Located on the Rio Grande and just 50 miles north of the USA/Mexico Border is the city of Las Cruces, NM. On average, this city sees 350 days of sunshine per year and therefore, is the perfect getaway.
In a city that sees so much sunshine, you’ll never want to stay indoors during your visit to Las Cruces. There are three public gold courses and one private, so there’s more than enough playtime for golfers of all experience levels. From sunrise to early afternoon head downtown to Main Street for the farmers and crafts market. It’s held every Wednesday and Saturday and you’ll have your pick of local grown produce, handcrafted jewelry, leather goods and more. With the arid desert climate, New Mexico is the perfect place for grapes and there are a multitude of winery tours and tasting rooms. In particular, La Vina Winery hosts a wine festival every October. Another great spot to visit is the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum where you will learn about 3,000 years of agricultural history. If you’re looking for treasures (no, not the buried kind) then head over to Picacho Avenue Antiques Mall. You never know what you might find! When you get hungry, you must try some of the following: La Casita Café, St. Clair Winery & Bistro, Zeffiro’s Pizzeria Napoletana, Nellie’s Café, El Sombrero Patio Café, and The Shed.
Just south is historic village of Mesilla where Billy the Kid stood trial and is now a modern day home to local artisan shops and numerous authentic Mexican restaurants. Also nearby are all kinds of hiking excursions and trails. The Dona Ana Mountains, Robledo Mountains, Picacho Peak, Tortugas Mountains and Dripping Springs are all located within 10 miles of central Las Cruces. Another great daytrip (a bit of a far drive, but worth it) is Carlsbad Caverns National Park, where you can explore and tour some amazing caves. If you haven’t had your fill of hiking then take a drive to Catwalk National Recreation Trail in Glenwood, NM. This trail is well maintained and has some awesome bridges too! Or go on a picnic at Hondo Iris Farm where the flowers are beautiful and there are plenty of birds to see! Both near and far, there’s an adventure to be found around Las Cruces.
There are a number of different hotel chains in and around Las Cruces. Some of the best-rated hotels are: Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Days Inn, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, and Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces. However, you don’t have to stay in a hotel! There are over 100 different rental options available through tripping.com. Whether you need a house for your family or just an apartment to fit your vacation needs it’s available.
When it comes to getting around Las Cruces, you should consider renting a car especially if you want to go on any of the day trips that are farther away. Las Cruces does have a public bus system called RoadRUNNER Transit. There is also the Las Cruces Shuttle, which takes you not only to the airport but also around town.
Looking for a vacation rental in Las Cruces? Tripping.com has 124 vacation rental homes available in Las Cruces. You'll find 1 studios, 82 1-bedroom, 10 2-bedroom and 31 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from $25 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in Las Cruces is $129 while the average price of a weekly rental is $25. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Las Cruces home is $25.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 43 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Las Cruces. In addition to accommodating pets, Las Cruces rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 91 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 59 have TV and/or cable and 47 have a pool or hot tub.Search properties from 5 vacation rental sites in Las Cruces where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, Booking.com, and HRS Holidays. There are 41 HomeAway rentals, 33 Booking.com short term rentals and 22 HRS Holidays vacation rentals.