El Paso Texas

El Paso, Texas

Centered downtown, El Paso’s nightlife shines brightly with live music, theater, and dining for every taste.Photo courtesy thinkstockphotos.com Sitting at the crossroads of New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico, this big city boasts the best of each, turning heads for its urban desert parkland and performing arts and garnering new fans for its family-friendly vibe and diverse cuisine. The neighborhood’s facelift …

Las Cruces NM

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Photo courtesy Visit Las Cruces Plaza de Las Cruces Organ Mountains–Desert Peaks National Monument New Mexico State University Chile Pepper Institute Photo by Ashley M. Biggers Rio Grande Theatre Farmers and Crafts Market of Las Cruces In 1629, Franciscan monks smuggled vines into New Mexico and planted the first grapes along the Rio Grande — making the state the oldest …

Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico

Photo courtesy sierracounty.info Hot Springs Bathhouse and Commercial Historic District Photo courtesy New Mexico Tourism Elephant Butte Lake State Park Spaceport America

Alamogordo New Mexico

Alamogordo, New Mexico

White Sands National MonumentPhoto by gettyimages.com: McVeras Photo by Melissa Kopka

Ruidoso New Mexico

Ruidoso, New Mexico

Ruidoso Downs Hubbard Museum of the American West Spencer Theater Lincoln Historic Site Lincoln National Forest

Carlsbad New Mexico

Carlsbad, New Mexico

Carlsbad Caverns National Park Photo by DJ McCoy Pecos River Carlsbad Museum & Art Center

Hobbs, New Mexico

Hobbs, New Mexico

Get in the spirit at the Western Heritage Museum, which displays buckles, boots, saddles, and spurs.Photo by Geni Cavanaugh. Just over the state line from Texas and set in the oil-rich Permian Basin, Hobbs welcomes travelers along U.S. 62 to the Land of Enchantment and has boot-clad footing in the Western lifestyle and energy industry. An animatronic cowboy tells campfire …