Rockwall, Texas is a small town in Rockwall County, one of the most wealthy counties in the state. Just 22 miles (35.4 km) from Dallas, Rockwall may be considered small, but it offers plenty of high-end dining and shopping experiences. It also features plenty of inns and suites if you’re not sure where to stay for your vacation. Sights such as the Harbor at Rockwall and Rockwall Main Street give this small town a feeling of luxury. Check out our favorite spots and attractions in Rockwall, Texas.
1. Woodcreek Brewing Company
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Take a tour of Rockwall’s very own Wood Creek Brewing Company. The tours are hosted every Saturday at 3:00 pm. Beer lovers will have a great time tasting all of the different beers and learning all about the microbrewery brewery. Woodcreek offers a wide variety of different types of beers, from lagers to wheat, IPA’s and much more.
Tours and tastings aren’t the only events this microbrewery hosts - every Thursday is game night at the brewery, where beer lovers can mingle, drink and play cornhole and giant Jenga.
Woodcreek Brewing Company
Address: 1400 E Interstate 30, Rockwall, TX 75087
Website: Woodcreek Brewing Company
2. San Martino Vineyards
Here’s one for the wine lovers. Located on the shores of Lake Ray Hubbard sits the San Martino Vineyard, a small, family owned vineyard that creates handcrafted wines. The beautiful backdrop of the lake makes it a popular spot for visitors to stop by and enjoy a picnic on the grounds.
Don’t forget to try one of their wines. For 10 USD per person, you can come and try five pre-selected wines at one of the San Martino’s wine tastings. The winery hosts their tastings on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 1:00 to 8:30 pm, and Sunday from 1:00 to 5:30 pm. The welcoming staff will answer all of your wine questions. Starting in August 2017, you will be able to attend one of their elevated wine tastings, which features their wine with specific food pairings. These events will require visitors to pre-register.
In addition to their tastings, San Martino also hosts a variety of adults only events, including live music.
San Martino Vineyard
Address: 12512 Hwy 205 North, Rockwall , TX 75087
Price for tasting: from 10 USD per person
Number of Guests: up to 8 guests in the tasting room
Website: San Martino Vineyards
3. The Harbor at Rockwall
Are you looking for great shopping and dining experiences in Rockwall? Look no further! Lined with high-end shopping and restaurants, as well as boat docks, the Harbor at Rockwall provides visitors with a one of kind experience. Walk the harbor at night and catch a glimpse of some of the most breathtaking sunsets, or listen to live music.
The Harbor at Rockwall is a short drive from Dallas and is known as one of Dallas’ best shopping experiences. So, go see for yourself what the Harbor at Rockwall has to offer you.
The Harbor at Rockwall
Address: 2074 Summer Lee Drive, Rockwall,TX
Website: The Harbor at Rockwall
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4. Rockwall Main Street
Just like the Harbor at Rockwall, Rockwall Main Street is known for its high-end shopping and dining experiences. In addition to ample retail and dining opportunities, Rockwall Main Street hosts a weekly farmers market, where you can purchase local produce and goods. Every Saturday from 8:00 am to noon, from May through September, over 30 vendors sell their local products here.
Rockwall Main Street
Address: 385 S. Goliad St., Rockwall, TX
Website: Rockwall Main Street
5. Rockwall Community Play House
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If you want your trip to include a play, then the Rockwall Community Play House is calling your name. This 84-seat community theater offers seven plays each season, in a small, yet intimate setting. If you’re looking for a more family friendly play, the theater also offers children’s and teen plays, as well.
Rockwall Community Play House
Address: 609 E. Rusk Rockwall, Texas TX 75087
Price: Adults 20 USD, Seniors and students 15 USD
Website: Rockwall Community Play House
6. Lake Ray Hubbard
Want to spend a beautiful day in the great outdoors? Then Lake Ray Hubbard is the perfect place to be. This 22,000-acre (8903.1-hectare) lake is one of the biggest lakes in Texas and it is the prime spot for fishing. So come out and bring your fishing gear and reel in a big one. Fishers have caught anything from hybrid striped bass, large mouth bass, channel and blue catfish, to crappies. If you’re not into fishing, the lake provides a lot of other fun activities, such as recreational boating and water skiing.
Lake Ray Hubbard
Website: Lake Ray Hubbard
7. BigDCats Catamaran
Come enjoy a nice dinner and a boat ride on a BigDCats Catamaran. The double-decker boats provide stunning views of Lake Hubbard. Ticket prices are 31 USD per person and include all food and non-alcoholic beverages. Want to have a private party on one of the boats? No problem! Private boat rentals start at 1250 USD.
Address: 2055 Summer Lee Dr, Rockwall, TX 75032
Ticket Price: from 31 USD
Website: BigDCats Catamaran
8. Chisholm Trail Rides
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Enjoy a relaxing trail ride with Chisholm Trail Rides. Are you new to riding, or has it been a long time since you were on a horse? Don’t worry, at Chisholm, they cater to all levels of riders, from beginners to experts and they have a variety of different horses and breeds to match all rider’s skill levels.
Visitors can choose between a big variety of trails and trail rides start at 50 USD per person. For an additional 10 USD per person/hour, you can make your ride a private tour.
Chisholm Trail Rides
Address: 1068 Frontier Trl, 75032 Rockwall, Texas
Price: from 50 USD
Website: Chisholm Trail Rides
Now that you’ve had a chance to see all that Rockwall has to offer, book your trip today for a relaxing and calming stay!
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