Things To Do in El Paso During Spring Break


Spring break is upon us! How did this happen? Christmas was just yesterday. Let’s admit it. Most of us haven’t planned a thing. That’s ok because we have put together a wide variety of places in El Paso to visit this spring break.

The Sun City is the perfect place to plan outdoor spring activities. Here is a quick guide to spring break in El Paso.

Outdoor Fun

  1. Picnic in the park! Try a new park or head out to one of our El Paso staples. Memorial Park has vast rolling hills of grass and a large playground.
  2. Chuck Heinrich Memorial park is a hidden gem in the Northeast. Its beautiful desert landscape and Tin Mine trail are an adventure for the family. Hike to the only tin mines in the United States.
  3. John Lyon’s Park, known in our family as the “Dino Park,” has a T-Rex fossil protruding from the ground! This is the place to take your dino-loving toddler for the afternoon.

    Dino Park
    John Lyon’s Park, so lovingly known as the Dino Park
  4. Bulldog Championship Park, named in honor of the Socorro High School Bulldogs after their 2009 Baseball State Championship win! This park has a small duck pond, splash pad, and play area with shaded seating.
  5. Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso Botanical Gardens. You might think that desert living and botanical gardens don’t seem to mesh. However, it’s quite the contrary! Our landscape has colorful and vibrant native plants. Stop by the gardens with the family to take in the beauty.
  6. Head to Ascarate Park to feed the ducks at the lake. This county park has many family amenities like boating, fishing, and golfing. The Healing Garden Memorial is also a quiet sanctuary at the park to honor the victims of the tragic August 3rd shooting.

    Ascarate Park Ducks
    Ascarate Park has a lake and many places to feed the ducks!

Animal Lovers

  1. The El Paso Zoo is the perfect place for your animal-loving little ones. There are four unique zones at our zoo: Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Chihuahuan Desert. Each area is filled with animals native to that area. Between exhibits, stop at the cafes and cool down with an Icee or grab some lunch. Before you head out, make sure to take a trolley ride around the park.

    monkey exhibit
    Checking out the monkey exhibit at the zoo.
  2. Take a drive out to San Eli and visit the Licon Dairy petting zoo and have lunch at the Outlaw Grill. Before heading out, stop in at the shop and grab some of that famous Licon Dairy asadero cheese.

Sports Fanatics

  1. Top Golf is always a fun family time. If you head out on a Tuesday, you play for half off!
  2. Catch an El Paso Locomotives home. Their home opener is Saturday, March 11! Here is this season’s schedule.

    locos train
    Don’t forget to stop by the Locos train for a picture!
  3. Kick-off spring break on March 5th with the El Paso Rhinos hockey team.
  4. Check out First Tee Spring Break All-Inclusive Camp for ages 6 to 18. Both new and experienced golfers are welcome. To register your little ones, visit El Paso First Tee.

Indoor Family Fun

  1. X-Zone has two locations, one west and the other on the east side of town. Everyone from toddlers to teens will love the multiple areas of this indoor playground!

    x zone
    X-zone is one of our favorite indoor jungle gyms!
  2. J.W. Entertainment is the newest indoor playground and jump land! From arcades to trampolines and a slam dunk area, there is a place for all ages here.
  3. Ally B Gators is El Paso’s only inflatable indoor play park. Kids up to age 12 will love the wall-to-wall jumping areas.

    jumping balloons
    Ally B Gators, the only indoor jumping park in El Paso.
  4. Experience indoor sky diving at iFly.  If you and your kids are thrill seekers, this is the ultimate spring break adventure for you.
  5. Jump into spring break at Rockin’ Jump, a west El Paso trampoline park.
  6. Check in with your neighborhood library. Many El Paso Libraries have weekly Teen Hangouts on Thursdays from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm and Children’s Storytime on Tuesdays at 4:30 pm.

Spring Break Camps

There are several spring break camps in the El Paso area this year. We are excited to see them back! There are half-day and full-day options. Check out Spring Break Camps in the El Paso Area to find the best option for your littles.

Experience the Arts

You can explore the city’s museums at your own pace with exhibits for the entire family. However, for a more tailored experience, schedule a guided tour through El Paso MCAD.

  1. El Paso Museum of Art is a gem in Downtown El Paso. At the heart of downtown, experience world-renowned art exhibits that even the littlest art lovers will appreciate.

    epma exhibit
    Fashion Nirvana exhibit at The El Paso Museum of Art.
  2. Explore over 1,000 years of regional history at El Paso Museum of History.
  3. The El Paso Museum of Archeology is a unique indoor and outdoor experience.

If you are staying in town or finally having a much-needed getaway, we hope that you and your family enjoy the time off. Take some time to disconnect, enjoy a new part of the Borderland, and above all, enjoy making memories with your little loves.

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Vickie Enriquez
Victoria Enriquez is known to her family and friends as Vickie. She was born and raised in El Paso and spent some time away after grad school launching her career in engineering. By day she is an Environmental, Health, and Safety Engineer, and by night mama to Emiliano, Emi for short. She has been married to her husband Roger since July of 2015. She is a coach’s wife and loves every second of their sports-filled, busy lives! In the fall, you can find her and Emi in the football stands, and in the spring, you’ll find them on the baseball diamond cheering on their #1 guy. In 2018 she became a mom to a perfect rainbow baby, Emiliano. He is a true miracle in her and her husband’s life, and he is the center of their world. Her husband and son are the greatest joys. Vickie spends her free time volunteering with the Junior League of El Paso giving back to her community. She wants her son to grow up in a life of service and giving back, teaching him kindness and compassion. Follow Vickie on Instagram here.



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