El Paso is getting more love for the amazing culture and history our city has to provide!

Earlier this year the small town of San Elizario was voted the USA Today’s Best Historic Small Town and now it’s El Paso’s Historic Mission Trail that is taking home a win!

El Paso’s Historic Mission Trail was chosen as the winner of “Best Historical Site” by the 2023 Texas Travel Awards.

“Attractions like the Mission Trail make El Paso an extremely unique city. Travelers with all interests will experience history, culture, and fun across the nine-mile trail. Earning this special award is encouraging for the city as we receive attention and recognition from people across Texas,” said President and CEO of Destination El Paso, Jose Garcia.

The Texas Travel Awards recognizes top travel destinations and attractions all across Texas. Winners from each category will receive a feature in the July publication of the Texas Travel Awards magazine, on texastravelawards.com, and be shared across Texas Travel Awards social media. 

The historic trail dates to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and includes the Ysleta Mission, Socorro Mission, and San Elizario Chapel, the oldest churches in the state of Texas. To commemorate their history, all three missions were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. 

Bob Parvin/Texas Historical Commission Facebook
Bob Parvin/Texas Historical Commission Facebook

These awards and recognitions are important for our city because it puts El Paso’s name in publications that may be in areas where people are not familiar with our city.

It proves that our city is really a great place to visit! Whether it’s for a weekend or even a full week. We have so much culture, entertainment, and history and it’s time that El Paso was considered a destination vacation place!

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