Picture Retirement: Albuquerque, New Mexico

From biking and ballooning to golf and art, Albuquerque, New Mexico has many great things to do all while surrounded by a beautiful landscape.

Events such as the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, which was ranked by National Geographic as a 2012 Best Fall trip, would be a great way to spend your retirement years.

Maybe taking in art and museums is more your picture. According to AmericanStyle Magazine, Albuquerque is ranked number 7 in their Top 25 Big Cities for Art. With over 100 art galleries and studios, there is a variety of art to take in.