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All About Las Cruces
Las Cruces, New Mexico’s second-largest city, sits near the US-Mexican border on the edge of the Chihuahuan Desert, with the gargantuan Doña Ana and Organ Mountain Ranges providing a picturesque backdrop. You can explore this scenic landscape along the popular Pine Tree Trail, the Slot Canyon Trail, and other treks that lead past rugged rock formations, mountain waterfalls, and a sprawling ecosystem of flora and fauna, including the occasional rattlesnake and other desert critters.
The city features several historical monuments, including the Three Crosses that give the town its name. Downtown’s thriving Main Street has a pedestrian plaza, numerous museums — including the Museum of Art, Museum of Natural History, and Branigan Cultural Center — and galleries showcasing the art of the Southwest. You’ll also find numerous festivals celebrating Mexican and American art, culture, food, and music.
The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Las Cruces
Las Cruces enjoys plentiful sunlight for the majority of the year, with temperatures ranging from temperate in the winter to scorching in the summer. During the dry, sunny summer months, be sure to drink plenty of water, especially if you’re headed outside, and remember to pack sunscreen and a hat. In fall and winter, the city enjoys relatively cool weather during the day, but it can drop below freezing at night. The mild daytime weather creates a comfortable and enjoyable environment for hiking around the mountains and exploring the vast Chihuahuan Desert. Try the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Trail, a short family-friendly trail with labeled plants and trees.
The Harvest Wine Festival at the beginning of September highlights New Mexico’s wineries with food, live music, and a huge selection of wines. At the end of October, Las Cruces celebrates Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead with a candlelit procession from the plaza to the cemetery, altars to honor lost loved ones, and a giant piñata.
Top things to do in Las Cruces
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
The 47-acre New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum is a unique indoor and outdoor museum that traces the 4,000-year history of farming and ranching in New Mexico. Interactive living history demonstrations take you from the early agricultural period — where you’ll view ancient tools and a replica of a Mogollon pit house from the prehistoric era — to modern innovations in farming.
The town of Mesilla became a part of the United States in 1854 with the Gadsby Purchase, but has retained its Mexican culture through the decades. Old Mesilla village and plaza, less than 15 minutes from downtown Las Cruces, is a National Historic Landmark thanks to the original adobe buildings, which now house art galleries, gift shops, and restaurants decorated with red chile ristras.
Dripping Springs Natural Area
About 30 minutes east of Las Cruces is the Dripping Springs Natural Area, where you’ll find four miles of hiking trails among the desert scrub and oak woodlands. You may get the opportunity to spot red-tailed hawks, golden eagles, and desert mule deer. The Dripping Springs trail is about three miles out and back with low elevation, perfect for novice hikers. Be sure to bring plenty of water, especially if hiking during the summer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where should I stay in Las Cruces?
Make yourself at home in Las Cruces by choosing from our most frequently booked neighborhoods. We have over 500 vacation rentals in Avienda de Mesilla, over 200 vacation rentals in Mesilla, and over 160 vacation rentals in Mesilla Park.
Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Las Cruces?
Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 350 vacation rentals in Las Cruces featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.
How much does it cost to stay in house rentals in Las Cruces?
Experience the best of Las Cruces with our house rentals, starting at about $10 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.
Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Las Cruces?
Four-legged friends are welcome in Las Cruces. Choose from more than 280 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.
Are there Las Cruces vacation rentals on Airbnb with pools?
Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 70 vacation homes with pools in Las Cruces, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!
Do condo rentals in Las Cruces have a gym?
Absolutely! We offer over 10 condo rentals with a gym in Las Cruces. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.
Do condo rentals in Las Cruces have self check-in?
Absolutely! We offer over 10 condo rentals with self check-in in Las Cruces. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.
Do condo rentals in Las Cruces have a bbq area?
Absolutely! We offer over 10 condo rentals with a bbq area in Las Cruces. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.
Do condo rentals in Las Cruces have wifi?
Absolutely! We offer over 20 condo rentals with wifi in Las Cruces. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.
Are there family-friendly townhouse rentals in Las Cruces?
Las Cruces has more than 30 family-friendly townhouse rentals. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.