8 Places To Go and Things To Do Over Summer Break

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Summer Fun Around Flower Mound, Texas

You don’t need to leave our local region to make the most of your family’s summer break from school and the office. Whether you’re pining for memorable outdoor adventures or dreaming of a summer vacation focused on relaxation, there’s something for everyone in Flower Mound, TX, and our neighboring cities.

Here are 8 things to add to your summer bucket list!

1. Cool off with the family during summer break at the CAC waterpark.

The Flower Mound Community Activity Center (CAC) waterpark is a must-visit location for local families. The CAC waterpark opens on Memorial Day weekend and remains open until Labor Day weekend. The outdoor water park has two large slides, a lazy river, various interactive water features, and a zero-depth play pool for your youngest family members.

There is also an indoor aquatic center at CAC that’s open year-round. You’ll find a pool, a few splash areas for kids, a large slide, diving boards, and an aquatic climbing wall. For serious swimmers in your family, lanes in the indoor pool can be reserved for private training and swim sessions. 

2. Catch a summer blockbuster at the Moviehouse & Eatery.

On those blistering hot days during summer break, sometimes being outdoors isn’t the best option. For a cozy take on the classic dinner and a movie, consider checking out the Moviehouse & Eatery. The Moviehouse is a popular dine-in movie theater complete with ultra-comfortable recliners, delicious dinner options, a full-service bar, and a dedicated waitstaff.

If it’s your first time visiting, be sure to arrive 15 to 20 minutes early so you have time to order and get your drinks or meals before the movie starts!

3. Take a stroll through the botanical gardens at Heritage Park.

Grapevine Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park is a stunning location for walking, jogging, and simply enjoying the outdoors with your favorite people. It’s also a very popular location for weddings, birthdays, and photography sessions.

In addition to the botanical gardens, Heritage Park also has 1,600 acres of parkland to explore and a number of additional facilities, like playgrounds and campgrounds. The park also hosts frequent events, which you can see here.

4. Challenge yourself and your friends at Red Door Escape Room.

For a fun indoor adventure, the Red Door Escape Room in Southlake is a great option. Red Door Escape Room offers six different rooms at this location, from easy to advanced difficulty. Most rooms recommend having two to eight players, and best of all, all rooms are available for private booking. This means you and your friends won’t be paired with strangers, plus you can book your chosen escape room ahead of time!

Each “episode” or room takes about an hour to complete and Red Door recommends participants be 14 years of age or older.

5. Rent a boat or take a sailing lesson at Lake Grapevine.

Lake Grapevine is the perfect place for beachside picnics, swimming, and sailing. There’s a lot to do around the lake, but if you love getting out on the water then you should definitely consider renting a boat with your friends or family.

There are two main marinas on the lake but three different charters. Island Bound Adventure is perfect if you’re interested in sailing and want to take a lesson, while Black Watch Sailing provides guided tours around the lake. Sam’s Dock is very popular for boat and jet ski rentals but is best known for its awesome party boats you can take out for the day.

6. Take a day trip to Dallas for food, culture, and fun.

Dallas is only about an hour’s drive away, making it a perfect destination for a summer break day trip. To make the most of your day out it’s a good idea to do some pre-planning. Make a list of places you definitely want to visit vs. places you might like to visit if you have time, and pencil in time for meals. 

Some popular spots in Dallas include the Dallas Museum of Art, the Dallas Zoo, the Dallas World Aquarium, the Nasher Sculpture Center, and the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. You can also Google “Day Trips to Dallas” for great ideas on planning out a single-day visit.

7. Relax and rejuvenate at one of our highly-rated local spas.

Summer break is synonymous with excitement and a go-go-go feeling, but that doesn’t mean your schedule can’t have space for some self-care. A great way to unwind and recuperate is to visit a local spa for a massage, facial, or just some good old-fashioned pampering.

The Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa is located right here in Flower Mound. Their team of massage therapists and estheticians can provide a number of different types of body massage, facial massage, facial treatments, and hair removal.

8. Get a summer-ready smile at River Walk Dental.

Between sipping on cold drinks by the poolside, enjoying picnics and cookouts, and taking plenty of pictures with friends and family, a healthy smile is definitely a summer must-have.

If it’s been six months or more since your last appointment or you’ve been experiencing anything unusual (i.e., teeth sensitivity), take a moment to book a check-up with Dr. Naik at River Walk Dental. We also offer cosmetic dentistry services for anyone interested in whitening their teeth or going all in with a summertime smile makeover!

Book your check-up or smile makeover consultation today.

Schedule your appointment right now by either calling our Flower Mound, TX office or requesting a visit online.

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