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A Day in Grand Prairie

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Grand Prairie is brimming with festivals, top recreational spots, fine dining options and many other fun and entertainment pursuits. The downtown district of the city offers easy access to Main Street businesses, the Uptown Theater, Market Square for Farmers Market and loaded with fun shopping, awesome dining and entertainment opportunities. Are you visiting GP just for a day? Here is a perfect guide to chart out how to spend your 24 hours in Grand Prairie. 

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Breakfast at 8:00 AM

A perfect place to stop for breakfast is Waffle House. With many varieties of freshly made waffles and other selections, you will love this place. Good Day Cafe is another good restaurant around the corner that dishes out amazing BLT omelette, bacon, pancake, toast and more.

Waffle House
3964-4074 Belt Line Road, Grand Prairie, Texas 75052

Good Day Cafe
3758 S Carrier Parkway, Grand Prairie, Texas 75052
Phone number (972) 264-7060

Outfoor Fun - Loyd Park at 9:00 AM

Start your day with fun outdoor activities at Loyd park. The park offers a lot of things to do and see. Stop at Joe Pool Lake where you can relax in its meeting roon and cabin for some alone time; fishing in the fishing dock; explore its hiking trails or sail away in its boats. Or you can take a dip in the beach and enjoy a sun bask. The area also holds campsites which is great for overnight camping.

Address: 3401 Ragland Rd., Grand Prairie, Texas 75052
Phone: 972-237-4120
Website: www.loydpark.com

Skating and Biking - Alliance Skate Park at 11:00 PM

Next up is a fun filled world class outdoor skating, skateboarding and biking experience. Alliance Skate Park is $1.2 million outdoor skate park  and arriving here you can feel the ultra fist class atmosphere. Not an avid skater? not to worry for the park has skate course for all level skills - an outdoor course, beginners course and intermediate/advanced covered course. Shop for your skating gears from the park's on-site full service skate shop.

Address: 1002 Lone Star Prkwy, Grand Prairie, Texas 75050
Phone: 972-262-4479
Website: www.skateasp.com

Take a Lunch Break at 1:00 PM

Burger lovers must definitely stop by Mixed Up Burgers. It has received rave reviews for its delicious range of fantastic burgers and services. Another place to relish yummy comfort food at quite a reasonable price is Theo's Drive Inn. Try their selections of burgers,chili dogs, hot dogs, fish sandwiches,  steak sandwiches, grilled cheese, ham & cheese, onion rings, fries, ice cream cones, shakes and sundaes.

Mixed Up Burgers
Address: 510 E. Ave. K, Grand Prairie, Texas 75052
Phone: 972-606-6700

Theo's Drive Inn
Address: 2626 E. Main Street, Grand Prairie, Texas 75050
Phone: 972-262-3309

Eye Popping Revelations - Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax at 1:30 PM

Next up is a visit to Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax.What to expect here? The very famous life like figures from Hollywood in Palace of Wax will get you closer to your favorite Hollywood stars. After that, head to Ripley’s Believe It or Not auditorium that displays eye-popping galleries showcasing splendid yet bizarre oddities from around the globe.

Address: 601 Palace Prkwy, Grand Prairie, Texas 75050
Phone: 972-263-2391
Website: www.ripleys.com/grandprairie

Fun Activities - AirHogs Ballpark at 4:00 PM

Your next stop is at AirHogs Ballpark - a swooping 17,000 square-foot space. There are lots to look out here. The park holds a baseball park, Parks Kids Zone, cigar bar, restaurant/sports bar and swimming pool. From kids fun activities to adult oriented recreational affair - there are so much to see and do in AirHogs Ballpark.

Address: 1600 Lone Star Prkwy., Grand Prairie, Texas 75050
Email: info@airhogsbaseball.com
Website: www.airhogsbaseball.com

Explore Flea Market - Traders Village at 5:30 PM

Time to explore best deals and bargain hunting in famous Texas Flea Market - Traders Village. You will be amused to see the enormous spread of 161 acre space that features over 3,500 vendors selling their wares.  After the shopping is over, catch some more fun - arcade games, rides and extensive food options.

Address: 2606 Mayfield Rd., Grand Prairie, Texas 75052
Phone: 972-647-2331
Website: www.tradersvillage.com

Theatrical Performances - Uptown Theater at 7:00 PM

Head to the historic landmark in downtown to Uptown Theater. This famous venue offers interesting plays, dances, concerts and other theatrical performances served by many regional and national touring acts and especially for Grand Prairie Arts Council's local productions. Make sure to look up for show schedules and tickets ahead in their official website.

Address: 120 E. Main St., Grand Prairie, Texas 75050
Phone: 972-237-8786
Website: www.uptowntheatergp.com

Sparkling 2 miles Lighted Path - Prairie Lights at 8:30

Prairie Lights - 2 miles of path of sparkling 4 million lights setting around Lynn Creek Park. Holiday Village is a stop midway where you will find charming eateries, gift shops, Walk-Through Forest and holiday theater. The 2 miles ride end with a through the world’s largest light tunnel that will make you feel nothing less than being in an enchanted, fairy tale world.

Address: 5700 Lake Ridge Prkwy., Grand Prairie, Texas 75052
Phone: 972-237-4569
Website: www.prairielights.org

Dinner at 9:30 PM

Stop for dinner  at La Calle Doce and relish the rich flavors of Coastal Mexico. If you love Asian cuisine, look no further than 'Bistro B @ Asia Time Square'. Beside the authentic delicious food they serve, you will be mesmerized by its enormous menu options.

La Calle Doce
415 W 12th Street, Oak Cliff, Dallas, Texas 75208
Phone number (214) 941-4304

Bistro B @ Asia Time Square
Address: 2615 W. Pioneer Parkway. Ste. 110, Grand Prairie, Texas 75051
Phone: 972-623-31000

Explore GP's Bars and Pubs - at 11:00 PM

From the yummy food to varieties of beers and cocktails, to live music - Theo's Grill & Bar will keep you amused. Or, the delicious choice of drinks coupled with its seafood and Mexican platter will completely satiate your taste bud at RioBravo Bar.

Theo's Grill & Bar
Address: 107 NW 8 Street, Grand Prairie, Texas 75051
Phone number (972) 262-8886

RioBravo Bar
Address: 425 W Pioneer Parkway, Grand Prairie, Texas 75051
Phone number (972) 642-8007

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