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Get moonstruck and swoony in the dramatic Las Cruces desert.
Photo: Photos. If you're in the mood to enchant your main squeeze, Las Cruces is a great base for a romantic adventure.
Stargazing, wine-tasting and desert hiking are just a few of the area's highlights. On Valentine's Day, the Asombro Institute for Science Education invites proudly nerdy sweethearts on an annual Valentine's Day nature walk to "fall in love with the desert together. If you're wondering, "asombro" means "wonder" in Spanish, foreshadowing the look on your sweetie's face when he or she gets a look at one of the park's star inhabitants: the heart-melting desert pocket mouse.
Take your squeeze out to enjoy a day of gourmet delights in Las Cruces' neighboring Mesilla Valley, the heart and soul of New Mexico's wine production, where a dozen wineries populate a vibrant wine trail. To best experience the trail, start about 25 miles south of Las Cruces on Highway There, La Vina -- the state's oldest operating winemaker -- and Zin Valle Vineyards open their doors to thirsty oneophiles.
Be sure to stop by Amaro Winery and Fort Selden, two local family operations that only bottle and serve varietals grown within the state -- and be sure to visit the award-winning Heart of the Desert Winery to taste the idiosyncratic "Pistachio Rose. Open every Wednesday and Saturday from a. Plenty of baked goods, snacks from the many food stands and homemade candies pepper the offerings, and entertainers roam the space, ready to surprise your sweetie with a quick serenade.
Stargazing is a time-honored avocation of the romantic, and the mountains around Las Cruces provide an impressive backdrop for such canoodling. Active couples can snag their camping gear and head for the Dona Ana Mountains, located about 5 miles north of Las Cruces.
The mountains' northern trailhe are steep and technical, but the southern ones lead to the top via easier-to-backpack paths. Alternatively, head for the Picacho Mountain Recreation Area.
Located just 7 miles west of downtown Las Cruces, hikers can reach the rugged viewpoint atop Picacho Peak via several mode-specific trails: among them, footpaths, mountain bike trails and equestrian routes. Annette O'Neil is an air sports athlete, digital nomad, full-time traveler and yogini.
A writer for more than a decade, O'Neil has written copy, content and editorial articles for hundreds of clients and publications, including Blue Skies Magazine and Whole Life Times. Mountains Near Tombstone, Arizona.
Southwest Deserts in Colombia. Go Wine Tasting Take your squeeze out to enjoy a day of gourmet delights in Las Cruces' neighboring Mesilla Valley, the heart and soul of New Mexico's wine production, where a dozen wineries populate a vibrant wine trail. Cuddle Under the Stars Stargazing is a time-honored avocation of the romantic, and the mountains around Las Cruces provide an impressive backdrop for such canoodling.