Try not to limit yourself to Sandia, because North Central New Mexico has been blessed with an abundance natural and cultural attractions which await the savvy traveler. Places in the vicinity of Sandia are Albuquerque, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southwest, and Rio Rancho, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the south.
Albuquerque is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Sandia. This center offers a some great visitor attractions, like Explora Science Center and Children's Museum, KiMo Theater and Winrock Shopping Center. Albuquerque Aquarium, San Felipe de Neri Church and ITT Technical Institute are just a sample of the other attractions here that should be on everyone's list.
If the weather means you don't want to be outside, head to North Central New Mexico's art galleries and art museums.
Enjoy an adventure you won't easily forget while you are here. Be a daredevil for a day and go hot air ballooning! In these hectic times, the ideal vacation is often all about finding good places to relax. When it's time to de-stress, do as the locals do and try cycling or shore fishing.
If you plan on arriving and departing by plane, keep in mind that the closest major airport is Albuquerque International Sunport Airport, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the northeast of Sandia.