The full-on holiday season is just a couple of weeks away, and most of us are about to be inundated with out-of-town family. There will be tons of parties to keep you busy some of the time, but if you're like me, there will be times when you are working and your family will need something to do. If they've been out of town for a while, they might not know about some of the new things around town.

You might want to keep this list handy for when you're working or if you need to send your familia out of the house so you can get some alone time:

1. Streetcar excursion - It's been decades since El Paso has had a streetcar, and they're just finishing up their one year anniversary. A ride on the streetcar will take them through historic parts of downtown and up Mesa to the UTEP area. They can get off and check out a number of different neighborhoods and get a glimpse of El Paso's past and future. Get more information by clicking here.

2. Southwest University Ballpark - The home of the El Paso Chihuahuas is a sight to see, and even though there are no games going on right now, they can still see the clock tower and walk around the ballpark. They can also shop in the team store. You can get all the information by clicking here.

3. Lucy's Restaurant - Along with the iconic Chico's Tacos, one of the most El Paso dishes is machaca. If you want to give your family the best machaca in the city, take them to the Lucy's counter in the old Travel Lodge motel on Mesa across the street from St. Patrick's Cathedral. It's one of the coolest places to eat and then they can walk across the street to see the amazing St. Patrick's Christmas aisle.

4. Downtown El Paso - There are so many iconic buildings downtown that it is the perfect Instagram backdrop. Downtown will be dressed up for Winterfest and totally walkable so check out the Plaza Theater, the Camino Real Hotel, the Plaza Hotel, and all the amazing sights in downtown El Paso.

5. Scenic Drive - An old standby, but a view of our city that is not to be missed, no matter what time of day or night you go. Remember to wear a jacket because it always seems to be windy, and then you can head out for hot chocolate after you see three states and two nations stretched out before you.