About El Paso / Ciudad Juarez
Music Under the Stars
LOCATION: Chamizal National Memorial
7:30 PM SUNDAYS ~ FREE!
Downtown Concert Series
LOCATION: Arts Festival Plaza
5:30 PM FRIDAYS ~ FREE!
For more information please call 915.541.4481
Dolce Vita Coffee Tea
205 Cincinnati Ave
Pike Street Market
207 E Mills Av.
This is a real coffee shop--lots of newspapers (including the New York Times), good coffee, and a relaxed atmosphere. It
doesn't hurt that since the business changed hands, they offer a good menu. The sandwiches (served up on Mexican
bolillos) are excellent across the board, although the brisket sandwich (the Pike Street Special) and Charlie's Tuna do
stand out. Avoid the lunch rush if possible, because they get absolutely swamped.
City Market - Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Shop or eat at the famous City Market of Juarez, Mexico. Just walk south on Avenida Juarez until you come to Avenida 16
de Septiembre and turn left (east). In just a few blocks you will come to Mercado Juarez on the north side of 16 de
Septiembre. This market is run by the Juarez Municipal Government and has a beautiful selection of goods. Whether you
are looking for leather goods, art work, pottery, blankets, curios, silver or turquoise jewelry, or just looking to see
some interesting things, this market should definitely be on your list of things to see in Ciudad Juárez.
El Paso has one of the lowest costs of living in the US. Many historical apartment buildings in downtown El Paso offer
a high quality of living for a low price. Students usually spend about $500-$800 on living expenses during their stay in
El Paso, including rent, utilities, and food.
Mountain Biking & Hiking
Many hiking trails are currently accessible off of Loop 375/Trans-Mountain Road. Work is underway for a trail network
that will ultimately offer a 118-mile network. All 118 miles will be open to hiking traffic, 51 miles will be open to
hiking and mountain biking traffic, and 22 miles will be open for tri-use - hiking, mountain bikes, and horseback
riding. In the future, the park will consider having a concessionaire who can rent horses, but for now, the horse trails
that open in Fall of 2001 will be for individuals who have their own horses. Rock climbing and mountain bike riding are
just two of the park's newest recreational activities.
For more info: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/park/franklin/
|Hueco Tanks State Park
This area got its name from the huge basin-shaped rocks that catch and hold our less-than abundant rainfall. Drawings on cave walls date back as far as 1,500 B.C. World-class rock climbing, plus hiking, picnicking and camping. 20 miles east of El Paso on Hwy 62. Open daily 8am to dusk. Phone: 915-857-1135 For more info: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/park/hueco/