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Two Days in El Paso

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El Paso is the center of activity and you can delight in the many sights and sounds you get to enjoy in this city. El Paso has the leading restaurants and hotels, not to mention amazing museums, cinema halls, casinos and more. El Paso is also the perfect place to explore for nature lovers because of the awesome sanctuaries and parks here.
El Paso 48 Hours
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 Day 1: First Day Tour of the Wonderful City of El Paso

Head to the El Paso Convention Bureau at 8:00 am

El Paso’s Visitors and Convention Bureau is where the action starts on Day1. Located at the Civic Center Plaza, this bureau has some amazing walking tours including self guided ones. The center opens at 8:00 in the morning and closes at 5 in the evening, Monday to Saturdays. 

Address - 1 Civic Center Plaza, El Paso
Telephone Number - 1 915 534 0601

Magoffin home is where you head to next at 9:00 am 

Build up an appetite and get your energy levels up with a tour at Magoffin Home.  This El Paso landmark was constructed in the 1870s by politician and businessman J. Magoffin. This is a home which reflects the Southwest Texan architecture prevalent during the latter part of the 19th century. For adults the admission fee is under $4 while admission is free for children.  The home remains open from 9 in the morning to 5 in the evening, Tuesday to Sunday. 

Address - 1120 Magoffin Ave, El Paso Texas
Telephone Number - 1 915 533 5147

Enjoy breakfast at L& J Cafe at 10:00 am

This El Paso Cafe is at a location near the Concordia cemetery. This outlet has been open since the late 1920s. Get the best drinks and food here. Mains here cost anywhere between USD 7 and 12 while opening hours are from 10 in the morning to 9 in the evening.  

Address - 3622 E Missouri Ave, El Paso Texas
Telephone Number - 1 915 566 8418

11:00 am is when you shop at Placita Santa Fe and Marketplace

Placita Santa Fe and Marketplace in El Paso is dedicated to local artisans and crafts persons who sell handicraft and jewelry items. Its comfortable shopping atmosphere makes you relaxed and you get the best local products here.  This marketplace remains open from 10 in the morning to 5 in the evening, Tuesday to Saturday and 12:30 to 4:30 pm on Sundays. 

Address - 5034 Doniphan Dr, El Paso Texas 
Phone: 1 915-585-9296

Visit the Museum at 12:00 pm

US Army Air Defense Artillery Museum is the only one of its kind in the United States. This museum has been operational since 1917. It even has a weapons park outdoors for those who are artillery enthusiasts. Admission to this museum is free and it is open from 9 in the morning to 4:30 in the evening. 

Address - 5000 Pleasanton Rd, El Paso, Texas
Telephone Number - 1 915 568 5412

Have a hearty lunch at Amigos at 1:00 pm 

This sunny spot in Montana Avenue is the best place to enjoy a meal. You can pick and choose from a wide and varied menu not to mention the perfect ambiance. The menu for the mains is priced between USD 8 and 11. Opening hours are from 6:30 in the morning to 3 in the noon on Mondays, till 8 pm on Tuesdays to Fridays and 7 am to 8 pm on weekends. 

Address - 2000 Montana Ave, El Paso, Texas
Telephone Number - 1 915 533 0155

Head out to the Historic Fort Stockton District at 2:00 pm

Historic Fort Stockton is where you get to see original as well as reconstructed monuments and buildings that are of historical relevance. This is a great choice for historical aficionados and those who want to learn more about the Texan culture.  For adults, the entrance fee is USD 3 while for children it is USD 2. The district remains open from 9 am in the morning to 5 in the evening Mondays to Saturdays and till 6 pm on summer days. 

Address - 300 E 3rd St., El Paso, Texas
Telephone Number - 1 432 336 2400

4:00 pm and its time for tea at Kinley's House Coffee & Tea

This bustling and lively little cafe near the UTEP campus is known for its unbeatable lattes and macchiatos in plenty. You can even sample some Japanese noodles if the mood strikes you. Mains here cost between USD 3 and 8. From 7 in the morning to 11 in the evening, Mondays to Saturdays and from 8 am on Sundays.  

Address - 2231 N Mesa St, El Paso, Texas
Telephone - 1 915 838 7177

5:00 pm and its time for Sunland Park Mall

This mall is a major westside shopping center and it remains open from 10 in the morning to 9 in the evening Mondays to Saturdays and from noon to 6 pm on Sundays. 

Address - 750 Sunland Park Dr, El Paso Texas
Telephone Number - 1 915-833-5595

6:00 pm is time for some fun at Justin Boots

This boot and shoe store is a wonderful haven for those who love footwear. Open from 9 in the morning to 8 in the evening, all 5 days of the week and till 6 pm on Saturdays, this local outlet center along 1-10 remains open from noon to 5 pm on Sundays. 

Address - 7100 Gateway Blvd E, El Paso, Texas
Telephone Number - 1 915-779-5465

Go to Tony Lama Factory at 7:00 pm

This El Paso outlet open along the I-10 is a wonder for those who like to shop at leisure and enjoy their trip to the market. This outlet remains open from 9 in the morning to 7 in the night Mondays to Fridays and from noon to 5 pm on Sundays. It is open till 6 pm on Saturdays. 

Address - 7156 Gateway Blvd E, El Paso, Texas
Phone: 1 915-772-4327

Have a Pre-Dinner snack at 8:00 pm 

Located on Montana Avenue in El Paso, Chicos Tacos is the classic joint for those who crave vintage Mexican Spanish food and love their tacos. This place is packed from 10 in the night to even after midnight with taco lovers. Tacos here cost between USD 1 and 4. The eatery remains open till 1:30 am Sunday to Thursday and as late as 3 am on Fridays and Saturdays. 

Address - 5305 Montana Ave, El Paso, Texas
Phone  - 1 915-565-5555

Savor a Dinner at the Rib Hut at 9:00 pm

This funky restaurant has the best ribs costing USD 1.95 each.  Mains cost USD 8 to 20 and opening hours are from 11 am to 10 pm Monday to Saturday  and noon to 9 pm Sundays. 

Address - 2612 N Mesa St, El Paso, Texas
Telephone Number - 1 915 532 7427

Check out the open Air Beer Garden at 10:00 pm 

Aceituna, an open air beer garden is the perfect place to relax and wind down after the day is over. It opens from 3 pm to 2 am in the morning. 

Address - 5200 Doniphan Dr, El Paso Texas, 
Telephone Number - 1 915-845-2277

At 11:00 pm, take in a show at Plaza Theater

This theater is known for its stunning arc lights and tall courtyard walls -this 1930s style downtown landmark is known for its vintage plays, shows and concerts. 

Address - 125 Pioneer Plaza, El Paso Texas 
Telephone Number - 1 915-534-0633


12:00 am is the time for a refreshing drink at El Paso’s Hope and Anchor

This amazing pub and bar remains open from 3 in the afternoon to 2 in the morning Mondays to Saturdays and till 4 pm on Sundays. 

Address - 4012 N Mesa St, El Paso Texas 

A Map Guide of Day 1 Tour at El Paso

Day 2- Tour of the Amazing El Paso City 

Enjoy the race at 8:00 am

Live and simulcast horse races are a rage at Sunland Park Race Track and Casino El Paso City and you can enjoy the thrill of watching the competition heating up. 

Address - 1200 Futurity Dr, Sunland Park, NM 88063, United States
Telephone Number - 1 575 589 1131

Visit the El Paso Museum of History at 9:00 am

The El Paso Museum of History is located in the center of downtown. It is close to the Museum of Art and it has one of the best locations in all of El Paso, not to mention an interesting collection of artifacts. The museum remains open from 9 in the morning to 5 in the evening on Tuesdays and till 8 on Fridays and Saturdays. It is open from noon to 5 pm on Sundays. 

Address - 510 N Santa Fe St, El Paso, Texas
Telephone Number - 1 915 351 3588

10:00 am is when you get a Taco or Two

In El Paso, Texas, this is the best place for Texan Mexican food. This restaurant operates 24/7 and has the best food. Taco Cabanas is the ideal place to let yourself go and gorge on some amazing dishes.  Tacos here cost between USD 1 to 3 and plates are priced anywhere from USD 3 to 7. 

Address- 6345 Gateway Blvd W, El Paso Texas
Telephone Number - 1 915 775 1460

Delight in a perfect work of art at 11:00 am

Enjoy the El Paso Museum of Art which has southwestern collections that are most impressive. This art museum also houses art works belonging to the modern period and was once a Greyhound station before it was converted to a museum.  Admission charge is only for special exhibits and the museum  is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 9 in the morning to 5 at dusk and till 9 pm on Thursday. The museum is also open from noon to 5 pm on Sundays. 

Address - 1 Arts Festival Plaza, El Paso Texas 
Telephone Number - 1 915 532 1707

12:00 pm is when you get to walk in the Perfect Pair of Boots

At Caboots, you can enjoy the custom made boots that are available. If you are interested in pre made pairs, this will set you back by about USD 300. The shop is open from 9 in the morning to 5 in the evening Mondays to Fridays. 

Address - 2100 Wyoming St, El Paso, Texas
Website - www.caboots.com

H&H Coffee Shop is where you have lunch at 1:00 pm 

El Paso’s coffee shops are many. The best part about H&H is that it is the best place to have breakfast. Get a load of the food which is just awesome and you will always come back for more. Mains cost between USD 5 to 8 here. This restaurant is open from 9 in the morning to 5 in the evening Mondays to Fridays and till 6 pm on Saturdays. 

Address - 701 E Yandell Dr, El Paso, Texas
Telephone Number - 1 915 533 1144

2:00 pm and its time for another Museum

Annie Riggs Memorial Museum is a former boarding house and hotel named after its proprietress. This is an example of classic Texan architecture and it has many interesting treasures. Historic photos and memorabilia line the walls. This is one of the most well known cultural hotspots in Texas. For adults, the admission fee is USD 3 while it is $2 for children aged 6 t0 12. The museum remains open from 9 in the morning to 5 in the evening Mondays to Saturdays and till 6 pm on summers. 

Address - 301 S Main St, El Paso Texas
Telephone - 1 432 336 2167

3:00 pm and its the hour to visit Fort Bliss

Fort Bliss is the largest defense training center in the West. Located in the northeastern part of EL Paso, this museum  is well known for its historical documents, archives and treasures.  Fort Bliss remains open from 9 in the morning to 4:30 in the evening. 

Address - 5054 Pleasanton Rd, El Paso Texas
Telephone - 1 915 568 4518

Visit the El Paso Holocaust Museum at 4:00 Sharp

Holocaust museum has thoughtful exhibits that are well presented and you can have an immensely educational experience through a tour. The museum is open from 9 in the morning to 4 in the evening Tuesday to Friday and 1 to 5 pm on weekends.

Address - 715 N Oregon St, El Paso, 

Check out the Wyler Air Tramway at 5:00 pm 

Wyler Air Tramway is noted for its spectacular view of New Mexico, Mexico and Texas. You can enjoy the height at 2400 feet and elevation at 940 feet in gondola rides which transport you magically to the most stupendous and panoramic views. 

Address - 1700 McKinley Ave, El Paso Texas 
Telephone Number - 1 915 566 6622

Dance to the Music at 6:00 pm

Club 101 is the place to go if you are interested in dance and fun. From 1980s music to comic acts, you can enjoy a wide variety of entertainment here. The club is open from 8 in the evening to 2 in the morning Tuesdays to Saturdays. 

Address - 9515 Viscount Blvd, El Paso, Texas 
Telephone Number - 1 915 544 2101
Websitewww.club101.com

Shop till you drop at 7:00 pm 

Cielo Vista Mall s where it’s at at 7 in the evening. This mall off I-10 in the eastside is a charming spot for shoppers who want a good environment and sharp discounts. Check out the immense range of stores in this mall and enjoy yourself in every one of them. The mall is open till 9 pm Mondays to Saturdays and 6 pm on Sundays. 

Address - 8401 Gateway Blvd W, El Paso, USA
Telephone Number - 1 915 779 7070

State Line is tops for 8:00 pm starters

Enjoy the best starters at State Line. This Sunland Park Drive restaurant is open till 9:30 in the night on Mondays to Thursdays, 9 pm on Sundays and 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. The mains cost between USD 9 and 23, in case you are tempted to have dinner here too.   

Address - 1222 Sunland Park Dr, El Paso, Texas 
Telephone Number - 1 915 581 3371

9:00 pm  and its time for proper dinner

Starters are great to start the day, but dinner is essential for the perfect ending. Try Charcoaler drive in because this burger joint is simply outstanding and enjoy the 1950s ambiance. Burgers cost between USD 2 to 3 and opening hours are till 10 pm. 

Charcoaler drive in 
Address - 5837 N Mesa St, EL Paso, Texas
Telephone - 1 915 581 0660

10:00 pm and its time for an after Dinner Drink

Hoppy Monk  is known for its beer and good food as well as an amazing environment. This pub remains open till 2 am Mondays to Thursdays and well into the evening on Friday and the weekend. 

Address: 4141 N Mesa St, El Paso, TX 79902, United States
Phone: 1 915-307-3263

Bienvenidos for desert at 11:00 pm 

The food here is good but the dessert is even better. Tex Mex at its best, plates here cost between USD 6 to 10. But it’s the sweet dishes that will get you going. 

Address - 405 W Dickinson Blvd, El Paso, Texas
Telephone Number - 1 432 336 3615

12:00 am and its Briar Patch Time

This joint is simply out of this world and you can enjoy the last moment of your last tour to its fullest. Vibrant nightlife and entertainment are regular features here. 

Address -508 N Stanton St, El Paso Texas
Telephone - 1 915 577 9555

A Map Guide of Day 2 Tour at El Paso

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