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May 18


Posted on May 18, 2022 at 6:39 PM by Kristen Cruz

Summer is finally here! Allen has lots of exciting summer attractions and activities to keep your family cool while having fun throughout your summer break.

Where to Eat!

Hat Creek Burger Company is a fun, family-friendly place for the whole family. You’ll find fresh food with all the staples of a great burger joint, from all-natural burgers to shakes and cold beer. The kids will enjoy the unique playscape and parents will appreciate the handwashing stations.

Big Ray's BBQ has been a family-owned-and-operated barbeque restaurant in Allen for over 10 years. You’ll find the best cuts of smoked meats and sausages, homemade sides, and delicious desserts made fresh daily with a dose of Allen’s ultimate barbeque experience. 

It’s always a fun night out at Uncle Julio’s. The authentic hacienda culture and freshly-prepared Mexican food favorites are always a popular spot for a night out with the family.


Where to Shop!

Summer weather calls for a stroll around any of Allen’s four outdoor shopping centers. More than just a shopping center, Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm features an upscale atmosphere with boutiques, restaurants, and a play area by The Green. 

Bonus Tip: Stay the day or make a weekend out of your trip when you book your stay steps away at the resort-style Marriott Dallas Allen Hotel.




Take thrifting to a new level at Uptown Cheapskate at The Village at Allen, where you can browse rack after rack of name-brand items at a low price. You can even check out some of the gently used items next door at Kid to Kid to shop for an all-new Summer wardrobe for the kids. Don't forget to shop your favorites like Ross, Home Goods, and Macy’s Backstage. End a long day of shopping with fried pickles and a psychedelic frog cocktail on Pluckers Wingbar’s outdoor patio.

Whether it’s outlet shopping for the whole family or a little treat for yourself, Allen Premium Outlets is a must-stop while shopping in Allen. Try some impressive savings on for size at more than 115 outlet stores and snag stunning deals at stores like Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Coach, Fossil, Nike Factory Store, Kate Spade New York, and more!




Where to Staycation!

Relax and escape reality—poolside—at the Marriott Dallas Allen Hotel. Take a dip in their resort-style, heated pool, or take a short stroll over to Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm, with 50+ shops, restaurants, and green spaces, just steps away from the hotel. 

Nearby Entertainment:

  • Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm, 0.3 mi. (3 min walk)
  • Courses at Watters Creek, 1.7 mi.
  • Connemara Nature Preserve, 1.8 mi.
  • PINSTACK, 1.9 mi.
  • Hydrous Wake Park, 2.4 mi.


With a great location in The Village at Allen, the Courtyard by Marriott Dallas Allen at the Event Center has 228 guest rooms and 28,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. Best of all, parking at Credit Union of Texas Event Center is convenient and always FREE!

Nearby Entertainment:

  • The Village at Allen & Credit Union of Texas Event Center, 0.3 mi. (3 min walk)
  • Cabela's, 0.9 mi.
  • Allen Premium Outlets, 1.0 mi.
  • PINSTACK, 2.2 mi.
  • The Edge at Allen Station Park, 2.5 mi.

Say hello to a brand-new hotel experience from Hilton that's vibrant, affordable and young-at-heart. The Tru by Hilton Dallas Allen is just off I-75, within two miles of the Allen Premium Outlets and Allen Station Park. Over 1,000 shops and 200 restaurants, plus sports and event venues are just minutes away. A great stay includes free WiFi and free breakfast!

Nearby Entertainment:

  • Cabela's, 1.4 mi.
  • The Edge at Allen Station Park, 1.4 mi.
  • Hydrous Wake Park, 1.4 mi.
  • The Village at Allen & Credit Union of Texas Event Center, 2.1 mi.
  • Allen Premium Outlets, 2.5 mi.

Located on the grounds of Allen Premium Outlets, Hampton Inn and Suites Dallas Allen offer more than 100 guest rooms and 570 sq. ft. of adjustable meeting space.

Nearby Entertainment:

  • Allen Premium Outlets, 0.03 mi (6 min walk)
  • The Village at Allen & Credit Union of Texas Event Center, 0.7 mi.
  • Play Street Museum, 0.08 mi.
  • PINSTACK, 1.9 mi.
  • The Edge at Allen Station Park, 2.4 mi.

There’s #NoPlaceLikeAllen to stay and play this summer! Visit us to enjoy all the city has to offer.