Overview El Paso

Visiting El Paso

Visiting El Paso is like visiting two countries in one. With sister city Juarez sitting right across the border (you can literally walk across), Tejano influences loom large as the surrounding mountains. You’ll find everything from off-Broadway shows to Mariachi bands here by the banks of the Rio Grande.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in El Paso. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap El Paso flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo. ... Read More
Visiting El Paso is like visiting two countries in one. With sister city Juarez sitting right across the border (you can literally walk across), Tejano influences loom large as the surrounding mountains. You’ll find everything from off-Broadway shows to Mariachi bands here by the banks of the Rio Grande.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in El Paso. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap El Paso flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips El Paso

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Dining in El Paso

Written by ckelly on 27 Mar, 2005

We ate at various informal and formal restaurants while in El Paso. I included the first two because the location made these two perfect. The third one is a great restaurant. The final two were also good. Azulejos This Mexican restaurant is located at Camino Real…Read More


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Yselta Mission

Written by Linda Kaye on 29 Dec, 2000

The Yselta Mission was established after the retreat of the colonist and the soldiers during the Great Pueblo Revolt of 1690. This clash of cultures was a struggle over which way of life- religions, economics, or political -should prevail. In 1682 Spaniards founded the mission-…Read More


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McKelligon Canyon & Viva El Paso

Written by Linda Kaye on 29 Dec, 2000

McKelligon Canyon is basically a picnic area with several hiking trails and is nestled in the Franklin Mountains, immediately adjacent to El Paso and within a 20-minute drive from the airport. The best feature of the Canyon is the Amphitheater and the production VIVA…Read More


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Indian Cliff Ranch

Written by Linda Kaye on 29 Dec, 2000

We had visited the Cattlemen’s Steak House several times over the last couple of years, but never took the time to really explore the surrounding areas and the Indian Cliff Ranch. Indian Cliff Ranch is situated about 20 miles east of El Paso (I.H.…Read More


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Shakespeare on the Rocks

Written by Linda Kaye on 29 Dec, 2000

Imagine spending an evening under the stars with William Shakespeare. In September each year, the Amphitheater at McKelligon Canyon presents Shakespeare on the Rock and offers several plays including Macbeth, Julius Caesar and A Mid-Summers Night Dream. The event is produced by…Read More


Nearly there now

Written by boycott on 22 Jul, 2002

Day 23. I woke up the next morning with a start. Had they forgotten to tell me that the train had arrived? Was I stuck here? No, the train was now running 18 hours late, and was due to leave at 9.30. It left at…Read More


Old El Paso

Written by boycott on 22 Jul, 2002

Day 22. I got up with the sunrise, had a dip in the river and waited for the spring to fill up. After a couple of hours I decided to prepare myself. I wrote my sign, had some food and then walked to the main…Read More


truth or consequences

Written by boycott on 22 Jul, 2002

Day 21. I got up early so I could get across to the social security office. I needed to get my social security card, and this seemed like the best opportunity. I had been in the cities during the weekends and public holidays mainly and…Read More


Albuquerque. Is there a better name for a city?

Written by boycott on 22 Jul, 2002

Day 19. I was sat next to this girl from New York called Laura. She was a video maker, and had worked on videos with Spike Jonze. She was heading to Santa Fe to see some relatives. We got given the seats right at the front…Read More


First Things First

Written by MaryamdeIesous on 15 May, 2007

Don Haskins Center, the proudest moment any parent can have. This is a day I did not even imagine being part of (you have to know my history with my daughter) but here I am...…Read More


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