Things to Do in El Paso
Take advantage of the great weather and head to the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens where you can see more than 600 native plants as you stroll through this green space. If you're visiting in April, be sure to check out FloraFest.
Next to the gardens is the Centennial Museum that features both temporary and permanent exhibits on the life, culture and environment of The Borderlands as well as the natural and social history of the area. Many of gallery contributions are from local El Paso residents.
Head over to the University of Texas El Paso to stroll around the gorgeous campus as you explore the xeriscaped gardens and maybe take in a sporting event while you're in town. During football season you can see the Miners play at the Sun Bowl stadium, or you can see UTEP basketball at the Don Haskins Center.
If you're traveling with kids, you'll want to spend an afternoon at the El Paso Zoo. The 35 acres are home to more than 220 species of animals included leopards, snakes, sea lions - who put on a daily show - zebras, giraffes and lions. The zoo is split into three sections: Animals of Asia, Animals of Africa and Animals of the Americas, so you can see creatures from all parts of the globe.