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Welcome to El Paso!

The city of El Paso is a beautiful city that meanders along the United States/Mexico border and the Rio Grande and was immortalized in a song by Marty Robbins for good reason. It’s a ruggedly beautiful place to experience desert wildlife and American history along the edge of the country.

Slow down a while and stay in an El Paso hotel while exploring the nearby Franklin Mountains Park. It’s perfect for those traveling with family, friends or by themselves. Go hiking on the trails or take the Wyler Aerial Tramway to Ranger Peak for unparalleled views of El Paso and Mexico. Check out local history at the Magoffin Homestead, the home of early settlers of El Paso, and make a stop at Ysleta Mission. Downtown El Paso is full of small shops and cafes that make a visitor feel like they’re in Mexico without ever crossing the border. Nature enthusiasts who want to experience more than the mountains may want to head to the Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, which is a natural and cultural history museum located outdoors.

El Paso has plenty of hotels that offer amenities for business and leisure travelers alike. Check in, put everything into the room, and relax a while before heading out to take care of work or pleasure activities.

Getting to El Paso is easy via the El Paso International Airport located six miles northeast of downtown. If traveling by car, head into town on I-10, US 62/180 or US 54.