DFW offers plenty of opportunities to experience a variety of cities and attractions all within a short driving distance. Recently, my family and I hopped in the car to have an adventure day in Lewisville—approximately 30 minutes from Dallas—to explore new places to eat, play and enjoy family time. While spending a day at Lewisville Lake is always fun, there’s so much more to see and do. Here is my suggested itinerary for spending a day in downtown Lewisville.
I suggest starting the day at the recently renovated Visitor Information Center on Main Street. The Visitor Center offers friendly faces, information on Lewisville’s history and details on events and happening throughout town including parades, holiday festivals, lake activities and other seasonal attractions. Find more inspiration along the brochure rack which provides all you need to map out your experience.
Take time to explore the three museum rooms that walk you through Lewisville’s home team: the Fighting Farmers, the city’s deep roots and the arts & culture scene. You’ll leave with a greater appreciation of Lewisville’s people and culture as you pioneer a unique path on your own journey.
OLD TOWN LEWISVILLE
After a trip to the Visitor Center, head over to Old Town which is filled with several shops and new restaurants that have quickly become local hotspots. Everything is within easy walking distance on Main Street, so start by taking a stroll through town and discover everything from local boutiques, bridal shops and gift markets. Be sure to stop by Flourish Flowers and Gifts or Main Street and Mercantile for some souvenirs from your day. If you need a little pick-me-up, Perc Coffee House is one of our favorite coffee shops in DFW and worth a stop to check out their eccentric decor and delicious goodies.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, check out two restaurants I highly recommend: Twisted Root Burger and Prohibition Chicken. Twisted Root is a really neat place to grab a bite to eat, and they have an awesome patio for when the weather’s nice. Right next door you’ll find Prohibition Chicken, which has a fun mural featuring a Lewisville postcard. It’s a great place to snap a pic and remember your time in Old Town!
If you find yourself in Lewisville sans kids, you’ll definitely want to check out Prohibition Chicken’s Volstead Room — A secret speakeasy. Simply step in the telephone booth and dial a secret passcode to get in! If you’re looking for more local libations, take a quick walk to Witherspoon Distillery and Old Town Brewhouse. Both are just on the other side of Main Street and offer tours and events for those 21 and up!
Travelers heading north on I-35 can easily overlook the smaller cities and towns that make DFW so unique. If you haven’t been, make Lewisville a stop on your tour through DFW where you’ll find some serious Texas charm and make lasting memories.