If you are ever traveling through El Paso, looking for something to do and don’t want to spend a lot of money, Russ and I have some suggestions for you!
After working hard all morning cleaning our Little Guy Max “Teddy” from top to bottom, Russ and I decided to treat ourselves and go out for the afternoon. That got us thinking if someone were passing through the area and looking for some recommendations, what would we say?
We decided to share two of our favorite places in the area that are not only budget-friendly but RV-friendly as well. Both locations offer ample parking and are easily accessible.
Our first stop was Rudy’s. Rudy’s is a BBQ place with good food and a ton of character (especially for a chain restaurant). There are two in El Paso, both located just off the I-10 – we usually go to the one at 6401 South Desert Blvd and is the one featured in the video above.
Rudy’s is a little different….. in addition to a few sandwich options, you order your BBQ by the pound and it is served on parchment paper, placed in a plastic milk crate/tray and all utensils are plastic. Thick slices of bread are available at no charge with your order, just let them know how many you would like. Traditional sides are available, such as potato salad, macaroni salad, coleslaw and pies and puddings for dessert. They are also open for breakfast with delicious breakfast burritos!
The environment is very casual and set up with picnic tables throughout. There is also a little shop up front that sells snacks, flavored sodas, ice cream and “touristy” type items. Also for your convenience, there are gas pumps out front so you can fuel up before you leave.
After having consumed way more calories than we probably should have, our next stop helped us walk some of it off. Just 8 miles to the west of Rudy’s is the War Eagles Air Museum. Now technically this isn’t in El Paso, it is actually located at 8012 Airport Road, Santa Teresa, NM, but it is adjacent to it so close enough – right?
Excerpt from the War Eagles Air Museum website:
“The War Eagles Air Museum is dedicated to collecting, restoring and displaying historic aircraft of the World War II and the Korean Conflict eras. This unique Museum pays special tribute to military aviation and reminds us all of the significant roles these airplanes, their pilots and support crews played in securing our freedom.
To demonstrate the sights and sounds of these high-powered machines, most of this magnificent collection is maintained in flying condition. These aircraft provide public enjoyment while in actual flight. The Museum features various educational programs, exhibits and special events that help preserve our heritage and promote pride in our country.”
Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am-4pm, you will have plenty of time to enjoy the exhibits (and play in the helicopter!).
Message if you have any questions and if you go, let us know!