Summer vacation has arrived! Find something for everyone to enjoy when you mix relaxation with entertaining attractions. It’s the perfect way to soak up the summer in Allen.
Eats for the Whole Family...and Just for the Parents
Wayback Burgers. Try their classic burger, chicken BLT, or jazz it up with The Big Easy featuring their Cajun remoulade. Little ones can get cheeseburgers, grilled cheese or chicken fingers.
If the adults get some time to themselves, a great date option is the newly opened Goat & Vine Winery. Share some wine in their charming and inviting dining room while savoring charcuterie, Goat Cheese Bites and lobster ravioli.
Shop Favorites, Old and New
Nothing tops off a delicious meal like shopping. You’ll find aesthetically curated home decor at Hindy House, where one of a kind pieces and artisan brands come together to fit any style.
No place embodies the Texas spirit more than Lone Star Mercantile, which features over 250 vendors. Find a vintage sign for Dad, a necklace for Mom and handmade toys for the kiddos.
If you’re looking to freshen your wardrobe, a new favorite is Maurice’s at The Village at Allen. Maurice’s offers the latest trends in casual, dressy and in-between. Shopping in Allen means finding exactly what you wanted, even if you didn’t know you needed it!
The Ideal Day in Allen
Need some ideas for what to do as a family? Start the day at Play Street Museum where the kids can play and create with little ones their age. You can also catch events like The Creature Teacher – Mammals, Reptiles & More where the whole family will meet an animal up close and personal, learning all about it together.
After that, take in the Midday Music scene at The HUB. Relax for a while at the outdoor venue, then grab lunch at Crave or one of the other seven restaurant options located within. Come back later in the week for the DJ Dance Party, Music Video Singalong or Movie Night.
By this time of the day, it’s time to cool down. Visit the kidMania sprayground at Celebration Park. Jets pump water sporadically throughout the sprayground, providing hours of fun for kids age 2-12. As part of the over one acre playground, the little ones can dry off, hop on the swings and go down the slides, all within one area.
Make it a weekend with some time poolside when you stay at the Marriott Dallas Allen Hotel & Watters Creek Convention Center. Hydrous Wakepark, The Dinosaur Company and Topgolf round out the perfect family summer getaway.