Much to see in Mesilla

With art, wineries, and markets, a tiny New Mexico town now has more than history

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EAT

Double Eagle Restaurant. Enjoy a Sunday champagne brunch on the sunny bougainvillea-lined patio. $$$; 2355 Calle de Guadalupe, on Mesilla Plaza; 505/523-6700.

The Bean of Mesilla. Start the day with a "Good Morning" muffin and a mug of house-roasted coffee. 2011 Avenida de Mesilla; 505/523-0560.

GO

Horseshoe Stable. Ride past cotton fields and up to desert mesas that open to views of the Franklin Mountains. $25 per person, per hour; 924 Gato Rd., El Paso, TX; 915/373-0101.

SHOP

Mesilla Arts and Crafts Market. Don't miss the plaza's outdoor market where local artists showcase everything from desert landscape photography to jewelry to ceramics. Thu 11-4, Sun 12-4; at intersection of Calle de Guadalupe and Calle de Parian; 505/523-4896.

 

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