albuquerque new mexico hot air balloon festival

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8. Go up, up and away in a hot air balloon.


When: October

Latitude: 35.1961°N Longitude: 106.5975°W

Every year in the first week of October, hundreds of hot-air balloons gather in Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta. It is the largest balloon festival in the world, so expect lots of spectacular sights in the sky and plenty of enthusiasts talking hot air.
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