Visit Las Cruces
There’s plenty to do in the Las Cruces area to warrant several days in the area. Las Cruces ranks as the second largest city in New Mexico – yes, larger than Santa Fe – and home to New Mexico State University. You’l lfind an active art scene for both visual and performing arts. Numerous publications and organizations have pronounced Las Cruces a "Dream Town" for retirement and one of the best college towns for retirement. Golf courses and a purported 350 days a year of sunshine add to the appeal.
The town lies west of the Organ Mountains along the Rio Grande River. White Sands National Monument is 45 miles east. Historic Old Mesilla, once a major trading center, is a popular destination with shops and restaurants around a public plaza. Fort Selden State Monument and nearby ghost towns attract history buffs. Don’t overlook the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum – definitely worth a stop.
Located in the center of the heart of chile-growing country we find delicious, authentic Mexican food. Many family owned restaurants use recipes handed down for generations. Especially on weekends, dinner may be accompanied by a live mariachi band. Several wineries welcome visitors to tasting rooms and wine festivals. Then there’s my favorite – Stahmann Farms for gourmet pecans.
Las Cruses is located in southern New Mexico at the junction of I-25 and I-10, 38 miles west of El Paso, Texas.