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Our Las Cruces vacation rentals allow visitors to experience all southern New Mexico offers. The area bustles with year-round adventure – whether it's outdoors, dining and shopping, or attending exciting events with loved ones.
Las Cruces sits on the edge of Chihuahuan Desert with the Organ Mountains serving as a dramatic backdrop. This landscape provides the perfect opportunity to explore the great outdoors. Hiking, mountain biking, golf, horseback riding and bird-watching rank among popular activities. White Sands National Monument provides a place to experience the desert like never before. The park protects the world’s largest gypsum dune field, also known as 'white sand surf'. Then venture into Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument, Kilborne Hole and Dripping Springs for miles of trails, archaeological sites, and historic ruins.
New Mexico also has a longtime reputation for space exploration and aerospace advancements. Las Cruces is home to Spaceport America, the world's first port designed for commercial space flight. In addition, the area has served as training grounds for established astronauts and NASA's space program. As a bonus, our guests have access to guided tours through Final Frontier Tours and annual festivals so they can celebrate legends in space.
Our Las Cruces vacation rentals also welcome travelers to embrace local art and culture. New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum features real stories about regional history, which dates more than 4,000 years. All ages enjoy interactive exhibits and demonstrations as they learn about farming, blacksmiths and livestock. Small children will love the goats and sheep barn.
Other local attractions include more than 50 art galleries and museums, as well as an award-winning farmers and crafters market. The area also has a lively schedule of performance art, including a children's theater, symphonies, choirs, ballet, swing bands and more entertainment options. Some popular attractions include Museum of Nature and Science, White Sands Missile Range Museum, The Zuhl Museum, Las Cruces Museum of Art and NMSU Center for the Arts.
While planning a vacation in Las Cruces, don't miss the chance to explore nearby Mesilla. This historic town dates to the 1800s and is best known as the place where Billy the Kid was placed on trial. Today, the town has boutiques and restaurants where authentic Mexican food is a must. The church, built in 1855, offers mass services in English and Spanish. Shoppers will enjoy browsing southwestern art, fashion and handmade items from New Mexico, Central America, and Mexico.
After touring Mesilla, spend some time shopping downtown Main Street in Las Cruces. Visitors will find local shops, antique stores, lots of restaurants and family-friendly events on the Plaza's stage. For more retail therapy, head to Mesilla Valley Mall and Laguna Seca Plaza.
Those looking for something different, should book a brewery or winery tour. Many visitors don't know Las Cruces has a thriving beer and wine scene complete with samplings and regional flair. Get the ultimate in local flavor during the “Walk of Flame” Green Chile Trail. The area ranks among the largest chile pepper producers in the U.S., and even houses the world's largest chili pepper, a roadside photo opp. On the trail, learn about growing and harvesting chiles, sample products, and buy gifts and souvenirs.
Come see what makes New Mexico a top destination! Book a Las Cruces vacation rental to start planning a getaway.