Welcome to Anders Group’s weekly location spotlight where we’ll share what to eat, see, and do in some of the most popular Travel Assignment locations! Up this week…El Paso, TX!
WHERE: El Paso, TX
ABOUT: El Paso, Spanish for “the pass,” is the most western city in Texas and a neighbor of Mexico. You can literally see Ciudad Juarez from your front door, depending on where you are of course. Due to the strong federal and military presence, this city has been ranked one of the safest cities in the nation. Oddly enough, El Paso is a major tourist attraction for those passing through from Mexico or from western U.S. states. Between the cultural diversity and its interesting location on the map, there will be long list of things to do and see while here.
- Zino’s Greek and Mediterranean Cuisine – a fresh break away from Tex-Mex, this will introduce you to authentic Greek food
- Tom’s Folk Café – enjoy the unique French and Spanish twist on Southern favorites
- Café Central – great food, amazing wine and live jazz on the weekends; a one stop shop
- National Border Patrol Museum – this is the only museum in the country that showcases the history and contraband of the Border Patrol Museum
- Surreal Sculptures Garden – these pieces tell a whimsical story, ranging from sculptures to ink drawings
- Ysleta Mission – built in 1682 this mission was the home of the Tigua Indians and the first stop on the Mission Trail
- Franklin Mountains State Park – America’s largest urban park covering over 24,247 acres, more than 37 square miles
- El Paso Live – take in a show of your choice be it live music or play
- El Paso Zoo – if you’re traveling with kids or your fur baby, this is 35 acres of fun and wonder
- El Paso is in Mountain Standard Time, unlike the rest of Texas which is on Central Standard Time
- Commonly known as the Sun City, this city gets 300 sunny days per year.
Have you been to El Paso? What did you eat, see, and do? Leave your recommendations below!
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