One of the best parts of a getaway with your gal pals is that no one has to cook—it’s time to kick back and let someone else do the work. Affordable lodging in Mesquite means you can splurge a bit when it comes to your food budget. Bonus: Mesquite is home to more than 200 restaurants, serving comfort food in a happy place and who could ask for more than that when you are hanging out with a bunch of girlfriends? No visit to Mesquite (or any town in Texas, for that matter) is the real deal unless you’ve eaten Tex-Mex at least once. Fortunately, Mesquite has you covered in that arena: Alejandro’s at Front Street Station has unique local dishes and a great outdoor patio in the heart of Downtown Mesquite enjoyed by locals and out-of-towners alike.
WHERE TO STAY For the Weekend
The whole point of traveling with girlfriends is to spend time together, so you don’t want to hole up in separate hotel rooms. That’s no problem in Mesquite, where a variety of hotels offer suite options so your whole group can share a room—that means more time for watching movies, sipping wine, and catching up until the wee hours.
Stay at TownPlace Suites by Marriott Dallas Mesquite with its relaxing outdoor patio or Courtyard by Marriott Dallas Mesquite for its Starbucks coffee and signature cocktails meaning you’ll have no trouble filling any downtime. Both offer pools and fitness centers in case some group members have regimens they’d like to keep up with. Rooms are equipped with 42-50-inch flat-screen TVs, so you can gather around for all your favorite flicks.