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Doubletree by Hilton always knows how to please its guests with the utmost in comfort, whether you are here on business or with the family. From high chairs and cribs to sleep masks and ear plugs, this property makes sure everything is sufficient. All of the suites and guest rooms are swathed in warm, earth toned colors and the cozy bedding allows you to rest in complete tranquility. For entertainment, the seventh floor terrace pool offers views over downtown and it provides a cool refuge away from the scorching sun. Its location is also a benefit, as there are many attractions around like the El Paso Museum of Art, Southwest University Park and the Abraham Chavez Theater among others.
This museum focuses on the more than 400 years of history in this part of what is now known as Western Texas. It is one of the three city-operated museums, the other two include the Museum of Art and the Museum of Archaeology. The permanent exhibits include artifacts and documents that present the past as well as the city's present development. The exhibits are spread over more than 44,000-sq. ft. of space and since the admission is free, it provides a cheap, interesting education on how this part of the Southwest was settled.
Southwest University Park is a baseball stadium and forms an integral part of the sports scene in the city. This ballpark is very well designed to provide optimum seating facilities, a good view of the pitch and an even better view of the surrounding countryside mountains. This stadium is home to the El Paso Chihuahuas and draws crowds of local supporters to every game. The stadium has a number of fast food restaurants and souvenir shops and also has party rooms and an event space available for hire to host birthdays, anniversaries and other parties.
If you happen to be in El Paso and prefer live theater and performance art, then head to the Abraham Chavez Theater. It is located right near the larger El Paso Convention Center and the architecture resembles that of a spaceship. Nonetheless, access to the theater is convenient, with a seating arrangement that can accommodate approximately 2500 people. It is one of the best places to catch a show.
The El Paso Zoo, though modest in size and means, aims to preserve and conserve as many species as possible. The 18-acre (7.28-hectare) grounds feature hundreds of different species, from Amur leopards, Asian elephants, Sumatran Orangutans, alligators, and a host of fish and birds. In the morning the tiny tykes can meet sea lions, and on the African Star train, kids can get a really close look at some of the smaller animals, like the African hedgehog or an opossum. Every autumn the zoo puts on a two-day Elephant Festival. Don't miss it!
Memorial Park is one of the most scenic parks in the city and has a variety of attractions for all ages. The park is large and spacious and has plenty of trails making is great for walks or runs. Other features include a bridge that's perfect for photographs, tennis courts, a pool and a rose garden. The park also has an event area where parties and weddings are held. It is well maintained and clean and a great place for a fun day out with family or friends.
Duck Duck Goose is a shop for tykes of all ages. Whether its boys or girls' clothes or plush toys, visitors will definitely find something unique here. All of the big-name brands are all represented as well and the size ranges from newborn and toddler to pre-teen.
Looking for a fun way to spend the day? Western Playland is the perfect way for the whole family to get out and enjoy the outdoors. There's roller coasters, water rides, bumber cars - you name it. And if rides aren't the grandparents' idea of fun, the Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino is right next door. See website for hours and prices. Parking is free.
Bob-O's Fun Center has everything you need for a fun family outing. This place is well suited for kids and has a number of attractions and facilities that include go-carts, laser tag, a play arena, miniature golf course, arcade games, bumper boats and batting cages. This is also a great place to host a kids party and be sure, no child will leave here disappointed. An on-site snack bar serves some tasty pizza, chicken wings, and other snacks and also has a soda vending machine.
Have a bunch of charged-up kids that need to release some of that energy? Head over to White Spur Park. Located in the Zach White district of El Paso, this park is one of the best in the areas for kids. A spacious running area, a small play area that's covered with wood chips instead of sand, a few musical instruments, swings, slides, and many other types of equipment are scattered around the playground. There is plenty of shade for parents to relax under and lots of seating as well. The park is well-maintained and clean and is a great place for a day of family fun.
The Candlewood Suites El Paso is located close to the airport and is about a 30 minute ride outside of downtown El Paso. The hotel offers many different accommodations, the rooms all have wireless capability and the suites come with fully-equipped kitchenettes and utensils. It is great for business or families, and though they don't have a pool, the DVD players in the rooms will keep the kids entertained. The fitness club and free washer/dryer are a couple of nice additions, overall making this a nice option if you need to stay near the airport or outside of downtown.
Whether you are here in El Paso for business or pleasure, this Holiday Inn Express will fulfill your needs. Check-in and check out is always easy and to start the day, this hotel provides a complimentary breakfast which includes cereal and your choice of pastries, fruit, etc. If you decide to go-out and bring back leftovers, every room has a mini-fridge to keep them fresh. Some of the other room amenities include flat-screen TVs, workspace and sofa beds. The hotel is also great for families since it's located near plenty of attractions to enjoy like mini-golf, go-karts and arcades. Additionally, the indoor pool, free Wi-Fi and on-site laundry for longer stays only add more luster to the the Express brand's obsequious service.