Recreation & Activities

Chol Hamoed Recreation & Nearby Activities

Organized Group Excursions & Transportation
Smilow Family Tours excursion desk is coordinating organized trips for adults and children to some exciting local attractions and shopping venues, including discounted tickets & transportation. To view a sample of some trips please explore the links below.

Daily trips will be arranged including trips for adults, adults and kids, day camp trips and teen trips.


Indian Pueblo Cultural Center – Enjoy our renowned collection of Pueblo pottery and art, see traditional Native American dances honoring Mother Earth and meet artists selling their handcrafted works. Traveling with a group? Try your hand at pottery-making or gourd painting on one of our in-depth tours. Browse original works of pottery, turquoise jewelry and art at Shumakolowa Gifts, and taste our award-winning Tewa Taco and fresh baked Pueblo oven bread at Pueblo Harvest Café. Visit website »


New Mexico Jeep Tours –  The Land of Enchantment abounds in opportunities to explore the mysteries of its ancient past and wonders of its landscapes. Ancestral ruins, historic homesteads, petroglyphs, petrified forests and geological marvels lie hidden in its hills and valleys. Visit website »


Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument – is famous for its scenic cone shaped formations, composed of pumice, ash, and tuff deposits from volcanic eruptions 6–7 million years ago. Tent Rocks Trail is a 3.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Visit website »


Hanselmann Pottery in Corrales Carries a large collection of tableware, vases, and decor, all made on site and by hand. During the day visitors are encouraged to come back into the workshop area to see how it’s made. Visit website »


516 ARTS – 516 ARTS is an independent, nonprofit contemporary arts organization, operating a museum-style gallery in the center of Downtown Albuquerque. 516 ARTS offers programs that inspire curiosity, dialogue, risk-taking and creative experimentation, showcasing a mix of established, emerging, local, national and international artists from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Visit website »


Santa Fe Rafting – Enjoy family-friendly trips from New Mexico’s pre-eminent river outfitter, serving all of Northern New Mexico along the Rio Grande. Conveniently located in the center of Santa Fe on Cerrillos Road, SFR has safely guided thousands of guests down the Rio Grande since 1987. Visit website »


Fly Fishing – Land of Enchantment Guides is an ORVIS endorsed fly fishing guide service offering guided fishing trips on the best rivers, streams, lakes and private ranches in Northern New Mexico. Experience excellent fishing throughout the year, with lots of fish to be caught. Their experienced fly fishing guides will do their best to ensure that you have fun and help develop and improve your fly fishing skills. Beginners to expert anglers are all welcome. All fishing gear you may need is provided at no additional cost. Visit website »


Albuquerque Glide Tours – Explore the highlights of Albuquerque on your eco-friendly Roboscooter more easily than by other modes of transportation, in a fraction of the time. Your tour guide will stop to point out the history and highlights along the way as you glide pedestrian-style. Let your top-of-the-line Roboscooter Personal Transporter do the work for you, while you relax, take in all the sights, and enjoy the experience. Visit website »


Hinkle Family Fun Center – ABQ’s Premier Family Fun Destination featuring a 1/8 mile Go Cart Track, All new Immersive Virtual Reality, Wet & Wild Bumper Boats, two scenic 18 hole Miniature Golf Courses, two state of the art Game Rooms and Prize Centers with 150 redemption, merchandise and arcade games, Blacklight Laser Tag Arena, Hinkle Family Fun Center Paintball, Rock Climbing Wall, Battletech, Bumper Cars, Bungee Jump Trampoline, Lazer Frenzy, Light Space and two Snack Bars! Visit website »


Albuquerque BioPark – Located along the Rio Grande River near downtown Albuquerque, the ABQ BioPark consists of: The ABQ BioPark Zoo, Botanic Garden, Aquarium and Tingley Beach. Welcoming more than 1.5 million visitors per year, we are the top tourist destination in the state of New Mexico. Visit website »


Albuquerque Trolley Co. –  Experience the best of Albuquerque from a completely-custom, uniquely-Albuquerque, open-air trolley. Climb aboard for your front-row seat to Old Town, Museum Row, Downtown, EDo, Historic Route 66, University of New Mexico, Nob Hill, Isotopes Park, University Stadium, The Pit, historic Barelas neighborhood, Tingley Beach, ABQ BioPark and more. Visit website »


Albuquerque Museum – In the heart of Old Town just off Route 66, Albuquerque Museum is a leading institution for art, history and culture in New Mexico and the American Southwest. This family-friendly museum has interactive spaces, a sculpture garden, store, and café. Visit website »


Tamaya Cultural Learning Center • Santa Ana Star Casino • Historic Santa Fe –  museums, galleries and shopping • Albuquerque Old Town • Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

(20-30 Min from Hyatt)
(45 Min from Hyatt)
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