Lewisville: Lake adventure galore with a side of art and history

There’s a lot to love Lewisville, from its charming and historic downtown to the sparkling lake that’s made for boating, fishing and water sports. And even better: it’s all within a quick 10-minute walk from DFW International Airport.

Plan an outdoor adventure
Lake Lewisville
it is the crown jewel of the area and there are many ways to enjoy it. Start by swinging a club at Lake Lewisville Parka 622-acre park on the south shore that has a nine-hole and 18-hole course along with swimming beaches, campgrounds, boat ramps and a disc golf course.

The lake is also considered the “Urban Bass Fishing Capital of Texas,” so you can’t go wrong spending the day at Safe Harbor Pier 121 Marina in a rented boat or with a rod in hand.

If sailing on the lake in the morning or evening is faster, Sam’s dock have you covered They also have charter boats available if you prefer to chart your own course.

And there’s no more fun place to grab a burger and beer than Dirty Petethe Sunday Funday headquarters that includes four buzzing bars, sand volleyball courts, a giant pool deck and a carefree attitude.

More outdoor adventures can be found at TOMATO (Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area); is a nature reserve where you can go fishing, hiking, birding, camping and paddling, or sign up for guided activities such as birding, campfires, kayak tours, nature walks, night walks and more.

Party with the best
Lewisville is home to year-round events. During the summer, beat the midweek drop in Sounds of Lewisville concert series, hosted at Wayne Ferguson Plaza in Old Town Lewisville every Tuesday in June and July. The opening act takes place at 19:00, followed by the headliner at 20:00.

Bring your cowboy hat and boots Western days in September, a two-day festival celebrating the history and spirit of the Wild West with music, food, attractions and even a world tamale eating championship.

And ring in the holiday season with Leisure walk in the old town in December, a family-friendly event that includes Selfies with Santa, a motorcycle toy run, Huffines Christmas Parade, Elf Scavenger Hunt and Lewisville Lights! Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Find art (and history) in the Old Town
Its many beauties Old Town Lewisville are yours for the taking, including its colorful displays of public art. There is an impressive collection of indoor and outdoor pieces that appear everywhere, from large-scale sculptures and murals to benches, traffic signal boxes, pedestrian crossings and more.

One of the newest highlights is “History Hop”, a collection of six large rabbit sculptures that pay homage to the city’s history and the people who shaped it.

of Lewisville Grand Theatre also has an on-site gallery with art displays featuring a wide variety of mediums by local and regional artists.

But you’ll also want to get tickets to one of the venue’s musicals, plays, or dance performances, including those from longtime Denton County Our Theater Co. Productions. AND LakeCities Ballet Theatre.

The theater also annually presents the Texas Tunes Concert Series and the Black Box Singers Series.

For more live entertainment, Greater Lewisville Community Theatre is another great option and hosts plays and musical theater productions in an intimate historic venue dating back to 1885.

And for food with a side of history, head to Prairie House Restaurantwhich pays homage to its building’s circa-1886 roots while eating down-home favorites like chicken-fried steak, barbecue and grilled steaks.

Main Street Cafe is another favorite, with tasteless home cooking.

Art and culture with a side of nature and festival fun – what’s not to love? Find even more ways to love this North Texas getaway at Visit Lewisville.

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