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.

Where to stay in Las Cruces

Days Inn by Wyndham Las Cruces
Days Inn by Wyndham Las Cruces
2.5 out of 5
755 Avenida De Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM, 88005
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $64 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
$64
per night
Nov 29 - Nov 30
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Las Cruces. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,001 reviews)
Quiet
"Older rooms that are quiet and clean, no frills"

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2022

Days Inn by Wyndham Las Cruces
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, 88005
The price is $68 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
$68
per night
Dec 4 - Dec 5
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Las Cruces. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,043 reviews)
"B"

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2022

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Las Cruces Organ Mountain
Ramada Hotel & Conference Center by Wyndham Las Cruces
Ramada Hotel & Conference Center by Wyndham Las Cruces
3 out of 5
201 E University Avenue, I-10 Exit 142, Las Cruces, NM, 88005
The price is $84 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
$84
per night
Dec 5 - Dec 6
Stay at this 3-star spa hotel in Las Cruces. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,008 reviews)
"I love how easy it is to book and stay right off the interstate. And affordable with bar and restaurant on property. I was disappointed this time to be given a room with no carpeting. It was loud and cold. I will ask, next time, for a room poolside or upstairs in the main body of the hotel."

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2022

Ramada Hotel & Conference Center by Wyndham Las Cruces
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.
Casita at the Mediterranean Palms Estate
Casita at the Mediterranean Palms Estate
Las Cruces, NM
Stay at this vacation home in Las Cruces. Enjoy private pools, WiFi, and a spa tub. Popular attractions Phillips Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (13 reviews)
Anniversary Getaway Weekend
"A great place to do a quick getaway for a few days. Our hosts were easy to communicate with and the accommodations were perfect. I would highly recommend this property."

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

Casita at the Mediterranean Palms Estate
Stylish Getaway-2 Bed-Pool-Hot Tub
Stylish Getaway-2 Bed-Pool-Hot Tub
Las Cruces, NM
Stay at this vacation home in Las Cruces. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. Popular attractions Phillips Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (9 reviews)
Terrific everything!
"Property was comfortable, management was the best I have ever experienced. Our stay could not have been better."

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2022

Stylish Getaway-2 Bed-Pool-Hot Tub
Charming Adobe House In Mesilla, Nm
Charming Adobe House In Mesilla, Nm
Las Cruces, NM
Stay at this vacation home in Las Cruces. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a patio. Our guests praise the comfy beds in our reviews. Popular attractions Mesillia ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (29 reviews)
Great Getaway
"We always wanted to spend some time in Mesilla and finally made it. Carla's property was perfect for our stay. We loved the location - could walk to anywhere in town and it was easy to drive into Las Cruces or out to hike from there. The unit had everything we needed, it was very clean, quiet & comfortable. ..."

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2022

Charming Adobe House In Mesilla, Nm
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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