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Top Things To Do In El Paso

El Paso is a vibrant border town that celebrates its unique history. The city is alive with a rich art scene, boasting many museums and creative experiences. The nearby Franklin Mountains have many outdoor adventures, and its proximity to both New Mexico and Mexico makes El Paso a prime starting point for day trips. The nightlife is humming with excitement, full of clubs and cocktail lounges to explore. Whatever your speed, there’s something to do just for you in El Paso, Texas.

When visiting, there’s no shortage of things to do in El Paso. Home to a vast array of museums and tasty bites, El Paso celebrates its rich history and cultured vibe.

Below are some of the best things to do near El Paso:

  • Check out the exhibits at the El Paso Museum of Art
  • Discover the local wares at the Downtown Artist’s and Farmer’s Market
  • Grab a bite at H & H Car Wash and Coffee Shop, a quirky local favorite
  • Visit the galleries at Chamizal Memorial Park cultural center
  • Take a ride on the Wyler Aerial Tramway

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Chris Mitchell Virtual Jazz Concert (Through August 1)
Chris Mitchell Virtual Jazz Concert (Through August 1)
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$19.98 $10.00
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Through 08/01/20: One General-Admission Ticket to Any Virtual Show with a Digital Download of the album I Found Forever
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"One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody of Love, Friendship, and Shoes" Through July 31
"One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody of Love, Friendship, and Shoes" Through July 31
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$19.95 $12.00
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Through 07/31/20: One Viewing
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Gaylarious Virtual LGBT Stand-Up Comedy Show (June 25–August 20)
Gaylarious Virtual LGBT Stand-Up Comedy Show (June 25–August 20)
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$10.00 $5.00
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06/25/20 at 9 p.m. ET: One General-Admission Ticket
10+ bought
Livestream Name that Tune, Dueling Pianos, or Piano Bar Bingo (Through August 29)
Livestream Name that Tune, Dueling Pianos, or Piano Bar Bingo (Through August 29)
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$5.00
Name that Tune
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Virtual Stand-Up: Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour 2020 featuring Dan Frigolette (May 22–July 31)
Virtual Stand-Up: Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour 2020 featuring Dan Frigolette (May 22–July 31)
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$41.49 $6.00
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7/17/20 at 12 a.m. EST: One General-Admission Ticket
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Jazz Age Jeopardy: Virtual Interactive Murder Mystery Experience
Jazz Age Jeopardy: Virtual Interactive Murder Mystery Experience
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$275.00
Through 07/31/2020: Admission to Virtual Show for Up to 10 People
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Chippendales@Home! Virtual Party
Chippendales@Home! Virtual Party
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$200.00 $150.00
25% discount_off
30-Minute Party for Up to 9 Guests + Souvenir Video
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Ultimate Aldean Experience, Vegas McGraw, David Nail (August 1–August 14)
Ultimate Aldean Experience, Vegas McGraw, David Nail (August 1–August 14)
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$10.99 $5.00
54% discount_off
08/01/20 at 6 p.m.: One General-Admission Ticket to Ultimate Aldean Experience
Ben Seidman: Camera Tricks Live Interactive Virtual Magic Show (July 10–July 22)
Ben Seidman: Camera Tricks Live Interactive Virtual Magic Show (July 10–July 22)
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$40.00 $28.00
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07/17/20 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m.: One General-Admission Ticket

Whether you’re looking for a unique cultural experience or a delicious meal, El Paso is full of historic landmarks and tasty spots to check out. Snap a group photo at an iconic view, or take your next Instagram photo with unique architecture.

Popular attractions near El Paso include:

  • Walk the historic Mission Trail and visit the beautiful Ysleta Mission
  • Visit the somber yet poignant El Paso Holocaust Museum
  • Bask in the luxury of the Magoffin Home State Historical Site
  • Take in the peaceful atmosphere around St. Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Learn some military history at the Fort Bliss and Old Ironsides Museums

If you’re looking to escape the heat or the crowds, come relax indoors with one of El Paso’s many museums and galleries.

Some of the best El Paso things to do indoors include:

  • Escaping the heat at El Paso Event Center Ice Skating Park
  • Discovering the wonderful display at Hal Marcus Gallery
  • Visiting the El Paso Museum of History
  • Experiencing multiculturalism at the International Museum of Art
  • Enjoying the merging of cultures at the Museo Mayachen