By Shaina Amienyi
El Paso
Texas
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Outdoor action, great weather, and scenic landscapes—these are what El Paso, Texas is all about. Visit the area that used to be known as the Wild West, and explore the city where infamous characters such as Billy the Kid and Wyatt Earp roamed. There are plenty of activities to entertain and surprise you in El Paso.

Close to downtown and I-10, El Paso International Airport (ELP) is the gateway to this culturally and historically rich city. You can book your flight with EscapeWizard.com by clicking on the following link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). To discover what types of accommodations El Paso offers, look below for our recommended selection of hotels. Then book through EscapeWizard.com by following the hotel portion of our website (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).

You have probably seen the Wild West represented on television, but in El Paso you can experience a bit of the Wild West for yourself. And what better way is there to experience the Wild West than to go to a rodeo show? While you are in El Paso, we at EscapeWizard.com recommend checking out the annual Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo, a four day event that takes place in September.

Vacationers should be sure to enjoy the beautiful weather and scenery while in El Paso. There are plenty of outdoor sites, including the magnificent Franklin Mountains. EscapeWizard.com suggests riding the Wyler Aerial Tramway to Ranger Peak to get a panoramic view of the city or driving along Transmountain Road, which runs through the mountain. Also visit Franklin State Park, the largest urban park in the United States. There visitors can participate in birding, mountain biking, hiking, and rock climbing almost any time of the year. The mountains also offer an outdoor entertainment venue—McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre—where one can enjoy concerts, plays, and Viva! El Paso, an outdoor musical drama that chronicles the history of the El Paso Region.

If you area interested in rock climbing, EscapeWizard.com recommends a visit to Hueco Tanks State Historic Site. Visitors to Hueco Tanks will enjoy fabulous rock paintings, some of which date back to thousands of years ago. For a scenic hiking trail, stop by Chamizal National Memorial, which was created to commemorate the Chamizal Convention of 1963, a treaty between Mexico and the United States. Visitors can walk the Cordova Island Trail and see views of the Franklin and Juarez Mountains, the El Paso skyline, and an international bridge.

When you area not seeing the sights, you might enjoy playing a round of golf. Duffers delight in El Paso because of its unforgettable golf experiences at world-renowned courses. EscapeWizard.com urges golf enthusiasts to visit Butterfield Trail Golf Club, rated by Golfweek as one of the “Best Municipal Courses in 2010” and one of the “Best Courses You Can Play 2009-2010.” This premium facility features a clubhouse, bar, and full-service restaurant. Painted Dunes, another golf course, is a desert-style 27-hole course with a complete practice facility with a driving range and chipping, pitching, and putting greens.

Shopping provides a fun alternative to sight seeing or golfing. If you area looking for some familiar stores, visit Bassett Place, El Paso’s original shopping mall and home to major retail stores, a movie theater, and over 80 specialty shops. Sunland Park Mall and Cielo Vista Mall both feature 140 specialty stores and department stores. We at EscapeWizard.com encourage shoppers to visit the Outlet Shoppes at El Paso for bargains on designer apparel, footwear, accessories, and more.

At the end of the day, head downtown where you will have your pick of bars, lounges, and dance clubs. With plenty of outdoor activities, stunning views, historical museums and art collections, El Paso will keep vacationers busy with exciting things to do and see. Book your next vacation to El Paso, Texas with EscapeWizard.com using the above link.
Hotels in El Paso
By Adam J. Mohney
Best Western
6655 Gateway West El Paso, TX
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EscapeWizard.com's premier hotel selection for travelers on a budget in El Paso, Texas is Best Western (formally called Holiday Inn El Paso Airport I-10). Located only one-and-a-half miles from El Paso International Airport (ELP) and six miles from downtown El Paso, Best Western is both accessible to area attractions and affordable for guests.

Rooms booked on EscapeWizard.com at Best Western El Paso include more than just a comfortable bed. A television with pay-per-view, a stereo with a CD player and free wireless internet access allow guests to stay connected and entertained during downtime. Guests will also appreciate the individual room climate control, a great way to beat the sometimes grueling Texas heat. Also included in each room are a hairdryer, ironing supplies and coffeemaker for kicking the day off right.

EscapeWizard.com guests of Best Western El Paso can also take advantage of the wide variety of available resources and facilities. The 24-hour fitness center allows patrons to keep up with workout routines, while the unstaffed business center keeps working travelers connected. Long days can end with some relaxing time in the on-site indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, and guests can withdraw walking money from the on-site ATM.

Guests of Best Western El Paso will eat well and can drink at will throughout their stay. Sol Mexican Restaurant offers Mexican cuisine as close to the border as you can get. Serving a variety of Mexican dishes, Sol Mexican Restaurant offers a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu in the hotel lobby. Teddy's Lounge is a great place for guests to unwind or enjoy cheap drinks and take advantage of happy hour deals Monday through Thursday. The Agave Tequileria, also on-site, guests can try an extensive menu of more than 100 specialty tequilas and enjoy live entertainment throughout the week.

With accommodating amenities, easy access to El Paso International Airport and a variety of dining and drinking options, Best Western El Paso Airport I-10 offers guests great rooms and facilities at an affordable rate. Book your room in El Paso, Texas on EscapeWizard.com by clicking the following link now (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in El Paso
By Shaina Amienyi
Candlewood Suites
4631 Cohen Avenue, El Paso, TX
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The Candlewood Suites El Paso North”Fort Bliss Area aims to make you as comfortable as if you were in your own home. From when you arrive and check-in after 3pm until when you checkout at 11am, you will have access to plenty of amenities as well as restaurants and shopping outlets within walking distance. When you checkout, you can use the video checkout feature in your room.

The multi-lingual staff speaks English, German, and Spanish and is more than happy to assist guests. The hotel property contains 95 guest rooms, including 6 suites, and 105 parking spaces. The hotel provides ample parking for guests, who can also use the lot adjacent to the hotel for bus, truck, and RV parking.

Guests can reserve standard rooms, studio suites, or one bedroom suites. The in-room entertainment equipment is top-notch and includes a DVD player and cable TV that displays premium movie channels. The kitchen areas feature full-size refrigerators, conventional oven, dishwasher, and coffee maker. Suites also come with a microwave, toaster, separate hanging closet, and separate living room. Everything you need to cook and eat with is provided for you.

You can do your own laundry in the 24-hour laundry facility or take advantage of the same day dry cleaning. If you need snacks or small items, you can purchase them in the convenience store.

Business guests have the space they need to accommodate up to 50 guests at events. The hotel’s 567-square feet of meeting space comes with the latest technology. Event hosts will have a DVD player, digital projector, LCD projector, microphone, whiteboard, and more at their disposal.
 
What guests will love about the Candlewood Suites El Paso North”Fort Bliss Area is its location. El Paso International Airport (ELP) is 10 miles away, and numerous attractions, including Wyler Aerial Tramway, Boeing, US Border Patrol Museum, are minutes away. EscapeWizard.com encourages you to follow the link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) and book your next stay at the Candlewood Suites.
Hotels in El Paso
By Shaina Amienyi
Holiday Inn Express Central
409 E. Missouri Avenue, El Paso, TX
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At the base of the Franklin Mountains sits the Holiday Inn Express El Paso”Central, which is a great choice for business and leisure travelers because of its location I the heart of town. The hotel is near major financial and governmental institutions as well as major attractions. Check into this downtown hotel at 3pm on the day you arrive, and checkout by 12pm on your departure day.

Guests can choose rooms with one king bed, one queen bed, or two queen beds. Select rooms also include a sofa bed. All 110 rooms feature a cable TV, DVD player, coffee maker, and private bathroom with bathtub and hairdryer. Some rooms also include a microwave and fridge. Hotel guests enjoy free high-speed wired and wireless internet in their rooms.

Start the morning with the Express Start Breakfast Bar, featuring hot and cold items such as biscuits, eggs, fruit, and fresh coffee. Once you are ready to start doing activities, you might make your way to the outdoor pool or the on-site fitness center. The fitness center, open from 5am to midnight, is equipped with a stair stepper, a recumbent bike, an elliptical trainer, and two treadmills.

The hotel offers two meetings rooms to accommodate events. The first can hold up to 50 people, and the second can hold up to 120 guests. Presenters have a microphone, DVD player, flip chart, overhead projector, whiteboard, and more on hand. Guests can use the 24-hour business center to prepare for meetings, send faxes, make copies, or check e-mail.

Choose the Holiday Inn Express El Paso”Central to be close to companies and attractions such as Western Playland Amusement Park, El Paso Convention Center, and For Bliss Army Base. Vacationers are sure to enjoy this hotel with its comfortable rooms and array of amenities. Do not hesitate to click on the link to EscapeWizard.com. (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) and book your stay at this hotel.