el paso life

el paso life

Situated at the intersection of Texas, Mexico and New Mexico, El Paso is the most unique city in Texas.  It juxtaposes authentic Mexican culture with an emerging foodie and music scene. Once the storied heart of the Old West, El Paso has emerged as a Texas gem with new theaters, art venues, wineries, a downtown farmer's market, hip restaurants and a triple-A baseball stadium. 

Residents will tell you there is nothing like an El Paso sunset, and the dry climate makes for beautiful weather in every season.  El Paso’s beauty stems from the inescapable mountains that surround the city. Head to the Franklin Mountains State Park to hike desert mountain trails replete with cactuses, agaves and lizards, or head to Hueco Tanks for rock climbing, bouldering and camping.  For more breathtaking scenery, take a ride along Scenic Drive, which winds through the mountains with views of the city and deposits you near the Wyler Aerial Tramway.  This is one of the only public trams in Texas, and the four-minute ride to the peak of the mountain ends in panoramic views of the convergence of two countries and three states (Texas, New Mexico and Chihuahua, Mexico).

 via The New York Times; 36 Hours in El Paso