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RE: Question for UTEP people.
There is a Hilton Hotel one block from the campus (if it's not actually on the campus).
07-18-2017 01:52 AM
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RE: Question for UTEP people.
(07-17-2017 01:44 PM)dahbeed Wrote:  Very seriously considering coming in for our game. I believe it's October 7th. The wife has been wanting to visit 2 cousins that live in Austin and Kerrville. So I'm thinking of why not check out the most famous stadium in our conference.

Any tips on where to stay or not stay. Should I find a place near stadium or is parking easy enough to stay a distance and then drive on in? Any must see things in the area? I'm thinking about tacking on a trip to San Diego afterwards. Figure if I've gone that far I might as well go the distance. Have always wanted to see MCRD San Diego from the outside of the fence.

Must eat restaurants will be fine too please. I don't need 5 star for grub. It all ends up tootsie roll anyway. But I do want to enjoy it and not be cramping from it.

Thanks in advance.

P.s. What's the campus like? Should we pencil in time to take a stroll on campus as well?

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I would stay at the Hilton Garden Inn right near campus is the best place to stay if you're in town for a game. It is walking distance to the stadium, restaurants, and bars. Parking at the stadium isn't great so that would be another advantage to staying there.
http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/ho...index.html

Wyler Tramway is definitely a must see. You can see El Paso, New Mexico, and Mexico from up there. Beautiful views.
http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/wyler-aerial-tramway

Restaurants off the top of my head:
-L & Js (Mexican)
-Carlos & Mickeys (Mexican)
-Rib Hut (BBQ)
-Cattleman's (Steakhouse) I highly recommend this place. Its on a ranch about 30-40 minutes outside of town in the middle of nowhere but its well worth the drive. Movies have been shot here, its been on the food channels, you can tour the ranch, and the steaks are great.

Also there are A LOT more great Mexican restaurants that I am forgetting right now. This city is known for its Mexican food.

Yes, you should tour the campus. It is walking distance if you do stay at the Hilton Garden Inn. Every building on campus has Bhutanese Architecture, which makes the campus very unique. There are also various art displays all over campus that would be cool to check out.

On the bottom of this page shows a picture of the campus to illustrate the Bhutanese architecture
http://masterplan.utep.edu/campuscontext.asp

Hope this helps.
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RE: Question for UTEP people.
(07-18-2017 10:42 AM)picks up Wrote:  
(07-17-2017 01:44 PM)dahbeed Wrote:  Very seriously considering coming in for our game. I believe it's October 7th. The wife has been wanting to visit 2 cousins that live in Austin and Kerrville. So I'm thinking of why not check out the most famous stadium in our conference.

Any tips on where to stay or not stay. Should I find a place near stadium or is parking easy enough to stay a distance and then drive on in? Any must see things in the area? I'm thinking about tacking on a trip to San Diego afterwards. Figure if I've gone that far I might as well go the distance. Have always wanted to see MCRD San Diego from the outside of the fence.

Must eat restaurants will be fine too please. I don't need 5 star for grub. It all ends up tootsie roll anyway. But I do want to enjoy it and not be cramping from it.

Thanks in advance.

P.s. What's the campus like? Should we pencil in time to take a stroll on campus as well?

My quick response:

I would stay at the Hilton Garden Inn right near campus is the best place to stay if you're in town for a game. It is walking distance to the stadium, restaurants, and bars. Parking at the stadium isn't great so that would be another advantage to staying there.
http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/ho...index.html

Wyler Tramway is definitely a must see. You can see El Paso, New Mexico, and Mexico from up there. Beautiful views.
http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/wyler-aerial-tramway

Restaurants off the top of my head:
-L & Js (Mexican)
-Carlos & Mickeys (Mexican)
-Rib Hut (BBQ)
-Cattleman's (Steakhouse) I highly recommend this place. Its on a ranch about 30-40 minutes outside of town in the middle of nowhere but its well worth the drive. Movies have been shot here, its been on the food channels, you can tour the ranch, and the steaks are great.

Also there are A LOT more great Mexican restaurants that I am forgetting right now. This city is known for its Mexican food.

Yes, you should tour the campus. It is walking distance if you do stay at the Hilton Garden Inn. Every building on campus has Bhutanese Architecture, which makes the campus very unique. There are also various art displays all over campus that would be cool to check out.

On the bottom of this page shows a picture of the campus to illustrate the Bhutanese architecture
http://masterplan.utep.edu/campuscontext.asp

Hope this helps.

Thank you very much for taking the time to educate. Ima copy pasta this into my phone notes so I have it on hand. Really good stuff.

Edit: just looked up the link to the tramway. That sounds like a great day trip on Sunday. I hate heights. With a passion. Still would probably do it for the money shot up top.
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That would be one heck of a drive but if you have the time to take in the sites along the way it would be worth it. El Paso to San Diego is 12 hours minimum
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Stop at Balmorhea state park on the way.
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(07-17-2017 02:13 PM)Irish Rowdy Wrote:  Lol, you know how far Austin is from El Paso right?

I ask a legit question on here and you come back with a snarky response. I respond to you with the same snark and you neg rep me like a 5th grade little *****. Well played for a guy that has a little kid giving the middle finger as his avatar. What a little *****. I mean a real big, cause everything is big in Texas *****. To be honest it only took you 2 days to get your courage up to do it.
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(07-17-2017 01:44 PM)dahbeed Wrote:  Very seriously considering coming in for our game. I believe it's October 7th. The wife has been wanting to visit 2 cousins that live in Austin and Kerrville. So I'm thinking of why not check out the most famous stadium in our conference.

Any tips on where to stay or not stay. Should I find a place near stadium or is parking easy enough to stay a distance and then drive on in? Any must see things in the area? I'm thinking about tacking on a trip to San Diego afterwards. Figure if I've gone that far I might as well go the distance. Have always wanted to see MCRD San Diego from the outside of the fence.

Must eat restaraunts will be fine too please. I don't need 5 star for grub. It all ends up tootsie roll anyway. But I do want to enjoy it and not be cramping from it.

Thanks in advance.

P.s. What's the campus like? Should we pencil in time to take a stroll on campus as well?




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(07-19-2017 06:53 PM)Proud El Pasoan Wrote:  
(07-17-2017 01:44 PM)dahbeed Wrote:  Very seriously considering coming in for our game. I believe it's October 7th. The wife has been wanting to visit 2 cousins that live in Austin and Kerrville. So I'm thinking of why not check out the most famous stadium in our conference.

Any tips on where to stay or not stay. Should I find a place near stadium or is parking easy enough to stay a distance and then drive on in? Any must see things in the area? I'm thinking about tacking on a trip to San Diego afterwards. Figure if I've gone that far I might as well go the distance. Have always wanted to see MCRD San Diego from the outside of the fence.

Must eat restaraunts will be fine too please. I don't need 5 star for grub. It all ends up tootsie roll anyway. But I do want to enjoy it and not be cramping from it.

Thanks in advance.

P.s. What's the campus like? Should we pencil in time to take a stroll on campus as well?




http://www.cattlemansranch.com/

You're the second one to mention Cattlemen's Ranch. I watched the video. I love a good steak. That might be on the list come October. Thanks for the help.
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Are the Guadalupe Mountains worth visiting ?
07-20-2017 10:14 AM
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(07-19-2017 01:43 PM)dahbeed Wrote:  
(07-17-2017 02:13 PM)Irish Rowdy Wrote:  Lol, you know how far Austin is from El Paso right?

I ask a legit question on here and you come back with a snarky response. I respond to you with the same snark and you neg rep me like a 5th grade little *****. Well played for a guy that has a little kid giving the middle finger as his avatar. What a little *****. I mean a real big, cause everything is big in Texas *****. To be honest it only took you 2 days to get your courage up to do it.

Relax
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