Think outside the box for your next class field trip! Introduce your students to the heart of El Paso and the rich history of Downtown! Plan a trip to the museums, check out the new San Jacinto Plaza, or schedule a walking tour of Downtown! Have lunch at one of our parks or plazas! Here’s a list of a few great spots for your next field trip:
El Paso Museum of History – 510 N. Santa Fe St / 915-212-0320
Explore the DIGIE Wall at the Museum of History and have students learn about their community.
El Paso Museum of Art – 1 Arts Festival Plz / 915-212-0300
Tours available upon request.
Plaza Theatre – 125 Pioneer Plz / 915-534-0669
Tour the historic Plaza Theatre and make sure to check out their Classic Film Festival schedule in the summer for free movie screenings with performances by organ players.
El Paso Chihuahuas – Southwest University Park / 915-533-BASE
El Paso Public Library Main Branch – 501 N. Oregon St. / 915-543-5433
Take a few minutes to tour the Main Branch and check out the historic archives, the Teen Hangout or Children’s Area. Don’t forget to request a tour of their “spooky” basement and hear the librarians’ stories!
Creative Kids – 504 W. San Francisco Ave. / 915-533-9575
An art gallery made up of children’s art.
Arts Festival Plaza – Between Plaza Theatre and Museum of Art
Explore the different plazas through downtown and have students discover this popular area complete with a gorgeous water fountain.
Cleveland Square Park – 501 N. Oregon St.
Have your students play around the park or have lunch. Tip – good parking spot for school buses.
San Jacinto Plaza – 111 E. Mills Ave
What’s a trip to Downtown without a visit to San Jacinto Plaza? Students can enjoy the splashpad, relax at the park, have lunch at the cafe, play chess, ping pong and so much more!
Convention Center Plaza – Area outside El Paso Convention Center
Have lunch under this semi-shaded plaza.
Pedestrian Pathway – Between El Paso Convention Center and Ballpark
The pathway is lined with public art murals, creative lighting, and a 50-foot-tall sculpture that uses misters and water nozzles!
Historical Walking Tour:
Do your own historic tour of Downtown by hitting these popular stops: Dome Bar, Downtown Post Office, Cortez Building and more.
Mural Art Walk:
Follow MCAD’s public art tour through Downtown!
Tom Lea Mural Tour:
Learn more about El Paso native and legendary artist, Tom Lea. Schedule your tour at 915-533-0048.
Texas Trost Society Downtown Walking Tour:
Take a historic tour highlighting the architecture and hidden gems of our Downtown. Schedule your tour at 915-867-5232.
Delizia Pizzeria – 400 S. Oregon St. Suite D / 915-351-7777
Order affordable pizzas from this Downtown eatery. They deliver.
The Pizza Joint – 500 S. Stanton St. / 915-260-5556
Get a few pies delivered to your lunch spot.
Sparrow’s – 201 S. El Paso St. / 915-533-8988
Have it delivered or request to have your group dine in.
San Jacinto Plaza Cafe – From hotdogs to tacos, this cafe has a large selection of items.
McDonald’s – Because feeding a lot of children sometimes needs a tight budget. 217 E. Paisano Dr./ 915-532-1903
Burger King – 425 S. El Paso St. / 915-545-1994
Subway – 500 N. Oregon St. / 915-533-7827
Subway – 105 N. Stanton / 915-838-7385
Healthy Bite – 205 E. Mills Ave. / 915-351-1700
Go local and feed those kids something wholesome while still being very close to San Jacinto Plaza!
House of Pizza Downtown – 208 N. Stanton St. / 915-533-3424
TCBY + Mrs. Field’s – 123 W. Mills Ave. (Next to the Plaza Theatre) / 915-533-8826
Pressed Sandwich – 218 W. Mills. / 915-531-0645