Let Passion Erupt in Albuquerque
Albuquerque has an amazing cultural history that is just perfect for adventurous couples looking to “jazz up” their humdrum relationships or keep the “thrill” going in an already exciting relationships. And, truth-be-told, Albuquerque, with its 300-plus sunny days each year, provides a vivid taste of Southwest American culture. So, regardless of whether you and your partner want to spend time admiring the splendor of the city’s desert backdrop or participate in a cultural tradition like the International Balloon Fiesta, there will always be something to do and some way to reconnect with the love of your life. In fact, this city offers a wide variety of options for couples seeking a one-of-a-kind, unique experience. And, let’s face it – Albuquerque is not only captivating in general; it is also romantically captivating for those in love and those trying to recapture love.
The list of things to do to revive a dying relationship and improve an already strong one is endless, to say the least. And, although, the “usual” romantic activities are good, sometimes it is better to do something totally “different” to re-spark the feelings you used to have for your partner and vice versa. What are the “usual” activities? Well, you know like renting a cozy cabin for two, spending time at a fancy spa, or taking a nature hike through one of the city’s parks. Don’t get me wrong, those activities are good for spending quality time together, but how fun is it to do things that you have never done – or even thought to do – with your significant other? Think of the memories you can create together. Now, you see where I’m coming from, don’t you? I thought so. So, let’s start exploring what life, love, and your great city has to offer.
Listed below are some one-of-a-kind activities that you and your honey can do together:
Have you ever heard of Gruet Winery? No? Where have you been – under a rock? Just kidding, but if you are thinking of a way to relax with your partner without stress or tension, you may want to consider visiting this awesome winery. And, although you may not necessarily think of Albuquerque when planning your next wine-tasting escapade, you would be surprised to know that Gruet Winery offers an assortment of “tasting rooms” that would tickle even the most refined wine lovers. So, if you and your partner have been going through a rough “season” head on out to Gruet Winery for a day of relaxation and wine, of course. And guess what? This popular winery has some of the best chardonnay and pinot noir around! So, what’s not to love? Oh, and if possible, take a tour of one of the extraordinary vineyards (Gruet Vineyard, The Pueblo of Santa Ana, and/or Luna Rossa Vineyard), where you and your honey learn about everything you ever wanted to know about making wine. Don’t forget at the end of the tour to share a bottle of the winery’s cabernet sauvignon (2007) – the 2011 New Mexico State Fair winner.
International Balloon Fiesta
If you are tired of doing the same old things in your relationship, and need something to “liven” things up, you may want to consider going to Albuquerque’s annual International Balloon Fiesta. Why this event? Well, because it offers thrilling hot air balloon rides, and who doesn’t love that? Did you know that your city is the hot air balloon capital of the world? Well, now you do. You are welcome. So, with Albuquerque’s dreamy blue sky, tranquil winds, and warm weather, this event is the perfect choice for a “heavenly” trip in the sky. And, this trip is not only out-of-this-world, it is also extremely romantic, which might just be the remedy needed to mend your broken relationship or add romance to your dull one.
The International Balloon Fiesta typically occurs in October and consists of 600 hot air balloons, and the smell of roasting chilies, which is sure to provoke the most romantic/sentimental feelings. Both you and your honey will be swept in a sense of wonder, which may open the channels of forgiveness and communication. And, guess what? This event offers more than just hot air balloon rides, it also offers a variety of musical performances, activities, and demonstrations. It even offers a chainsaw carving competition. So, as you can see, this event is perfect for couples looking to have fun, while experiencing something new.
Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway
Has the passion left your relationship, causing you to desperately look around for ways to get it back? If so, do not feel embarrassed or ashamed. Truth-be-told, almost all couples through a “slump” from time-to-time. It is normal, but you can’t allow your relationship to stay in it or it will wither away. So, if your relationship is in this stage, it may be time to add a little more romance into it. And, who doesn’t like romance? No one. So, why not make a visit to Sandia Peak Tramway. Why here? Well, with its scenic views of the city and nearby valleys and mountains, it is sure to spark feelings of peace, harmony, romance, passion, and love.
And, in case you are unfamiliar with this tramway, it is a 2.7mile trip above rocky canyons to the 10,378ft Sandia Peak in the Cibola National Forest. And, don’t forget to take a lot of pictures – these are memories you will want to keep for a lifetime. Snap-a-way at the valley below, as the tram softly rocks above the city’s desert backdrop. And, once you reach the top of the peak, take time to enjoy the 11,000ft view of the Rio Grande Valley from the observation deck.
ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
Lastly, if you are looking for peace, harmony, and resolutions, maybe you and your significant other should spend time at the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden. This garden is a great place to reconnect with your loved one, and re-evaluate the meaning of life and the value of your relationship. It is also a good place to talk, not about anything to serious or confrontational, but talk about common interests, dreams, goals, fears, life… Visit ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden and let your love bloom once again. So, hold hands and stroll through one of the garden’s trails, while gazing at the magically vibrant flowers and plants. This romantic garden is sure to please your senses and open your heart.
ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden. (2015). Information page. Retrieved from http://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/biopark/garden
Gruet Winery. (2015). Information page. Retrieved from http://gruetwinery.com/
International Balloon Fiesta. (2015). Information page. Retrieved from http://www.balloonfiesta.com/
Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway. (2015). Information page. Retrieved from http://www.sandiapeak.com/
Wikipedia. (2015). Albuquerque, New Mexico. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albuquerque,_New_Mexico