"A Gateway More Than a City" Las Cruces by bocmaxima
Las Cruces Travel Guide: 76 reviews and 202 photos
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.
- Pros:good location, good services
- Cons:a little boring
La Mesilla is separate from Las Cruces, and was the original dominant town before the days of the Gadsden Purchase. The... more travel advice
There are quite a few relatively cheap motels and hotels along Valley Drive just off I-10 in the southern part of town,... more travel advice
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