Where to stay in El Paso: Best areas for travelers
- Downtown El Paso: Offering fantastic food, loads of shops and big attractions, this neighborhood is the ideal place to stay. Settle in someplace comfortable like the Aloft El Paso Downtown, the Hotel Indigo El Paso Downtown or the Stanton House. But don't hang out in your room too much — El Paso Museum of Art and El Paso Museum of History are waiting for you!
- Union Plaza: If you're after someplace comfy to stay during your trip, many travelers suggest the Hotel Paso Del Norte, Autograph Collection. If you'd like some other choices in the neighborhood, the Courtyard by Marriott El Paso Downtown/Convention Center and the DoubleTree by Hilton El Paso Downtown are also worth considering. Once you've had the chance to unwind, put on your adventurer's hat and head on over to El Paso Museum of Art.
- Northeast El Paso: The Towneplace Suites El Paso North, the Candlewood Suites El Paso North and the SuperLodge Motel are some popular options to look into if you're vacationing with the family. Wondering how to keep the kids amused during your stay? Painted Dunes Golf Course is a well-known family-friendly attraction that deserves a look.
- El Dorado West: Boasting its own special character and charm, this neighborhood a fantastic choice for a city stay. Spend your days discovering the local attractions and your evenings unwinding someplace convenient like the Tru By Hilton El Paso East Loop 375 or the WoodSpring Suites El Paso Airport.
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El Paso's strategic location along the Rio Grande in southwest Texas makes it the commercial hub of the entire region. It's also a center for a diverse mix of recreational and cultural pursuits. When you vacation in El Paso, the possibilities for leisure and relaxation are plentiful.
Take some time to experience the arts in El Paso. The El Paso Museum of Art houses a permanent collection of European art spanning the 12th through the 18th centuries. Attend plays, concerts and other performances at either the Abraham Chavez Theatre or the Plaza Theatre.
The Wyler Aerial Tramway is in Franklin Mountains State Park, just outside El Paso. It transports you to the very top of Ranger Peak, where you're rewarded with memorable 360-degree views. El Paso car rentals give you the freedom to further explore the region. Try a trip up the Scenic Drive to the overlook at the end of the day. As day surrenders to night, the sparkling cityscape will have you reaching for your camera.
The Fort Bliss Museum is a military museum with excellent outdoor displays of helicopters and artillery. Indoors, learn more about armored military vehicles used as far back as World War I. View a movie at the Freedom Center Theater.
Recurring Festivals and Events
Balloonfest is a Memorial Day weekend event that combines colorful hot-air balloon launches with live music and food. Another late-May event is the Neon Desert Festival, a nationally recognized music festival that attracts more than 10,000 visitors a day to downtown's Cleveland Square Park and San Jacinto Plaza.
In August, the Plaza Classic Film Festival features more than 80 feature-length films, along with 60 shorts. It is now the largest film festival in the world that is dedicated to classic cinema.
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