Fairfield Inn & Suites Carlsbad
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Travel Blogs from Carlsbad
... I in an old bank, had a nice dinner along with some wine sampling. Met a couple guys there at the bar, and we hung out all evening. Girls went back to the room. States Visited: Texas, New Mexico* Stops Made: Mason, Fort Saba Meals: breakfast at hotel; lunch at the fort (for the girls); dinner at the Trinity Hotel Accommodations: Trinity Hotel in Carlsbad Miles Driven: 485 miles Driven on Interstates: 49 (10%) Drive Time: 7:50 (~62 mph avg) Weather: comfortable mid 80's to 90's all day ...
... Texas and New Mexico in that respect.
We checked into a room at a local motel that has 3 queen sized beds. It will be cozy but is our best option for the night.
The 7 mile drive off of the main road back to Carlsbad Caverns through the Chihauaun Desert is awe inspiring. Rocky bluffs, cliffs with caves, and hills all covered in prickly pear and yucca plants. Desolate and bleak were the words we kept using to describe the scenery. ...
... we had read, we expected a fun, fairly authentic old western downtown area. It turned out to be somewhat disappointing -- quite a few old buildings (and some quite photogenic) but a lot were empty or (seemingly recently) out of business. Many of those in business were closed for Memorial Day. Nonetheless, we had a nice lunch at the Plaza Hotel - this hotel dates from the late 1880s and they appear to be retaining that "look and feel." However, ...
... in the desert sun and heat and to take the necessary precautions. She also suggested we keep our eyes open for rattlesnakes. Wonderful! We put on our hats, packed lots of water, put Clare in the backpack and headed out into the heat. It felt like we were leaving any existence we knew and trekking into the desert. The trail had some elevation to it since we were at the base of the mountains. We ...
Dave and I have always talked about going to Carlsbad caverns so we decided that even though it added a lot of mileage to our trip, we had to do it. We were not disappointed.
Dave wanted to do some of the adventure tours and you have to make reservations for any of these. If I had to do it again, I would skip the ones outside the main caverns ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility