El Paso, Albuquerque, or Phoenix?

I've never been to any of these cities, but I want to see what the Southwest is like....which should I go to first? Pros and cons of each city? I'm looking for a good place to take a trip...Albuquerque is closest (571 miles), followed by El Paso (723 miles), and then Phoenix (987 miles). I'm most... show more I've never been to any of these cities, but I want to see what the Southwest is like....which should I go to first? Pros and cons of each city? I'm looking for a good place to take a trip...Albuquerque is closest (571 miles), followed by El Paso (723 miles), and then Phoenix (987 miles). I'm most intrigued by El Paso, given the lure of a border city, and the fact that I'm originally from Texas probably has something to do with it....thanks in advance
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