Summer is finally here and now is the perfect time to plan that long weekend staycation. Pack your bags, load up the car, and visit Allen where you can stay, play, and eat at all the fantastic places this city has to offer.
You’re in luck! Allen has some of the best hotels perfect for a staycay with family or friends. And, the convenience is unmatched. They’re all within minutes of the fun, and some even steps away. Don’t settle for busy lobbies, shabby rooms, and less than average service. if you’re traveling with the family, book the staycation package at Marriott Dallas Allen Hotel. The kids can plunge into their resort style pool while the adults relax in the patio cabanas with a magazine in one hand, and a Cosmo from the bar in the other. This modern hotel is just steps away from Watters Creek Village – a premier shopping center with over 70 boutiques and restaurants.
Instead of booking a flight, simply book a room at Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas Allen. This classic hotel offers spacious and comfortable rooms, complimentary breakfast, and an indoor pool perfect for relaxing. If you need a new outfit before dinner, shop at Allen Premium Outlets where you can stroll over 115 designer outlet stores, just steps away from the hotel.
Looking to escape reality? Courtyard by Marriott Dallas Allen at Allen Event Center has the perfect getaway vibes. Sit back and relax by their large fire pit on the patio and melt your worries away, or turn down the heat and turn up the fun at the Allen Community Ice Rink, Allen Event Center, or The Village at Allen with all the shopping and dining you could ask for. All within walking distance. Plan your staycation around Allen Event Center’s summer events and Allen American Games. Or, let your hair down with friends on the patio of Bar Louie or Shakertins any weekend, where you can enjoy live music, pool tables and plenty of bar space to keep the rounds going!
A staycation itinerary isn’t complete without fun for the whole family. Any morning is better with a little peace, tranquility, and the sounds of nature. Allen has all of that, and more at Bethany Lakes Park. Pack a lunch picnic, hike and bike our scenic trails, and dust off your fishing poles to enjoy catch and release fishing.
If your little adventurists really want to experience “the old days,” bring your safari hat and a pair of binoculars to witness the world’s oldest prehistoric creatures at The Dinosaur Company. Tour the facility featuring life-size dino animatronics, collect travel stamps in your new reusable dino expedition passport and snap all the pics you want to add to your Facebook photo album.
Hydrous Wakepark, one of the few wakeboarding cable parks in Texas, is open all Summer long. Bring on the adrenaline for the whole family as this park features a state-of-the-art cable system and plenty of ramps to bonk and flip off of. Beginners, don’t worry, they offer lessons so you can be ready to flip with the best of ‘em. The outdoor fun doesn’t stop there.
Allen has some of the best outdoor shopping around. But at Watters Creek Village, it’s more than just shopping. Between the treehouse play area, seasonal events and summertime patios, you’re bound to spend a day (or two) relishing in one of the best parts of Allen. When you’re done there, even more shopping and entertainment is waiting for you at The Village at Allen. Hit up your favorite spots like Target, Ulta and the brand new Macy’s Backstage opening just in time for Memorial Day sales!
Where else can you get a rooftop feel and take a swing at as many golf balls as your heart desires? Topgolf is an entertainment facility that offers a full bar, arcade area and a wide selection of golf games perfect for your inner Tiger Woods or Jack Nicklaus. Golf not your thing? Head over to PINSTACK where you can kick up the competition with the family during the day, and recharge with “after 5” ambiance at night. Maneuver through the laser maze without getting attacked by opponents, or relax at the VIP lanes, sipping on their new frozen Jack and Coke until you strike out!