Things to do in El Paso – Part 2

Exciting Weekend Adventures available in El Paso, TX

Whether planning a visit to El Paso or considering buying a new home in El Paso, you’ll enjoy getting acquainted with Sun City. Set along the Mexican frontier, El Paso has unique desert landscapes, beautiful flora and fauna, and various cultural and historical attractions. From art galleries and restaurants to theaters and national parks, there is no shortage of things to do in El Paso, whether you’re on vacation or making yourself at home there.

Here are some highlights for your to-do list.

The El Paso Scenic Drive

Lift your spirits with a leisurely ride along the Scenic Drive that winds out of the city and into the Franklin Mountains. As you move higher along the road, you’ll see beautiful views of El Paso and its Mexican twin, Juarez. Pack a picnic and drive to the overlook area or choose a favorite stopping point as you take in the scenery around the city. Continue your drive through the Franklin Mountain State Park on Transmountain Road or hit Highway 28 for a tour through the serene and prosperous farming areas that border Sun City. As you pass by pecan trees, orchards, and cattle ranches, you’ll discover plenty of places to stop for a meal at a charming country restaurant.

The El Paso Zoo

Located on E. Paisano Drive, the El Paso Zoo is home to various species from Africa, Asia, and the Americas. In addition to the remarkable animals, the kiddos will love unique attractions, including a giant treehouse playground, a water play area, and the African Star Train. When it comes to things to do in El Paso, you can’t beat a trip to the zoo. It’s the perfect place for a family outing, where kids of all ages can enjoy a day of fun, activities, and an appreciation for animal friends. 

The Desert Botanical Gardens

Bird lovers won’t want to miss the Keystone Heritage Park and Desert Botanical Gardens, spanning 52 acres where over 200 different species of birds have been sighted. Along with your bird-sighting adventures, explore the garden’s diverse range of desert vegetation that includes an archeological site with evidence of a 4,000-year-old human settlement. Unwind with a stroll around the park as you enjoy the tranquil setting.

The Franklin Mountains State Park

While every trip to El Paso includes sightings of the spectacular Franklin Mountains, you don’t have to stop at simply taking in the view. Head to the hills and enjoy all the sprawling state park’s outdoor activities, from geocaching, wildlife spotting, and scenic drives to hikes, mountain biking, and rock climbing. Regardless of your choice, you’ll have plenty of room to explore. Spanning an incredible 27,000 acres, Franklin Mountain State Park is one of the country’s largest urban parks, making a day trip there one of the most popular things to do in El Paso.

About Hakes Brothers

Now that you know more about the attractions and things to do in El Paso, perhaps you’re ready to find your new dream home in Sun City. Hakes Brothers is a new home builder that builds semi-custom new homes in various El Paso area locations, San Antonio, Las Cruces, Albuquerque, and Kansas City. With an unwavering commitment to innovative new home design and personalized customer service, we have helped over 4,000 families build homes that best fit their lifestyles. Our home-building reputation is significant in your decision to trust us as your home builder. As one of the largest home builders in El Paso, Hakes Brothers strives to earn your highest recommendation. If you are looking for a beautiful new construction home in the new home communities we build in, or if you need to move quickly, we have the new home option for you.

Visit our model homes at 253 Adamtowne Dr, El Paso, to see our beautiful homes. We would love to show you around and walk you through how easy it is to build a Hakes Brother home you’ll fall in love with.

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