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Fun things to do close to Frisco – A day in The Colony

By August 25, 2019August 29th, 2022Judi's Blog
Fun things to do near Frisco - Lakeside fun in The Colony | Judi Wright Team

Great food, shopping and lots of entertainment right in Frisco’s backyard.


Just west of Frisco, The Colony is a picturesque community positioned along the eastern shoreline of Lake Lewisville that offers plenty of activities and entertainment close to home. For families, couples, empty nesters, and everything in between, The Colony is a great place to spend an afternoon.


Here’s a list of some of our favorite things for a fun day out in The Colony, TX

Lakeside sun and funLakeside fun in The Colony TX | Judi Wright Team

Because of its close proximity to Lewisville Lake, The Colony is known for its plethora of lake-style activities including boating, jet skiing, paddle boarding, camping, hiking, and fishing. The two lakeside parks, Hidden Cove Park & Marina and Stewart Creek Park provide facilities to enjoy everything from boat ramps and swim beaches to sand volleyball and picnic areas. For more land-based fun, you can also hit The Colony Shoreline Trail, a 3.5-mile trail along the shores perfect for walking, jogging, or biking.


Grandscape – let the adventure begin

Well, Warren Buffett did it again. This time, he envisioned a massive, 400-acre mixed-use development that has lived up to its promise of offering entertainment, residential, and retail on a grand scale. Projected to attract 8 million shoppers a year, the grand plans for Grandscape include one-of-a-kind retail, resort hotel, and spa, unique restaurants, an outdoor amphitheater and more.


Grandscape Shopping

Shopping at Grandscape could be an all-day adventure on its own. Anchored by Nebraska Furniture Mart, the largest shopping destination for furniture, flooring, appliances, and electronics in the United States, Grandscape set the standard for grand-scale early on.

Grandscape - The Colony TX

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And there’s plenty more coming soon with the opening of Scheels, an all-sports store featuring everything sports, plus a 65-foot Ferris wheel, a 16,000-gallon saltwater aquarium, and even a wildlife mountain. Scheels is set to open in 2020.


Grandscape Dining & Entertainment

There’s no shortage of good food or fun at Grandscape so make sure you wear your elastic-waistband pants and come with plenty of time on your hands. You can hit up Hard Eight BBQ for some of the best BBQ around, Rock and Brews ice-cold craft beer, or enjoy Mi Cocinas’ famous margaritas on the patio.


To mix your dining and entertainment, Lava Cantina is a can’t-miss venue that offers several floors of dining, patios and concert stages and seats over 1,500 guests. And now, the Truck Yard is open and is hopping. If you’ve been to the Truck Yard on Lower Greenville, you’ll have an idea of what to expect. If not, hold on to your flip-flops as you take in this quirky, outdoor food truck venue and beer garden known for its eclectic décor and come-as-you-are vibe.


Also coming in 2020 to Grandscape is Galaxy Theatres, a 16-screen luxury theatre with full-service bar, and Andretti Indoor Karting & Games featuring high speed superkarts, arcade games, an indoor ropes course, and professional racing simulators.

Golf fun, on and off the course in The Colony

The Tribute Golf Course in The Colony TX

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The Tribute at the Colony- An 18-hole course modeled after Scotland’s famous links-style courses with wind-swept dunes and tall grasses.  If you can’t make the trip to Scotland, The Tribute offers the next best thing by replicating famous holes from places such as St. Andrews, Prestwick and Muirfield.


Old American Golf Club– designed by Justin Leonard and Tripp Davis, the Old American Golf Club is aptly named and designed based on classic, early American golf courses. This 18-hole course winds along the eastern shoreline of Lewisville lake and features naturally-formed bunkers, native grasses, and strategically designed holes that offer a unique balance.


Stewart Peninsula Golf Course – Another Scottish-inspired design, this 9-hole course presents challenges at each hole as its position along the shores of Lewisville Lake invite wind factor changes every two holes.


Top Golf – For fun lovers with or without golf skills, Top Golf has become one of the area’s biggest attractions. With three full levels of bays, there’s always plenty of laughter, friendly trash talk, and lively competition. Players chose their interactive experience and challenge each other with microchip balls designed to track each shot and calculate scores based on distance and accuracy. There’s also a full menu and bar to complement the fun, along with a loaded schedule of events and promotions.


More fun activities in The Colony

Before you put that swimsuit and sunscreen up for the season, grab the kids and spend an afternoon cooling off at Hawaiian Falls waterpark. The whole family can have a water-filled blast with rides that range from soothing wade pools to explosive, holy-crap slides. Bring your own picnic or nibble on tasty grilled burgers and hot dogs from the Surf Side BBQ stand.

Hawaiian Falls in The Colony TX

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So, when you are in the mood to get away – but not too far away, plan a day in The Colony, TX for plenty of great food, fun activities and can’t-miss entertainment options.


And, if you have questions about buying a home in the area  – give us a call. We’d love to show you around our neck of the woods.

About the Judi Wright Team

Judi Wright/The Judi Wright Team is a real estate group specializing in the suburbs of Frisco, Plano, and surrounding areas. Named the “Best Realtor in Dallas,” by D Magazine thirteen times and a Five Star Realtor with Texas Monthly eight times. Judi is also a Company-Wide Top Performer with Ebby Halliday, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.

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