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Beat the End of Summer Blues

Summer may be coming to an end but with so much to see and do in the “Sun City,” keeping the blues away is easy peasy!

Hunt Family Desert Spring at El Paso Zoo
Hunt Family Desert Spring at El Paso Zoo
4001 E. Paisano Dr.
915-212-0966 

If you didn’t fit in a trip to the beach this summer then a trip to the El Paso Zoo will have to do. The Hunt Family Desert Springs offers a splashin’ goo time! This interactive water play area features dancing water, gushers, spray tunnels, tower sprays, pop-ups and more. These different water patterns emitted by the spring are not only fun to watch but great for families to splash around in, relax and cool down.

Wine Down @ Zin Valle Vineyards
Wine Down @ Zin Valle Vineyards
7315 Canutillo-La Union Road
915-877-4544 

Indulge in a tasty pairing. For those who love wine and music, Zin Valle Vineyards lets you combine both! Every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m., sample a variety of Zin Valle wines while enjoying the sounds of local musicians. Pack your picnic, family and friends and enjoy the day at Zin Valle!

Stop and Smell the Roses at El Paso Municipal Rose Gardens
Stop and Smell the Roses at El Paso Municipal Rose Gardens
3418 Aurora Dr.
915-541-4331 

Invite the ones you adore for a stroll through magnificent color-filled lush gardens at the El Paso Municipal Rose Garden. Embark on your own adventure amongst 500 varieties of roses and over 1,900 rosebushes. Raised beds, waterfalls, walking paths, and a Koi fish pond all span over 4 acres creating a memorable experience for all.

Summer Produce at Downtown Artist & Farmers Market
Summer Produce at Downtown Artist & Farmers Market
117 Anthony St.
915-212-0110 

Enjoy the last of our summer weather and delicious fruits and vegetables currently in season at the Downtown Artist & Farmers Market every Saturday. With a variety of vendors and an array of fresh produce, food stands, local artistry and more, if you have never been to this celebrated market; be sure to add it to your end of summer bucket list!

Pack a Picnic at Franklin Mountains State Park
Pack a Picnic at Franklin Mountains State Park
Transmountain Woodrow Bean Dr.
915-566-6441 

No summer is complete without a visit to the Franklin Mountains State Park. The weather’s great and summer is nearing its end so get outdoors already! Situated on 37 square miles of desert wilderness, the park offers breathtaking views.


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