El Paso Plaza Theatre

Things to do in El Paso, TX – Part 1

Hakes Brothers new homes in El Paso, TX offer thoughtfully designed kitchens, intelligent bedroom layouts, and inviting outdoor living spaces.

Whether you are planning a visit to El Paso or considering making it your home base, you’ll enjoy getting acquainted with Sun City.

Set along the Mexican frontier, El Paso has unique desert landscapes, beautiful flora and fauna, and various cultural and historical attractions. From art galleries and restaurants to theaters and national parks, there is no shortage of things to do in El Paso, whether on vacation or at home. 

Here are some highlights for your to-do list.

The El Paso Mission Trail

Looking for an incredible road trip? Hop in your car and drive the El Paso Mission Trail. Encompassing some of the state’s most critical Spanish missions, the legendary route is one of the best ways to explore the city’s history and surroundings. The nine-mile trail honors some of the oldest Roman Catholic missions in the state, built in the 17th and 18th centuries. One of the most popular is the Ysleta Mission, constructed in 1682 and stands as the oldest building in Texas. As you make your way along the trail, explore the surrounding galleries and refuel at the restaurant of your choice. 

The El Paso Museum of Art

If you are an art lover, visiting this museum may soon become one of your favorite things in El Paso. The El Paso Museum of Art houses an impressive collection of American, European, and Mexican art from the 12th century onward. Highlights among its collection include works by Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, Rembrandt Peale, Thomas Sully, and Gilbert Stuart, as well as pieces by modernist artists such as Milton Avery, John Marin, and Max Weber. Art enthusiasts of all ages find inspiration in the museum’s regular roster of workshops and educational programs. 

The El Paso Holocaust Museum

Although located thousands of miles from the epicenter of hostilities during World War II, El Paso hosts a remarkable memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, along with permanent exhibits about the 1939-1945 conflict. Among only thirteen museums of this kind throughout the United States, the El Paso site is the only one that presents information in two languages. The museum includes the Robert and Sara Shiloff Study Center, featuring a comprehensive selection of books on the topic. 

The Plaza Theatre

Suppose you enjoy live theater, head downtown for a memorable evening at the Plaza Theatre. Built-in 1930 and substantially restored in 2006, this is more than a theater—it is the heart of performing arts in El Paso. Most notably, the theater is housed in a Spanish Colonial Revival style building, with architecture that artfully lives up to the shows presented. Building highlights include mosaic tile floors, ornamental metal railings, and painted stars on the ceiling that portray the summer night sky. Check out the performance schedule at the official website and join a free tour of the building every Wednesday at noon.

About Hakes Brothers

Now that you know more about the attractions and things to do in El Paso, perhaps you’re ready to find your new dream home in Sun City. Hakes Brothers is a residential home builder that builds semi-custom new homes in various El Paso area locations, San Antonio, Las Cruces, Albuquerque, and Kansas City. With an unwavering commitment to innovative new home design and personalized customer service, we have helped over 4,000 families build homes that best fit their lifestyles. Our home-building reputation is significant in your decision to trust us as your home builder. As one of the largest home builders in El Paso, Hakes Brothers strives to earn your highest recommendation. If you are looking for a beautiful new construction home in the new home communities we build in, or if you need to move quickly, we have the new home option for you. 

Visit our model homes at 253 Adamtowne Dr, El Paso, to see our beautiful homes. We would love to show you around and walk you through how easy it is to build a Hakes Brother home you’ll fall in love with.

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