"The Sun City" Top 5 Page for this destination El Paso by matcrazy1
El Paso Travel Guide: 220 reviews and 612 photos
I didn't visit El Paso like typical American visitor driving from one tourist attraction to another (there are over 100 in the area!) but in more European way: walking on foot around downtown. Some skyscrapers of compact downtown reminded me Madrid although the capital of Spain is much larger, jammed with cars, more lively, noisy and polluted, it also offers many more points of tourist interest.
My first impressions from El Paso:
- it's a large city placed on a huge, flat desert area,
- one urban area is divided by the Rio Grande River (Rio Bravo del Norte) into Mexican Ciudad Juarez and US El Paso,
- there are desert, rocky mountains just northwest of the city
- in reality US part of El Paso is large only by area not by population (only 600,000) because people live in thousands ground floor houses with yards which form tenths neibourhoods (each has proper name used by locals)
- large city area is covered by military Fort Bliss.
I also loved a few places around El Paso in Texas and New Mexico (details in off the beaten path tips).
- Pros:It's a city! Some cool destinations around!
- Cons:It's a city! Heat and floodings in summer.
- In a nutshell:Discover Spanish-Mexican city in the USA!
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- Far neighborhoods and summer floodings
- Hot summers, dry area!
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