Situated between the Rio Grande and the Sandia Mountains sits Albuquerque, New Mexico. In the heart of the state, the only metropolitan city offers a population of half a million residents. The area is rich in culture, especially Hispanic culture, offering a vibrant and heritage filled city, with lots of excitement and beautiful surroundings. Visitors have several options for getting around the city. Public transportation is available, as well as taxi cab and shuttle service. The Albuquerque International Airport also serves the area. Many people choose to use low cost rental cars. No matter how you get around, you won't need a jacket! July is the hottest month in the city, at 93 degrees, and January is the coolest, at 46 degrees.