Photo by Marshal Demunbrun
Ciudad Juárez Day Trip
Make your first stop south of the border the Mission of Guadalupe; built in 1659, it is one of the earliest missions the Franciscans constructed in the area that's still standing.
Kids love La Rodadora Museo Interactivo, one of the largest museums in Latin America. More than 120 interactive and playful exhibitions explore science — like the concept of gravity — and the diversity of the desert borderland.
Outdoorsy folks can join an organized tour — Prisma Tours guides custom outings from El Paso.
Before crossing back into El Paso, visit El Punto ("The Point"), the site of an altar Pope Francis consecrated during a 2016 visit and the planned site of an expansive community project.