PCOC 2013 Other Stuff

While you're at PCOC, check out some of the many other opportunities and attractions in the area!

  • Albuquerque's Convention and Visitors Bureau has a fantastic website giving you a wealth of information about events, activities, dining and shopping in and around Albuquerque.
  • If you are staying for several days here are a few suggestion from the "locals."
  • Sandia Tram, which runs to the top of Sandia Peak, is the world's longest tramway.
  • Balloon Rides. Rainbow Ryders is the official balloon ride company of the Balloon Fiesta and the only company that takes off from the Balloon Park.
  • The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum presents the development of ballooning through historic, scientific and artistic objects reflecting world-wide achievements in this field. The museum will have a the Children's Peace Statue on display during the convention.
  • The Indian Pueblo Culture Center is owned and operated by the 19 Pueblo Tribes of New Mexico. Visit the museums, galleries and gift shops where more than 305,000 visitors annually experience the culture, art and history of pueblo life. Children are welcome to join hands-on experiences in the Pueblo House Children's Museum. Art and craft workshops, various Indian Rites and many special celebrations and events are planned throughout the year. The Pueblo Harvest Cafe serves great New Mexican and Native American dishes at reasonable prices.
  • There are several Indian Casinos in the area, Sandia Casino is a short drive from the Marriott Pyramid.
  • Old Town Area. Stroll the Plaza, dine at our many restaurants, visit our museums, take a guided tour or shop at over 150 stores and galleries for unique gifts from the Southwest and around the world. Quiet hidden patios, winding brick paths, gardens and balconies are waiting to be discovered!
  • The Railrunner is an inexpensive way to travel to Santa Fe if you did not rent a car.
  • Uptown is a nice upscale shopping area with a large variety of restaurants.
  • Petroglyph National Monument protects one of the largest petroglyph sites in North America, featuring designs and symbols carved onto volcanic rocks by Native Americans and Spanish settlers 400 to 700 years ago. These images are a valuable record of cultural expression and hold profound spiritual significance for contemporary Native Americans and for the descendants of the early Spanish settlers.