The next time you’re driving on I-10 towards El Paso, Texas, take some time to explore the Tip of Texas a.k.a. the Sun City. Like many travelers, the first time we drove through El Paso, we stopped for gas then got back on the road. This time, we decided to stop and explore El Paso. The people are great, the food is top notch and there is no shortage of things to do in El Paso.
Things to Do in El Paso Texas
Photo Op: Greetings From El Paso Mural
Head over to The Substation in the Upper Valley to admire the El Paso Mural by Greetings Tour. Of course, you don’t want to leave without getting a photo or two. You can take your photos with the popular hashtag #ItsAllGoodEP.
Discover More Murals and Wall Art
If you enjoy murals and wall art, there’s plenty to discover in El Paso. Go on a driving tour through Downtown El Paso to find your favorite murals. We found this X-men mural near Cotton Street between 3rd and 4th Avenue.
Take Home a “Just the Tip” Souvenier
Head over to Monticello to admire the artfully converted shipping containers. Take a step inside Chuco Relic where local artists have their creations on display. Grab a “Just the Tip” souvenir in the form of a tee shirt, shot glass or sticker.
Cultivate the Body and Mind
A short walk from the shipping crates is Surya Yoga Studio where one of our favorite yoga classes is offered. The Candlelight class is about soft flows with a focus on moving meditation intended relax the body and mind.
Enjoy a Pint or Grab a Growler of Texas Craft Beer
Tin Man is a favorite Texas craft beer growler filling station in El Paso with multiple locations. We stopped by the Monticello location where over 25 Texas craft beers were on tap. Head over to the Tin Man Facebook page for specials including $3 pints and $7 fills on “Kill the Keg” Sundays.
Eat Your Way Around El Paso
Foodies have an abundance of dining options to choose from in El Paso. From hole in the wall joints to upscale eateries with menus that accommodate dietary restrictions. Favorite restaurants in El Paso include The Tap for nachos and L&J Cafe for enchiladas. Cafe Mayalan is on the top of our list the next time we visit El Paso. The cafe serves traditional healthy Mexican cuisine using fresh ingredients.
Watch the Sunset over El Paso + Ciudad Juárez
Take the scenic drive and stop at the overlook to enjoy the view of El Paso and its sister city Ciudad Juárez. The winding road up the mountain offers varying views of the cities. Do you spot the giant red X? That’s the 197 foot Monumento a la Mexicanidad a.k.a. “The X” by sculptor Sebastian.
Kombucha + Queso at the Farmers Market
Find local gems at the Downtown El Paso Artist and Farmers Market. It’s a small market, but the worth a visit.
Enjoy a cup of blood orange, ginger, turmeric kombucha by Madre Nostra (free samples).
Take home a delicious container of vegan queso by One Grub Community (free samples).
Where to Stay in El Paso, Texas
We camped at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino in New Mexico. Below are some other options.