El Paso, TX
Texas
By Shaina Amienyi

El Paso is located where the country of Mexico meets the states of New Mexico and Texas. It is a place where you can find warm desert weather, wide-open vistas, and mountains that take on shades of purple, orange, and green. It is a place that will awe you with its historical legacy and entertain you with its modern attractions and activities.

Those visiting El Paso can fly in to El Paso International Airport (ELP), conveniently located near downtown and I-10. Please reserve your flight with WhatsCheaper.com through the following link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php). For assistance finding accommodations, see our top selections for hotels. Please visit the hotel portion of WhatsCheaper.com by clicking on the following link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

Once in El Paso, be sure to take enjoy the numerous shopping outlets the city provides. There are several malls, including Sunland Park Mall, Cielo Vista Mall, and Bassett Place. For a more unique experience, WhatsCheaper.com suggests the Golden Horseshoe District, a U-shaped area with shops offering merchandise at outlet store prices or better. Mexican music livens up the area and the aroma of delicious food entices visitors who have grown hungry while shopping.

Golf enthusiasts love visiting El Paso because of its world-renowned courses that provide remarkable golf experiences. WhatsCheaper.com urges duffers to visit Butterfield Trail Golf Club, selected as one of America’s Best Municipal Courses by Golfweek and LINKS magazine. Part of the original trail still runs through the course. Another course to try is Lone Star Golf Club, with its lighted driving range, two practice putting greens, and a chipping green.

We at WhatsCheaper.com recommend taking in El Paso’s beautiful landscape. The Franklin Mountains is a focal point of the city. Located at the mountain range is Franklin State Park, the largest urban park in the United States. In an airborne Swiss gondola, vacationers can glide to the top of Ranger Peak in Franklin State Park and get a view of 7,000 square miles including three states and two nations. The park also offers birding, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, and entertainment. McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre hosts concerts, plays, and Viva! El Paso, a musical about the history of El Paso.

The nine-mile long Mission Trail is a popular historic activity and one that we at WhatsCheaper.com believe vacationers should experience. It takes you back to El Paso’s beginning and offers an excursion through early churches, museums, and galleries. The trail starts at the Mission Trail Visitor Center and goes through places like the Ysleta and Socorro Missions, the Tigua Indian Cultural Center, and the Speaking Rock Entertainment Center. Speaking Rock is owned by the Tigua tribe and offers entertainment options such as gaming machines and free concerts.

The first El Paso County jail is a popular stop on the Mission Trail. WhatsCheaper.com suggests visiting the jail because it offers a bit of Wild West history. Legend has it that William Bonney, also known as Billy the Kid, helped his friend Melquiades Segura escape from this jail. If you visit during June when they have the Billy the Kid Festival, you can see re-enactments of the escape. If you still want a taste of the Wild West, go to the annual Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo which is held in September.

There is a lot of fun to be had in the “Boot Capital of the World.” Whether at the rodeo, at concerts, or at downtown bars and clubs, vacationers are sure to have fun taking advantage of El Paso’s entertainment options. You can book your vacation to this exciting city using the above link to WhatsCheaper.com.

MUST SEE IN El Paso, TX LIST:

  • 1. El Paso Museum of Art
  • 2. Plaza Theatre
  • 3. National Border Patrol Museum
  • 4. El Paso Zoo
  • 5. El Paso Municipal Rose Garden
  • 6. El Paso Municipal Rose Garden
  • 7. U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery Museum
  • 8. El Paso Mission Trail
  • 9. Franklin Mountains State Park
  • 10. Wyler Aerial Tramway

El Paso, TX EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Michelob Ultra El Paso Marathon - February
  • 2. Sunland Derby - March
  • 3. Featherfest - April
  • 4. Neon Desert Music Festival - May
  • 5. Armed Forces Day - May
  • 6. Downtown Street Festival - July
  • 7. Texas Showdown Festival - July
  • 8. Elephant Festival - September
  • 9. Sun City Music Festival - September
  • 10. Boo at the Zoo - October

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Homewood Suites by Hilton El Paso Airport
6656 Gateway Boulevard East, El Paso, TX
By Brandi N.R. Rhone

Visitors to El Paso Texas looking for a home base that is central to all there is to do in this border town should consider Homewood Suites by Hilton El Paso Airport hotel. Only about 5 minutes from El Paso International Airport and close downtown El Paso, Fort Bliss and the Mexican border, you can arrive at the Homewood El Paso by from the airport by complimentary shuttle service. Self-parking in the parking lot on premise is free for guests. Check in time is 3pm and check out time is noon.

This 114 room hotel complex has spacious studios and one or two bedroom suites. All units come with fully furnished kitchen with full size refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and dishwasher. Flat screen TV's with premium cable, free internet and wireless internet and weekday delivery of USA today are standard features at Homewood Suites El Paso. Non-smoking/smoking and accessible rooms are available. Families with children cribs, high chairs for your convenience are acquirable. Homewood Suites El Paso is pet friendly and for a non-refundable fee medium and small dogs welcome.

Homewood Suites El Paso features a 24hr fitness room, hiking trail and outdoor pool for your fitness and relaxation needs. If golf is your game they also have a miniature putting green so you can practice your swing. While on business in El Paso you can use the meeting rooms for gatherings and guests staying at the hotel and use the business center for all of their printing, faxing and copying needs.
 
Start your day at Homewood Suites El Paso with the Suite Start Hot Breakfast. Fresh coffee and hot or cold breakfast compliments of Homewood El Paso will get you charged up and ready to go exploring on either side of the border. After excursions are done for the day guests can enjoy a complimentary light meal and beverages at the Welcome Home Reception served Monday through Thursday evenings. Eating out options include the nearby establishments Cattleman’s Steak House, Landry’s Seafood House, Toro Burger Bar and Olive Garden.
 
Whether you are in town on business or vacation Homewood Suites by Hilton El Paso Hotel has everything you need in one place to help make your trip memorable. Book your stay at this lovely hotel by going here (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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