats, concertgoers can marvel at the elaborate set pieces gilding the stage as their eardrums feast like hungry dachshunds in an unmanned pizza parlor. Lawn-seated guests are invited to tote along blankets or chairs with seats less than 9 inches above the ground. The concert will also feature J. Cole adding his own vocal talents to the evening's aural enticements, creating a two-pronged attack on musical monotony.

5601 University Boulevard Southeast

With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were accidentally installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circle of hydraulic resistance machines designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use body weight and fitness levels to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.

8201 Golf Course Road Northwest

Aikido of Albuquerque (AoA) offers outstanding instruction in Aikido, Weapons (bokken - wooden sword, jyo -wooden staff and tanto - wooden knife), and Iaido.

5600 McLeod Road Northeast

Fire and wind: that’s all it takes to fly. Hot air ballooning’s sheer simplicity sparked pilot Scott Appelman’s interest in the sport 30 years ago. “In a lot of ways, it’s the exact opposite of the way the world is today,” says the Rainbow Ryders, Inc. founder. “And I think that gives it a certain degree of romance.”

Further evidence of ballooning’s inherent romance can be found in the number of proposals and weddings that have taken place aboard Rainbow Ryders’ fleet of 19 balloons, earning the company a spot on Yahoo’s list of top five places in the nation to pop the question. Even if engagement is not on passengers’ agendas, the crew still strives to ensure a memorable expedition. Guests can join the launch crew to help inflate the balloon before takeoff, and upon landing, pilot and passengers clink glasses in a champagne toast to celebrate another successful flight.

Though whimsy and romance may prove the biggest draw, Rainbow Ryders’ untarnished safety record is what ultimately keeps the balloons hovering. Since 1982, experienced pilots have safely floated 160,000 people over the Rio Grande Valley. Pilots not only helm top-tier equipment, but carefully monitor the region’s weather patterns to ensure smooth thermal drafts and minimize hitchhiking requests from migrating geese.

6440 Coors Boulevard Northwest

In an outdoor setting filled with acoustic music and dancing, the Albuquerque Folk Festival perpetuates the American folk tradition and engages the community in international music performances. During the festival, three performance stages will showcase the talent of more than 20 musical acts including nationally-recognized bluegrass duo Tim O?Brien and Darrell Scott, North American roots musicians Birds of Chicago, Grammy Award-winner Ramblin? Jack Elliott, Old Time musicians Spencer and Rains, and National Hammered Dulcimer champion Tina Gugeler. Regional performers include The Rifters, Steve Cormier, Felix y Gatos, Breaking Blue, and many more.

Festival goers who prefer to strum their own instruments can compete alongside a random group of instrumentalists at the band scramble, sign up to perform on a first-come first-serve basis at the Sign-Up Stage, or play in open jam sessions. Workshops teach techniques for playing instruments such as the bodhr?n, banjo, and harmonica, while dance lessons focus on how to move freely during contra or execute a Highland Schottische without losing your kilt in front of passing strangers.

9201 Balloon Museum Drive Northeast