About Las Cruces

Las Cruces

Las Cruces is the San Diego of the Southwest! The second largest city in New Mexico, we have a beautiful sunny location in the heart of the Mesilla Valley. The local culture is a vibrant mix of Native American, Mexican and American traditions, and we are renowned for our welcoming, laid-back atmosphere. In addition, Las Cruces has a very strong art community. You can find shows every weekend at places like the West End Art Depo or Art Obscura! Come and try some of the locally grown green chile, hike the beautiful Organ mountains, and explore all that Las Cruces has to offer!

Local attractions and events include:

Outdoor Recreation

Historic Old Mesilla

Prehistoric Trackways National Monument

Las Cruces Farmer’s Market (one of the top markets in the Nation!)

West End Art Depo

Art Obscura

New Mexico Wineries and Vineyards

White Sands National Monument

Dia De Los Muertos

The Whole Enchilada Festival




New Mexico

New Mexico is Real. Experiences here are authentic, whether from the cultures that have lived here for centuries, the landscape that offers variety found nowhere else, or the people who are genuine and friendly. New Mexico isn’t about plastic replicas, papier-mâché attractions, or contrived adventures. All five senses will tell you this is a special place; will inform you that you have discovered a unique part of the world.

New Mexico Tourism

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta


Taos Skiing

Gila Cliff Dwellings

Hot Springs

Ruidoso Skiing

Ship Rock