El Paso & Southern New Mexico

El Paso Texas & Southern New Mexico

Photo by Mark Paulda


You've arrived in El Paso and southern New Mexico. El Paso began as the far-flung outpost El Paso del Norte (the Pass of the North) more than 400 years ago. Part of the U.S. since the 1800s, the city remains at an intersection, situated on the far western edge of Texas, with New Mexico to the north and Mexico to the south. It has neighborly ties to Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico, just over the river.

El Paso draws visitors for its incredible cuisine and culture. With 300 days of sunshine a year, it easily earns its moniker "Sun City." And with destinations such as the nation's largest urban state park, it's no wonder U.S. News & World Report ranked the city the fourth best place to live if you love the outdoors.

GuestLife El Paso & Southern New Mexico will be your guide to the city's downtown renaissance — it's received several hundred million dollars of investment in recent years. This book will also introduce you to stunning landscapes, fascinating culture and history, and dynamic concerts, performances, and festivals. Although it's a big city — the 20th largest in the United States — El Paso is applauded for its safety. In 2017, a report published by SafeWise recognized El Paso as the second safest city in the country with more than 300,000 residents.

We'll also take you to top spots in southern New Mexico, including the best places to enjoy the fiery foods of Las Cruces, the mountain escape of Ruidoso, and iconic destinations like White Sands National Monument and Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Enjoying your visit? Stay awhile. In 2017, El Paso was named a top place to live, start a small business, and retire.

Check out guestlife.com for the latest on destinations and local happenings to explore during your stay. Take it all in — and enjoy.