October 27, 2021

Each October, the skies of historic Albuquerque, New Mexico are painted with hundreds of hot air balloons. As balloons lift off the ground from Fiesta Park, this marks the largest hot air balloon festival in the world with over 500 balloons in attendance. The world-renowned Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is often referred to as “an event of a lifetime.”


Access to the Balloon Fiesta is hard to come by, but in 2021 SET delivered another unforgettable Balloon Fiesta experience. Our packages provided guests the opportunity to take part of an aerodynamic wonder with accommodations located at Hotel Chaco in the heart of Albuquerque.

Along with beautiful views, time in Old Town Albuquerque is unforgettable with old adobe style architecture and tiny artisan shops. Guests visited Sawmill Market: a 34,000 square-foot food hall hosting an array of local cuisine, located at the original site of the American Lumber Company, north of historic Old Town.

On Sunday evening, SET coordinated a traditional flamenco dance performance with The National Institute of Flamenco, a member-supported non-profit arts organization at Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque. Tablao is an exclusive venue dedicated to presenting the finest flamenco in an intimate performance format.

Albuquerque, New Mexico has endless possibilities when it comes to unique and traditional cuisine options. Sadie’s of New Mexico, voted #1 Best New Mexican Food, #1 Best Green Chile, #1 Best Margarita, and Top 3 Best Red Chile, has been serving up hot, heavenly plates made with the distinctive flavors of true New Mexican cuisine for over 60 years.

Frontier Restaurant, an Albuquerque tradition located across from the University of New Mexico, did not disappoint. Over the past 50 years, Frontier has served great breakfasts, burritos, burgers, roasted green chile, homemade flour tortillas, fresh squeezed orange juice, and the famous Frontier Sweet Rolls. SET staff would recommend Frontier Restaurant to any Albuquerque newcomer.


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