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10 Totally Unique Things You Didn't Know You Could Do in Mesquite

Try something new and see a different side of Mesquite with these 10 unique things to do!

1. SPEND THE EVENING PAINTING

Everyone’s got a bit of an artist inside of them, and Painting with a Twist can help to bring it out. This is an excellent option for girl's nights out, birthday parties, date nights or office team building. An instructor will help 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.

2. CHALLENGE YOURSELF IN AN ESCAPE ROOM

Can you play the Mission Impossible theme song in your head? Good, now you’ve got the right mindset to check out the escape room at Xcape Adventures. You’re “locked” in a room, and you have one hour to decipher the clues and solve the riddles to get out. Choose from one of four rooms designed to provide an immersive experience and tell a story. Those who are good at cracking codes and uncovering secret passages can put their skills to the test. This is another fun group activity for adults—if you choose to accept the challenge.

3. PLAY PAINTBALL OR LASER TAG

With a 10,000-square-foot paintball arena and massive indoor laser tag area, Celebration Station is one of the best entertainment venues in the area. Grab some friends and take on the challenge. You can also enjoy miniature golf, go-karts, arcades, and laser tag and this family-friendly destination. It’s a day full of fun for kids of any age—and adults as well.

4. 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 let's you go retro by 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. Check their website for hours of operation for each facility.

5. GO GREEK

While Texas may be best known for its barbecue, in Mesquite, the top-rated restaurants on TripAdvisor are Greek: The Atheneos Greek Village Cafe, and Yia Yia’s House of Gyros are excellent options. Whether you’re in the mood for a sit-down meal or want to grab a bite on the go, you’ll be in for a treat with the classic Greek staples at both of these places. Make sure you try the Baklava. If you're looking for something a little spicier, The Curry Leaf and Oh My Curry are delicious options for Indian food. Both offer a wide variety of dishes that are sure to please!

6. PLAY PICKLEBALL AT THE WESTLAKE SPORTS CENTER

Pickleball anyone? Take advantage of the lighted courts at the Westlake Sports Center. Pickleball leagues are also available for those who want to play on a regular basis. You’ll also find an archery range.

7. TAKE THE KIDS TO DEBUSK PARK

Your kids will love the KidsQuest play structure at DeBusk Park. The play structure is good for hours of entertainment, allowing them to explore and create their own games.

8. EXPLORE THE MESQUITE HERITAGE TRAIL

Ready for a bike ride or run? You’ll find that the 4.25-mile Mesquite Heritage Trail is a scenic way to explore the town. The trail starts at Towne Centre Drive and Franklin Drive and ends along the westbound frontage road of Interstate 30 just west of Greenbelt Parkway. Along the way, you’ll pass Palos Verdes Lake Park, with an exercise station and an attractive lake with turtles and ducks. If you're looking for a little more color on your walk, Samuell Farm has a beautiful bluebonnet field that springs to life from April to May.

9. GO FISHING FOR CATFISH AT CITY LAKE PARK

Mesquite has several 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.

10. COOL OFF WITH A SWIM

Mesquite features three pool complexes, with a variety of water slides, play areas, and splash parks. Choose from the City Lake Aquatics Center, Vanston Pool, and Town East Pool to cool off on a hot summer day. Planning a staycation? Go for a late-night swim at one of our hotels that has an indoor pool like Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mesquite or Quality Inn Mesquite - Dallas East.
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