You may want to stay an extra day...or two!
Silver City, New Mexico...
Our town sits in the sunny southwest corner of New Mexico. We’re equal parts Old West heritage and a distinctive arts and entertainment community, packed with a vibrant “small-town” style of living. Nestled against the 3.3 million acre Gila National Forest, Silver City is a quirky cultural town of just over 10,000 people. The downtown Historic District in particular is home to more than a dozen restaurants, murals, and some thirty-plus galleries and artist studios.
Boasting historical ties with Billy the Kid, the Gila Cliff Dwellings, and Geronimo, as well as the third largest open pit copper mine in the world, Silver City shines in its artistic, culinary, and historical offerings. The Silver City climate is noted for its clear mountain air, low humidity and four gentle seasons. At 6,000 feet, the summer monsoons enliven the lush landscape and provide an escape from the typical Southwestern heat. - From VisitSilverCity.Org