El Paso, Easy to Get To, Hard to Leave
Year-round sunshine, striking desert landscapes, and a vibrant and diverse culture define El Paso, Texas’ westernmost city. Explore thousands of years of history, step inside 300-year-old missions, hike through the foothills of a stunning mountain range, and let your imagination run wild as you experience El Paso’s one-of-a-kind charm. El Paso is a unique blend of Texas, Southern New Mexico and Old Mexico all rolled into one unforgettable place. Texas starts here, so should you.
For a rare perspective, look no further than Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site. Thousands of years ago, people traveled to the rocky hills for the rainwater that collected in the natural rock basins. These early travelers left behind rock paintings that can be seen today on a guided or self-guided tour. Looking for more adventure? El Paso is gateway to four, jaw-dropping National parks; Big Bend National Park, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, White Sands National Park, and Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Tour the El Paso Mission Trail
Experience more than 300 years of Texas history, dating back to when the first European explorers set foot on the northern bank of the Rio Grande, when you explore the El Paso Mission Trail. Our trail has two missions and a historic chapel, one of which is the oldest continuously active parish in Texas and one of the first buildings constructed in the region. Few place in Texas have so many cultural and historic attractions than El Paso.
El Paso’s melting pot of cultures manifests itself in other ways beyond historic sites and museums. There’s no better way to get to know a place and its people than by sampling the local cuisine, and the food in El Paso is legendary. Let the flavors of jalapeño, habanero, poblano, chipotle and serrano dance off your tongue when you munch on El Paso’s specialty: Mexican food. Steaming tortillas and tamales, handcrafted enchiladas smothered in savory homemade sauces, and more can be found all throughout the Sun City.
These Boots Are Made for Walking
Whether you’re a city slicker or a real cowboy looking for a pair of new boots, El Paso is the place to go. Known as the “Boot Capital of the World”, you’re guaranteed to find the best-handcrafted boots money can buy. El Paso helps you get more out of Texas.