Ciudad Juárez

Day Trip – Ciudad Juárez

La Rodadora.Photo courtesy La Rodadora. El Paso and its sister city comprise a binational metropolis of some 2.6 million people, with residents and visitors moving freely through the United States’ most-used passenger border port. Their cultures and economies are intimately woven together. Here’s what to explore when you go south of the border. 1 From El Paso, along the César …

Day Trip - Mission Trail

Day Trip – Mission Trail

The Presidio Chapel of San Elizario is only the first stop worth exploring in this historic and arts district.Photo by Jim Sweida/Wikimedia. The 8-mile Mission Trail travels to three of the oldest churches in the United States, all of which appear on the National Register of Historic Places. The trail appeals to fans for more than its photo ops — …

Outdoor Attractions

Outdoor Attractions

Mountain biking in the Franklin Mountains.Photo by Laurence Parent. El Pasoans make the most of their city’s 300-plus days of sunshine per year, flocking to sheer cliffs and canyons, mountain peaks, and riverside wetlands. Franklin Mountains State Park, set within El Paso city limits, is one of the nation’s largest urban parks, covering 40 spectacular square miles of Chihuahuan desertscape. …

Family Attractions

Family Attractions

El Paso Zoo.Photo by thinkstockphotos.com. Your family’s wild things will find suitable company with the 220 species showcased at El Paso Zoo (elpasozoo.org). The African Star Train chugs past safari animals, and the “Animals of Asia” exhibition — with everything from tigers to tapirs — is equally notable. Plan ahead for the giraffe encounters, when kids can feed lettuce to …

El Paso Art and Culture

El Paso Art and Culture

El Paso Museum of Art.Photo by Marty Snortum Studios. To start your journey, look no further than El Paso Museum of Art. Its 6,000-piece permanent collection reflects the city’s diverse interests and includes American, European, and Mexican art. Touring shows spotlight regional and national talents, particularly contemporary works from the Southwest. Check the museum’s schedule for artist talks and films. …