El Paso stands on the Rio Grand in the furthest western corner of Texas, and across the border from Chihuahua, Mexico so you can imagine how many Mexican influences exist in the city, and anything and everything from delicious spicy food to a generous helping of cultural attractions. El Paso’s inhabitants make up about 700,000, as of 2015. There is plenty to see in this interesting city which is surrounded by amazing desert and diverse flora and fauna. From vibrant art galleries to famous historic sights, why not follow the trail I’m about to lead you down!
1. The Mission Trail and Ysleta Mission
As you set out on the Mission Trail make sure you don’t leave out the oldest one of all, Ysleta Mission, built in 1682 by the Tigua Indians. Now a historic landmark of its own, it is certainly worth a visit. You will be able to learn all about the history and mixing of cultures, and why it is looked upon as representing over 300 years of Texan history. As you drive through the area you can see some of the stunning desert scenery that surrounds the area. In fact, why not stop and enjoy a picnic along the way at one of the many available picnic areas?