Garland, Texas Vacation Ideas

Garland, Texas Vacation Ideas
Located 15 miles north of Dallas, the historic community of Garland presents plentiful recreational and outdoor activities for the adventure traveler. Along with 2,500 acres of parkland, the city of Garland also boasts state-of-the-art recreational facilities, championship golf, lakes and more. Nature sanctuaries, greenbelts, creeks and water attractions add to Garland's appeal for visitors seeking a respite in the great outdoors.

Explore Spring Creek Forest

A haven for towering trees and unique wildflowers, Spring Creek Forest presents abundant natural treasures. Nature lovers will enjoy trekking numerous trails that wind through forest preserves, creeks and canyons. Through the years, more than 630 plant and animal species have been documented here, along with multiple varieties of oak trees, some more than 500 years old.

Play Disc Golf

The Audubon Park Disc Golf Course presents outdoor fun for the entire family. Although patrons can play the game with a regular Frisbee, Audubon Recreation Center also provides sets of weighted discs ideal for the course. Similar to golf, the game involves the tossing of a disc from a tee pad to a basket on a pole. The course is open daily to the public.

Audubon Park
342 Oates Drive
Garland, Texas 75043
(972) 205-2750

Get Wet at a Water Park

Unveiling six acres of water attractions, Hawaiian Falls Water Park features three different parks: Firewheel, the Colony and Mansfield. Among the attractions are wave pools, water slides, swimming pools, beaches, islands and inner tube rides. Open only during the summer months, the water park presents an excellent destination for families to cool off in the hot Texas sun.

Hawaiian Falls Water Park
4550 N Garland Ave
Garland, TX 75040-8517
(972) 675-8888

Go Fishing

Stocked with bass, catfish and white crappies, Lake Ray Hubbard features an array of picnic sites, campgrounds and swimming spots. Boat and watercraft rentals are available, along with cabins, chalets, cottages and vacation rentals for visitors wanting to extend their stay.

Article Written By Karen Sprinkles

Karen Sprinkles has been a freelance writer since 1988. She's currently the managing editor of a luxury home magazine and has written for regional newspapers and magazines. Sprinkles received the Award of Excellence from the Hawaii Book Publishers Association for "The Hawaii Home Book," which reached No. 1 on the Hawaii bestsellers list. She earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of California.

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