Where To Stay
- Holiday Inn Express AirportThe Holiday Inn Express Airport is located only 2.0 miles away from El Paso International Airport and offers its guests complimentary shuttle service. The hotel is located close to many of El Paso's top attractions including the zoo and the Cielo Vista Mall. Enjoy the hotel's on-site restaurant that serves Mexican cuisine or the hotel bar/cocktail lounge.
- El Paso MarriottThe El Paso Marriott is conveniently located at the El Paso International Airport and offers its guests free shuttle service to and from the airport. The El Paso Marriot has two on-site restaurants where you can enjoy southwestern cuisine as well as local cocktails. Don't forget to enjoy the heated outdoor pool and onsite fitness center.
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About El Paso International Airport
El Paso International Airport is located in west Texas about 4 miles northeast of the city of El Paso.
The airport features three runways and two concourses: East and West. On the West Concourse you'll find gates A1 through A4 and on the East Concourse are gates B1 through B11. Gates A1 and A2 typically serve American Airlines and American Eagle, Gate B1 serves Delta Airlines, B3 through B6 are used for Southwest. Additionally, B7 is where you find flights for US Airways and B9 through B11 serve United Airlines and United Express. For a quick snack before or after your flight, you can visit the food court between gates B6 and B11 where you'll find everything from pizza to Mexican, sandwiches, coffee and baked goods.
Once you've collected your luggage, you have your choice of 45 different hotels near El Paso International Airport. The Holiday Inn El Paso is just 1.5 miles from the airport, and you can get here via the complimentary shuttle service. You'll be located near many of the city's top attractions such as the zoo and Cielo Vista Mall, and you can take advantage of the Holiday Inn's on-site restaurant and bar/cocktail lounge. Another option is the El Paso Marriott, which also offers free shuttle service to and from the airport. The Marriott boasts two on-site restaurants, which you can enjoy after a refreshing dip in the heated outdoor pool or a workout at the on-site fitness center.
Welcome to El Paso
El Paso is the sixth largest city in Texas and sits on the U.S./Mexican border across from the city of Juarez, Chihuahua. The two areas plus Las Cruces, New Mexico, are often referred to as The Borderland. El Paso is known for its interesting history and excellent opportunities for outdoor recreation.
The city is split into four areas including Downtown, West Side, North East and East Side, and the Franklin Mountains and Fort Bliss provide the divisions for each, which have their own unique style and culture.
El Paso is part of the Chihuahuan Desert and in the summer temperatures can climb to 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, while in the winter temperatures drop to around 40 or 50 degrees. The city also experiences about 300 days of sunshine each year.
There are currently 672,538 residents living in El Paso, so you'll be able to enjoy the hustle and bustle of city life without feeling overly crowded.
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.