Area Attractions

Tour the area’s most famous parks, mountains, lakes, and more in Carlsbad, New Mexico, including Carlsbad Caverns National Park and the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park. Explore the area’s, legendary waterfall, and a host of wilderness trails, towering mountains, and sparkling blue rivers and lakes, all within a picturesque, short drive from Hyatt House Carlsbad. 

Hyatt House Carlsbad

4019 National Parks Hwy
Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States, 88220



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Local Food + Drink

Yellow Brix Restaurant

This community mainstay specializes in Southwestern dishes made fresh to order with a few other favorites like prime rib, margarita chicken, and pasta to round out a robust menu. The architecturally novel, yellow-bricked building was a coffeehouse back in 2011, and yes, you can still get a good cup of joe here.

Red Chimney Bar-B-Que

Inside a wood cabin-themed restaurant, you'll enjoy authentic, quality, Southern-style BBQ smoked to perfection. A menu filled with slow-cooked dishes and other savory fare, stop here for your brisket, pork, charbroiled burger, and sausage barbecue fix.

The Trinity Hotel Restaurant

Experience distinct dining and elegance while noshing on traditional American-Italian cuisine. You’ll enjoy classics like lasagna, chicken parmigiana, and more. In addition to classic fare, they offer unique takes on dishes – including their celebrated green chili cheeseburger.

Local Attractions

Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park

Experience the desert in all its glory. Take the hour and half self-guided tour and discover botanical plants and the native animals of the Chihuahuan Desert region. Enjoy serene walks that meander through colorful plants like cacti, yuccas and agave or spot burly bison and elk in their natural habitat. Located eight miles from the hotel, the park runs along the Pecos River.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

An underground wonder, these Carlsbad cave formations are more than 200-million years old. The result is a geological showcase and history of beautiful cave and rock configurations that inspire and captivate visitors daily. Known by locals as the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” from April to October, people gather to see the bats take flight at sunset.

Christmas on the Pecos

Find fun and festive views along the Pecos River and more. This 40-minute tour (during November through December only) is actually a must-see event. In addition to a holiday boat cruise along the river where decorated boat docks and bedecked backyards are on parade, it’s a celebratory gathering. While seasonal, it’s well worth the wait. The tour dock is only 11 minutes from the hotel.

Sitting Bull Falls

Located southwest of Carlsbad, in the Lincoln National Forest (about 30 minutes from the hotel), Sitting Bull Falls is a collection of mountainous waterfalls. The views are legendary. The site has a recreational area too, where you can swim and kayak. A great place to beat New Mexico’s summer heat.