Not everyone loves El Paso - I know that's hard to believe, but it's true. There are people who don't think El Paso has much to offer, but it turns out Alaska Airlines thinks we're pretty interesting and they've let their readers know about us.

Alaska Beyond published a five-page article called “Historical El Paso.” The article explores the cultural of the area and gives suggestions about places to eat and what souvenirs to take home. The author talks about Rocketbuster boots, t-shirts from Chuco Relic, and checking out our local vineyards for wine tastings and live music. The article also explores places like the El Paso Museum of Art, the El Paso Museum of History, and Hueco Tanks State Park.

City officials say apart from the 300 days of sunshine El Paso gets, we have many cultural amenities including the museums and historic sites that they want visitors to know about. The arts have a $103.4 million annual impact to the regional economy, including a $1.8 million impact on local hotels and 4,193 full-time jobs.

Alaska Airlines didn't just pick El Paso to write about out of the clear blue skies. The airline will begin daily nonstop service from Seattle and San Diego to El Paso on February 19.

The “Historical El Paso” article is is on page 102. You can read it by clicking here.