Looking for a less mainstream Texas experience? El Paso, nestled in the western edge of the Lone Star state, is a rich fusion of American and Mexican culture, with the food scene to prove it. The neighboring mountains provide a gorgeous backdrop to the desert as well as lots of nature-related recreation. The majority of El Paso’s hotels are mid-range; the best ones are closer to the airport.
Top Restaurants In El Paso
- Tom’s Folk Cafe is a small but dynamic restaurant serving local meat and a modern interpretation of Southern cuisine, sure to please casual diners as well as roving foodies.
- No trip to El Paso is complete without authentic Mexican fare, so head to L&J Cafe for some hole-in-the-wall goodness.
Explore The El Paso Outdoors
- Hiking enthusiasts will no doubt enjoy Franklin Mountains State Park, which offers trails with beautiful views of the desert landscape as well as the McKelligon Canyon, where visitors can rock climb and bike the rocky terrain.
- El Paso Trail Rides takes visitors on peaceful horseback journeys through the countryside, with hour-long guided tours as well as custom gigs for groups or special events.