Albuquerque is one of the oldest cities in the United States and as such has a unique multicultural heritage and history to boot. Explore Native American, Hispanic, and Latino roots as you stroll through the modern city. Especially if you have a pet to take out on daily walks, you will love the surrounding nature escapes as well. After all, constantly seeing the dramatic mountain backdrop will lure you eventually on a hike.
Any vacation is better if you can bring your beloved pet along. That is why Albuquerque is perfect. You can stay in one of the many pet-friendly hotels, which will pamper both you and your pooch. Begin your adventures at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Located on the central Rio Grande flyway, this park offers plenty of trails as well as excellent bird watching of over 250 species throughout the year, such as roadrunners and wood ducks.
For more mountainous hikes, consider a trek around the ancient Sandia Mountains, to be found in the east of the city. Should you two feel somewhat lazy, take a ride up with the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway and gaze around from the heights. The view is spectacular. Especially if you stay for sunset, you will be treated to a show of glorious red colors on the mountains, which has given the mountains their name. Sandía in Spanish means watermelon and is supposed to be a reference to the red colors.