El Paso is known for the Tex-Mex cuisine that is made throughout the city. But it has so much more to offer, from the diversity of its citizens to the warm desert climate and sunshine throughout the year. We list the top 10 things to do in this Texas town.
The Wyler Aerial Tramway can be found within the Franklin Mountains and is conducted by a gondola on top of Ranger Peak. The observation deck allows you to see the beautiful scenery and nature that El Paso has to offer. On a clear day, the tramway provides breathtaking views of each part of the city while also providing glimpses far into Juarez and New Mexico.
The Plaza Theatre is located in downtown El Paso, where it holds a special place in the city’s history. It was bought and redesigned by a creative architect named W. Scott Dunne and completed in 1930. The elaborate building was designed in a Spanish Revival style with antique furnishings and decorative railings, astronomically painted ceilings and floating clouds. The theatre is the perfect venue for events such as Broadway productions and musicals.
This prominent landmark is located just 30 miles east of El Paso. For thousands of years, people have camped in Hueco Tanks to enjoy the array of animals and diverse plants that thrive in the location. These days the park is popular for rock climbing, hiking and guided tours. Visitors can also check out the pictographs and petroglyphs that were left behind by the area’s historic visitors.
The Chamizal National Park is acknowledged for its stunning landscape, a popular place for picnics and music under the stars, but it is also a reminder of the settlement of the border dispute between Mexico and the United States. As a result, the memorial celebrates the peaceful agreement of the boundary quarrel and the culture of the borderland. The museum, which is located on the same grounds as the park, also showcases many local and international artists.
If you want to take a gander at what El Paso City looks from the most romantic places in the city, then this is the place for you. Scenic Drive is one of the most popular spots in El Paso; the peaceful drive up there also reveals a picture perfect location for any level of photographer too.
Located at UTEP, El Paso’s first museum and one of the earliest buildings at the university, is the Centennial Museum, built in 1936. The exhibits typically focus on border life, culture and the gardens that display the native plants set in the Chihuahua desert. The temporary exhibits are always changing, so check back often. Also, admission is free.