Summer is here and the kids are out of school. Get the family out of the house and participating in some fun family activities all within Downtown El Paso. We have gathered a day worth of activities for you to enjoy.
Sabor, the restaurant inside Hotel Paso Del Norte features Mexican and Southwestern cuisine. They open their doors at 7:00 a.m. everyday! Sit inside the newly renovated restaurant or out on their open-air patio.
10 Henry Trost Ct
Basico Bistro and Cafe
Basico Bistro and Cafe offers a wide variety of dishes for breakfast from Omelettes to Berries & Cream Waffles or Steak and Eggs to Greek Croissants and more. Voted Best Breakfast and Best Brunch, they open at 9:00 a.m.!
210 N Stanton St
El Paso Museum of History
While at the El Paso Museum of History you have to check out DIGIE, a 35 foot long touch screen that allows you to zoom in and out of El Paso areas learning more about the region. Current exhibits include Track Across the Desert: More Than 100 Years of Railroad in El Paso, Neighborhoods And Shared Memories: Sunset Heights, Low & Slow: Lowrider Culture on the Border. Admission is free and is open from Thursday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
510 N Santa Fe St
El Paso Museum of Art
The museum currently has six exhibits to view along with their four permanent collections and was voted Best Museum or Gallery for 12 years in a row by El Paso Inc.’s Best of the Best. Admission is free. The Museum is open Thursday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
1 Arts Festival Plaza
Serving up some of the best pizza in El Paso. You can either order a whole pie in the sizes of big (16″) or bigger (20″), or order by the slice! You are always sure to find table games such as Jenga or Connect Four.
500 N Stanton
Cool spot and great food is what you will find at DeadBeach Brewery. Sit out on the patio to find brightly colored murals and hidden steampunk sculptures. Their menu includes tacos, burgers, sandwiches and they even have a PB & J!
406 S Durango St
Drac’s offers all the goodness of Philly Cheesesteaks but that isn’t the only item on the menu. They serve up five different types of hot dogs made with Nathan’s all beef hot dogs. Other items include loaded fries, wings and chicken strips.
203 E Mills
San Jacinto Spray Park/ Splash Pad
Grab the swimsuits and head to San Jacinto Park, the heart of Downtown. The spray park operates from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Other park activities include ping-pong and chess tables along with washers. You will find a small café in the park too.
114 W Mills Ave
Rent a Bike or Scooter
Rent a BCycle bike and take a ride Downtown, the bikes come equipped with a basket and horn! Pick up a bike at one of the six kiosks. Glide and Blue Duck both offer electric scooters to take a fast ride around Downtown, there are several kiosks around town.
For your afternoon sweet tooth pick up Frontera Churros, they have churros in every way you can imagine. Try a Los Lagartos, matcha tea powder dusted on churro with pistachios and a slight lechera drizzle or a Magical Unicorn churro dressed with marshmallow sauce, topped with mini marshmallows and magical sprinkles.
501 S Campbell St
TCBY and Mrs. Fields
Cool down with some frozen yogurt and cookies-cool meets oven fresh at this establishment. Vegan or lactose? No worries TCBY offers Greek fro-yo and a vegan Silk Almond milk fro-yo. Fresh cookies are baked daily too.
123 W Mills Ave, Ste 130
Catch a Game
You can catch either an El Paso Chihuahua’s baseball game or an El Paso Locomotive FC soccer game any weekend through summer. Grab a bite to eat at the stadium options range from tacos, hotdogs and nachos.
Southwest University Park
1 Ballpark Plaza
Family Friendly Hotels
Don’t head home after your long day in Downtown, take a load off and make it feel like a real vacation by staying in a hotel. The Courtyard offers comfy and clean rooms. Take a dip in the pool with a great view of the ballpark and Downtown.
610 N Santa Fe St
Stay at the DoubleTree for a nice warm welcome, upon checking you will receive a warm chocolate chip cookie. The hotel also features Fire, a restaurant serving American and Southwestern flair.
600 N El Paso St