Best time to visit El Paso, TX

El Paso, TX

13 THINGS TO DO IN EL PASO, TX (MARCH 30 - APRIL 08)

Bluebonnets

Bluebonnets

late February–April (best in early-to-mid April) • nature

Don't miss the blooming of the state flower of Texas

Shrimp Season

Shrimp Season

July–November • food

Check out the opening​ ceremony of a shrimp festival and enjoy the traditions and delicious seafood

Watermelon

Watermelon

April–early September • food

There is nothing better than a cool slice of watermelon during hot summer Texas days

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

late February–October | best April  • nature

Every spring, Texas countryside gets transformed with yellow, blue, purple, and red blooms

Raccoon

Raccoon

March–November • nature

These curious small creatures can quietly accompany you during an evening camping trip

Mexican Gold Poppies

Mexican Gold Poppies

late January–early April | best March  • nature

The sea of gold covers Franklin Mountains every spring

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

July–April • activity

Amazing views, huge rocks, wild nature, and challenging routes for climbers of all levels

Franklin Mountains State Park

Franklin Mountains State Park

all year round  • nature

Discover unbelievable high-desert mountains, just a half-hour drive from downtown El Paso

Blooming Cactuses

Blooming Cactuses

April–early June • nature

The arid scenery of West Texas comes alive with unexpectedly colorful blooms

Snake Season

Snake Season

March–May • nature

Snakes have been an object of fascination, fear, and suspicion since ancient times

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

November–March  • nature

Enjoy the bizarre landscapes of the far west corner of Texas

El Paso Rose Garden

El Paso Rose Garden

March–November • nature

Take a walk in the shade of over 1,500 beautiful rose bushes

Keystone Heritage Park

Keystone Heritage Park

all year round • nature

A fantastic place with the Franklin Mountains serving as a backdrop

5 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Peach Season

Peach Season

out of rangeMay–August • food

Yummy, tasty, fresh peaches are ready to be picked

Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie

out of rangeOctober–December • food

Try the best pie you have ever eaten on your trip to Texas

Texas Independence Day

Texas Independence Day

out of rangeMarch 2, 2021 (online) • event

The best time to feel the atmosphere of the Lone Star State, witness legendary Texan patriotism, and enjoy celebrations all over the state

El Paso Winterfest

El Paso Winterfest

out of rangeDecember 5, 2020–January 3, 2021  • event

Enjoy the holiday cheer with one of the "coolest" festivals in Texas

Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo

Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo

out of rangeSeptember 29–October 3, 2021 • event

A celebration of the region's agricultural roots with some quality family time in Las Cruces

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