Las Cruces

Towering palm trees shade the pool at Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces
Hotel Encanto Elegant Pool

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Hotels & Resorts

Old Mesilla in Las Cruces photo
Church Old Mesilla

The City of Crosses

New Mexico’s third largest city blends a university feel with old Mexican charm. Las Cruces thrums with the rhythms of Mariachi music and the smoky heat of green chile (much of New Mexico’s famous crop come from the nearby Hatch Valley). Old West ranching history, flavored with Mexican heritage, can be found in many Las Cruces attractions, museums, and in the historic plaza.

Organ Mountains New Mexico Landscape

LAS CRUCES WEATHER

Las Cruces is known for its mild, dry climate and four moderately distinct, beautiful seasons. With more than 350 days of sunshine, Las Cruces is perfect for outdoor activities or exploring cultural gems year-round. Our average annual rainfall is about 9 inches, mostly during the late afternoon storms during monsoon season (July and August). Winters are sunny and comparatively mild, with an average daytime temperature of 57 degrees. High altitude, low humidity and lots of sunshine mean visitors need to drink lots of water and use sunblock for protection.
Windmill at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum Interactive Museum

Las Cruces Museums and Events

Las Cruces is known for its world-renowned museums and cultural festivals and events. Learn more.
Pottery
Las Cruces Shopping Local Pottery

SHOPPING

  • Historic Old Mesilla Plaza - Over 40 shops featuring traditional and contemporary arts and crafts
  • Mesilla Valley Mall - The largest shopping mall in southern New Mexico
  • Arroyo Plaza - Features over 35 retail and specialty shops
  • Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market - Local merchants sell fresh fruits and vegetables, southwestern arts and crafts, jewelry, clothing, photography and more. Every Wednesday and Saturday morning
White Sands National Monument
White Sands National Monument Gypsum Dunes

LAS CRUCES ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES