Get itinerary inspiration with these stops in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

“Unique, local flavors abound in Las Cruces. Known as the ‘Chile Capital of the World,’ Las Cruces is a foodie’s paradise with a long history of agricultural traditions. For the outdoor lovers in the group, Las Cruces is home to sprawling wide-open spaces and extensive hiking and biking trails. We invite your group to come explore, experience and discover Las Cruces.” —Rochelle Miller-Hernandez, director, Visit Las Cruces


Las Cruces
Rio Grande Winery
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Enjoy a variety of award-winning wines from the oldest wine-producing region in the nation. Whether sampling red or white wines, groups will find flavors to suit every taste in Las Cruces. Tour vineyards, sip by the glass or plan a tasting to discover the longstanding tradition of New Mexico wine.


Home to national monuments and state parks with hiking and biking trails for all skill levels, Las Cruces has a moderate climate perfect for year-round outdoor recreation. Take in the scenic views and get back to nature on one of the area’s many trails. Be sure to plan a day trip to nearby White Sands National Park to see the bucket list-worthy sights of the gypsum dunes.


Acclaimed by foodies across the globe, Las Cruces is known for its famed red and green chiles. Add a little spice to your palate and try local New Mexican favorites like chile rellenos, posole, green chile cheeseburgers and enchiladas.

In addition to New Mexican dishes, enjoy traditional Mexican food, farm-to-table concepts, French pastries, Greek cuisine and everything in between. The mouthwatering flavors don’t end with food. Treat yourself at local craft breweries, distilleries and coffee roasters.


Spaceport America
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Las Cruces is the place for space and the official host city of Spaceport America—the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport. With tours leaving from Las Cruces, plan an “out of this world” excursion for your group.

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