February 1, 2017

Whether you are in Downtown El Paso during the day or evening, the city offers a wide range of entertainment for you to enjoy any day of the week. Downtown offers five hotels, a local farmers market and more than 70 bars and restaurants for your pleasure. There is some thing for everyone to enjoy when you visit El Paso.


Downtown El Paso is split into five districts, Union Plaza, Las Plazas Art District, Office District, Government District and El Centro, each offers a unique restaurant that will bring you back for more every time you visit. After your meal, take the time to explore the history of the city.

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Within almost every building or area you explore, you will certainly be looking at a historic landmark. In the middle of Las Plazas is the art district and home to “The Showplace of the Southwest”, the Plaza Theatre. In 2006 the theatre was reopened to the public and also houses its original Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. The Plaza Theatre holds weekly tours and is open to the public on Tuesday.

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Walking around the area you’ll find the newly restored Mills Building and Hilton’s first high-rise hotel. In 1963 the hotel was sold and changed its name to the Plaza Hotel. Also in the Las Plazas art district you can catch a Chihuahuas baseball game during their regular season and encounter one of the only digital walls in the world at the history museum. Visitors can interact with the wall, learn about El Paso history and send a digital post card.

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For history buffs, you can take a self-guided walking tour starting at San Jacinto Plaza. The tour takes you on a stroll to historic architectural landmarks and sites; some are noted with historical markers. For the brave at heart, ghost tours are available weekly.

During the weekend, Union Plaza transforms into a local farmers market. The market offers original arts and crafts, food vending, regionally grown agricultural products, artisans, regional farmers and live entertainment from local artists.


With a variety of venues for entertainment, there is always something to when visiting El Paso. Whether your trip is short or long, exploring Downtown is the perfect way to learn about the history of West Texas.

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