Explore El Paso’s history and experience its culture
Located within a mile of the ELP airport, the Radisson is a great home base for exploring El Paso’s top museums, galleries and other attractions. Get work out of the way so you can test your putting and driving skills at an award-winning golf course. Ready for an adventure? Hike at Franklin Mountains State Park, the nation’s largest urban state park. If you need hiking gear, stop by the Cielo Vista Mall or the Fountains at Farah on the way to the trail. You also won’t want to miss the many music festivals, sporting events and art celebrations that make up the best things to do in El Paso.
History and culture:
- El Paso Symphony Orchestra (7.1 miles)
Enjoy an evening of beautiful classical music with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra, which has served the region for nearly 90 years. The orchestra performs 12 classical concerts per season.
Phone: +1 (915) 532-3776
- Plaza Theatre (8 miles)
This historic theater first opened in 1930 and is a great place to catch Broadway musicals, comedy acts and concerts.
Phone: +1 (915) 231-1100
- Socorro Mission (13.5 miles)
Tour this historic Spanish mission church built during the 1840s. Take notice of the decorated beams that were salvaged from the 18th century for use in new construction within the structure.
Phone: +1 (915) 859-7718
- Old Fort Bliss Replica Cultural Center (2.5 miles)
See what army life was like in the mid-1800s at this life-size replica of the original adobe Fort Bliss. The center also hosts community and living history events.
Phone: +1 (915) 588-8482
- El Paso Museum of Art (5.5 miles)
Housing more than 5,000 works, EPMA offers a large collection of Southwestern and international art. You can also enroll in a drawing workshop or sit in on a lecture.
Phone: +1 (915) 212-0300
Parks and recreation:
- Lone Star Golf Club (2.6 miles)
Friendly for beginners but challenging for pros, this classic 18-hole, par-71 course offers tree-lined fairways and great scenery.
Phone: +1 (915) 591-4927
- El Paso Zoo (4.3 miles)
Watch the antics of playful sea lions, marvel at majestic elephants and admire the endangered Amur leopards at this popular city zoo.
Phone: +1 (915) 212-0966
- Butterfield Trail Golf Club (6 miles)
This award-winning golf course offers beautiful mountain views as well as a full-service restaurant and bar.
Phone: +1 (915) 772-1031
- Southwest University Park (7.8 miles)
Home to the city’s Minor League Baseball team, the El Paso Chihuahuas, this award-winning stadium also hosts community sporting events throughout the year.
Phone: +1 (915) 533-2273
- The University of Texas at El Paso (8.2 miles)
- Home of the Miners, UTEP features excellent engineering programs on a beautiful campus with Tibetan-inspired buildings.
Phone: +1 (915) 747-5000
- Franklin Mountains State Park (9 miles)
The largest urban state park in the U.S., this destination is ideal for hiking, mountain biking and scenic mountain drives.
Phone: +1 (915) 566-6441
- The Fountains at Farah (2.3 miles)
This open-air shopping destination features name-brand boutiques as well as great dining, live music and entertainment events. Shop DICK’S Sporting Goods, LOFT and other top retailers, or attend a special event such as Music on the Lawn.
Phone: +1 (915) 225-3600
- Cielo Vista Mall (3 miles)
The area’s largest mall features more than 100 stores, as well as a movie theater, a food court and sit-down restaurants. Visit shops like Banana Republic, Express and Gap, or pause for a bite to eat at Johnny Rockets.
Phone: +1 (915) 779-7070