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Las CrucesUnited States of America

Travel to a city in southwestern New Mexico that offers an exciting blend of outdoor pursuits, cultural attractions and historic sites. 

Las Cruces is in the Mesilla Valley, between the Organ Mountains and the Rio Grande. With approximately 350 days of sunshine each year, the climate is ideal for outdoor exploration and recreation.

The Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument is 496,000 acres (200,724 hectares) of protected land. Hike along desert nature trails and check out archeological sites such as Apache Flats and Chavez Cave. Go horseback riding along the mountainside Baylor Pass and picnic at the Leasburg Dam State Park. Try sledding down dunes of gypsum sand at the White Sands National Monument, 52 miles (84 kilometers) from the city.

Birdwatchers, bring your cameras and binoculars for the diverse habitats around Las Cruces that are home to many bird species. Sign up for a bird-watching tour through the wetlands of Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. At Dripping Springs Resort, you may see bald eagles, owls and roadrunners as well as many other species.

Once you are back in Las Cruces, explore its museums, galleries and other attractions. Visit the historic district of Mesquite Street, where the city was founded in 1849. See some of the original adobe houses. View the collection of World War II and Korean War aircraft at the War Eagles Air Museum. Admire contemporary art pieces by regional and national artists at Las Cruces Museum of Arts. For shopping, browse the specialty shops on Main Street.

Las Cruces is known for its winemaking, with more than 40 commercial wineries along the Rio Grande. During your stay, go on the Las Cruces Wine Trail that encompasses the tasting rooms and vineyards of 10 wineries.

The city is conveniently located less than 1 hour’s drive from El Paso International Airport. Spaceport America is nearby; this will be a commercial hub for space tourism and is currently open for tours.

The popularity of Las Cruces is due to its history, scenery and range of outdoor adventures.

Top hotels in Las Cruces

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Motel 6 Las Cruces, NM - Telshor
Motel 6 Las Cruces, NM - Telshor
2 out of 5
2120 Summit Ct, Las Cruces, NM
The price is £45 per night

Situated in Las Cruces, this motel is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Mesilla Valley Mall, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Las Cruces Museum of Art and Sonoma Ranch Golf Course. ...

4/5Very Good! (644 reviews)

"Nice place! Room nicely updated, fresh And clean with nice clean bare floors! Bare bones overall but how much do you really need, anyway? I stayed in a room with a king size bed. With COVID-19 restrictions in effect, be aware that they can’t serve coffee in lobby and no coffee makers in room, which, ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jul 2020

Motel 6 Las Cruces, NM - Telshor
The Hotel at Sunland Park Casino El Paso, Ascend Hotel Collection
The Hotel at Sunland Park Casino El Paso, Ascend Hotel Collection
3.5 out of 5
1202 Futurity Dr., Sunland Park, NM
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £64 per night

Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino and Western Playland Amusement Park. Bob-O's ...

4.3/5Excellent! (983 reviews)

"This place was clean and did not have any issues security was in the parking lot and place is very empty but clean very clean due to the casino closing down for the epidemic we are all experiencing"…"

Reviewed on 24 Jul 2020

The Hotel at Sunland Park Casino El Paso, Ascend Hotel Collection
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Las Cruces Organ Mountain
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Las Cruces Organ Mountain
2.5 out of 5
1500 Hickory Dr, Las Cruces, NM
The price is £52 per night

Situated in the historical district, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Old Mesilla Village and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from New Mexico State University. Las Cruces ...

4.2/5Very Good! (980 reviews)

"Nice place, clean rooms and convenient to restaurant"…"

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Las Cruces Organ Mountain

Popular places to visit in Las Cruces

White Sands Missile Range
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White Sands Missile Range

5/5(1 review)

Drive to this United States Army rocket range to see many displayed missiles and learn the technology and history behind them.

Mesilla Valley Mall
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Mesilla Valley Mall

You can browse for the perfect souvenirs at Mesilla Valley Mall during your trip to Las Cruces. While you're here, you can savour the top-notch restaurants.

New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
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New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum

5/5(1 review)

You can spend time browsing the exhibits at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces. Wander the area's university campus or simply enjoy one of its top-notch restaurants.

Top things to do in Las Cruces

Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of New Mexico
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of New Mexico

£16
Per adult
City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of New Mexico
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of New Mexico

£8
Per adult
City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Texas
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Texas

£8
Per adult
3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of Texas
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3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of Texas

£8
Per adult
Two Flight Indoor Skydiving Experience
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Two Flight Indoor Skydiving Experience

£48
Per adult
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Texas
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Texas

£16
Per adult

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