7. Go Fishing for Catfish at City Lake Park
Mesquite has lots of quiet fishing spots, but City Lake Park is the place to try and nab some catfish. It’s also home to the annual Kidfish event, a free way to introduce children to the sport of fishing. All equipment and instruction will be provided. The park also has a short walking trail and a pavilion that’s perfect for a picnic lunch.
8. Go Old-School Roller Skating
When was the last time you went roller skating? Dad’s Broadway Skateland has been around since 1961, and this roller rink is still a popular spot for rolling around for an afternoon. Another option is the Aloha Roller Palace, which features a larger-than-life roller skate in the parking lot that makes the perfect Instagram photo. All your followers will know exactly where you are. Check the websites for hours for each facility.
9. Spend the Evening Painting
Everyone’s got a bit of an artist inside of them, and at Painting with a Twist, you can get help to bring it out —perhaps with the aid of a bit of wine. This is an excellent option for girls nights out, birthday parties, date night or office team building. . An instructor will take you step-by-step to create a painting on a 16-inch by 20-inch canvas. Not only will you have a good time—but you’ll have a memento of the experience when you’re done.
10. Challenge Yourself in an Escape Room
Can you put the Mission Impossible theme song in your head? Good, now you’ve got the right mindset to check out the escape room at Xcape DFW Adventures. You’re “locked” in a room, and you have one hour to decipher the clues and solve the riddles to get out. Each of the four rooms you can choose from is designed to provide an immersive experience and tell a story. Those who are good at cracking codes and uncovering secret passages will put their skills to the test. This is another fun group activity for adults—if you choose to accept the challenge.
Written by Ashley M. Biggers for Matcha in partnership with Mesquite CVB.