There is a place where the pressures of life vanish with the wind. Where true love is found along the journey, and again at each destination. That place can be found on the Road to Romance with its miles and miles of pristine white sands, serene high alpine vistas, and seductive passion-pink sunsets.  Alamogordo, Artesia, and Cloudcroft are Southeastern New Mexico, True.


“...experience the natural wonders of White Sands National Monument where you'll fall in love the moment your bare feet touch the white sand”

Set in the Tularosa Basin and bordered on the east by the Sacramento Mountains, Alamogordo has been inhabited for over 11,000 years. The present settlement was established in 1898 to support the construction of the El Paso and Northeastern Railroad. Today Alamogordo has become an inspiration to Hollywood stars, film makers, and romantics alike, offering miles and miles of pristine white sands, and light years of space exploration, in this galaxy and beyond.

Come take a romantic voyage together at the New Mexico Museum of Space History, where you'll find the moon rock that Apollo astronaut and New Mexico native, Harrison H. Schmitt collected in 1972. Then take in an out-of-this world cinematic experience at the IMAX Theater. See the wildlife at New Mexico's oldest zoo, Alameda Zoo, and then take a train ride through Alameda Park. Find your game on the fairways of Desert Lakes Golf Course, visit nearby Oliver Lee State Park at the base of the Sacramento Mountains, and experience the natural wonders of White Sands National Monument where you'll fall in love the moment your bare feet touch the white sand. On the Road to Romance exciting events, clear skies, and good weather can be found at Alamogordo, New Mexico year-round.

Romance Packages

You will fall in love with Alamogordo's getaway packages…

Heart of the Desert "Sweethearts Package"

Give your valentine this great gift anytime! Warmed by the bright sun in southernNew Mexico, Heart of the Desert's award winning pistachios and wines are grown locally in Alamogordo at Eagle Ranch. This family farm is the site of New Mexico's oldest and largest producing pistachio groves. Ask us about the "Turkish-Pistachio True-Love Legend…"

Free "Sweetheart" Tours Daily
June – August: Monday through Friday, twice a day at 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM
September - May: Monday through Friday at 1:30 PM
Groups: We are happy to accommodate groups of 10 or more by appointment.
Heart of the Desert® offers a delightful selection of fresh pistachios, wine and other delicious southwestern gourmet food items and gifts.

Heart of the Desert "Sweethearts Package" $25
1 Exquisite Bottle Pistachio Rose'
2 4oz. Wine Glasses
1 ½ lb. Bag (Signature) Burlap Pistachios

Heart of the Desert, Inc. at Eagle Ranch
7288 Hwy 54/70
Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310
(800) 432-0999 toll free
(575) 434-0035 local
(575) 434-2132 fax

Alameda Park Zoo - Couples Getaway

"A Walk on the Wild Side"

$5 Romance Package
FOR OVER A HUNDRED YEARS couples have agreed that the Alameda Park Zoo is one of the most romantic venues in Alamogordo. A leisurely walk through the zoo transports couples into an exotic landscape of plush vegetation with waterfalls and ponds inhabited by rare birds and animals. Secluded benches and gazebos along the way allow for intimate conversation while being serenaded by the howl of wolves and the songs of birds. Many couples have chosen to have their wedding inside the zoo over the years and why not? The zoo is a special place that inspires the imagination and the heart.

PHONE: 575-439-4290 or go to:

Take your sweetheart on an out of this world tour at The NM Museum of Space History.

Valid: February 2013 Experience the magic of space and the mystery of the cosmos with a combined museum tour and IMAX movie. It's a Romantic morning or afternoon. Two tickets to the museum. Two tickets to the Clyde W. Tombaugh IMAX theater. Sweetheart Rate: $20 (tax included)

The NM Museum of Space History.
3198 State Route 2001
Alamogordo, NM 88310
phone: 575-437-2840 ext. 41129

Memories Restaurant "Romantic Dinners for Two"

Alamogordo's Memories Restaurant offers fine dining in true Victorian-Style and a very romantic setting for you and your sweetheart.

"Memories are the worn and fingered coins with which we strive to buy back the joys of yesteryear."

Call today for reservations and pricing: 575-437-0077 or visit:


“... A modern-day "field of dreams" on the Road to Romance, with exciting events and moderate weather year-round, Artesia is an "art of love"”

Welcome to Artesia, a perfect centerpoint on the Road to Romance. A place of community, family, friends, and newly found friends. A place of historical significance and artistic grandeur, Artesia's mainstreet district offers a history museum and art center, circa 1890 depot renovation, colorful heritage walkway, and magnificent monumental bronze sculptures that stand in honor of Southeastern New Mexico's heritage.

A vibrant, activity-filled city, Artesia offers attractions to interest, entertain and educate locals and visitors alike. Take a Walking Tour through the past and experience Artesia through the eyes of the pioneers. Catch a show at the new state-of-the-art Ocotillo Performing Arts Center. And for the sports enthusiast; softball, soccer, valleyball, tennis, running, and walking at Jaycee Park. Fishing, water skiing, boating and sailing await you at Brantley Lake State Park just a few minutes outside of town.

A modern-day "field of dreams" on the Road to Romance, with exciting events and moderate weather year-round, Artesia is an "art of love".

Romance Packages

Romance Packages
We invite you to come fall in love or just enjoy your love in Artesia with these exciting and romantic getaway offerings.

The Oasis Package
The Adobe Rose Bed and Breakfast offers hospitality in true Southwestern style and a very romantic setting

  • One overnight at The Adobe Rose Inn – a hacienda style

Bed & Breakfast

  • Breakfast & Dinner for Two at The Adobe Rose Restaurant
  • A welcome bottle of wine

Rate:  $199 per Night Per Couple
Reservations:  575-748-3082

The Adobe Rose Dining Package
Nestled in the luxurious Adobe Rose Inn, Adobe Rose Restaurant showcases the vibrant cuisine and rich culture of New Mexico with a menu and décor specializing in the unique flavors and themes of the Southwest.

  • Breakfast & Lunch OR Dinner for Two at

The Adobe Rose Restaurant

  • Welcome Bottle of Wine

Rate:  $99 per Couple
Reservations:  575-746-6157

The Main Street Bronze Package
New mexico’s premier boutique hotel romance experience
This heritage inn has all the conveniences of your favorite hotel with upscale inn style lodgings in a beautiful setting!

  • One overnight at the Artesia Heritage Inn – a downtown boutique style Hotel and Bed & Breakfast
  • Dinner at your choice of one of four Main Street Restaurants

(The Wellhead Restaurant & Brew Pub, La Fonda Mexican Restaurant, Piccolino’s Italian Restaurant, or Henry’s Barbecue Restaurant)

  • Two Tickets to The Ocotillo Performing Arts Center*

(*subject to concert schedule & ticket availability)

  • A welcome plate of chocolate dipped strawberries
  • Artesia’s History in Bronze & Historic Downtown Walking Tour

Rate: $185 per Night Per Couple (Additional nights available at special rate)
Reservations:  575-748-2552

Ocotillo Performing Arts Center Concert Schedule:


“...Cloudcroft will make you feel right at home, with friendliness. Join us today in a playland of romantic travel”

At the summit of the Sacramento Mountains, 9,000 feet above stress level, the romantic mountain village of Cloudcroft owes its existence to the beauty that surrounds it. Impressed by the white clouds slipping by at almost ground level, it was a railroad crew (circa 1898) who chose the name of Cloudcroft, meaning a cloud in a field. Beautiful scenery and spectacular unspoiled vistas are encountered at every turn. High alpine meadows and cool air are a welcome relief on mid-summer days sprinkled with mountain showers that come and go quickly, but leave behind a variety of wildflowers that blanket the meadows and line the roads. Surrounded by Lincoln National Forest, romantic activities include picnicking, camping, horseback riding, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and off-road four-wheel excursions. Here bear, turkey, elk, deer, antelope and mountain lion roam free.

Come explore, unwind, and rejuvenate in the Old West village of Cloudcroft. Village shops specialize in handmade crafts, many from local artisans. A downtown ice-rink makes for unforgettable memories, and the Lodge Resort, a New Mexico landmark built by the railroad in 1901, offers romantic accommodations, dining, and the highest nine-hole golf course in New Mexico. A quiet, quaint and scenic village with year-round events and activities, Cloudcroft will make you right feel at home, with friendliness. Join us today in a playland of romantic travel.

Romance Packages

Treat your Special Loved One to The Lodge Resort on Valentine's

Valid: February 2013


  • One night in a deluxe room
  • Dinner and breakfast for two in Rebecca's
  • A welcome bottle of champagne

Rate: $229 - $269 per couple*
(Inclusive price per couple $280.67 - $322.56)

Spring Break in the Mountains Valid: March 1 - May 20, 2013

Enjoy a Spring Break vacation in the mountains for 3 nights with a 4 night free. Spring is just around the corner and the weather is beautiful.

Rates: Sunday through Thursday $299.00* per couple (Inclusive for two people, $333.75)
Weekends $319.00* per couple (Inclusive for two people, $356.23)
*Prior to applicable taxes and gratuities.
Call (800) 395-6343 to Reserve Your Package Today!

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*Not applicable for groups and may not be combined with any other offer. The final night is free. No refunds for early departure. A four night minimum stay is required for this package.

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