TRAV­EL­ERS’ CHECKS

The News Herald (Willoughby, OH) - - Travel -

A lo­cal mu­si­cian takes a break from per­form­ing at The Farm­ers and Craft Mar­ket of Las Cruces. The mar­ket is one of the largest open-air farm­ers mar­ket in the county and fea­tures food, crafts and per­form­ers of all kinds. Las Cruces is 1,726 miles from Cleve­land or 25 hours non-stop by car. It’s in the Moun­tain Time Zone, so it’s two hours be­hind Cleve­land. In down­town Las Cruces, plan to spend a full morn­ing for the Las Cruces Farm­ers & Craft Mar­ket on Main Street. It’s open 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ev­ery Wed­nes­day and Satur­day. •New Mex­ico Farm and Ranch Her­itage Mu­seum, 4100 Drip­ping Springs Road; Las Cruces; 575-522-4100; www.nm­far­man­dranch­mu­seum.org. Al­low a few hours to a half day for a visit. The black­smith is there week­ends only. His­toric Me­silla is a short drive from Las Cruces. Walk around to best en­joy the town and find small shops hid­den down lit­tle al­ley­ways not vis­i­ble from a car. Plan to spend a least a full af­ter­noon in Me­silla to fully ex­pe­ri­ence the Basil­ica, shops and a meal. La Posta de Me­silla is at 2410 Calle de San Al­bino, Me­silla. Call 575-524-3524 or visit www.la­posta-deme­silla.com. The restau­rant is very pop­u­lar so call ahead for seat­ing. Chili Pep­per In­sti­tute vis­its also should be ar­ranged with a call ahead to ar­range a tast­ing. Find it in Room 265, Ger­ald Thomas Hall on the New Mex­ico State Univer­sity Campus. Call 575646-3028 or visit www.cpi. nmsu.edu. De La Vega’s Pecan Grill and Brew­ery is at 500 S. Telshor Blvd. Call 575-521-1099 or visit www.pecan­grill.com. Reser­va­tions sug­gested.

KRISTI GARABRANDT — THE NEWS-HER­ALD

KRISTI GARABRANDT — THE NEWS-HER­ALD

La Posta De Me­silla, a pop­u­lar restau­rant lo­cated on the plaza in His­toric Me­silla, New Mex­ico, is known for its au­then­tic Mex­i­can food.

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