Top 10 Things to Do | Visit Allen, TX

PLAN YOUR summer bucket list

1. fill up your 'dance' card

With so many incredible events happening in Allen this summer, there’s no shortage of things to do. Check out the event calendar and take your pick. From Professional Bull Riding to Professional Fustal, YouTube Stars and so much more!

2. shop for free! (tax free) 

Whether it’s back to school or to treat yourself, visit Allen Premium Outlets, The Village at Allen, or Watters Creek (who has a new concierge program) on August 9-10 and save a little moula on new fall duds.

3. take a chill pill

Wind down from your day at one of our local hot spots. From Brains & Brews trivia at the Brass Tap to live music at Saltlight Station or just hanging out at Bar Louie, there’s so many options to unwind.

4. get grounded

Summertime is the time to play outdoors. With abundant sunshine, explore Connemara Meadow Preserve or visit Old Stone Dam (only in Allen!)

5. feed your inner foodie

With over 250 dining options, everyone in your party can be totally satisfied. Visit Stampede66 by celebrity chef, Stephan Pyles. Order the best burger in town from over 20 “best burger” eateries in town. Dine on cuisine ranging from Mediterranean to Mexican, all just steps away from hotels and attractions.

6. cool off

Great for children 2-12, the sprayground at Celebration Park is a fun way to cool off. Celebration Park is perfect for the young AND the young at heart. After you dry off, check out the sports fields or the hike and bike trails. Celebration park also has barbeque grills, covered pavilions and so many amenities you’ll have to see to believe.

7. keep your coif in check

We all know that summer and humidity can do a number on a good ‘do. Get a touch up at Blo Blow Dry Bar, and while you are at it, get your mani-pedi fix at one of our many spas or salons.

8. satisfy your sweet tooth

Anytime is a good time for chocolate. Indulge at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory or enjoy Sublime Chocolate's frozen hot chocolate to cool off.

9. grab something unique

Not only is Allen one-of-a-kind in the DFW area, but we also have a plethora of shops that no one else has and some familiar faces to find a unique piece for you. From Runway Seven, the Antique Mall of Allen to ZGallerie and over 5 million square feet of premier shopping, take home a treasure that you’ll forever cherish.

10. get teed off

Bring your golfing buddies and hit the links at The Courses at Watters Creek (it has 33 holes on multiple courses!) or play at our award-winning Twin Creeks. For fun and practice, you can’t beat TopGolf.