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Doubletree Hotel El Paso Downtown

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.

600 North El Paso Street, El Paso, TX, United States, 79901
El Paso Museum of History

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.

510 North Santa Fe Street, El Paso, TX, United States, 79901
Southwest University Park

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.

1 Ballpark Plaza, El Paso, TX, United States, 79901
Abraham Chavez Theater

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.

1 Civic Center Plaza, El Paso, TX, United States, 79901
El Paso Zoo

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!

4001 East Paisano Drive, El Paso, TX, United States, 79905
Memorial Park

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.

1701 North Copia Street, El Paso, TX, United States, 79930
Western Playland Amusement Park

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.

1249 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park, NM, United States, 88063
Bob-O's Family Fun Center

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.

3851 Constitution Drive, El Paso, TX, United States, 79922
White Spur Park

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.

4800 Love Road, El Paso, TX, United States, 79922
Candlewood Suites El Paso North

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.

4631 Cohen Avenue, El Paso, TX, United States, 79924
Wet 'N' Wild Waterworld

Nothing is more satisfying than getting absolutely drenched on a hot summer day, and at Wet 'N" Wild, the whole family can get in on the action. Not only are there swimming pools galore, but the many rides will have young and old squealing with delight. Slide down the out-of-this world Alien Vortex, plunge into a pool from 50 feet above on the Amazon, or treat the tots and little guys to age-appropriate fun at Toddlers Cove in the Volcano Lagoon.

8804 South Desert Boulevard, Anthony, TX, United States, 79821
Licon Dairy

The Licon Dairy is better known in this area for its delectable Azadero Cheese. This string-cheese has made thousands upon thousands of people happy with its salty, creamy taste. Here, you can buy some wholesale in addition to other dairy products. Aside from a functioning farm and dairy, Licon also provides a free petting zoo. It is great for the kids, where they can feed buffaloes, llamas, sheep, parrots, ostriches and many other animals. If you want to fish, you can use their fishing pond for a nominal fee; it's also a great place to teach the little ones how to reel 'em in.

11951 Glorietta Road, San Elizario, TX, United States, 79849
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