Las Cruces, NM

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Las Cruces featuring landscape views, farmland and mountains

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.

Days Inn by Wyndham Las Cruces
Days Inn by Wyndham Las Cruces
2.5 out of 5
755 Avenida De Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM
The price is $53 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in the heart of Las Cruces, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Mesillia Plaza, Las Cruces Museum of Fine Arts and Culture, and Las Cruces Museum of ...
4/5 Very Good! (953 reviews)
"I stayed in room 256. The locking hinge on the door broke the first night I stayed here. There was multiple cigarette burns on the comforter on the bed. T.v. Was an outdated flat screen. Air conditioner/ heater did not work properly."

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

Days Inn by Wyndham Las Cruces
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 $65 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
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. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (909 reviews)
"The place was ok"

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

Motel 6 Las Cruces, NM - Telshor
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 $68 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Mesillia Plaza, Las Cruces Museum of Fine Arts and Culture, and Las Cruces Museum of ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,019 reviews)
"It was love"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Las Cruces Organ Mountain
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Ristra House. A Charming, Relaxing Space!
Ristra House. A Charming, Relaxing Space!
Las Cruces, NM
The price is $105 per night from Nov 11 to Nov 11
This family-friendly Las Cruces vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Red Hawk Golf Club and Sonoma Ranch Golf Course. Museum of Nature & Science and Las Cruces ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (51 reviews)
Perfect spot for visiting White Sands
"The condo was perfect for our trip. Very clean with nice bedrooms and bathrooms. We were traveling with pets so the backyard was the perfect size for our babies to get a bit of outdoor time off leash. We parked inside the garage. Easy in and out to the road to White Sands. Close to coffee, food and ..."

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Ristra House. A Charming, Relaxing Space!
Home2 Suites by Hilton Las Cruces
Home2 Suites by Hilton Las Cruces
3 out of 5
1120 North Telshor Boulevard, Las Cruces, NM
The price is $173 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Situated in Las Cruces, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Mesilla Valley Mall, Las Cruces Museum of Art, and Las Cruces Museum of Fine Arts and Culture. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (239 reviews)
"The room was clean and updated however the hallways appear dirty and unkempt, scratches and dings on the walls and doors."

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Las Cruces
The perfect place . . . you found it!  Beautiful Bedroom/ Back Yard & Full Bath.
The perfect place . . . you found it! Beautiful Bedroom/ Back Yard & Full Bath.
Las Cruces, NM
Located in the heart of Las Cruces, this historic apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Fresenius Medical Care at Memorial Medical Center and Memorial ...
5/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Quiet & Comfortable
"I was in town for a three day event. Manfred's place was quiet and comfortable. It was also convenient to everything I needed. I really enjoyed my stay."

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

The perfect place . . . you found it! Beautiful Bedroom/ Back Yard & Full Bath.
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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