7 Things to Do on Your Ruidoso Weekend Getaway
If you’re looking for fun things to do in New Mexico this summer, then Ruidoso is the place for you. The best part is that you can enjoy the best of what Ruidoso has to offer in a weekend getaway. It’s the perfect place for shopping, dining, and relaxing in style. Here are seven things to do on your Ruidoso weekend getaway this summer.
1 Start Your Ruidoso Weekend Getaway at the Historic Midtown Shopping District
Right under Sudderth Drive, you’ll find Ruidoso’s historic Midtown shopping district. You’ll love the unique specialty boutiques with original products made by skilled artisans and craftsmen. If you get hungry, there are plenty of places to enjoy a nice meal, and you won’t walk away without an awesome souvenir to remember your trip.
2 Spend the Day at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track
Make your next stop the Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Billy the Kid Casino. Home of the World’s Richest Quarter Horse Race and the exciting Zia Festival, you’ll find tons of excitement, watching the horses race and winning money on the races or in the casino. Horses race Friday through Monday, May to August, starting at 1 pm.
3 Eat Lunch at One of Ruidoso’s Best Restaurants
Ruidoso, New Mexico, boasts some of the best restaurants in the state. Top rated restaurants include the Hall of Flame for the best burgers, Tina’s Café for gourmet cooking in a home atmosphere, and the Rio Grande Grill and Tap Room for a great steak and a cold beer. The Village Buttery is one of Ruidoso’s best delicatessens. And if you love Italian food, you won’t want to miss out on Michael J’s Italian Restaurant. There is definitely no shortage of great places to eat and have a drink in Ruidoso.
4 Spend the Afternoon at the Inn of the Mountain Gods
The Inn of the Mountain Gods is THE place for the best entertainment in Ruidoso. There’s a Las Vegas style casino and exciting outdoor activities, like ZipRiding over Lake Mescalero. This is such a fun place, you may not want to leave. And that’s great, because the Inn of the Mountain Gods has all day and evening entertainment, like the LOL Comedy Club and Club 49. If you want to stay, there’s five star hotel accommodation. Come on the Fourth of July to enjoy the Star Spangled Celebration!
5 Spend the Evening Enjoying Live Music and Excellent Food
A great way to enjoy the evening in Ruidoso is to visit one of the live music venues in the area. There’s the Win Place & Show, the Quarters Saloon and Grill, and Farley’s Food Fun & Pub. You’ll get a great meal, drinks, and an excellent live music show. If you’re interested in upcoming concerts by popular artists, then make a note of the following dates and events:
- Zach Willard Band at Quarters Nightclub & Grill on July 22, 2017 at 8pm
- Rachel Udow at Tall Pines Beer & Wine on July 29, 2017 at 7pm
- Brandon Bentley at Anaheim Jacks on August 4, 2017 at 5pm
- Warrant at the Mountain Gods Casino on August 4, 2017 at 7pm
6 Wake Up and Hit the Golf Course
Ruidoso, New Mexico, also boasts some of the best golf courses you can find in the US. There’s the Cree Meadows Public Golf Course and the Links at Sierra Blanca. If you’re staying at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, then you can take advantage of the Championship Golf Course with special rates for guests.
7 Visit the Spencer Theater in Alto Before You Go
While you’re in the area, check out the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts in Alto. No matter which weekend you choose for your Ruidoso weekend getaway, there’s a fun summer event to enjoy. Check the show times and events for your favorite theater, music, or dance experience, and plan a weekend vacation that you’ll never forget.
Ruidoso is a beautiful New Mexican town to visit for a weekend. What better way to enjoy mountain life than to stay at locally owned West Street Inn, a cozy, quiet and comfortable home away from home. West Street Inn is centrally located on one of Ruidoso’s main streets and provides many accommodations for a variety of travelers.
Share your favorite Ruidoso experience in the comments to help others plan a memorable experience. What are your favorite Ruidoso restaurants? What live shows are you hoping to see this summer?