Take a trip to Las Cruces, New Mexico, this winter to experience some of the region’s finest natural sites, restaurants and wineries. Visit Las Cruces compiled a list of some of the top activities and locations in the area for travelers.
Las Cruces Cuisine
Known for its famed red and green chile, Las Cruces offers an array of tasty dishes to visitors looking for an extra bit of spice to their palate. Try local New Mexican favorites like posole, chile rellenos, green chile cheeseburgers and enchiladas. For those wanting to expand their palates even more, try traditional Mexican food, French pastries, farm-to-table concepts and Greek cuisine, all of which can be found in Las Cruces.
Las Cruces also boasts local craft breweries and distilleries, acclaimed wineries and coffee roasters. Some of the most popular breweries include Bosque Brewing Company Beer Bar, The Pecan Grill and Brewery, High Desert Brewery and Picacho Peak Brewing Company.
Hiking and Parks
With a modern climate year-round, Las Cruces serves as the perfect destination for travelers looking to hike some of the most beautiful trails in the country. Las Cruces spans national monuments and state parks with countless hiking and biking trails for all skill levels. Hike the Dona Ana Mountains or climb Picacho Peak to witness some of the most stunning views in the region.
White Sands National Park, one of the area’s most famous parks, features vast dunes made of gypsum crystals. The largest of its kind on earth, these dunes offer views of rare natural phenomena created thousands of years ago.
Known as the area’s food and drink capital, Las Cruces offers visitors a variety of local wines. Visitors can even embark on the region’s Wine & Ale Trails to taste the many wines and beers made in the area. For a tour of a winery, visitors can choose from a multitude of wineries including Amaro Winery, Fort Selden Winery, Heart of the Desert Winery and Luna Rossa Winery.
Las Cruces offers several museums and cultural centers for those wanting to learn more about the history of the region. Visit Las Cruces Museum of art to admire some of the region’s best artists. The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum sits on 47 acres of land, showcasing farm life in the region over the past 3,000 years. To learn about the railroading history of Las Cruces and the Mesilla Valley, head over to Las Cruces Railroad Museum.
What happens when three of the six French nationals residing in San Antonio get together? If they happen to be from a long line of proud French gourmands from three different regions of the country, they take what they know and make it something proudly Texan, while still adhering to their separate and collective culinary roots. That’s exactly what happened as a result of those three — Executive Chef Laurent Réa of Strasbourg, Philippe Placé of Chartres, and Jérôme Sérot of Lyon — meeting 20 years ago.
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Half-timbered houses cluster around old churches with needle- thin spires. Grassy paths lead into thick pine forests. Jagged, sheer-sided mountains frame peaceful Alpine meadows. Welcome to the Dolomites — 18 peaks rising to more than 10,000 feet in the northern Italian Alps — designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.