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Carlsbad Vacation Packages

Underground cave adventures, mountains, desert and a delightful cultural scene are features of this city in southeastern New Mexico.

Head to the Chihuahuan Desert in New Mexico to find Carlsbad. This city on the Pecos River is an attractive vacation spot for its stunning scenery and outdoor leisure pursuits. Search for fossils on steep mountain trails, marvel at the stalactite formations in underground caves and canoe down the river.

Carlsbad’s most popular attraction is the Carlsbad Caverns National Park, 20 miles (32 kilometers) outside the city. Descend deep underground to explore limestone caves. Join a ranger-guided tour or explore on your own. Part of the cave system is accessible to wheelchair users. 

About 1 hour’s drive from Carlsbad is the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, a vast wilderness just over the state line and into Texas. More than 80 miles (129 kilometers) of trails meander through forested canyons, mountains and desert. Look for ancient marine fossils embedded in the rocks. Millions of years ago a tropical ocean and a 400-mile-long (644-kilometer) reef system covered the area.

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park is a good place to see animal and plant species native to the Chihuahuan Desert.

With more than 1,400 acres (567 hectares) of parks and the Pecos River on its doorstep, Carlsbad has many outdoor attractions. Plan a day of family fun at the Lake Carlsbad Recreation Area. Enjoy fishing, boating, waterskiing, tennis courts and a skateboard park.

Swim or glide across the river on a kayak or paddleboat at the Pecos River Beach and Picnic Area.

To experience Carlsbad’s cultural scene, watch a concert at the Walter Gerrells Performing Arts and Exhibition Center. Study the work of early 20th-century New Mexican artists at the Carlsbad Museum and Arts Center

Carlsbad is an easy city to get to by car. If you are traveling by plane, the nearest major airport is El Paso International Airport, 158 miles (254 kilometers) away, where you can arrange a rental car. Carlsbad is a great place to come for adventures above and below ground.


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Stevens Inn

Stevens Inn

1829 S Canal St, Carlsbad
3.5
of 5, from 148 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Carlsbad, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Carlsbad Museum & Art Center, Riverwalk Recreation Center, and Lamont Street Park. Lake Carlsbad Golf Course is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) away.

£90
Rodeway Inn Whites City

Rodeway Inn Whites City

6 Carlsbad Caverns Hwy, Whites City
3.4
of 5, from 237 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Whites City, this motel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Green Lake, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, and Rattlesnake Springs. Carlsbad Museum & Art Center and Riverwalk Recreation Center are also within 25 mi (40 km).

£59
La Quinta Inn & Suites Artesia

La Quinta Inn & Suites Artesia

2207 W Main St, Artesia
4.5
of 5, from 71 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Artesia, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Bulldog Bowl and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Artesia Historical Museum. Eddy County Fairgrounds is 3.3 mi (5.3 km) away.

£58
Hampton Inn & Suites Artesia

Hampton Inn & Suites Artesia

2501 South Permian Pavilion Loop, Artesia
4.8
of 5, from 25 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Artesia, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Bulldog Bowl and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Artesia Historical Museum. Eddy County Fairgrounds is 3.9 mi (6.3 km) away.

£91
US Travelers Inn & Suites

US Travelers Inn & Suites

2429 West Pierce Street, Carlsbad
3.2
of 5, from 166 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Carlsbad, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park, Lamont Street Park, and Carlsbad Museum & Art Center. Lake Carlsbad Golf Course and Riverwalk Recreation Center are also within 6 mi (10 km).

£53
Legacy Inn and Suites Artesia

Legacy Inn and Suites Artesia

2210 West Main St., Artesia
3.3
of 5, from 63 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Artesia, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Bulldog Bowl and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Artesia Historical Museum. Eddy County Fairgrounds is 3.9 mi (6.3 km) away.

£45
Comfort Inn & Suites Artesia

Comfort Inn & Suites Artesia

115 N 26th St, Artesia
4.6
of 5, from 56 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Artesia, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Bulldog Bowl and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Artesia Historical Museum. Eddy County Fairgrounds is 3.7 mi (6 km) away.

£149
Hampton Inn & Suites Carlsbad

Hampton Inn & Suites Carlsbad

120 Esperanza circle, Carlsbad
4.6
of 5, from 29 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Carlsbad, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Carlsbad Museum & Art Center, Riverwalk Recreation Center, and Lamont Street Park. Lake Carlsbad Golf Course is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) away.

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