Discover your latest exciting adventure in the Sun City where there’s no shortage of outdoor fun and excitement waiting to be discovered. That’s because El Paso is the only city in Texas blessed with stunning, scenic mountains accompanied by year-round sunshine, so that every moment brightens your day. From wildlife to nightlife, there’s a reason El Paso is the premium destination for adventure seekers from all over the world.
Explore thousands of years of history and let your imagination run wild as you experience everything El Paso has to offer. The city’s rich and vast history is another one of the many attractions for those among us fascinated by the past. Native American tribes, Spanish explorers, the decline of a once-great European power and the emergence of a new republic have all left an influential mark on this unique region as various characteristics from each era have blended together to form a rich and memorable tapestry. You could even say it’s the best of both worlds.
Discover more than 14,000 years of regional prehistory at the El Paso Museum of Archeology, and then learn about the town’s multicultural and multinational past when you visit the El Paso Museum of History.
Ancient and modern artifacts and art from Native American cultures in the Southwest and Mexico, including wood carvings, textiles and pottery, are on display in the museum’s permanent collection.
Next, marvel at the three historic missions on the El Paso Mission Trail, home to two 17th-century missions and a chapel built in the late 1800s. In addition to its daily attractions, the Mission Trail hosts cultural festivals throughout the year, highlighting the most memorable and unique aspects of this thriving community.
The historic San Elizario Presidio Chapel is a stop on the El Paso Mission Trail.
Need more adventure? Experience the staggering beauty of Guadalupe Mountains National Park, the stunning dunes of White Sands National Monument or the mysterious caves of Carlsbad Caverns. All three sites are within 2.5 hours of El Paso, making for an easy road trip from the already amazing Sun City.
The Aztec Cave Trail in Franklin Mountains State Park
Next, plan a trip to San Jacinto Plaza. This historic park is located in the heart of downtown and is now home to paths and bridges, gaming areas for ping-pong, chess and horseshoes, and a café that features a variety of local snack time favorites. This urban open space celebrates the history and culture of El Paso and is ideal for gatherings small or large.
San Jacinto Plaza
In the mood for a romantic stroll with a significant other? Stop and smell more than 1,900 rose bushes at the El Paso Municipal Rose Garden, an All-American Rose Selection-certified garden. Meander along the wide and handicap-accessible walkways to see more than 500 varieties of roses as well as waterfalls. What a perfect location to spend time with a loved one or pop the question.
Still on the fence? Downtown El Paso is experiencing unprecedented growth. So, when you’re done exploring the mountains, you can explore the menus of one of our many five-star restaurants or bars. Come take part in the renaissance for yourself.