After months and months of looking at El Paso Houses for Sale, the perfect one is finally yours to call your own. Take your time getting on unpacked as there’s no rush in making that house feel like a home. What’s there to do once all that’s settled though? With an average of over 300 sunny days per year, just enjoying the beautiful weather might feel like enough.
Besides being able to take in all the sun, the city of El Paso offers residents, and tourists alike, plenty of ways to explore when it comes to its deep history and rich culture. If you just moved here but aren’t familiar with the place, here’s a few great ways to get started on seeing all that El Paso has in store for you.
Learn About The Rio Grande
While the river makes for a beautiful sight in the present day, what’s most exciting is the majorly significant part the Rio Grande has played in the region’s history. Looking back thousands of years, it’s been a source of both water and means of transportation long before the United States of America has existed in the form we know it as today.
Native Americans lived along settlements near the river for means of ample food and water. Visiting today, it might seem more simply beautiful than historically powerful, but take a closer look and it’s easy to imagine all the lives that owed their survival to that very river over the course of modern and ancient history.
Better Understand The Border
Spanish settlers discovered what’s now known as El Paso all the way back in the 16th century, around 200 years before the city became part of the United States. While it is not a battle often spoken about in the modern day, El Paso became annexed into Texas at the end of the Mexican-American War.
That put an end to the battles over the territory but conflicts prior to that felt constant since the Spanish explorers first arrived. The past’s influence always remains present and helps to explain that while the city is in the United States, at its core it has been multicultural for hundreds of years. Vist the El Paso Museum of History and view their exhibits on the subject to gain an even better understanding.
Explore The Cuisine
The easiest and most accessible way to explore El Paso’s long and diverse culture is through the local food. As it’s easy to imagine, the common flavors throughout the city are a blend of both Texan and Mexican flavors. For those looking for a recommendation as to what dish to try first, the city’s famous burrito style is a great starting point.
It’s made up in a way that’ll sound familiar to any American burrito lover as it’s filled with what we’d think of as the typical fixings but the flavors here make the chain imitations pale in comparison. Think of anything Tex-Mex you might have loved over the years, and then find the same dish here. Once you see how much better it is, you’ll only wish you moved here sooner.