5 Tips for the 2015 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
If you’re attending the 2015 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta for the first time, here are some tips to make the most of your experience!
1. Be flexible with your daily plans to maximize your chance of seeing the balloons go up.
2. Save and money by taking the Fiesta Express Park & Ride
3. Dress warmly and wear comfortable, closed toe shoes in the morning.
I needed to dress for my whole day (which was got up in the 80’s), which meant a long dress. But I was perfectly warm early morning in with the addition of long johns underneath, trench coat, and delightfully thin Tilo scarf.
The only part of me that was cold were my feet, since I only had room to pack my favorite Teva Cabrillo Wedge site-seeing sandals which left my toes exposed to the dewy grass.
5. Save on your rental car by using Uber or the airport shuttle on your last night.
It’s about $100 a day to rent a car during the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, so it actually winds up cheaper to reserve the car for the days you actually need it. Don’t need a car your last night in town? Drop it off and take Uber ($15-$20) or the Sunport Airport Shuttle ($11) back to your downtown hotel and then to the airport the next day for a net svings of $60-75.
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