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El PasoUnited States of America

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

Downtown El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States of America

Downtown El Paso

4/5Very Good!(316 area reviews)

Downtown El Paso is popular for its abundant dining options, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Plaza Theater or El Paso Museum of Art.

Downtown El Paso
Morning Commute. Looking west toward Franklin Mountains State Park. #ontheroad

Northeast El Paso

3.5/5Good!(21 area reviews)

While visiting Northeast El Paso, you might make a stop by sights like Franklin Mountains State Park and Painted Dunes Golf Course.

Northeast El Paso
Welcome to breakfast in El Paso. Someone at the airport recommended this restaurant for excellent Mexican food, and their breakfast certainly did not disappoint.

Union Plaza

If you're spending some time in Union Plaza, El Paso City Hall and El Paso Downtown Artist and Farmer's Market are top sights worth seeing.

Union Plaza

Top Hotels in El Paso

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Home2 Suites by Hilton El Paso Airport, TX
Home2 Suites by Hilton El Paso Airport, TX
2.5 out of 5
6308 Montana, El Paso, TX
The price is $93 per night from Sep 25 to Sep 26

Situated in El Paso, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Gene Roddenberry Planetarium and within 3 mi (5 km) of Cielo Vista Mall and El Paso County Coliseum. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (492 reviews)

"Staff was friendly quick and easy check in and the rooms are fantastic rooms."…"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Home2 Suites by Hilton El Paso Airport, TX
Radisson Hotel El Paso Airport
Radisson Hotel El Paso Airport
3.5 out of 5
1770 Airway Blvd, El Paso, TX
The price is $84 per night from Sep 25 to Sep 26

Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Gene Roddenberry Planetarium and 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Cielo Vista Mall. Bassett Place ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,185 reviews)

"Check in was quick and very pleasant. Front desk clerk was very friendly."…"

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Radisson Hotel El Paso Airport
Hotel Indigo El Paso Downtown
Hotel Indigo El Paso Downtown
3.5 out of 5
325 N. Kansas Street, El Paso, TX
Free Cancellation
The price is $109 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2

Located in Downtown El Paso, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Plaza Theater, Don Haskins Center, and University of Texas at El Paso. El Paso Zoo and El Paso ...

4.2/5Excellent! (641 reviews)

"Amazing Experience Felt like we actually were away on vacation Definitely a hidden jewel within the city of El Paso. My family & I will definitely be back!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Hotel Indigo El Paso Downtown

Popular places to visit in El Paso

Franklin Mountains State Park
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Franklin Mountains State Park

4.5/5(314 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Franklin Mountains State Park, a lovely green space in El Paso. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Sun Bowl Stadium
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Sun Bowl Stadium

4/5(54 reviews)

Catch an event at Sun Bowl Stadium during your trip to El Paso. Experience the area's acclaimed theater scene or attend a sporting event.

Scenic Drive - Overlook
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Scenic Drive - Overlook

4.5/5(214 reviews)

Find out about the history of El Paso when you spend time at Scenic Drive - Overlook. Experience the acclaimed theater scene or attend a sporting event in this family-friendly area.

Top things to do in El Paso

City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Texas
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Texas

$10
Per adult
Two Flight Indoor Skydiving Experience
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Two Flight Indoor Skydiving Experience

$60
Per adult
3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of Texas
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3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of Texas

$10
Per adult
Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of Texas
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Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of Texas

$10
Per adult
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Texas
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Texas

$20
Per adult
El Paso Scavenger Hunt: Extreme El Paso
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El Paso Scavenger Hunt: Extreme El Paso

$20
Per adult

Reviews of El Paso

4.1

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
894
5 - Excellent 35.113904163393556%
4 - Good
1089
4 - Good 42.77297721916732%
3 - Okay
459
3 - Okay 18.02827965435978%
2 - Disappointing
68
2 - Disappointing 2.670856245090338%
1 - Terrible
36
1 - Terrible 1.4139827179890023%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 1, 2020

Hard to see anything with Covid-19 restrictions, but dining was wonderful around the area. This hotel is convenient for meeting up with family from Fort Bliss.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jun 1, 2020

Excellent city, not much to do however. Very boring city. Bars clubs and alcohol seem to run the city. Daytime is boring, only "site" seeing.. not much..

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveler

May 30, 2020

Spent one night in a gross hotel surrounded by shady characters swarming outside near a strip club; makes you wonder if they rent rooms by the hour.

5/5 - Excellent

Ty

May 30, 2020

Town is amazing and beautiful.

3/5 - Okay

Rob

May 28, 2020

I stayed the night in the hotel, I did not stroll...

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 27, 2020

What I can say, a very secured place to be, and a great place to move from other states or cities, I just love to be home whenever I can.邏

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