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12 Things To Do In & Around El Paso This Summer

If you are looking for things to do this summer in and near our beautiful El Paso, here are some of our top suggestions. These are not listed in any specific order, we think you should try them all!



#1 Dip a toe at Wet 'n' Wild

Located in Anthony TX, this water park has been a long time El Paso family favorite. Whether it is relaxing in the Little Rio Grande or getting your adrenaline pumping on a water slide, you will have a good time. One of the great things about this park is the open policy for bringing in your own food and beverages as well as being able to barbecue! Did I mention there are tons of trees for shade?

#2 Watch a Chihuahua's Game at Southwest University Park

El Paso pride shines strong at a Chihuahua's game. Southwest University Stadium is a beautiful new-built, top-of-the-line facility that is sure to impress. Come watch the Chihuahuas beat up on the competition in style and comfort. Just try to get seats in the shade if your going to a day game.

#3) Hueco Tanks

Just a 30 minute drive from El Paso will land you in awe inspiring Hueco Tanks. This amazing park is full of natural rock formations and world class rock climbing. You can easily spend the day or weekend soaking up the scenic beauty.

#4) Escape the Heat in the Mountains

Lets face it, El Paso can get HOT! If you are looking to escape the heat or get some green in your life,a quick 2 to 3 hour drive will land you in the beautiful pines of the New Mexico Rocky Mountains. Some great destinations include the towns of Ruidoso and Cloudcroft as well as the Lincoln and Gila National Forests.

#5) TopGolf

Built in 2018, TopGolf is a newcomer to El Paso but has quickly captured the attention of the locals. If you like golf, great views and delicious food, then TopGolf is sure to please.

#6) Shopping

El Paso is a shopper's paradise. El Paso draws tons of visitors from the U.S and Mexico for the wide variety of shopping we have here. If you are looking for hard to find discount products the downtown shops on El Paso street are a must. If you are looking for brand name stores the the Outlet Shops in Canutillo, the Fountains at Farahs, and West Towne Market Place are all great options.

#7) The El Paso Zoo

While many Zoos can seem to stretch-out forever, drain you of hydration and the will to go on, the El Paso zoo is not so. This zoo is jam packed full of animals and exhibits that will entertain the whole family. The best part is that it is well thought out and does not require walking a marathon to view all there is to see.

#8 Summer Festivals

El Paso is the place to be for summer festivals. We have a large variety of festivals everything from music festivals to wine and beer festivals. Check out Visit El Paso for a full list of upcoming festivals.

https://visitelpaso.com/events/festivals

#9) Explore the Franklin Mountains

Located right in the middle of El Paso, the Franklin mountains have a ton to offer in terms of natural beauty and fun. Taking a drive up trans-mountain or scenic view can take your breath away. There are also tons of great hiking and biking trail options like Mckelligon Canyon and Franklin Mountains state park. If exerting physical effort isn't your thing then Wyler Aerial Tramway is a great choice.

#10) Carlsbad Caverns

Carlsbad caverns are world famous for their natural beauty and impressive size. Only a 2.5hr drive a way, Carlsbad caverns is a must for El Paso residents and visitors.

#11) Take advantage of our Amazing Parks

El Paso has many hidden gems when it comes to parks. There always seems to be a new one to discover. Some of our favorites of are Ascarete, the Chamizal, and Westside Community Park.

#12) Take a Home Tour

Last but not least! El Paso is home to some amazing communities. A great way to spend a summer weekend is by walking some beautiful new built homes or open houses located in the up and coming areas of El Paso. Rassette Homes is proud to be the developer of both Canutillo Heights and Redd Road Estates. If you are thinking of purchasing a home soon or looking to get some home Ideas then swing by one of our models to view some amazing designs and the newest home-building trends.


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