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Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been named one of the top domestic destinations for a value vacation by Hotwire.com. Among the affordable activities offered in Albuquerque are its zoo, aquarium and botanical gardens. These family-friendly spots are either free or up to $7. Museum admission prices range from $4 to $7 and there are 19 museums from which to choose, including the K&R Vintage Auto Museum, the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science.
Performances ranging from theatre, dance and music start at $8 while spectator sports, including indoor footable and NAHL hockey, begin at $6. Outdoor recreation is also inexpensive, from hiking in the foothills of Petroglyph National Monument only requiring a $1 to $3 parking fee, and the average green fee for 18 holes of golf with a cart is only $55.
Lodging and eating are also affordable, with the average hotel rate reported at $84 per night, and the average cost for three meals at $65. For a breakdown of what $100 can buy in Albuquerque, visit the Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau website.