Top things to do in Socorro

Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Socorro

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

Renowned among wildlife photographers the world over, these fields and marshes, 18 miles south of Socorro, are the wintering ground for over 100,000 migratory birds including snow geese, sandhill cranes and bald eag…
Observatory in Socorro

Very Large Array Radio Telescope

In some remote regions of New Mexico, TV reception is little more than a starry-eyed fantasy. About 40 miles west of Socorro, though, 27 huge antenna dishes sprout from the high plains like a couch potato’s dream co…
Burgers in Socorro

Owl Bar Cafe

Leave I-25 at Exit 139, 10 miles south of Socorro, to sample the finest green chile cheeseburgers this side of Hatch. The potent mix of greasy beef, soft bun, sticky cheese, tangy chile, lettuce and tomato drips ont…
Cultural in Socorro

Festival of the Cranes

On the third weekend of November, featuring special tours of Bosque del Apache, wildlife workshops and arts and crafts.
Cafe in Socorro

M Mountain Coffee

A casual, comfy-chair coffee shop, with pastries, bowls of chile and ice cream.
Church in Socorro

San Miguel Mission

The small church built by Socorro's earliest Spanish settlers expanded to become the San Miguel Mission in the 1620s. You’ll find it three blocks north of the Plaza. While much altered, the mission still retains its…
Italian in Socorro

Socorro Springs Brewing Co

Come to this busy pub for clay-oven pizza, big calzones, decent pasta dishes, lots of salads and homemade soups. At times, the selection of brews in the pub section at the front can be limited, but they're always sm…
Cultural in Socorro

49ers Celebration

All Socorro turns out for the annual 49ers Festival, with parades, dancing and gambling over a long weekend.