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Mar 01


Posted on March 1, 2023 at 10:31 AM by Kristen Cruz

The weather is starting to warm up and flowers are beginning to bloom again here in Allen, TX, and we know what that means. Spring break is right around the corner! Time to start planning some family fun; whether it's a weekend getaway or a day trip, Allen has the perfect mix of fun attractions, restaurants, and outdoor adventure for the whole family!

Spring into the Action

Surprise the family with a fun-filled day of paintball! Giant Party Sports in Allen offers the most exciting paintball and airsoft experience around, featuring four themed fields. The airsoft experience is designed to be a safe, low-impact version of Paintball perfect for kids and adults to play together, making for an unforgettable family experience!

Keep the Spring Break fun going at PINSTACK with a little friendly family competition. Bowl strikes, rock-climb to the top of the world, or tiptoe across the beams of the high ropes course. After all that and more, indulge in loads of cheese and your choice of toppings with their giant 3 foot  pizza for families!

Keep the fun going with a stop to check out a prehistoric experience at Allen’s very own Jurassic park. Grab a backpack full of dino bait, a jungle hat, and binoculars when you tour The Dinosaur Company. But don’t make any sudden moves before the T-rex snaps! These life-like animatronics will wow the kiddos and make for the perfect photo-op!

Take in Some Fresh Air

Enjoy the fresh spring air at The Edge located on the south end of Allen Station Park. The complex features a concrete skate park, two roller-hockey rinks, and BMX track! The skate park is one of the largest outdoor facilities of its kind in the state. Wonder who’ll be pulling out those bike tricks; you or the kiddos?!

Plan to also check out one of Allen’s hidden gems, Connemara Nature Preserve, a 72-acre natural oasis that makes a picnic in the meadow one your family will remember for years to come. Visitors from all around DFW venture out every season to explore our very own “Nature’s Playground.”

Continue the outdoor fun with plenty of food and entertainment in the open air at The HUB. Catch a March Madness game on the big screen, enjoy family Movie Night under the stars, and end the week with dinner and a show with Live Music Friday.

Shopping is in Full Bloom

Warmer weather calls for a stroll through Watters Creek Village, featuring an upscale atmosphere with boutiques, restaurants, and a play area that sits alongside The Village Green. Make sure to stop by Birds and Words {a Home Boutique}. This store transforms each season, featuring hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind decor that will inspire your very own rustic Spring flare. Or plan to spend the day at The Village at Allen where you’ll find everything from big-box retailers like Target and Best Buy to unique, one-of-a-kind specialty stores like Allen Village Jewelers and Uptown Cheapskate. And no shopping trip is complete without an afternoon of shopping at Allen Premium Outlets, where you can plan to score deals galore on name brands like Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Nike and so much more!

Lunch with the Locals: Authentically Allen

Beauxbeaux's Bourbon & Biscuits Allen

After a long afternoon of shopping, grab lunch at any one of Allen’s 250+ restaurants. At Armor Coffee get your second (who are we kidding, third) cup of coffee of the day and tuck into Smoked Salmon Toast or Mediterranean Hummus Wrap. Armor’s in-house chef creates scratch-made dishes for you to enjoy while visiting this famous, as-seen-on-HGTV, coffee shop! For a quick bite try some fantastic al pastor and carne asada tacos at Mexican Cactus Taco Bar. If sandwiches are more your speed try the sloppy joes at Sloppy Mess or biscuit sandwiches from Beaubeaux’s Bourbon & Biscuits, two options that are anything but ordinary!

Stay Over with Special Spring Getaway Rates!


Relax and escape reality at the Courtyard Dallas Allen at the Event Center. Take a dip in their indoor pool or head over to Allen Premium Outlets , with award-winning shopping. With Courtyard by Marriott’s Spring Break package, you can enjoy luxury at a discount with fantastic dining, shopping, and outdoor space nearby!

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