With 310 days per year of sunny blue skies, the most populated city in New Mexico is a hot spot not only for meetings, but also outdoor adventures. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (pictured), held every fall (this year, Oct 3-11), typically draws more than 500 participating balloonists.By the Numbers
In recent years, the city has invested some $300 million
in meetings infrastructure projects, including the newly renovated Albuquerque Convention Center and several hotel upgrades.•
The Albuquerque area offers a total of more than 17,000 hotel rooms,
with about 900 within walking distance of the convention center. For a citywide event, peak downtown capacity is 950 guest rooms.Open-Air Gallery
More than 800 pieces of art are on display on the streets of Albuquerque. A new smartphone app
tells the story of each work and navigates visitors to sites via a digital map.