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Locations

Where is the Judson F. Williams Convention Center located?

Where is the Abraham Chavez Theatre located?

How far is Downtown El Paso from the El Paso International Airport?

Where is the Oasis Bistro & Lounge located?

Where are the Visitor Information Centers located?

Where are the Plaza Theatre and Arts Festival Plaza located?

Where is McKelligon Canyon Pavilion and Amphitheatre located?

Where is El Paso, Texas located?

See & Do

What are some of El Paso's most famous Mexican food restaurants?

What are the top 10 things to do while in El Paso?

What are some of the largest events/festivals in El Paso?

General

How many hotels rooms does El Paso have?

How many hotels rooms are in downtown El Paso?

What's the weather like?


Locations

Where is the Judson F. Williams Convention Center located?

The Judson F. Williams Convention Center is located at One Civic Center Plaza in downtown El Paso. The Convention Center is conveniently located next to the Abraham Chavez Theatre in the Union Plaza District.

From I-10 East take the Downtown Exit, 19B then left on Santa Fe St. The Judson F. Williams Convention Center is on the right.

From I-10 West take exit 19, then right on Santa Fe St. The Judson F. Williams Convention Center is on the right.

Secure, underground parking is available.

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Where is the Abraham Chavez Theatre located?

The Abraham Chavez Theatre is located at One Civic Center Plaza in downtown El Paso. The Abraham Chavez Theatre is conveniently located next to the Judson F. Williams Convention Center in the Union Plaza District.

From I-10 East take the Downtown Exit, 19B then left on Santa Fe St. The Abraham Chavez Theatre is on the right.

From I-10 West take exit 19, then right on Santa Fe St. The Abraham Chavez Theatre is on the right.

Secure, underground parking is available.

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How far is Downtown El Paso from the El Paso International Airport?

The El Paso International Airport is located 6 miles east of downtown El Paso and 1.7 miles north of Interstate 10 Exit 25 (Airway Blvd).

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Where is the Oasis Bistro & Lounge located?

The Oasis Bistro & Lounge is located at 125 Pioneer Plaza inside the Historic Plaza Theatre.

From I-10 East take the Downtown Exit, 19B then left on Santa Fe St., left onto W. San Antonio St. and left onto S. El Paso st. The Oasis Bistro and Lounge is on the right.

From I-10 West take exit 19, then right on Santa Fe St., left onto W. San Antonio St. and left onto S. El Paso st. The Oasis Bistro and Lounge is on the right.

Secure, underground parking is available on Santa Fe. St. in the Judson F. Williams Convention Center parking garage.

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Where are the Visitor Information Centers located?

There are three Visitor Information Centers in El Paso.

The Downtown Visitor Information Center is located at 400 W. San Antonio. From I-10 East take the Downtown Exit, 19B then left on Santa Fe St. and right on San Antonio St. The Visitor Information Center is on the left. From I-10 West take exit 19, then right on Santa Fe St. and right on San Antonio St. The Visitor Information Center is on the left. Secure, parking is available in the Union Plaza Transit Terminal on San Antonio St., next to the information center.

The Airport Visitor Information Center is located inside the El Paso International Airport in the main lobby. From I-10 East take the Airway exit then right on Airway, the El Paso International Airport is straight ahead. From I-10 West take the Airway exit then left on Airway, the El Paso International Airport is straight ahead.

The Fort Bliss Visitor Information Center is located inside Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss Military Post. From I-10, exit Airway Boulevard north. Follow Airway Boulevard to the Robert E. Lee gate at Fort Bliss. Continue west on Robert E. Lee Road to Jeb Stuart Road. Turn north on Jeb Stuart Road to Haan Road. Turn west on Haan Road. Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss is located at the intersection of Haan & Pleasonton Roads. From HWY 54, exit Cassidy Road east. Follow Cassidy Road directly to the Cassidy gate at Fort Bliss. Continue east on Cassidy Road, turn north on Marshall Road. Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss is located at the intersection of Marshall & Pike Roads.

Civilians are welcome on Post and may enter Fort Bliss by showing a U.S. Driver’s License or U.S. Government Issued ID at the Robert E. Lee Gate (by El Paso International Airport) or Cassidy Gate (off HWY 54) seven days a week, 24-hours a day.

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Where are the Plaza Theatre and Arts Festival Plaza located?

From I-10 East take the Downtown Exit, 19B then left on Santa Fe St., left onto W. San Antonio St. and left onto S. El Paso st. The Plaza Theatre and Arts Festival Plaza are on the right.

From I-10 West take exit 19, then right on Santa Fe St., left onto W. San Antonio St. and left onto S. El Paso st. The Plaza Theatre and Arts Festival Plaza are on the right.

Secure, underground parking is available on Santa Fe. St. in the Judson F. Williams Convention Center parking garage.

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Where is McKelligon Canyon Pavilion and Amphitheatre located?

From I-10 West take Exit 21 toward Piedras St., merge onto Gateway Blvd E., then turn left onto N Piedras St. Turn left onto San Diego Ave., take the 3rd right onto Alabama St. and turn left onto McKelligon Canyon Rd. McKelligon Canyon Pavilion and Amphitheatre is on the right.

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Where is El Paso, Texas located?

Centrally located, El Paso sits on the westernmost tip of Texas. El Paso lies at the crossroads of I-10 and I-25 and is your true gateway to many exciting Southwestern destinations. We are easy to get to and on your way to everywhere!

From El Paso

Alamogordo, NM: 86 miles
Albuquerque, NM: 266 miles
Las Cruces, NM: 38 miles
Ruidoso, NM: 132 miles
Calrsbad, NM: 155 miles
Austin, TX: 576 miles
Big Bend National Park, TX: 328 miles
Tucson, AZ: 327 miles

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See & Do

What are some of El Paso's most famous Mexican food restaurants?

Flavor on every corner! Venture out for real Mexican food. It’s all over town. Or follow celebrity chefs tosome great favorites-L&J Cafe, H&H Car Wash, El Paso’s legendary Chico’s Tacos and many more.

Avila’s Mexican Food – Voted Top 100 in the Nation
6232 North Mesa St., El Paso, TX 79912
915-584-3621

H&H Car Wash and Coffee Shop – Featured on the Food Network
701 East Yandell Dr., El Paso, TX 79902
915-533-1144

Kiki’s Mexican Restaurant – Featured on the Food Network
http://www.kikisrestaurant.com/
2719 North Piedras St., El Paso, TX 79930
915-565-6713

L&J Cafe-The Old Place by the Graveyard
http://landjcafe.com/
3622 E. Missouri Ave.,El Paso, TX 79903
915-566-8418

Chico’s Tacos – Featured on the Food Network
5305 Montana Ave., El Paso, TX 79903
915-772-7777

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What are the top 10 things to do while in El Paso?

There’s no better way to explore El Paso than by taking advantage of the various attractions, events, and recreational activities happening throughout the city, every single day. Whether you’re here for business or vacation travel, you’ll never be bored with so many things to do in El Paso!

Concordia Cemetery: Concordia is the resting place for over 60, 000 historical citizens and early pioneers of El Paso and Juarez. John Wesley Hardin, Reverend Joseph Tayes, the Mundeay family, Lawman John Selman and many more are forever residents of Concordia.

Downtown Walking Tour: This self-guided walking tour (about 90 minutes) begins in the southwest corner of San Jacinto Plaza, at the 1910 E. Howard post clock. The tour takes you on a stroll to historic architectural landmarks and sites, some noted with historical markers.

El Paso Zoo: Bigger and better than ever, the El Paso Zoo is an expansive green space that is home to exotic animals from around the world and features family attractions such as the African Star train and the Hunt Family Desert Spring. The El Paso Zoo is Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA.)

Franklin Mountains State Park: Towering above the city of El Paso is the Franklin Mountains State Park, the largest state park in an urban setting. Here you can hike, bike, climb, or run rugged terrain in 37 square miles of desert wilderness, scrub vegetation and open space, with 125 miles of multi-use trails.

Historic Mission Trail: This Trail is rich in history dating back 400 years. Sure to take your breath away these three adobe churches remain as living testaments to the faith of our Spanish and Indian ancestors.

Hueco Tanks State Historic Site: Hueco Tanks, one of the most historical sites in Texas, because of its pictographs and its use as a stagecoach stop along the old Butterfield Trail, is a haven for rock climbers from around the world. Climbing, hiking, rock art, and birding tours are held regularly.

Magoffin Home State Historic Site: A striking 1875 adobe structure, Magoffin Home State Historic Site explores the stories of a multicultural family who actively participated in U.S. expansion and settlement, military service, trade on the Santa Fe–Chihuahua Trail, Civil War turmoil, and U.S.–Mexico relations.

Museums: Downtown is home to 6 museums, all within walking distance. These include the Holocaust, Art, History, Railroad & Transportation, Lynx Exhibits, and Insights Science Museum. Transmountain road is home to two very unique museums. The Archaeology which depicts the story of the first inhabitants of the El Paso area, and the Border Patrol, the only one of its kind in the Nation.

Wyler Aerial Tramway: Take a ride on an aerial cable car and enjoy a 7,000 square miles view that encompasses three states and two nations. The tramway ride is a memorable experience offering a vista of the vastness and stark beauty of the southwest.

Vineyards: With over 300 sunny days a year we’re bound to have the finest regional vineyards. La Vina Winery and Zin Valle Vineyards are located along the historic HWY 28.

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What are some of the largest events/festivals in El Paso?

In addition to all of the great things to see and do in El Paso, there are also always plenty of festivals, celebrations and special events happening in any given season.

Amigo Airsho: October
Downtown Music Festival: July
Eagle in the Sun Triathalon: September
Hyundai Sun Bowl Game: December
Michelob Ultra El Paso Marathon: February
Neon Desert Music Festival: May
Plaza Classics Film Festival: August
Puzzler Endurance Weekend: January
Sun City Music Festival: September

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General

How many hotels rooms does El Paso have?

There are approximately 9,600 hotel rooms City wide.

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How many hotels rooms are in downtown El Paso?

There are approximately 675 hotel rooms in downtown El Paso. Downtown hotels include the Camino Real Hotel, DoubleTree Downtown City Center and the Holiday Inn Express.

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What's the weather like?

It’s rare to have a day in El Paso, summer or winter, when the sun does not shine. In fact, it shines over 300 days a year! Winters are mild with an average daytime temperature of 60 degrees F and an average low of 35 degrees F. Summers are warm and dry with an average daytime temperature of 95 degrees F in June, July, and August. When you consider the five months, May through September, the average daytime temperature is 91 degrees F. On average El Paso receives 9 inches of rain fall each year.

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