El Paso city life
El Paso is a very lively city, with many festivals and annual events for all types of leisure activities such as:
- Amigo Airsho
- KLAQ Great River Raft Race
- Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo
- Fiesta de las Flores
- Neon Desert Music Festival
- Music Under the Stars
- Viva! El Paso
- Sun Bowl
Given El Paso’s long history and heritage, there are several landmarks and tourist attractions to visit:
- Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens
- El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Centre
- El Paso Museum of History
- War Eagles Air Museum
- The Gene Roddenberry Planetarium
- Abraham Chavez Theatre
El Paso is a reasonably large sports centre, with teams playing in the national leagues in American football, ice hockey, indoor soccer and basketball. There are, also, plenty of amateur sports competitions and concurring leagues, especially at a collegial and high school level. There is also an annual marathon, as well as hiking and rock climbing competitions around the city.
International atmosphere in El Paso
The city’s population is very diverse, with 80% being of Hispanic descent, alongside communities of Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans and other immigrant groups. This makes El Paso a tolerant and diverse city. English is the official language but Spanish is spoken by the large majority of the population. The people living in El Paso are mostly under the age of 24, thanks to the influx of immigrants and international students. This helps preserve the city’s dynamic atmosphere and multiculturalism.
Weather El Paso
Summers in El Paso are hot, with little or no humidity and the winters are mild and dry. Annual precipitations reach 9.7 inches (250 mm). The city also experiences periodical snowfall of around 7 inches (17.78 cm)/year, alongside winter storms. The average temperature for January is 57.7 °F (14.3°C), while for July is 94.7 °F (34.8°C).