El Paso Vacations

Touted as the second oldest settlement in the United States, this area, originally known as El Paso del Norte thanks to it's gateway location in the Franklin Mountains, was settled way back in 1598, after an exhibition into the region by Don Juan de Oñate. The city officially became a part of the United States in 1873, and it soon gained one of ... Read more
it's most prominent features to this day: Fort Bliss. Located in the north of the city proper, this gigantic US Military Installation is said to be the single largest such facility in the nation, stretching even into New Mexico, and home to a huge population of soldiers and their families. The surrounding hills are very picturesque, and provide an appealing backdrop to this somewhat less than idealistic looking city. Visitors from both side of the border make the culture a combination of Mexican and American, that is found nowhere else in the world in such unique balance. Home to a thriving and eclectic arts scene, as well as various shopping facilities (including the army's largest PX), El Paso is a unique city that is also one of the nation's fastest growing.
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  • Chicos Tacos
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  • L & J Cafe
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  • Ardovino's
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  • Carlos & Mickey's
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El Paso is a small city with big culture! It is fun during big Mexican celebrations. Visit during Dia de Los Muertos for fun events! It is a quiet city but the food is amazing and if you have your passport Mexico is about 15 minutes away. You'll experience real everyday Mexico.

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Schenectady, New York State, USA

El Paso a boarder town in the southwestern Texas. It has a long history of trade routes for both Indians, Spaniards, US, and Mexico. You can spend about 3 days to get the flavor of the city. Disability access and disability parking will depend on your activities.

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Cocoa, Florida

El Paso is the sixth largest city in Texas, with an estimated population of just over six-hundred and fifty thousand people. It is a very interesting town, with a lot of historical sites.

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Jonesboro, Georgia

Not a nice place to visit on a family vacation, but difficult to avoid between Dallas and the California coast. The city smells bad and seems rundown compared to other locales in Texas. I would definitely avoid it.

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Fresno, California

Seemed very primitive to me. Its been years since I was there but it wasn't the best experience but rather interesting. I liked the people there but its another warm spot. I also was in Odessa, Texas and it was very different to me. Seemed like there was a bar on every corner to me. Went to a lake near there and it was fun but no grass, just trees and dirt and a river. Camped over night there. Long time ago. Different circumstances might have been better.

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Cebu City

not a gorgeous places just enjoyed watching the adobe houses, a place full of mexicans.

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Hayden, Idaho
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I really like El Paso.. Thought it was interesting and different in a good way

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Fall River Mills

Crazy white people running around out here stealing cats from the tweakers!

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It's okay. I've been to better places in Texas.

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North Hollywood, California, USA

FUCK THIS PLACE! THIS PLACE NEEDS TO BURN!

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