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  2013 Friends & Family Program

Welcome to the AFTE 2013 Friends & Family Information Page!  Below you will find information regarding the activities we have planned for the week of the seminar.


All of the activities that we have planned are low in cost.  Prices will be added closer to the actual conference.

  Monday June 24, 2013

Sandia Peak Tramway

Experience a breathtaking trip on the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway.  You will be transported above deep canyons and beautiful terrain over a distance of 2.7 miles.  Your final destination atop the 10,378 foot Sandia Peak in the Cibola National Forest provides an 11,000 square-mile panoramic view of the Rio Grande Valley and the Land of Enchantment.  The tramway is located on the eastern edge of Albuquerque in the Sandia Foothills.



ABQ Uptown Mall

Following the ride on the Sandia Peak Tramway, you will have the option of either heading back to the hotel or enjoying an afternoon of shopping and eating at ABQ Uptown, an outdoor mall consisting of approximately 220,000 square feet of retail shops, restaurants, and a day spa.


  Wednesday June 26, 2013

Albuquerque Biopark

Explore the Albuquerque Biopark, which consists of the Zoo, Aquarium and Botanical Gardens.  You will have the option of spending either the whole day at the Biopark, or a half day.


  Thursday June 27, 2013

Old Town Albuquerque/Museums

Visit Old Town Albuquerque, the heart of the city, founded in 1706.  Ten blocks of historic adobe buildings surround the Plaza.  Enjoy shopping, dining, art galleries, and a guided tour, if you wish.  Here is also located the San Felipe de Neri Church, the oldest building in the city, which was built in 1793. 

You may also explore several museums that are within walking distance of the Plaza:

  • Albuquerque Museum of Art and History

  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

  • Explora Science Center and Children’s Museum

Interested in a guided tour of Albuquerque or Old Town, check out these tour services:

To reserve a tour on a pedicab, call Mike Whitney at 505-712-1225.
$20/adult and $5/child. Times are flexible.

  • ABQ Trolley Co.

To reserve a tour, go to the website.
$25/adult, $23/senior, $12/child under 12 yrs. old. Tour times are 11am and 1pm.

  • History Tours of Old Town Walking Tour

To reserve a tour, go to the website.
$10/adult, $9/senior, $5/child (6 to 12 yrs. old), children under 5 are free. Tour times are 10am & 12pm.

You will have the option of spending either the whole day in Old Town, or a half day.


If you have any questions regarding the Friends & Family Program contact:

Alina Sanchez:


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