- TripBuzz discovered 21 different types of activities for couples in the Capitan area, including Parks (like Smokey Bear Historical Park), Hiking Trails (like New Mexico Rails-to-Trails), Horseback Riding (like Grindstone Stables) and Casinos (like Casino Apache), and much more.
- We discovered a total of 16 date ideas in or near Capitan, New Mexico, including 15 fun or romantic activities in nearby cities within 25 miles like Ruidoso, Carrizozo and Ruidoso Downs.
The Visitors Center at the Smokey Bear Historical Park features exhibits about forest health, forest fires, and fire ecology. Outdoor exhibits display six of the vegetative life zones in New Mexico, and there are also picnic areas and a playground.
Located at the popular horse racing mecca, Ruidoso Downs, the Billy the Kid Casino provides visitors with gaming action and plentiful food and beverage options. The casino features a wide-variety of slot, video poker, and video blackjack machines.
The world's richest quarter-horse race is held at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track. The Turf Club on the second level allows guests to have their own waiter or waitress for food and refreshments, private betting windows, and an overarching view of the track.
When visiting Ruidoso, taking a side trip to visit the Free Spirits at Noisy Water should be on your list of things to do. The eight life-size, bronze statues of galloping horses are displayed in a park-like setting and provide a perfect photo opportunity.
Established in 1993, Noisy Water Winery provides guests with an authentic New Mexico wine and cheese tasting experience. The wines are all crafted from New Mexico Grapes, and they have a unique selection of hand-crafted artisan cheeses.