Hilltop Hacienda Bed and Breakfast
2600 Westmoreland, Las Cruces, New Mexico, 88012, United States
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Travel Tips for Las Cruces
Biking around the town and into the mountains
the town is flat and accessible and it has a cute downtown area where one can stroll with a bike.
If you are in for a little more effort head towards the mountains, you can not get lost since you can see the mountains from any part of the city a mountain bike or any bike.
there are bike rental places in town
Mesquite Historic District
The older of the two historic districts in Las Cruces is the Mesquite Historic Dstrict which dates from the mid-1800s. Time did not permit me to fully explore either district; but I hope to do so, and expand this tip, in the near future.
A Gateway More Than a City
Las Cruces is the second largest city in New Mexico (and you thought it was Santa Fe!). Much of the town is rather uneventful and looks like any small city in the Sun Belt with its mall, big box stores, chain restaurants and strings of cookie-cutter subdivisions.
But this is New Mexico! Las Cruces has a lot more to offer than this, but really is a great base to use to get to other nearby places because of its services and cheap hotels.
White Sands is only about 30 minutes away, Silver City is about an hour away, Carlsbad Caverns is about 2 hours away, El Paso/Juarez is about 30 minutes away.
The highlight of Las Cruces for many is Mesilla, which could be compared to Old Town San Diego or Old Town Albuquerque.
"My alma mater!!!"
Go Aggies! New Mexico was my home for 4 years and what a time it was. Anyone who says the desert is boring is waaaaay off the mark! My favorite thing about Las cruces, home to NMSU, was the great New Mexican style Mexican food. Hot and spicy doesn't even come close to being an accurate description. The chile rellenos are especially good as some of the hottest, tastiest peppers in the world are grown a few miles away in Mesilla. Mesilla is a lovely old spanisn colonial village complete with plaza and orginal adobe houses. The next best thing besides the sunsets, were the people. They are probably some of the nicest people I've ever met anywhere in the world.
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