One of best ways to keep a romantic relationship thriving and healthy is to treat each other to a fun date every now and then. But an even better idea is when you two try something together for the first time. If you live in El Paso, you’re probably familiar with the regular date at a restaurant or maybe an evening at the zoo. While those are great choices, there are several other unique places around the city that can make your date an unforgettable experience.

The great thing about all of these spots is that they are open year round and they can each be a fun surprise. Here are our top six unique date ideas to do in El Paso.


1. Licon Dairy

One of El Paso’s only petting zoo, Licon Dairy is home to live llamas, deer, cows, camels, and even an Ostrich, among other friendly animals. Licon Dairy makes fresh queso of all sorts and you can even sample while you’re there. Here’s where the fun part starts: Buy a $1 bag of corn and you’re free to feed the animals.

Licon Dairy is located at 11951 Glorietta Rd, San Elizario, TX 79849 • FREE


2. Wyler Aerial Tramway

Take your relationship to new heights at the Wyler Aerial Tramway. Located on top of the Franklin Mountains, the gondolas travel on a 2,600 feet long, 1 3/8 inch diameter steel cable as it transports you to the top. A guide will educate you two on the history and wildlife located below. At the top, you and honey bun can enjoy the sights of 7,000 square miles encompassing three states and two nations. It is the best view in El Paso.

The Wyler Aerial Tramway is located at 1700 McKinley El Paso, TX 79930 • $8/person

3. I Painted That

How about a night out at the art studio? I Painted That is a social art studio where local artists lead you step by step to paint your own work of art. There are also some classes where you can bring your own beer or wine. Participants usually have about two hours to complete the painting. The neat thing is there are other people around you and you can see how everyone is doing. Not all of us are amazing artists, so it’s fun to see what you can come up with.

I Painted That is located at 5200 N Mesa St C102 El Paso, Texas • $35-$45/person

4. Downtown Bike Sharing

Catch some fresh air and go on a downtown tour on a rented bike! El Paso B-Cycle has dozens of bikes scattered around downtown that you and your partner can hop on and just drive around. They’re available 24 hours a day. All you need is a credit/debit card to make an account at the kiosk and rent your bike. Rides up to 30 minutes are $6 and then $2 per 30 minute increments after.

El Paso B-Cycle has several locations in downtown and at UTEP • $6/30 minutes per person. $2/30 minutes after.

5. Mystic Grape Wine Bar

With 48 wines on tap, Mystic Grape has a lowkey, relaxing adult atmosphere where you can your loved one can get to know each other a little better while you sample. There is also a food menu with delicious cheese and meat trays. Try the fire roasted cod and steak bites!

Mystic Grape is located at 2270 Joe Battle Blvd El Paso, Texas • $6/person to sample 4 wines.

6. Monkey Mayhem Escape Room

If you’re both thrill seekers, Monkey Mayhem has two escape rooms that will require both of you to work together to find clues to escape within sixty minutes. It’s a very fun experience that will help build teamwork in your relationship.

Monkey Mayhem is located at 120 Paragon, Suite 101, El Paso, Texas 79912 • $20/person.