Allen is a city in the Dallas suburbs. Originally established as a railroad town, the city is now a thriving hub in northern Texas. The weather in Allen is generally sunny wich means it is an ideal holiday destination for those seeking to catch some rays. The city is full of shopping outlets, parks, and fun activities for young and old (and everybody in between). Read on to learn about the best things to do in Allen!
1. The Grove at The Village
The Grove is a family friendly area located near The Village shopping outlet. The area includes BBQ and picnic areas, a caboose, a dog park and a Texas-shaped hedge maze- guaranteed fun for all the family. It also includes a running trail for those of us who want a work-out. This is the perfect venue for a lazy Sunday afternoon with friends and family.
Address: 190 E Stacy Rd, Allen, TX 75002
Website: The Grove
2. The Village
Need a little retail therapy? Open daily and with around 100 shops and restaurants The Village outlet is the place for you. You can also enjoy a little massage or beauty therapy at one of the many beauty salons in the shopping centre too. Look out for special events at the Allen Center such as ice hockey games or exhibitions. A trip to The Village can turn into a full day excursion as you take in all it has to offer.
The Village at Allen
Address: 190 E Stacy Rd, Allen, TX 75002
Website: The Village
3. Allen Heritage Village
Allen is rapidly developing, but despite this it still has a respect for its past. This is why it has placed such a heavy importance on the preservation of its oldest remaining homes. The Allen Heritage Village includes fascinating buildings such as homes, outhouses and even a restored church which have been relocated from their original site to the Heritage Village. The village has created an area where history buffs can observe well preserved pieces of history handily located on one site. The Heritage Village is very much an ongoing project with more and more houses lined up to be added to the already impressive collection.
Allen Heritage Village
Address: 2105 S Cynthia St, Mcallen, TX 78503
Website: Heritage Village
4. The Allen Event Center
The Allen Event Center is home to a cacophony of sports, concerts and exhibitions throughout the year. From ‘ice-hockey games’ and 'bull riding’ to 'gun shows’ and 'Country home and garden’ shows, this events centre is packed full of traditional American events every month. Before you book your trip to Allen be sure to check what’s on at the Event Center to get your slice of all-American life.
Allen Event Center
Address: 200 E Stacy Rd # 1350, Allen 75002
Website: Event Center
5. Hydrous Wake Park
Want to add a little adventure to your holiday? Look no further than Hydrous Wake Park. The park is one of the only cable wakeboarding parks in the USA. Both beginners and advanced wakeboarders are welcome at the park. Try to master some new skills and tricks at the park with friends for a fun day out.
Hydrous Wake Park
Address: 580 N Cedar Dr, Allen, TX 75002
Price: Prices start at 20 USD (15.35 GBP or 17.20 EUR)
Website: Hydrous Wake Park
6. Watters Creek
Serene creek runs throughout the master plan community with a variety of local species.Posted by Southern Land Company on Monday, 22 April 2013
Watters Creek is another first class shopping outlet at Allen’s disposal. Filled with wonderful shops and restaurants visitors are spoilt for choice when they arrive at Watters Creek. The shopping centre also includes a hotel, offices, and a picturesque river running through the shopping area. Sitting along the river front with a cocktail after a long day of shopping is the dream that can be achieved at Watters Creek.
Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm
Address: 970 Garden Park Dr, Allen, TX 75013
Website: Watters Creek
7. Celebration Park
Allen’s Celebration Park is the newest community park and it includes large areas for fun and relaxation such as BBQ pits, baseball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts and playgrounds. During the summer months a ‘sprayground’ is opened to help fight those hot and humid days. Head over to Celebration Park for a relaxing day in the gorgeous Texan weather.
Address: 701 Angel Pkwy. Malone Dr. and Angel Pkwy. Allen, TX 75002
Website: Celebration Park
When someone asks you to play golf with them you might think of old businessmen in golf buggies playing 18 holes and talking shop, but at TopGolf nothing can be further from this truth. TopGolf cates for all types of clientele. Kids can come here for a fun summer academy and adults come here for a boozy birthday accompanied by live music. Open from 9am until late this venue is fun for everyone.
Address: 1500 Andrews Pkwy, Allen, TX 75002
9. Nine-Band Brewing Company
Most people love a nice cold beer at the end of a long day. In Allen you can crack open a cold one at the very source of production. Visit the Nine-Band Brewery for a tour of the factory, some samples and a great location to chill out with some friends. There is no need to book in advance and tours are only 15 USD including some drink samples. After the tour you can relax in their large taproom and watch the sunset at the end of a lovely day.
Nine-Band Brewing Company
Address: 9 Prestige Cir, Allen, TX 75002
Price: 15 USD (11.55 GBP 12.90 EUR)
Website: Nine-Band Brewery
10. Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium
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The Don Rodenbaugh is more than your typical local swimming pool. It also includes and water play park, and indoor climbing wall and fitness centre. Open for Red Cross lessons, swimming lessons and ‘open swim’ fun days, the Natatorium is a magnet for the mermaids among us.
Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium
Address: 110 Rivercrest Blvd, Allen, TX 75002
Website: Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium
Allen, Texas is a great source of all-American fun. This affluent city screams Texan pride and offers a selection of activities for everyone looking for a good times. From wakeboarding to golf, from shopping to rodeo shows - you won’t get a chance to be bored in this city.
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