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2 Days in Grand Prairie

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Grand Prairie has its own charm that make the city very popular among visitors. A stroll around historic downtown will let you explore many concerts and theatrical performances in one of its best theaters. If you love recreational activities, the thrill of world class skating, elite horse racing events and huge golf courses will keep you on you engaged. In our 48 hours tour guide of Grand Prairie, we will take you to some of the city's best tourist spots, restaurants, shopping centers, night bars and much more. Explore this hip and happening city in 48 hours.

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First Day Tour of Grand Prairie

Breakfast at 8:00 AM

Head to the city's downtown neighborhood to grab some fabulous breakfast. Make a good start for a greatF day ahead. You can sit down at Good Day Cafe that serves amazing food. From BLT omelette to bacon to pancake to toast - explore it yourself. If you opt to start your day with Mexican kick, stop at El Ranchito - the food and services are simply awesome.

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

El Ranchito
610 W Jefferson Boulevard, Oak Cliff, Dallas, exas75208
Phone number (214) 946-4238

A blend of Unique and Bizarre Things - Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax at 9:00 AM

A bizarre start of the day! First up in your itinerary is a stop at Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax. Seriously, you cannot miss this place which is filled with uniqueness, fun and weird attractions. The whole building has a bit of everything to completely woo and charm you. Visit the very famous lifelike figures from Hollywood in Palace of Wax. 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

Explore Elite Outdoor Fun - Alliance Skate Park at 12:00 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

Its Lunch Time at 2:00 PM

After skating and all the actions, it is best to take a break and sit down for lunch in one of the area's restaurants. If you don't mind Italian food, opt for Roma’s Italian Bistro. This is a chic restaurant that dishes out delicious Italian fare. Or else, American traditional fast food is best served at Theo’s Drive-In -  a place that promises great food at a reasonable price point.

Roma’s Italian Bistro
101 W Main Street, Grand Prairie, Texas 75050
Phone number (214) 412-2947

Theo’s Drive-In
2626 E Main Street, Grand Prairie, Texas 75050
Phone number (972) 262-3309

Explore Flea Market - Traders Village at 3:00 PM

After lunch, stack aside some time to explore the 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. The place has a strong appealing charm that attracts heaps of visitors. This will give you a whole new experience of retail fun, explore best deals and bargain hunting spree. 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

Grand Prairie's Lake Parks at 5:00 PM

Next head to Joe Pool Lake at Loyd Park. There are a plenty of things to do and see here. 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. There is also a beach, softball  off-road bicycle trails and Walnut Creek Paddling Trail. Kids love the huge playground.

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


Theatrical Performances - Uptown Theater at 7:00 PM

TAke your GP tour to the historic landmark in downtown  - Uptown Theater. Here you can relax watching a play, dance, concerts and other theatrical performances. The performances here are top notch and 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

Dinner at 9:00 PM

After catching up the show, stop for dinner. There are a plenty of charming restaurants in and around the theater. Seafood lovers can sit down at La Calle Doce and relish the rich flavors of Coastal Mexico. And if barbeque is in your mind, you must stop at  Mike’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q. Their juicy, tender, perfectly cooked BBQ delights are seriously excellent.

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

Mike’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q
700 S Belt Line Road, Grand Prairie, Texas 75051
Phone Number: 1 972-264-3820

Night time fun with live music, dance and drinks - at 11:00 PM

To explore the city's nightlife, head to the fun laid back style pub - Jack's Pour House. This happening places offers delish choices of drinks - beer or wine. Jack's Pour House delivers great services, food, drinks and attract awesome crowds. Another option is Milo's Bar - a dive bar that comes with an interesting Pool Halls. This is a cool bar in town with fun always being the top focus - from entertainment, to drinks, to bar snacks to the crowds.

Jack's Pour House
Address: 2510 West Marshall Drive, Grand Prairie, Texas 75051
Phone number (972) 660-5122

Milo's Bar
Address: 501 E Division Street, Arlington, Texas 76011
Phone number (817) 406-3483

Day 1 Grand Prairie Tour Map Guide


Second Day Tour of Grand Prairie!!

Breakfast at 8:00 AM

Breakfast time it is and Glazed Doughnuts & Cafe is where you got to be. The place whips up some seriously good doughnuts, bacon roll, cheese croissants, coffee and much more for you to relish. Another good option is Chick-fil-A - really cozy restaurant with awesome food and staffs.

Glazed Doughnuts & Cafe
3050 West Camp Wisdom Road, Grand Prairie, Texas 75052
Phone number (972) 602-0062

Chick-fil-A
3970 S Carrier Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX 75052
Phone number (972) 264-3100

Golf at Tangle Ridge Golf Course at 9:00 AM

There is no better way to start a day in the midst of serene and natural landscape - Tangle Ridge Golf Course. Even if you don't play golf, this place is worth a visit to soak in its beauty and greenery. In a setting of rollings hills, the Tangle Ridge is one of the best golf courses in the city that offers Champion Bermuda greens. Do not miss a visit here to get the vibe of the Texas Hill Country.

Address: 818 Tangle Ridge Dr., Grand Prairie, Texas 75052
Phone: 972-299-6837
Website: www.tangleridge.com

Activities Overloaded at Lone Star Park at 11:00 AM

Next up in your itinerary is Lone Star Park that offers plenty of activities. If you're a big fan of horse racing, you are in for a fabulous treat. Here you'll get to catch the fun and euphoric experience of top thoroughbred horse racing. If you want to get the real feel, stop by the Grandstand, which is glass-enclosed, seven-level, climate-controlled building and it also features a penthouse suites, box seats, terraced track-side dining room and outdoor seating. Just outside the park, there is the Grand Prairie Tourist Information Center , where you can purchase ticket and get more information from that is nestled .

Address: 1000 Lone Star Prkwy, Grand Prairie, Texas 75050
Phone: 972-263-7223
Website: www.lonestarpark.com

Lunch at 1:00 PM

What are you craving for? Open your taste buds to Mexican delights at El Pollo Regio. Try their Large Chicken Taco; Taquitos; spinach enchiladas; fajitas and wash it down with cool house magarita. Pizza lovers can stop by New York Pizzeria where you can relish on fresh and delicious pizzas.

El Pollo Regio
1830 E Main Street, Grand Prairie, Texas 75050
Phone number (972) 266-8700

New York Pizzeria
1604 N State Highway 161, Grand Prairie, Texas 75050
Phone number (469) 610-2720

Explore vibrant Hong Kong Market - Asia Times Square at 2:30 PM

As you step inside this market place, you will explore the vibrant Hong Kong Market. Housing 2 of the biggest Asian grocery stores in the Dallas-Forth-Worth metropolitan area - the market is flooded with several specialty items from Hong Kong, Vietnam and China. It is opened daily from 9 a.m to 6 p.m.

Address: 2615 W. Pioneer Parkway, Grand Prairie, Texas
Phone: 972-988-8811
Website: www.asiatimessquare.com

A Wonderful Retreat - AirHogs Ballpark at 4:30 PM

After a delightful Asian market tour, you can make your next stop at AirHogs Ballpark - a swooping 17,000 square-foot space. What to expect here? Baseball park, Parks Kids Zone, cigar bar, restaurant/sports bar and swimming pool. The park can hold 5,500 seating capacity and offers 13 luxury suites. With such extensive range of things to do and see, what not to love above this place.

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

A Dazzling 2 miles Lighted Path - Prairie Lights at 6:30 PM

As dusk sets in, this is the best time to drive along 2 miles of path around Lynn Creek Park. The sparkling 4 million lights setting is what is famously known as Prairie Lights. As you reach midway along the stretch, get down at Holiday Village. This village is like an oasis in the dessert, that offers charming eateries, gift shops, Walk-Through Forest and holiday theater. The best part is still to come. show stopper of the 2 miles ride is a drive 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 8:00 PM

A really nice restaurant to sit down for dinner is Texas Roadhouse. From barbecue to steaks to other American traditional fare- there are so much to relish. Another restaurant that dishes out delicious comfort food is Phat Daddy’s. Enjoy their brisket, potato salad, sweet potatoes and much more.

Texas Roadhouse
2536 West Interstate 20, Grand Prairie, Texas 75052
Phone number (972) 206-0860

Phat Daddy’s
3502 S Carrier Parkway, Grand Prairie, Texas 75052
Phone number (972) 292-7328

Enjoy a few rounds of Drinks at at 10:00 PM

After dinner you can unwind with few drinks and entertainment at Mickeys Sports Bar and Grill. This sport bar delivers delicious Cajun/Creole and American food. With fantastic drink options and live bands performances, this bar attracts plenty of awesome crowds. If you love karaoke, stop by Thirsty’s Roadside Bar - a sports bar that also features fantastic karaoke scene. You can play pool, watch sports and not to mention enjoy their delicious selections of drinks and snacks.

Mickeys Sports Bar and Grill
Address: 3758 S Carrier Parkway, Grand Prairie, Texas 75052
Phone number (214) 412-3364

Thirsty's Roadside Bar
Address: 1002 S Great SW Parkway, Grand Prairie, Texas 75051
Phone number (972) 660-6844

Day 2 Grand Prairie Tour Map Guide

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