Nestled in the foothills of the gorgeous Franklin Mountains, El Paso is a vibrant and diverse community with an endless amount of incredible outdoor attractions and plenty of year-round fun for all ages.
El Paso is a land of countless tales and adventures. A place where simply looking outside evokes images of Billy the Kid, Pancho Villa, John Wesley Hardin, and every hero and outlaw in between. Look around long enough and you’ll find yourself daydreaming of your own Southwest excursion. Hang around long enough and you’ll undoubtedly find yourself on one. 300+ days of sunshine means soaking in the natural beauty of the Southwest, delighting with a glass of wine at one of our many wineries, or taking in a rich history of multicultural diversity. El Paso is the perfect place to start your next adventure.
A Tasteful History of El Paso
100 years before grapes were planted in California or Virginia, Spanish missionaries established the first vineyard in North America near present-day El Paso. It all started in the mid-seventeenth century, and today the tradition continues with thriving vineyards and wineries throughout the El Paso region. For a true taste of history, have a glass of wine, tour our vineyards, and enjoy the many flavors of El Paso.
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Ancient pictographs. World-class bouldering. Panoramic desert views. People have been making the trip to Hueco Tanks for thousands of years. It’s time you do the same. Grab your binoculars and keep an eye out for the hundreds of species of birds that live in the area. Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site is open year-round for your enjoyment.
El Paso Mission Trail
Experience El Paso’s early history when you explore the El Paso Mission Trail, home to two 17th-century missions and a chapel built in the late 1800s. The oldest, Ysleta Mission, was constructed in 1682 and is the oldest continuously operating parish in Texas. Marvel at the white adobe-walled structures on the trail, and then see the displays in museums like the Tigua Indian Cultural Center and Los Portales Museum and Information Center. In addition to its attractions, the El Paso Mission Trail hosts cultural festivals throughout the year.
Gateway To Four National Parks
With the largest international airport in the region, El Paso is strategically located in the center of four, jaw-dropping national parks; Big Bend National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Guadalupe National Park, and White Sands National Park. Each of these amazing national treasures offers visitors the opportunity to discover why El Paso is known as America’s outdoor adventure zone.
More Than Just Outdoors
If indoor adventure is more your style, El Paso has a wide range of hotels, restaurants, boutiques, and factory outlets that cater to every taste imaginable. El Paso is celebrated worldwide as the boot capital of the world. Whether you’re looking for boots off-the-shelf or handcrafted by the finest artisans, El Paso has the perfect fit for you.