In El Paso, the sun shines 302 days per year. As you might guess, every El Pasoan has got a beautiful tan pretty much year round. Unfortunately, so much sun also means that it gets pretty toasty with 109 days above 90 degrees on average and 20 days in the 100s.
It’s impossible to talk about El Paso without talking about the Rio Grande River. One of the lengthiest rivers in North America, the Rio Grande is the natural border between the United States and Mexico. When it’s warm, which is basically all the time, people flock to the river in droves to angler fish, hike along the banks, and go whitewater rafting. One of the most popular events in El Paso even happens there, the KLAQ Great River Raft Race, which consists of El Pasoans building their own unique raft and coasting three miles downstream in a giant group.
El Paso has been named the safest big city of over half a million people in America for four years running by the “Congressional Quarterly.” Even more impressive, it’s been ranked in the top three since 1997. Not only is the city safe, but there are sidewalks connecting everything and residents take full advantage of this. It’s rated one of the most walkable cities in America on a regular basis, providing a means for its residents to stay active.