There's some good shopping downtown if that's what your into, bring a phrasebook(if your Spanish is rusty) and go podie before, because bathrooms are not that accessible. There is a zoo and a few museums, although they are not really that impressive. Also a mission trail with some historic missions(which I found a little dull).Everyone always raves about Chico's Tacos, people come from all over to eat there. Nearby Sunland Park has a casino and a small amusement park.
This website below is what I use to plan out some excursions for my family on weekends, maybe it will help you out.
You can also check out Juarez on the Border Jumper for a small fee- and that's really the safest way to do it. If you go over alone, I recommend you use extreme caution and travel in a group, especially if you are female. Don't venture too far from the main areas. If you have any questions or I can help you with directions, please don't hesitate to ask. I live here and have been to many, though not all, of these places.
· 1 decade ago