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Area Overview

El Paso’s unspoiled natural beauty is a rarity in today’s fast-paced world. During the day, our mountains take on shades of purple, vibrant orange and pale green under a sun that shines over 305 days a year. Wide-open vistas, big skies and beautiful desert weather are the norm, and almost every day ends with a breathtaking sunset. At night, our city lights look like a scattering of glittering diamonds across an expanse of darkness. The City is not only a great place to work but to live as well. El Paso has ranked America's Safest City for the last four consecutive years and in the top three for the last ten years.

El Paso is also home to Fort Bliss, the fastest-growing U.S. Army installation in the United States and a vital part of the City’s economy. Other pillars of El Paso’s economy include the University of Texas at El Paso and the Medical Center of the Americas, which houses the only four-year medical school located on the U.S./Mexico border.

Includes Cities/Towns: Anthony, Canutillo, Clint, El Paso, Fabens, Fort Bliss, San Elizario, Tornillo.

Things to Do

Recreation & Fitness













The beautiful and majestic Franklin Mountains offer a dramatic focal point to the city, and are one of the most visible and beloved of our many treasures. Enjoy a picnic in Franklin Mountains State Park, the largest urban park in the U.S. For outdoor explorers, there’s also mountain biking, hiking and rock climbing virtually any time of the year.

El Paso has four private golf courses, two military courses, and seven public courses, including Painted Dunes Golf Course which Golf Digest ranked No. 2 in the country and most recently the Tom Fazio designed Butterfield Trail Golf Club was named top 4 Municipal Courses in the Country. Tennis players can choose from over 25 public and private facilities in the city.

Cultural Activities





El Paso has seen many changes to its landscape in the last year with the addition of the nation’s newest Triple-A baseball stadium, which is home to the El Paso Chihuahuas; the San Diego Padres affiliate team. As part of a half billion dollar quality of life bond (approved in November of 2012), the El Paso Museum of History will open the only TouchCity Digital History Wall in the United States in January of 2015. The only other one in the world is located in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Additionally, a colorful pedestrian pathway, which will connect different sites throughout El Paso’s Downtown Arts District is currently under construction; an enriching Hispanic Cultural Center; an interactive children’s museum; a state-of-the art multi-purpose performing arts and entertainment venue; major improvements to parks and sports tournament sites and the addition of several community “pocket parks” are just a few of the projects that are in the works.

Currently, guests can experience more than 400 years of history on the El Paso Mission Trail, which has three of the oldest continuously-operating missions. They can also take in a concert, film or Broadway show at the historic Plaza Theatre, a restored atmospheric theatre or visit the El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso Museum of History, or El Paso Holocaust Museum; all located downtown.

In addition to being the unofficial “Mexican Food Capital” of the United States, El Paso serves up some of the best steaks at the world renowned Cattleman’s Steakhouse at Indian Cliffs Ranch, which is a 30-minute drive from downtown El Paso. This family-style restaurant is situated on a ranch and offers hayride tours of the property, which includes a small-scale zoo and houses sets from several films shot on-site, such as “Courage Under Fire” and “The Getaway”.

While Mexican food and mouthwatering steaks are a rite of passage for El Pasoans, there are several newer restaurants in the Kern Place and Downtown areas that are extremely popular and have garnered attention from a number of magazines and websites. Among them are Rulis’ International Kitchen, Crave Kitchen + Bar, Tabla, and Anson 11 which serve International and American cuisine with an El Paso spin.

Attractions






The beautiful and majestic Franklin Mountains offer a dramatic focal point to the city, and are one of the most visible and beloved of our many treasures. Enjoy a picnic in Franklin Mountains State Park, the largest urban park in the U.S. For outdoor explorers, there’s also mountain biking, hiking and rock climbing virtually any time of the year.

El Paso has four private golf courses, two military courses, and seven public courses, including Painted Dunes Golf Course which Golf Digest ranked No. 2 in the country and most recently the Tom Fazio designed Butterfield Trail Golf Club was named top 4 Municipal Courses in the Country. Tennis players can choose from over 25 public and private facilities in the city.

Transportation



The El Paso International Airport offers more than 60 daily flights by major US carriers American, Delta, Southwest and United Airlines.

There are a total of eight rental car companies and six taxi/cab companies.

Public transportation is available via the Sun Metro bus service and a new initiative called Brio, which is a high-quality transit service that offers similar benefits to light rail transit, such as improved speed and reliability

Climate

Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall


 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 January  31.7  45.1  58.6  0.5 "
 February  36.1  50.0  63.9  0.5 "
 March  42.0  56.5  71.1  0.2 "
 April  49.6  64.6  79.6  0.2 "
 May  58.6  73.6  88.6  0.5 "
 June  66.9  81.7  96.5  0.9 "
 July  70.3  83.1  95.9  1.5 "
 August  69.0  81.2  93.5  1.9 "
 September  62.2  75.4  88.7  1.5 "
 October  50.8  64.9  78.9  0.7 "
 November  38.8  52.9  67.1  0.5 "
 December  31.6  44.7  57.8  0.7 "

Best Time To Go:

Summer and fall.

The sun shines on El Paso 305 days per year or 83 percent of the daylight hours, leading to its moniker as the " Sun City ." Low humidity and moderate rainfall combine to create a year-round climate exclusive to the region.

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