Las Cruces is the perfect place to spend a romantic weekend with your special someone. Whether you’re looking to share some alone time in nature, dine on delicious cuisine, attend one of many festivals, or relax and unwind, Las Cruces has you covered.
Where to stay
Las Cruces has plenty of accommodations that will make your romantic getaway even more special. From cozy bed and breakfasts to nationally known hotels, we’ve got options to compliment everyone's style.
Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces is the perfect place for couples who want a resort-style stay while still being immersed in our city’s natural beauty. In addition to its beautiful architecture, the resort has plenty of amenities for couples, including a spa, two on-site restaurants, and breathtaking views of the Organ Mountains.
If you’re looking for a bed-and-breakfast-style stay, the Lundeen Inn of the Arts is the place to go. This historic b&b offers a unique and romantic atmosphere for couples looking to relax and lay low while still enjoying the charm and culture of Las Cruces. Hacienda De Mesilla is another boutique inn that perfectly boasts the charm and hospitality of the Mesilla Valley. Hacienda De Mesilla offers guests alluring amenities, including a pool, a full-service cantina and grille, and is located near the Historic Mesilla Plaza.
Outdoor Date Ideas
Las Cruces is the perfect place for couples who like to spend quality time in the great outdoors. With breathtaking mountain views, vistas, and expansive desert landscapes, our southwestern city offers endless opportunities for romantic outdoor adventure.
There are plenty of hiking trails around Las Cruces that offer beautiful scenery for your romantic weekend for two. One of the best places to start your hiking adventure is the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. This protected area covers over 496,000 acres of land and offers a variety of hiking trails for every skill range from beginner to expert. Some of the most popular trails include the Dripping Springs Trail, which takes you to a historic site and a beautiful seasonal waterfall, and Soledad Canyon Trail. Another great hiking destination is the La Cueva Trail, which is an easy .5 mile trail leading to La Cueva rock shelter, an archaeological site located at the foot of the Organ Mountains. Dripping Springs and La Cueva are located within the Dripping Springs Natural Area and require a one-time $5 entrance fee for the day.
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Dinner for Two
There is no shortage of romantic restaurants to explore here in Las Cruces.
For a fine dining experience with a southwestern twist, visit D.H. Lescombes Winery and Bistro. This elegant restaurant offers a wide selection of award-winning wines, as well as a menu of expertly crafted dishes featuring locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy a candlelit dinner for two in the cozy dining room, or take in the stunning views of the Organ Mountains from the outdoor patio. For another intimate setting, visit the Double Eagle Restaurant. Housed in a historic 1849 adobe building, this restaurant exudes intimate romance. With its dimly lit rooms, flickering candles, and live piano music, the Double Eagle is the perfect spot for a special dinner with a haunting history.
Explore Las Cruces History & Culture
One of the best parts of traveling is immersing yourself in the area’s culture and trying new things. You and your partner will have plenty of opportunities to learn together while in Las Cruces.
For stunning views with tons of outdoor activities, head to White Sands National Park. Here you can spend the day exploring the natural beauty of the stunning white sand dunes, hiking, sledding down the dunes, or simply relaxing in the sun. Watch the sun set below the mountains, painting the sky, creating a truly romantic atmosphere.
For a taste of local history and culture, head to the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. This unique museum offers a glimpse into the state's agricultural roots, showcasing everything from interactive exhibits, vintage tractors and farm equipment to traditional adobe buildings, dairy barn and livestock.
For a charming day trip, be sure to explore the nearby town of Mesilla. Located just a short drive from Las Cruces, this picturesque town is steeped in history and culture. Stroll the plaza, admiring the adobe buildings that date back to the 1800s. Visit the Basilica of San Albino, a stunning example of Spanish Colonial architecture, or learn about the town's role in the Wild West. Be sure to stop by one of the many local restaurants or cafes for some of the best New Mexican cuisine.