El Paso, TX

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El Paso which includes a city, a sunset and modern architecture

Enjoy Texan charm, culture, and endless outdoor activities in “Sun City.”

With cloudless days almost every day of the year, it’s little wonder that El Paso is nicknamed “Sun City.” Located in the western corner of Texas, it is bordered by Mexico to the south and west, and is less than 6 miles (10 kilometers) from New Mexico. Thanks to the convergence of different states and country, the area is often called “The Borderland.”

El Paso is tucked into the Franklin Mountains, which cut into the city to divide it into different neighborhoods. Known for having one of the lowest crime rates of any U.S. city, it is a melting pot of different cultures, creating unique communities that feel like distinct mini-cities.

Explore the outdoors in this unique southwestern city. McKelligon Canyon offers a stunning desert wilderness right in the center of the city - and check the Amphitheater schedule to catch an open air concert or play. Urban parks dot the downtown and Franklin Mountain State Park borders the north of the city, creating an oasis for hikers, rock climbers, and mountain bikers. If you want to leisurely enjoy the outdoors, take advantage of the vineyards that surround El Paso.

Children will love exploring the tigers, sea lions, and other creatures that live in the El Paso Zoo. On the rare rainy day, head to the El Paso Exploreum for a hands-on learning experience. Every member of the family will enjoy strolling through the art galleries and museums that dot the city - don’t miss out on the Centennial Museum to understand more about the city’s past. El Paso Mission Trail offers a peek into the historic missions - and enjoy the shops and eateries as you stroll through this corner of the city.

Thanks to the sprawling nature of El Paso, it is easiest to explore the city by car. Visitors can also use the bus system, Sun Metro. Interstate 10 runs directly through El Paso and El Paso International Airport is conveniently located just 5 miles (8 kilometers) outside the city center.

Where to stay in El Paso

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham El Paso East Lomaland
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham El Paso East Lomaland
2.5 out of 5
11033 Gateway Blvd W, El Paso, TX
The price is $52 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Del Sol Medical Center, El Paso Community College, and The Fountains at Farah. The Woodhouse Day ...
3.5/5 Good! (966 reviews)
"Close to the freeway was a plus."

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2021

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham El Paso East Lomaland
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham El Paso East
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham El Paso East
2.5 out of 5
7944 Gateway Blvd E, El Paso, TX
The price is $61 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
Situated in the business district, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Del Sol Medical Center and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Cielo Vista Mall. El Paso Community College ...
3.9/5 Good! (957 reviews)
"The website stated breakfast, but it was just a honey bun, granola bar and a SunnyD."

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2021

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham El Paso East
The Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park
The Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park
4 out of 5
106 W MILLS AVENUE, El Paso, TX
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $164 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Located in Downtown El Paso, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Plaza Theater, Las Palmas Medical Center, and University of Texas at El Paso. Don Haskins Center ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (248 reviews)
"The hotel is very nice and our room was large and nicely decorated. Unfortunately, housekeeping came only once during our four night stay and that was the first morning we were there. We even put out a "please service room" on the door and still nothing. We did not have clean towels or coffee supplies ..."

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2021

The Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Home2 Suites by Hilton El Paso Airport, TX
Home2 Suites by Hilton El Paso Airport, TX
3 out of 5
6308 Montana, El Paso, TX
The price is $135 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
Situated in El Paso, this aparthotel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Gene Roddenberry Planetarium and within 3 mi (5 km) of Cielo Vista Mall and Texas Tech University ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (603 reviews)
"Great service. We got to the hotel late at night and it was raining. The staff was quick, helpful and accommodating. The check-in process was flawless. Very appreciated."

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton El Paso Airport, TX
TownePlace Suites by Marriott El Paso East/I-10
TownePlace Suites by Marriott El Paso East/I-10
2.5 out of 5
11521 Gateway Boulevard West, El Paso, TX
The price is $184 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 4
Situated in El Paso, this aparthotel is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Del Sol Medical Center and within 6 mi (10 km) of Cielo Vista Mall and El Paso Community College. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (60 reviews)
"The room was clean and the bed was comfortable!"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2021

TownePlace Suites by Marriott El Paso East/I-10
El Paso's Diamond in the Rough!
El Paso's Diamond in the Rough!
El Paso, TX
Situated in El Paso, this vacation home is within 12 mi (20 km) of Del Sol Medical Center, Cielo Vista Mall, and Butterfield Trail Golf Club. The Fountains at ...
5/5 Exceptional! (24 reviews)
"Beautiful property I hardly recommend!!"

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2021

El Paso's Diamond in the Rough!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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