Rich in history, culture and hospitality, Las Cruces, New Mexico is nestled in the Mesilla Valley against the dramatic backdrop of the Organ Mountains and at the edge of the Chihuahuan Desert. 350 days of sunshine a year means your group can enjoy our local activities, attractions and festivals no matter when you visit.

Las Cruces’ colorful past blends with its beautiful scenery of wide open spaces and breathtaking sunsets in a relaxing atmosphere and culture. Visit Historic Old Mesilla, the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, Spaceport America or the sparkling white dunes of White Sands National Monument. The Mesilla Valley has a long agriculture heritage that surrounds the Rio Grande River and includes cotton, pecans, pistachios, onions, alfalfa and a great assortment of wines. We would be remiss if we did not mention that Southern New Mexico is the chile capital of the world and boasts the best Mexican food you can get without a passport.

Las Cruces has been recognized by numerous publications including US News & World Report’s 2010 “10 Cities for Real Estate Steals,” Sunset Magazines “20 Best Towns of the Future,” AARP’s 2010 “Best Places to Retire,” and Kaboom.org’s most “Playful City USA”- 2009.


Places to Stay

If variety is the spice of life, then Las Cruces, NM has what you need. Choose from 49 different hotels, motels, Bed & Breakfast Inns and RV Parks. Las Cruces has everything from national properties like, Best Western and Holiday Inn, to local B&Bs and RV parks. Click here for a complete list of accommodations


When it comes to dining out, Las Cruces has a wide range of dining opportunities to satisfy anyone’s taste buds. Located in the heart of the chile capital of the world, Las Cruces is home to some of the best and hottest Mexican food around. Many local restaurants feature traditional Mexican food entrees made from famous family recipes. Click here for a complete list of restaurants



Las Cruces offers visitors a wide variety of shopping opportunities from traditional shopping malls to quaint historic village shops. The Mesilla Valley Mall – the largest selection of stores in southern New Mexico – is home to major stores like Dillard’s, J.C. Penney and Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Click here for shops.

Things to Do

There are any number of ways to enjoy any of our countless days of blue skies and warm sunshine.  If you are in the mood to soak up some rays, then a round of golf at any of our challenging desert courses might do the trick.  Click here to explore Las Cruces.




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