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Best of El Paso Guide

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El Paso
For an alternative Texas experience, consider El Paso. Located far from the bright lights of Dallas or San Antonio, in the state's western corner along the sparkling shores of the Rio Grande, El Paso boasts a different feel than its eastern counterparts. A true melting pot of American and Mexican culture, the combination is noticeable everywhere. Visit the El Paso Museum of Art and see American works from the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as Mexican colonial art and retablos from the 1700s and 1800s. Restaurants serve authentic Mexican cuisine, Texas barbecue or a little of both. While this fusion of cultures draws some, the rock climbers who descend on El Paso have only one thing in mind: scaling the massive... more For an alternative Texas experience, consider El Paso. Located far from the bright lights of Dallas or San Antonio, in the state's western corner along the sparkling shores of the Rio Grande, El Paso boasts a different feel than its eastern counterparts. A true melting pot of American and Mexican culture, the combination is noticeable everywhere. Visit the El Paso Museum of Art and see American works from the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as Mexican colonial art and retablos from the 1700s and 1800s. Restaurants serve authentic Mexican cuisine, Texas barbecue or a little of both. While this fusion of cultures draws some, the rock climbers who descend on El Paso have only one thing in mind: scaling the massive boulders of Hueco Tanks State Park. Those who prefer the ground can wander through the park's interpretive center and see ancient Indian pictographs. Other popular El Paso pastimes include golf, mountain biking and our personal favorite, stargazing. less

All things to do » Things to do

Scenic Drive - Overlook
Scenic Drive - Overlook
Attraction type: Scenic Drives
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Wyler Aerial Tramway
Wyler Aerial Tramway
Attraction type: Tramways
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Hueco Tanks State Historic Site
Hueco Tanks State Historic Site
Spanning more than 860 acres, this park is named for the large rock basins or "huecos" that have supplied water to this desert-like region for many centuries.
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Geologic Formations; State Parks
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Franklin Mountains State Park
Franklin Mountains State Park
America's largest urban park measures more than 24,247 acres, covering 37 square miles.
Attraction type: State Parks
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El Paso Zoo
El Paso Zoo
Owner description: Locally recognized as the Best Place to Take the Kiddos, the El Paso Zoo sits on 35 acres of fun and adventure. Bigger and better than ever, the El Paso Zoo is an expansive green... more Owner description: Locally recognized as the Best Place to Take the Kiddos, the El Paso Zoo sits on 35 acres of fun and adventure. Bigger and better than ever, the El Paso Zoo is an expansive green space that is home to exotic animals from around the world and features family attractions such as the African Star train, the Hunt Family Desert Spring, and the Foster Tree House Playground. Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), the El Paso Zoo celebrates the value of animals and natural resources and creates opportunities for people to rediscover their connection to nature. less
Attraction type: Zoos
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All places to eat » Places to eat

ZINO'S Greek Restaurant
ZINO'S Greek Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 1,470 Restaurants in El Paso
Price: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
L & J Cafe
L & J Cafe
Ranked #2 of 1,470 Restaurants in El Paso
Price: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Carlos & Mickey's
Carlos & Mickey's
Ranked #3 of 1,470 Restaurants in El Paso
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cattle Baron Steak & Seafood
Cattle Baron Steak & Seafood
Ranked #4 of 1,470 Restaurants in El Paso
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Rudy's
Rudy's
Ranked #5 of 1,470 Restaurants in El Paso
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Value Place El Paso Joe Battle
2.0 of 5
Value Place El Paso Joe Battle
$38 - $104
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Value Place El Paso, Texas (Gateway)
2.5 of 5
Value Place El Paso, Texas (Gateway)
$44 - $82
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Hotel Monaco
Hotel Monaco
$26 - $31
Ranked #17 of 34 Hotels in Ciudad Juarez
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Comfort Inn & Suites I-10 Airport
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn & Suites I-10 Airport
$81 - $150
Ranked #6 of 82 Hotels in El Paso
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Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham El Paso Airport
2.0 of 5
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham El Paso Airport
$69 - $102
Ranked #8 of 82 Hotels in El Paso
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Radisson Hotel El Paso Airport
3.5 of 5
Radisson Hotel El Paso Airport
$87 - $208
Ranked #9 of 82 Hotels in El Paso
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Nearby recommended accommodations:

Hotel Lucerna Ciudad Juarez
4.0 of 5
Hotel Lucerna Ciudad Juarez
$77 - $89
Ranked #9 of 34 Hotels in Ciudad Juarez
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