Beautiful Places to Visit in ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO | A Visual Diary
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A visual diary of my trip to ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO. A few years ago, my friends and I visited New Mexico for the first time. Albuquerque was one of our favorite stops! It's where we experienced some of the most breathtaking views ever, especially during sunset. So beautiful and Instagram-worthy! You must put Albuquerque and New Mexico on your travel bucket list. And last but not least, if you'd like to see more of this type of videos, please SUBSCRIBE to the channel! Thank you!
CAMERA: Panasonic Lumix GH4
MUSIC: Sunday Drive by Silent Partner
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES TO VISIT IN ALBUQUERQUE covered in this travel vlog are:
1. Foothills Trail (especially if you like bumping into wild animals)
2. Petroglyph National Monument (for some history)
3. Sandia Peak (for lots of fresh mountain air and beautiful sunset views)
Go see! OMG especially if you're a BREAKING BAD fan! Oh how I miss that show!
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Visit City of Albuquerque New Mexico | The Duke City | CityOf.com/Albuquerque
Known as the heart of New Mexico, Albuquerque has grown to be the largest city in the state. Filled with diverse culture, rich history and breathtaking landscapes. It provides visitors with the true taste of the southwest. With an award winning climate and year around sunshine, Albuquerque is the perfect destination for outdoor activities. Enjoy hiking, horseback riding or mountain biking at the Sandia Foothills open space. Where the La Luz Trail Head which offers beautiful panoramic views of mountains, trees and the vast desert terrain. Or enjoy a stroll at the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden which offers 36 acres of gardens, waterfalls, ponds and more. Are you afraid of heights? Face your fears and take an exhilarating balloon ride in the hot air balloon capital of the nation or hang out at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The largest hot air balloon festival in the world. While you're enjoying the warm weather and gentle breeze from the spectacular Sandia Mountains, be sure to check out the Hinkle Family Fun Center, The Rio Grande Zoo, Tingley Beach and many other attractions for some family fun in the sun. Whether you're in historic districts like Old Town, or urban districts like ABQ Uptown, you're sure to find great food, affordable shopping, and a diverse range of arts and entertainment. Albuquerque offers a wide range of museums and art centers including The World's Largest Rattlesnake Museum, The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, Nob Hill Art Gallery and much more; not to mention its various year-round festivals such as: The New Mexico State Fair, The National Fiery Foods and BBQ Show and The Go Downtown Arts Festival. In the mood to party? Albuquerque’s got you covered! Enjoy a cocktail at the One Up Elevated Lounge, or the Andaluz Hotel Ibiza Rooftop and catch a magnificent view of the city's eastern skyline and mountain tops; or get your dance on at the Lotus Nightclub & VIP Ultra Lounge for some of the hottest DJs, dance music and light shows like no other. It’s truly a nightlife experience you won't want to miss. Come immerse yourself in rich culture, brilliant weather and the vast entertainment Albuquerque has to offer, the true southwest awaits you.
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Travel Guide New Mexico tm, Rio Rancho, New Mexico Economic Development
The City of Rio Rancho is located on the southern border of Sandoval County. Sandoval is the State of New Mexico's second most populous and fastest growing County. Sandoval County comprises the northern section of the Albuquerque MSA and encompasses 3,716 square miles of diverse geography and people. It includes the incorporated municipalities of Bernalillo, Cuba, Corrales, Jemez Springs, Rio Rancho and San Ysidro, numerous unincorporated communities, the chartered community of Cochiti Lake, all or portions of nine Indian pueblos, three Navajo Chapters and part of the Jicarilla Apache Reservation. The municipalities of Rio Rancho, Bernalillo, and Corrales all border each other in Southern Sandoval.
State: The State of New Mexico is also one of four minority-majority states in the Union. Taking into account New Mexico's largest university (University of New Mexico in Albuquerque) and the state's most populous MSA (2008: 840,737), the Albuquerque/Rio Rancho metro area offers a unique and cultural experience.
City: The City of Rio Rancho comprises over 100 square miles of land and is just 30 minutes from the Albuquerque International Sunport and 45 minutes from Santa Fe, the cultural center of the Southwest. The City of Rio Rancho has an estimated 2010 population of 85,639, and as the state's fastest-growing city, is setting high standards for both quality of life and conducting business. Rio Rancho residents also enjoy a moderate four-season climate, affordable housing options, and one of the state's lowest crime rates.
Rankings: In 2010, RIo Rancho was named the 51st Best Place to Live by Money Magazine. Rio Rancho was named the Best Place to Raise Kids in New Mexico for 2009 and 2010. In April 2008, RIo Rancho was named Best Place to Live and Launch by Fortune Small Business Magazine. In 2005, Rio Rancho was named in Money Magazine as one of America's Best Places to Live for the second year in a row. For the past nine years, Men's Fitness Magazine has ranked the Fittest and Fattest Cities in America; in 2007, Albuquerque ranked first for the fittest city in America, moving up from number 13 in 2006.
Education: Rio Rancho has an educated population with approximately 25 percent of its citizens holding a Graduate, Bachelor or Associates Degree; at least 91 percent have high school diplomas. As a community, Rio Rancho values education. The school district is considered among the best in the state with a state-of-the-art high school that focuses on technology-related programs. A second high school has been built on a 150-acre campus east of the City's Central Business District. The presence of Intel in the community also draws a highly-educated trailing spouse population.
As the newest city in a state saturated with tradition and history, Rio Rancho uniquely combines the convenience of modern master-planning and pro-business government with the cultural values intrinsic to its geographic location. The City borders historic municipalities like Duke City (Albuquerque), the Town of Bernalillo, the Santa Ana Pueblo, and the Village of Corrales. Rio Rancho is proud of its cultural heritage within New Mexico and allows its residents a progressive location from which to enjoy it.
With the creation of a central business district, the development of a major university and community college, low cost of living, and a rapidly growing population, the City of Rio Rancho is solidly fulfilling its nickname and self-imposed mandate as The City of Vision.
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The true Southwest awaits you in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Come immerse yourself in our rich culture and heritage, rooted in centuries of history. Soak in our blue skies and sun that shines 310 days a year-perfect for outdoor activities. Breathe in the high desert air scented with sage and piñon, and you'll understand why Albuquerque, NM is a destination like no other.
Whether you want to shop for authentic Native American jewelry, try hot air ballooning, explore living history museums, enjoy Albuquerque events and festivals, sample local cuisines or hit the golf courses and spas, Albuquerque has you covered.
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Town of Mesilla, New Mexico, USA
The historic town of Mesilla lies just west of Las Cruces along I-10 and is called New Mexico’s Best Vacation Getaway. It is the epitome of small town charm at its finest, serving as a great location for afternoon shopping and dining, where award winning cafes and restaurants and unique stores surround the town focal point of the historic Plaza.
Travel Guide New Mexico tm Ghost Towns New Mexico
The Land of Enchantment still echos with voices from its colorful past. These voices speak especially clearly from the ghost towns, mining camps, and little-known places that populate New Mexico's landscape.
New Mexico's story is rich with history, from the Ancient Puebloan Indians, to Spanish explorers, pioneers traveling along the Santa Fe Trail, and prospectors in the 19th century. These many folks left their footprints, not only along the many old trails in the Land of Enchantment, but also on the many ruins and ghost towns that remain.
Cuchillo, established by ranchers and farmers in the 1850s, was named for a nearby creek and a local Apache chief, Cuchillo Negro (Black Knife). Midway between the mines at Chloride and Winston and the railroad at Engle, it flourished as a stage stop and trade center from the 1880s to the 1930s. Charming original buildings still stand, including the Cuchillo Bar and Store, and San Jose Catholic Church, built in 1907
Chloride was founded in 1880. Englishman Harry Pye had discovered silver ore there in the late 1870s, and soon after Pye was killed by Apaches, word of the silver find got out. Despite the threat of Indian attacks Chloride grew to over 3,000 people. In its heyday it had nine saloons, a general store, a dry goods store, a millinery shop, a restaurant, a butcher shop, a candy store, a pharmacy, a Chinese laundry, a photography studio, a school, and two hotels. The Black Range newspaper was printed in Chloride from 1882 to 1896. Of the nearly 500 surveyed mines and prospect holes in the Apache Mining District, a dozen or so made big mines, including the Silver Monument, the U.S. Treasury, and the St. Cloud, which is still in operation, though not mining silver. The demise of Chloride began with the Silver Panic of 1893 and was hastened by the presidential election of 1896, which resulted in a drastic decline in silver prices.
Many of Chloride's original structures still stand. The old Pioneer Store is now a museum; next door the former Monte Cristo Saloon and Dance Hall houses a gift shop and gallery featuring work by local artists. Both are open seven days a week from 10am-4pm. Harry Pye's cabin is available as a vacation rental. Other landmarks in this tiny town (population 11) include the 200-year-old Hanging Tree and Doodle Dum, the workshop of longtime resident Cassie Hobbs (19041989).
Hillsboro was born in 1877 when gold was found at the nearby Opportunity and Ready Pay mines. Despite fierce Indian attacks, the town grew, becoming the county seat in 1884. Area mines produced more than $6 million in gold and silver, and by 1907 the town had a population of 1,200.
Today, this charming, peaceful village of a hundred souls, which boasts flower-filled yards and old cottonwoods lining the main street, offers many enticements, including gift shops; restaurants; artist studios and galleries; the remains of the old county courthouse; the Black Range Museum; Union Church; and Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Hillsboros Heritage Day is held annually on the day before Mother's Day.
Kingston was founded when a rich lode of silver ore was discovered at the Solitaire in 1882. It grew rapidly and was the largest town in the territory—and one of the wildest in the Wild West. The town soon offered all of the trappings of civilization and culture. Numerous hotels played host to the likes of Mark Twain, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and Black Jack Ketchum. Stage lines served all major routes, and the town supported twenty-three saloons,some of which advertised fresh oysters 24 hours a day! The town also had 14 grocery and general stores; a brewery; three newspapers; and an Opera House where the Lillian Russell Troupe once performed. Albert Bacon Fall and Ed Doheny of the Teapot Dome Scandal got their start in Kingston.
From those glory days, the old Assay Office and the remains of the Victorio Hotel have been renovated as private residences. The Black Range Lodge, a bed and breakfast, offers accommodations in a setting of massive stonewalls and log-beamed ceilings constructed from the ruins of what once was Pretty Sam's Casino. Some Kingston residents offer straw-bale and natural building workshops
NM 371-Farmington to Crownpoint, NM timelapse drive
Driving the 83 open miles between Farmington to Crownpoint, NM, through the vast desert landscape separating the two communities. This road also cuts through what is known as The Checkerboard, due to different owners of the land (Navajo Nation, BLM, private, state, etc). You also get to see part of Bisti Badlands from here. Enjoy the scenery.
LINCOLN NEW MEXICO, BILLY THE KID, DRIVING TOUR
THIS IS A VIDEO DRIVING THROUGH LINCOLN SHOWING SOME OF THE HISTORICAL BUILDINGS WITH A SHORT EXPLANATION ON THEM .
New Mexico by Drone in 4K
We originally hadn't planned on making videos of Santa Fe or New Mexico, but after arriving we realized how beautiful everything was and figured we couldn't leave without making at least one video. We ended up making two.
Featured in this video is footage from around Northern New Mexico, such as both the High Road and the Low Road to Taos, and other areas, such as Tres Piedras. We spent two days in Santa Fe and two additional days driving around New Mexico. We loved our time there!
Please also check out the video we made of Santa Fe:
The equipment used for this was a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter, a Zenmuse H3-3D Gimbal, and a GoPro Hero4 Black. A more detailed breakdown of all of the equipment we use for these videos can be found on our blog. All editing was done with Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects, with Photoshop used very occasionally to help with masking for color correction.
The music in this video is titled Runaway Heart by SeaStockAudio, and was licensed through audiojungle.net.
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