Where To Eat, Play and Stay in Grand Prairie

Centrally located in the DFW Metroplex, there’s a ton of fun waiting for you in Grand Prairie! Straddling the East Side of the Entertainment Corridor, Grand Prairie offers visitors fun in the sun on Joe Pool Lake, as well as great venues for food and excitement for the whole family! Plan a day trip of spend a weekend, you won’t run out of things to do!

Foodies needn’t starve while visiting Grand Prairie! The recent revitalization of Downtown Grand Prairie is bringing in some new restaurants, and the older ones are still standing tall despite their Covid-19 restrictions! Here’s some of my favorites!

Eat

The Oasis on Joe Pool Lake is one of the few waterfront dining restaurants in DFW, and they offer live music on weekends. Their large patio is a great place to spend an afternoon or evening watching the boats come in and out of the marina!

We first came across Mixed Up Burgers after a visit and tour of the apiary at nearby Nottingham Bees! They have amazing burgers that you can add-in your favorite toppings, as well as terrific onion rings! It’s a little hidden off Hwy 360, which makes finding it that much more fun!

Firehouse Gastro Pub is a great new addition to Downtown Grand Prairie, with terrific food in a big and fun outdoor space!

Radial Cafe If you or your children love planes, be sure to check out this little restaurant at the Grand Prairie Airport, where you can watch the planes take off and land while you eat.

Loyd Park on Joe Pool Lake

Play

Grand Prairie sits on the Western banks on Joe Pool Lake, and has 2 lake parks where you can enjoy a day or weekend out on the lake! Loyd Park offers camping, a swim beach, boat ramp, fishing,hiking and a playground, and has fun events throughout the year, such as their movies on the beach during the Summer and their Haunted Hayrides each October! Lynn Creek Park is a Day Use Park with picnic tables near the Lynn Creek Marina and Oasis Restaurant. It is also the home of the annual Prairie Lights Holiday Light Display each year!  Lynn Creek Marina rents boats, jet skis, kayak and paddleboards, and also the fun Big Kahuna Party Boat!

We’re loving these new Destruction Rooms, and the Endorphin Factory in Grand Prairie is a blast, (if you’re 15 and over) and you can relive the copier scene from Office Space! They also have ax-throwing! It makes a great date night idea!

Grand Prairie Farmers Market was recently rated as one of the best Farmers Markets in Texas, with locally grown fruits and veggies, cooking demos and much more.

Action Park is a large indoor skate park and outdoor bike park with fun camps for kids, birthday parties and much more! They even offer ride-a-bike lessons and skateboard lessons for kids!

Lone Star Park has live horse racing, and is really fun for the entire family! Their enclosed dining area, Silks, with big windows for watching the race and a large chef’s buffet (currently closed due to Covid) is always a favorite with out family, even those who barely watch the race! It’s a great space to celebrate birthdays, where they will play Happy Birthday on the race bugle!

The Grand Prairie Airhogs are an independent professional baseball team, and unlike the Frisco Rough Riders, they are not associated with a major league baseball team. They play at Quik Trip Park, next to Lone Star Park, and their games are always fun! The Airhog’s 2020 Season was cancelled due to Covid-19, but we look forward to a strong return next year!

The Theater at Grand Prairie is a large concert venue near Lone Star Park and Quik Trip Park. It sits waiting, like the rest of us, for concerts to return!

Sitting along I-30, you won’t miss the big Palace that houses Ripley’s Believe It Or Not and the Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax! Open daily, it’s a fun and interesting look into the bizarre at Ripley’s, and you’ll be astounded at the Palace of Wax!

Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark is open and a great way to keep cool all year long! The big, indoor waterpark is a great place to enjoy a day at the waterpark, no matter what time of year! It is located off SH 161, near The Epic, Grand Prairie’s incredible community center, and their FREE amazing park for all, Play Grand Adventures, which is currently closed due to Covid-19 concerns.

Central Bark is Grand Prairie’s 3-acre dog park!

Traders Village is a huge, open-air flea market with rides and festivals all year!

Stay

Tru By Hilton is a nice, clean hotel off I-30 and convenient to both attractions in Grand Prairie and Arlington. I just wish they had a pool. Hilton’s Home 2 Suites on I-20 does have an outdoor pool.

Loyd Park is a destination for many RVers coming to DFW, and they also offer camping, cabins and a lodge.

Keep Having Fun in the Texas Sun!

Michelle

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Keep Having Fun in the Texas Sun!

Michelle

Having Fun in the TEXAS Sun is on PINTEREST! Use it as a quick resource to find activities in different Texas towns! Click HERE!

© Having Fun in the Texas Sun, 2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Having Fun in the Texas Sun with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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