• Explore Outdoor Options in Las Cruces

     
    POSTED March 9, 2017
     

Situated in the fertile Mesilla Valley between the towering Organ Mountains and meandering Rio Grande, Las Cruces or the “City of Crosses” offers out-of-the-box opportunities to explore the area. 

Sled Down White Sands
At White Sands National Monument, groups can participate in many events throughout the year such as going on ranger-led sunset walks or renting sleds for an incredible ride down the dunes.

Pedal Among Pecans
During the spring and summer, bike along historical Highway 28 under the lush green canopy of 180,000 pecan trees at Stahmann Farms, one of the largest family-owned pecan orchards near the Rio Grande River. 

Tour the Greens
With constant sunny weather, Las Cruces is a golfing paradise with the highly rated Sonoma Ranch Golf Course and the scenic course at New Mexico State University.

Stroll the Market
On Saturday mornings at the Farmers & Crafts Market, live music is the backdrop for browsing Southwestern jewelry, handcrafted goods, local produce and more.

Seven years ago, I moved to The Woodlands from out of state to be closer to family. What I was hoping to find was a familial connection that had been missing ever since I moved away from Indiana, where I was born and raised. What I found, however, was so much more: An eclectic, diverse and welcoming community that I am so proud to call home. I also found a wonderful destination for meetings and events.

 

With mostly family-owned shops and restaurants, 26 miles of sandy beaches, and more than double the miles in bike trails, Muskegon sounds like it could be a city on the West Coast. But combine it with snowy winters and a small-town feel, and Muskegon is a Midwestern city full of character. While the city provides plenty of recreational things to do, meetings and events don’t lack in luster. Opening in spring 2021, a new convention center is just one highlight for planners looking to book in Western Michigan, among plenty of other exciting venues to explore. 

 

According to the city's chamber of commerce, Amarillo – which is Spanish for "yellow" – earned its name from the color of the subsoil of Amarillo Creek and the flowers of the area's yucca plants. The Texas Panhandle city is at the crossroads of the desert and southern plains, as well as a tenacious ranching lifestyle and a creative urban vibe. Here, you'll find the wild beauty of the Palo Duro Canyon and the quirky artistry of Cadillac Ranch.