48. Hobbs, New Mexico USA
Hobbs, New Mexico is one of those places in the U.S. you just have to visit. Not much to see or do, but it’s interesting to see the innards of America.
Hobbs, New Mexico is located in the southwest quadrant of New Mexico, just over the Texas border.
How To Get Here
The area is quite remote and there are not many ways to get there.
There is no train service to Hobbs. Closest routes are the Sunset Limited and the Texas Eagle which both stops in the cities of Deming, NM (DEM) and Lordsburg, NM (LDB). From there you’d have to rent a car if available.
The nearest airport is the Lea County Regional and is served by United Airlines (UA) with service from Houston-Intercontinental, Houston TX (IAH).
There is also, Roswell, NM (ROW) which is served by American Airlines (AA); Midland/Odessa, TX (MAF) served by American Airlines (AA), Southwest (WN) and United Airlines (UA); and Lubbock, TX (LBB) also served by American Airlines (AA), Southwest (WN) and United Airlines (UA), not too far away.
Greyhound serves the town.
If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
Where To Stay
Hobbs has a decent amount of hotels both from small chains, family owned and larger chains such as La Quinta and IHG
==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
It’s New Mexico so you can look for stake of course and it’s pretty plentiful. Plus you have Denny’s, Dairy Queen and other local establishments.
==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.
What To Do
This is oil country. You can drive for miles and all you see are oil derricks pumping oil. Then you happen upon a small town and more of the same and repeat. There’s something about it that’s intriguing though.
This is also the place where the central time zone starts/end, so its pretty cool to drive across that line as your time really does change; its weird to see :-).
One thing I did was go to a car race at the local track; Hobbs Motorsport Park; this was very noisy and a lot of fun. I was able to check out the cars during the daytime as they were in a local parking lot.
You can also visit St. Clair Winery; although its located in Deming, New Mexico, so if you take the train you can check it out on your way to Hobbs.
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.