Such a wonderful setting and beautiful and very colorful buildings and quaint courtyards filled with history of the old west. . Being there takes you back in time. Also fantastic food.
Don't just stop at the basilica or the square, Investigate the architecture outside those areas. I ended up driving around a little, and it was fascinating. The square was undergoing construction while I was there. The basilica was neat to visit. Be warned: the visitor's center listed on the website was unmanned while I was in town, but I did... More
A walk around the old town square and into the quaint shops is a must for any visitor to Las Cruces. The atmosphere is one of the old Southwest, with hundreds of years of history to it. There are often festivities and music in the middle of the square.
Wonderful old town plaza. Sit and relax and let your imagination take you back into the 1880s. Except for the paved streets, it could still be back then. Beautiful old church, adobe buildings, the old territorial capitol, fascinating shops (the shopkeepers could be a little friendlier) and just a block to the La Posta restaurant, which is one of the... More
Walked to Old Mesilla Village from the Hacienda RV Resort, an easy walk and well lighted at night. Great food at Andele's and shopping throughout the village.
Old Mesilla Village is a great way to spend an afternoon roaming up one street and down the other, in and out of shops. Lots of history associated with the area. We were warned to pay attention to where we parked and did not get ticketed, so I'll pass that along. Make sure you eat at La Posta - by... More
I have been to Old Mesilla many times. There are fun shops with local crafts, wine shops, restaurants, clothing stores, gifts and scents. Scent Chips is my favorite! The park in front of the church seems to be a gathering place when the weather is nice.
The area has had decades of speed trap problems. I used to live here and they had major investigations and jail time. I got a ticket on this trip driving slowly on a highway. Not even sure it was legit. Be very careful. The other thing to watch is over-priced kitsch in the shops. The chocolate shop is good, but... More
I visit La Posta restaurant, and the food was delicious. I also walked around town, and the buildings were interesting. People were very friendly. The one thing about La Posta is don't leave anything on the table. I left my brand new reading glasses on the table after reading the menu. After dinner I forgot them, and called back to... More
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