Life in El Paso, Texas is Good
Many of you know that I love to travel, it’s in my blood. When I was given the chance to go experience El Paso, Texas I couldn’t say no. I’ve dreamed about El Paso and I can’t wait to share this experience with you. El Paso, Texas is all you could ask for in a city. It’s got the most beautiful landscape and nothing compares to the food and culture. Here are some of the activities I enjoy, while in the great state of Texas.
One of our first stops was Franklin Mountains State Park. I’ve been to several state parks before, but this one topped them all. The picturesque background is everything. I mean, I could just stare into the distance for hours. You simply cannot go to El Paso and skip visiting this state park. If I am to come back to this park, I will spend hours walking the trails and just enjoying nature as much as possible! I loved my time here.
Next up on my visit to El Paso was visiting the Lucchese Boot Factory. I have worn a lot of shoes before, but never have I been on a tour of a factory where they were made. This is a bucket list worthy activity. To see how these boots are made is mind-blowing. They’re made by people like you and me.
Although, they’re much talented in the boot making department than I am. If you can picture this, it takes 10 weeks for one pair of boots to be made. What? We also found out that it takes nearly a 100 steps to complete one pair of boots from the Lucchese Boot Factory. Amazing!
You better have believed I was shocked when I found out we were able to take a pair of boots home with us. These boots are the highest quality boots I’ve ever owned. No one makes them like these, besides Lucchese! I tried on a few pairs and really just fell in love with so many, it was hard to choose. The quality is great and I know there are even several celebrities who wear boots from Lucchese Boot Factory, custom-made boots to be exact.
Visiting every zoo that I can is something I’ve enjoyed doing for years. I can’t get enough of watching the animals. While in El Paso, you better believe that visiting the El Paso Zoo was a must. This zoo has animals from several continents. Giraffes are always a favorite when visiting the zoo, as well. Although my kids weren’t with me for this trip to El Paso, I can’t wait to bring them back to this zoo. It’s super kid friendly and I know my kids would have enjoyed seeing zoo animals that we aren’t able to see on a regular basis.
The El Paso Zoo is actually 34 acres, which means there is plenty to do and see. This zoo was created in the 1940s and continues to be an extremely popular place to visit today. They’re even working on upgrading parts of the zoo, which is always a win-win for everyone involved.
When it comes to baseball, I’m a huge fan. I try to see a game whenever I visit a new city. I could not contain my excitement when I realized I’d be going to an El Paso Chihuahuas baseball game. One of my favorite parts of the game was the El Paso Chihuahuas mascot. He was so cute and definitely made the game even more entertaining. We had great seats and the food was yummy. We were able to see the memorabilia on the walls from over the years. The name of the team has changed over the years and this is one way to honor the history of the El Paso Chihuahuas.
Lots of food is to be eaten and drinks to drink in El Paso. I think my favorite part of this city is that it has its own culture. The people here are amazing as well as the businesses. One evening, we went over to Carlos and Mickey’s to enjoy authentic Mexican food and the cantina. Wow, if you’re in El Paso, it would be a sin to not stop here. The food is scrumptious and the margaritas aren’t too bad rather (they’re amazing and they’ve been voted #1 for those margaritas).
We also had the honor to have a meal cooked by the legendary Oscar Herrera of El Paso. He’s quite popular for having two of the best restaurants in Juarez, Mexico and they’re called Flor de Nogal and Maria Chuchena. However, his ever-anticipated restaurant opening up in El Paso is called Taft Diaz. I can’t wait to come back to El Paso and have a meal here.
Since I love history, one of my favorite parts of the trip was visiting the Magoffin Home State Historic Site. This place told an amazing story of the family who once lived here. The Adobe Architecture is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, so make sure you take the time to check it out.
We were so excited when we found out we’d be going across the border to try wine. Wine is my forte and you don’t even have to question if I’ll say yes to a wine tour because the answer is always yes. Our wine tour was at La Vina Winery. If you’re in the area, take one of the wine tours and enjoy the wine that comes from 22 different types of grape vines.
We couldn’t have visited all these awesome places without having a great place to rest our weary heads. The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel El Paso Downtown is everything you could ask for in a hotel. The rooms are spacious, inviting, and very restful. The best part is that you can literally walk anywhere you need to go. Our hotel was located in the heart of El Paso, which was the best option for us. We had a busy stay, but at the end of the day, you just want to be in your hotel room and sleeping. Here are some of the highlights of our stay at the hotel:
- Located in downtown El Paso off of I-10
- On-site restaurant, terrace bar & grill, café and bar
- Complimentary parking and El Paso airport shuttle (Call for schedules and information)
- 6 meeting rooms
- Fully equipped fitness center and outdoor pool
- Doubletree cookie upon arrival
Life is good in El Paso, Texas. Make sure you take the time to visit El Paso. It’s a rich community full of great people amazing places to eat, and endless attractions. I loved my time here and can’t wait to go back.