Our Ultimate Valentine’s Day Experience in El Paso
As Valentine’s Day approaches, there’s no better place to spend your date night than downtown El Paso. Here’s an idea this year, spend the evening in the hustle and bustle downtown. Here’s our guide to crafting a memorable Valentine’s Day date night in the heart of the Sun City.
Plan a staycation downtown.
Get that much-needed vacation feeling without actually having to book a flight. Just a night or two at a nice hotel downtown can make your date night feel like a romantic getaway. I definitely recommend planning your staycation at either the Plaza Hotel or Hotel Paso del Norte. When your hotel is booked, you can spend the night cherishing every moment without worrying about the traffic heading back home.
Savor a culinary journey.
Downtown El Paso boasts countless diverse and delicious restaurants, all of which might be jam-packed on Valentine’s Day. Just be sure to book those reservations early, as Valentine’s is one of the busiest restaurant days of the year. While we love heading to 1700° Steakhouse at Paso del Norte, it is on the pricey side. However, it’s worth the annual splurge. Sheri and I also enjoy Paso del Norte’s Dome Bar with its stunning 25-foot Tiffany stained-glass dome and tasty cocktails, Ambar inside the renovated Plaza Hotel and Anson 11 for its cool vibe and great menu.
Stroll through San Jacinto Plaza.
After the meal of a lifetime, take a leisurely stroll through San Jacinto Plaza, the historic heart of downtown El Paso. Admire the city lights, and if you’re lucky, catch a live performance or event at the Plaza Theater. The ambiance is perfect for hand-in-hand walks and quiet moments amidst the charming surroundings.
Indulge in dessert delights.
Cap off your evening with something sweet! Downtown El Paso offers a range of dessert options, from artisanal ice cream parlors to pastry shops. Share a decadent dessert or enjoy a cup of coffee at a charming café, relishing the sweetness of the moment.
Downtown El Paso’s unique blend of culture, history, and culinary delights sets the stage for a Valentine’s Day celebration that you and your loved one will cherish. While I am in a trial this Valentine’s week and Sheri is taking Clayton to look at colleges, I promise Sheri a small raincheck on this excellent staycation idea. Happy Valentine’s Day!