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El Paso Mother’s Day Events: Show Mom You Care

El Paso Mother’s Day events

Mother’s Day is on May 14, which means it’s right around the corner. There are a few ways to show the women in your life that you really care, including a number of El Paso Mother’s Day events. We’ve listed some of our favorites to help you find ideas for celebrating Mother’s Day this year.

According to KISS FM, one of the best things you can do for your mom is to take her to a local spa. This is a Mother’s Day classic, but it doesn’t get old. You can visit Barrangan’s or Massage Envy, two top locations for a massage, haircut, coloring, and more. Having a spa day is one way to help your mother or wife relax on this holiday.

Next, visit one of the many Mother’s Day brunches around town. Some of our favorite locations include Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, Butterfield Trail Golf Club, and Sunland Park. Many of these places are premium buffets that are perfect for having a meal with mom.

Finally, stop by a local garden. This time of year is perfect for a trip to the gardens because many of the roses and tulips are blooming. Check out El Paso’s Rose Garden, a four-acre location that is one of few official rose gardens in the country. Here at Crawford Buick GMC, we can’t wait for this upcoming Mother’s Day.

Things to Do in Las Cruces, New Mexico: Day Trip Ideas

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Las Cruces, New Mexico

With a new Buick or GMC model, it’s easier than ever to explore the Las Cruces area. Our extensive location page on the area has some interesting facts about the history of the city, as well as things to do. This post is about some of the many places to visit in the area, many of which can turn into mini road trips—a perfect excuse to drive a new car.

Things to do in Las Cruces are wide ranging. For the best hiking in New Mexico, make a day trip to the Soledad Canyon. This area is rife with scenic views, wildlife, flora, and more. Winding trails weave across canyons, and natural rock formations and stalactites are everywhere. You can also see the remains of indigenous and settler buildings. Rocky terrain can be treacherous in some cars, but not one of the many Buick or GMC crossovers and SUVs.

Stop by the many water tank murals in the area. This is a great activity if you’re bored and looking for something to do. You can see how local artists transform murals into stunning roadside attractions, many of which show pride in the local cities and cultures. Driving from mural to mural is also a great way to experience the city and the open road.

Finally, everyone can enjoy Art Obscura. Considered a landmark by the locals, you can see bizarre and fascinating antiques, as well as some interesting objects and technologies. This quirky gallery has many pieces for sale, but the fun lies in browsing some of the truly unique collections in the store.

Check Out Our Favorite Things to Do in El Paso This Summer

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Visit the El Paso Zoo!

Looking for fun in the sun this summer in El Paso? Luckily for you, El Paso is one of the most vibrant, cultural cities in the state, offering a long list of activities and attractions that the whole family will enjoy during the warm, summer months.

Here are just a few of our favorite things to do in El Paso:

And of course, if you’d like to spend your summer behind the wheel of a new (or new-to-you) vehicle, contact us at Crawford Buick GMC.

Best Ice Cream Shops in El Paso

ice creamWith the weather heating up and the kids out of school, you’ll want to find the ideal ice cream shop nearby. Stop at any of these ice cream shops in El Paso for an after-dinner or midday dessert!

Bahama Buck’s

Bahama Buck’s is all about options. Not only can you get ice cream, but you’ll get to choose from tasty smoothie flavors and shaved ice too.

Marble Slab Creamery

Here, you’ll find local, unique ice cream flavors. There are seasonal flavors, too, so you’ll find the perfect flavor for the perfect (or not perfect) weather!

Menchie’s

Want a slightly healthier alternative to ice cream? Stop by Menchies for yummy, self-serve frozen yogurt.

Gufo di Milano

Come here for the classic taste of gelato. Gufo di Milano makes quality desserts, without fillers or artificial colors flavors. Plus, you’ll get plenty of fruits and nuts right in your gelato.

Sweet Corner

This place has a little bit of everything. Here, you’ll be able to get salad, sandwiches, and desert! Besides ice cream, frozen yogurt, and smoothies, you can get brownies and cupcakes!

Best Places to Get Dessert in El Paso

We at Crawford Buick GMC love dessert, and El Paso offers some of the best sweet treats in Texas. If you’re looking for the best place to get dessert in El Paso after a stressful day or big dinner, we have some suggestions.

  • V & G Ice Cream & Coffee Parlor: Nothing beats the cool, creamy treat of old-fashioned ice cream after a hot El Paso day. Their banana splits are some of the best, but if you prefer something else, you have dozens of other flavor options.
  • Hana Banana: This up-and-coming El Paso chain has three locations in the area which serve a variety of smoothies, waffles, and crepes—most drizzled in rich chocolate. Indulge by ordering a slice of cheesecake topped with ice cream and wrapped in a crisp pastry.
  • Gufo Di Milano: Known for its all-natural, old-fashioned gelato in flavors like toasted almond and ginger cream, this upscale eatery also offers hearty servings of Italian dishes like paninos and crepes paired with specialty coffee drinks.
  • DirtyMouth Cupcakes: Beautiful to look at and scrumptious to eat, these specialty cupcakes will change the way you think about baked goods. Ever had a French Toast & Bacon cupcake? If not, you don’t know what you’re missing.
  • Popcorn Extravaganza: Make your dessert salty-sweet by mixing some of these incredibly-flavored popcorn varieties together. Go with pre-mixed suggestions or make your own combination—you’ve got over 50 to choose from!

Places to Get Lost in Nature in El Paso

adventureEven this late into the year, the natural surroundings of El Paso are beautiful to visit. Amazing animals and fascinating plant life surround the city. There are plenty of places to explore this wildlife in El Paso. Be sure to visit these places to get lost in nature in El Paso.

Franklin Mountains State Park

The Franklin Mountains stand tall right outside of old El Paso. Be sure to make the trek out to these magnificent mountains for a hike through their natural beauty.

Hueco Tanks State Park

El Paso is lucky enough to have not one, but two state parks located nearby. This state park is a culturally significant location for many Native American tribes, and is home to some breathtaking rock formations and pictographs.

El Paso Zoo

For a place to explore nature that’s a little closer to home, be sure to check out the El Paso Zoo. From elephants to zebras, this zoo is home to over 220 species of animals!

Halloween Fun in El Paso

HalloweenThere is no shortage of Halloween fun in El Paso. Whether you’re looking for something family-friendly, some costumed fun, or some legitimate ghost haunts, El Paso has it all. Take a look at some of these great events you can add to your calendar.

  • UTEP Haunted Campus Tour. Learn all about the paranormal activity found across campus. The tour starts at the UTEP Student Alumni Lodge on October 22nd and 23rd at 6:30pm. Tickets cost $10 for general admission before the tour starts, or $15 at the door.
  • Ghost Stories by Moonlight. This adults-only event will be filled with spine-tingling tales, legends, and folklore all performed outdoors by local storytellers. It will be held on October 23rd from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Magoffin Home. Tickets cost $15 per person. Wear a warm costume of your favorite spooky character. Coffee, tea, and pastries will be served as well.
  • Boo at the Zoo. For a true family-friendly event, visit the El Paso Zoo on October 24th or 25th for the annual Boo at the Zoo. Kids can dress up in their costumes and trick-or-treat through the zoo. You can also watch your favorite animals have fun with some pumpkins, visit the glow in the dark bug room, head through a Halloween maze, and more.

What is your favorite Halloween event here in El Paso?

News on the Upcoming Sun City Music Festival

dancingThe Sun City Music Festival is taking place at the beginning of the month from September 5th to 6th at Ascarate Park in El Paso. This will be the fifth year in a row the festival has taken place in El Paso, and it will undoubtedly be a smash hit with residents and attract attendees from all around the state and the country.

The Sun City Music Festival will feature a number of artists including headliners Hardwell and Armin van Buuren. From big names to the music underground, the music festival continues to attract artists that span genres and exposes concert attendees to new and unknown sounds.

True to music festival form, the Sun City fest is going to offer tons of concert merchandise as well as food and drinks sold by local vendors. The Sun City Music Festival has become a big part of El Paso culture in its five years, and it supports small business in El Paso and local artists. We hope this diverse and exciting festival continues for years to come.

Join Us at El Paso’s Downtown Street Festival

If you happen to visit El Paso near the end of June, you won’t want to miss the classic Downtown Street Festival! It’s one of our city’s most famous events, which will take place on June 26th and 27th at the Convention Center Plaza, the Abraham Chavez Theatre, Arts Festival Plaza, Santa Fe Street, Main Street, and San Francisco Street.

dance festival

It’ll be a non-stop party with food, fun, games and outdoor music suited for all ages, including five unique stages that highlight different genres of music such as alternative, country, decades, Latin, and indie rock.

Highlight performances on the first day include Grammy Award-winning band Halestorm, who will rock the stage before making way for seven-time Grammy Award-nominated rock legend Rob Zombie. On the second day, alternative rock icon Weezer will dominate the stage, and a dramatic fireworks show will light up the sky on both nights.

Most of us from Crawford Buick GMC will be at El Paso’s Downtown Street Festival. We hope you will join us there!

Go Dancing in the City This Summer!

dancing in the cityIf you were wondering what to do this month in El Paso, wonder no more! Over the summer, thousands will go Dancing in the City at the Convention Center Plaza in Downtown El Paso, including a few of us from Crawford Buick GMC!

The event takes place every Saturday through June and July. The concert is at 8pm-10pm, but if you don’t want to show up feeling like the only fool on the block who can’t dance (don’t worry, you’re not alone), you can take dance lessons an hour before, from 7pm-8pm.

Each Saturday will feature different bands and different kinds of music, ranging from swing and salsa to cumbia and funk. This June, bands like Los Chamukos, Texas Gypsies, and the Abe Mac Band will set the tone for your newly-acquired skills. There won’t be a concert on Saturday, June 27th, as that night will be dedicated to the annual Downtown Street Festival, but you can still go to learn how to dance!