Ways to Spend a Day in Allen, Texas | Visit Allen, TX CVB

Girlfriends’ Getaway


SPEND SOME TIME AT OUR SPAS AND SALONS – Get primped and pampered at our impressive selection of spas and salons.  From Blo Blow Dry Bar, where they specialize in transforming your tresses to Zenity Spa, where you’ll find all the best treatments in facials, massages, manicures and more. The girls and you will be polished from head to toe.

DINE WITH YOUR DAMES – With all of the excitement, you’re sure to work up an appetite. Whether you’re ready for your ladies’ lunch or making dinner decisions, you’ll be in luck because we have over 200 delicious dining options. To lunch like our locals, head over to Elke’s Market Café where they serve up different specials each day (if you’re looking for a taste like no other, ask about Elke’s nutty creation).  For a fabulous finale feast, take your crew to Crú - A Wine Bar where you can gab over great food like the stone fire pizza and enjoy a glass (or two) of your favorite vino.

SHOPPING – Attention all shoppers, we would like to welcome you to your dream come true. If shopping is your sport of choice, you’ve definitely found the right 
place. We’ve got those almost-a-steal deals at Allen Premium Outlets, beautifully unique boutiques at Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm and the best of the big box and home décor stores at The Village at Allen

Mancation Masterplan

SWING SOME WRENCHES – We’ll take a wild guess that at least some of your guys like to golf. Well if that’s the case, we’ve got you covered. With 33 holes, three 
unique courses and a lighted driving range, The Courses at Watters Creek makes for a perfect golfing getaway day or night. Plus, have you heard of FootGolf? (They’ve got that, too). If you want to take your golf up a techy-notch, try teeing off with microchipped golf balls at Topgolf. By the time you leave, your swing will have some serious swagger.

BOND OVER BREWS – Bond with your boys over some ice cold brews. Go beyond the bar and straight to the brewery. Head over to Nine Band Brewing Co. You’ll get premier craft beer brewed by an award-winning brewmaster right here in town. From the Nine Band Pale Ale™ to the 28th State Stout, there’s a can for everyone in your crew. Want to see how it’s done? Stop by during one of the tour times offered every Saturday.
 
CATCH A GAME – Get your sports buff buds and grab some seats at Allen Event Center. We’re home to three semi-pro teams that always bring the action. For an exciting experience on ice, cheer on our title-winning champs, the Allen Americans hockey team.  For some serious foot-action, kick it with the Dallas Sidekicks indoor soccer team. And for some fierce first downs and touchdowns, get revved up with the Texas Revolution indoor football team.

Fun for the Whole Family

KEEP THE KIDS HAPPY – Take the kiddos to The Grove at The Village at Allen and let them be “amazed” by the fun, Texas-shaped hedgerow labyrinth. Still full of energy? Keep them from bouncing off the walls and let them jump into fun at Cosmic Jump indoor trampoline park or splash away the summer heat at the spraygound at Celebration Park.

TREAT THE TEENS – Take your teens’ time to the extreme and let them practice their best moves on wheels at one of the largest skate parks and BMX tracks in Texas - The Edge (and bonus, it’s free!). With their adrenaline pumping, bring on the waterworks and let them get their shred on at Hydrous Wakepark, a premier cable wakeboarding training facility.

FIND THE RIGHT TUNE – Check our calendar and enjoy a picnic dinner and live music as you take in a free Summer Sounds Concert in the grass at the Joe Farmer Recreation Center Amphitheater or check out a free concert by the creek at Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm. For big-time fun, sing along with your favorite musicians (think Riverdance or Meghan Trainor) at Allen Event Center.



Weekend Couples’ Escape

TAKE A STROLL – Put on your walking shoes, grab your sweetie’s hand and get ready to explore. We have more than 60 miles of beautifully paved trails to lead you on your romantic journey. For a special treat, head over to one of our newest trails, Cottonwood Creek Trail, and you’ll get a glimpse of some of our history at the Old Stone Dam (plus this makes for a great photo op).

DINE AND UN”WINE” – With over 200 restaurants, there are many choices for you to get a great meal and good glass of wine. Try dining a deux among the chandeliers and vintage photographs at Roman Cucina, a family-run Italian restaurant where you’ll find authentic recipes that would make any nonna proud (the meatballs alone will leave you impressed).

ENJOY A CONCERT – Take date night to the next level and enjoy some time with the stars at Allen Event Center. The Allen Event Center stage has been rocked by an impressive list of top artists from Lenny Kravitz to Counting Crows to Bryan Adams. So, be sure to check our calendar and you might just catch a concert that you and your love would love to see.