If both you and your pup love bonding together on a long trip, you should visit the second largest city in New Mexico: Las Cruces. Hit the road via I-10 East from San Elizario and get to the city in a bit more than an hour. The city center itself is buzzing with tourists and locals enjoying their time dining, shopping or going for a walk with their pups in Las Cruces Dog Park. The park is an off-leash area with all the supplies needed: seating throughout the park, water stations, and a small shaded area. The place is notable for being clean and well-maintained. Usually, there are plenty of locals having a great time with their mutts, so your pup is sure to make some new fur-iends! And since this is a city center, there are many cafes welcoming you with your special family member before or after a day out. Check out International Delights, where you and your dog can dine together at the outdoor seating area. Or, spoil your pup and take him to Caliche’s Frozen Custard. The staff will give you a free “Poochie Cone” for your friend!