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Things to Do in Las Cruces, New Mexico: Day Trip Ideas

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Las Cruces, New Mexico

With a new Buick or GMC model, it’s easier than ever to explore the Las Cruces area. Our extensive location page on the area has some interesting facts about the history of the city, as well as things to do. This post is about some of the many places to visit in the area, many of which can turn into mini road trips—a perfect excuse to drive a new car.

Things to do in Las Cruces are wide ranging. For the best hiking in New Mexico, make a day trip to the Soledad Canyon. This area is rife with scenic views, wildlife, flora, and more. Winding trails weave across canyons, and natural rock formations and stalactites are everywhere. You can also see the remains of indigenous and settler buildings. Rocky terrain can be treacherous in some cars, but not one of the many Buick or GMC crossovers and SUVs.

Stop by the many water tank murals in the area. This is a great activity if you’re bored and looking for something to do. You can see how local artists transform murals into stunning roadside attractions, many of which show pride in the local cities and cultures. Driving from mural to mural is also a great way to experience the city and the open road.

Finally, everyone can enjoy Art Obscura. Considered a landmark by the locals, you can see bizarre and fascinating antiques, as well as some interesting objects and technologies. This quirky gallery has many pieces for sale, but the fun lies in browsing some of the truly unique collections in the store.

Best Ice Cream Shops in El Paso

ice creamWith the weather heating up and the kids out of school, you’ll want to find the ideal ice cream shop nearby. Stop at any of these ice cream shops in El Paso for an after-dinner or midday dessert!

Bahama Buck’s

Bahama Buck’s is all about options. Not only can you get ice cream, but you’ll get to choose from tasty smoothie flavors and shaved ice too.

Marble Slab Creamery

Here, you’ll find local, unique ice cream flavors. There are seasonal flavors, too, so you’ll find the perfect flavor for the perfect (or not perfect) weather!

Menchie’s

Want a slightly healthier alternative to ice cream? Stop by Menchies for yummy, self-serve frozen yogurt.

Gufo di Milano

Come here for the classic taste of gelato. Gufo di Milano makes quality desserts, without fillers or artificial colors flavors. Plus, you’ll get plenty of fruits and nuts right in your gelato.

Sweet Corner

This place has a little bit of everything. Here, you’ll be able to get salad, sandwiches, and desert! Besides ice cream, frozen yogurt, and smoothies, you can get brownies and cupcakes!

Best Places to Get Dessert in El Paso

We at Crawford Buick GMC love dessert, and El Paso offers some of the best sweet treats in Texas. If you’re looking for the best place to get dessert in El Paso after a stressful day or big dinner, we have some suggestions.

  • V & G Ice Cream & Coffee Parlor: Nothing beats the cool, creamy treat of old-fashioned ice cream after a hot El Paso day. Their banana splits are some of the best, but if you prefer something else, you have dozens of other flavor options.
  • Hana Banana: This up-and-coming El Paso chain has three locations in the area which serve a variety of smoothies, waffles, and crepes—most drizzled in rich chocolate. Indulge by ordering a slice of cheesecake topped with ice cream and wrapped in a crisp pastry.
  • Gufo Di Milano: Known for its all-natural, old-fashioned gelato in flavors like toasted almond and ginger cream, this upscale eatery also offers hearty servings of Italian dishes like paninos and crepes paired with specialty coffee drinks.
  • DirtyMouth Cupcakes: Beautiful to look at and scrumptious to eat, these specialty cupcakes will change the way you think about baked goods. Ever had a French Toast & Bacon cupcake? If not, you don’t know what you’re missing.
  • Popcorn Extravaganza: Make your dessert salty-sweet by mixing some of these incredibly-flavored popcorn varieties together. Go with pre-mixed suggestions or make your own combination—you’ve got over 50 to choose from!

A List of February Events in El Paso

As the county seat for El Paso County, our beautiful city has plenty of cultural events to offer. For those looking to spice things up—or for a great Valentine’s Day date idea—we at Crawford Buick GMC have decided to gather a list of February events in El Paso. Ranging from art shows to fundraising events and dinners, the options in our great city are endless. Here is just a taste of what El Paso has to offer!

Western Impressions Award Show and Sale
When: February 8th
Where: The Crossland Gallery
Admission: Free
Activities: Gather to view amazing art created by local artists

Guys and Dolls
When: February 11th at 7:30 PM
Where: Plaza Theater
Admission: Varies depending on seat
Activities: See the famous play acted out by local actors

Happy Valentine's Day!
Happy Valentine’s Day from Crawford Buick GMC!

Jerry Lee Lewis and Chubby Check Diner Concert Show
When: February 14th at 5:00 PM
Where: Socorro Entertainment Center
Admission: $25
Activities: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Jerry Lee Lewis and Chubby Checkers, while also enjoying a wonderful dinner

Valentine’s Day Ghost Tour
When: February 14th from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: Ghosts915 Paranormal Research Center
Admission: $15
Activities: Get spooky on Valentine’s Day with this local ghost tour!

Lake Lucero Tours
When: February 28th at 2:00 PM
Where: White Sands National Monument
Admission: $4 for children and $8 for adults
Activities: Enjoy a tour of Lake Lucero with a ranger and learn about the formation of the white sands

If you have any February events in El Paso you would like to share, mention them in the comments below!

Get Your Sugar Rush with These Halloween Events in El Paso

Halloween Events in El Paso
Happy Halloween from Crawford Buick GMC!

Halloween is just around the corner—do you know what you’re going to be doing on the scariest night of the year? Whether you are looking to go pumpkin picking or foR a bit of a scare, there are plenty of Halloween events in El Paso that will fit your plans. So, here is a Halloween treat (not trick) for you! Enjoy this list of Halloween events and contact Crawford Buick GMC if you have any questions!

Kid Friendly Events

Trick or Treat Off the Street
Bassett Place Mall
Wednesday, October 31, 4pm to 6pm

El Paso Sheriff’s Office Haunted House
El Paso Sheriff’s Office
October 4-31, 5pm to 11pm on Monday through Friday; 2pm to 11pm Saturday and Sunday.

La Union Pumpkin Fest Day
La Union Corn Maze
October 20, 7am to 10am

Boo at the Zoo
El Paso Zoo
October 27-28 10am to 4pm

Events For the Older Bunch

Terror Trail
WinkeyDoodles Paintball Adventures
Fridays and Saturdays 7:30pm to midnight; Sunday 7:30pm to 10pm

Adventure Zone’s Haunted House
Adventure Zone
Thursday-Sunday until October 31

Electronic Voodoo El Paso
Buchanan’s Event Centre
October 26

Downtown Glow
Cleveland Square Park, Franklin Ave.
October 31