Visit Las Cruces

las-cruces-gate-in-adobe-wallThere’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.

las-cruces-old-mesillaThe 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.

las-cruces-chilesLocated 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.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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