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With convenient American Airlines flights to El Paso, it's simple to explore this diverse West Texas destination. From visiting art galleries and museums to rock climbing and even to discovering Texas wineries, there's no end to your choices of things to do in El Paso.
Outdoor activities in El Paso abound, especially for those who love adventure. Head to McKelligon Canyon in the Franklin Mountains State Park for rock climbing, hiking and biking. Even though the park covers about 37 square miles, it's all in the city limits of El Paso, making it the largest urban park in the country. Once you've climbed or hiked to the top of a ridge, you'll be rewarded with pristine views of the Rio Grande. A bit further from the city (about a 45-minute drive) is Hueco Tanks State Historic Site, where you'll also find challenging rock climbing and hiking along with excellent bird watching. But the grandest appeal here is the fact you can see fascinating pictographs drawn by Native Americans through the centuries.
Once you've shaken the dust off your boots, you're ready for one of our other favorite things to do in El Paso, and that's touring the city's many museums and galleries. You can find one devoted to almost everything! The International Museum of Art features diverse galleries where you can view an impressive Western collection, African tribal art, Asian objects and a fantastic Mexican Revolution collection. The Tigua Indian Cultural Center offers insights to El Paso's heritage, the War Eagles Air Museum features World War II-era aircraft and the Railroad & Transportation Museum even has a restored 1857 locomotive on display. And we can't leave out the El Paso Museum of History, the El Paso Museum of Art (featuring European works from the 13th century among other impressive collections) or the Magoffin Home State Historic Site, where you can tour an 1875 adobe structure.
After touring the city's many museums, it's time to explore area wineries, another of our top activities in El Paso. With more than 300 days of sunshine annually and the cool air in the Mesilla Valley, there's a great choice of varietals grown here. Winetasting may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of El Paso, but it's a wonderful (and underrated) feature of the area.
Fly to El Paso with American Airlines and enjoy exactly the type of getaway you love, whether it's an outdoor adventure, appreciating art and culture or tasting new wines. Search our flights and reserve your trip to this dynamic Texas destination now.