Registration with Road Scholar group leader at the hotel from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM.
Please note that this is a preliminary itinerary only and is subject to change based upon local conditions.
Weather during Balloon Fiesta is unpredictable and some events may be canceled or delayed due to wind or rain.Dinner: Dinner at the hotel from 6:00 - 7:00 PMEvening: Program orientation and introductions in hotel meeting room from 7:00 to 8:30 PMLodging: Hotel Albuquerque at Old TownMeals Included: Dinner
Return to the Sky City Cultural Center for a visit, then depart for return to the hotel in Albuquerque.Dinner: Dinner at the hotelEvening: Optional video: "Georgia O'Keeffe: Portrait of an Artist"Lodging: Hotel Albuquerque at Old TownMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
We'll then visit the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, followed by return to the hotel.Brunch: Brunch at the hotelAfternoon: Time at leisure after brunch, followed by a lecture about Georgia O'Keeffe.
We'll then depart for the Sandia Peak aerial tramway, where we'll ride the tram to the top of Sandia Crest.Dinner: Dinner at a selected restaurant from 6:00-7:30 PMEvening: Bus returns to the hotel after dinnerLodging: Hotel Albuquerque at Old TownMeals Included: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
We'll then depart for Coronado State Historic Site. In 1540, the Spanish explorer, Francisco Vásquez de Coronado, wintered at a village on the west bank of the Rio Grande; the excavated ruins of this ancient Anasazi Pueblo have been preserved here.
Hundreds of rooms can be seen, and visitors can descend a ladder into the restored kiva, once the site of sacred rites. See unique multicolored murals in the monument's small archaeological museum.Lunch: Lunch at a selected restaurantAfternoon: Return to the hotel for afternoon at leisure.Dinner: Early dinner at the hotel and program closingEvening: Bus departs for Balloon Fiesta Park. Tonight's events include the Special Shape Glowdeo and the AfterGlow Fireworks Show. The bus will depart from the Park after the Fireworks Show.Lodging: Hotel Albuquerque at Old TownMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Checkout time is by 11:00 AM.Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotelMeals Included: Breakfast
Historic buildings and churches include Sena Plaza, El Santuario de Guadalupe, the Oldest House, San Miguel Mission, St. Francis Cathedral, the Chapel of Loretto (with its miraculous staircase!) and Cristo Rey Church.
During late June, July and August, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale and Santa Fe Opera are in full swing and there are many theatre productions and concerts going on in the city year round.
The Santa Fe Visitors' Guide provides seasonal listings of events, as does New Mexico Magazine.
A link to Santa Fe's calendar of events, web sites and telephone numbers is listed below.For additional information, visit: www.santafe.org