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Why Mesquite is a Perfect Family Getaway in Texas

Planning the perfect family getaway is a top priority for many, but it can be difficult to find something for everyone. If you’re looking to destress and enjoy some time away, look no further than Mesquite, Texas for your next family vacation! First-time visitors have so much to explore and it's always the perfect time to discover what this amazing town has to offer. Located just 15 minutes east of Downtown Dallas, your next family trip is a convenient drive away from one of Texas’ largest cities and its biggest airport.

Whether you’re looking to try authentic Texas barbeque for the first time or want to experience the exciting and family-friendly fun of the best rodeo in the world, Mesquite should be next on your list of places to visit. Here are some reasons why Mesquite is the perfect family getaway spot in Texas.

Explore Mesquite’s Beloved Attractions

Chances are you’re looking to get out of the house and explore someplace new. Mesquite offers the perfect town to do that, complete with safe and clean hotels, businesses, and attractions. Some are nationally recognized, while others are local gems that should definitely make your list of stops on your journey through Mesquite. These unique parts of town are perfect for every kind of family.

Take the Devil’s Bowl Speedway for example. This popular dirt racetrack features races from March to October and provides a great family activity, especially for those coming from out of state. Known as the southwest’s most famous dirt track, Devil’s Bowl Speedway has been a Mesquite staple since 1972. In addition to racing, the track also hosts a huge fireworks spectacular in July, which draws visitors from around the state.

First-time visitors are encouraged to purchase Pit Pass tickets, which allow you to visit the “pit” and talk to drivers, take pictures with the cars, and see the race from the unbeatable view of the center of the track. Whether you’re a fan of racing or are just looking for an exciting night out with your family, this high-speed event shouldn’t be missed.

Did you know Mesquite is the Official Rodeo Capital of Texas? It was recently given that title by the state legislature, but the rodeo in Mesquite goes back several decades. It’s also the official sport of the Lone Star State.

If you’re looking for even more authentic Texas excitement, head over to the Mesquite Championship Rodeo. This local institution is iconic, with something for everyone. Adults enjoy the food, drinks, and rodeo action while kids love the pony rides, roping demos, stick horse barrel racing, and bull-riding lessons. They even have the chance to try their hand at mutton bustin’ (sheep riding).

Plenty of Family-Friendly Outdoor Activities

The combination of Mesquite’s typically beautiful weather and a large number of outdoor activities for children, adults, and pets to enjoy make Mesquite an amazing getaway. With both active and more relaxing outdoor options, there’s no shortage of enjoyable options. The Heritage Trail stretches over 4 miles and brings you past shops, sports and recreation centers, and more. Running, walking, or biking the trail is a fantastic way to see the town when the weather’s nice.

Mesquite is lucky enough to have over 70 parks for walking the dog, enjoying a picnic, or relaxing by the lake. Between fishing at City Lake Park or geocaching around town, you can easily spend a full day at the parks.

There are also plenty of outdoor choices that the whole family can partake in. There are three Disc golf courses and the Mesquite Golf Club as well as Celebration Station offers mini-golf perfect for all ages.

Delicious Dining Options

Picky eaters rejoice! Mesquite’s dining scene is diverse and abundant. With over 250 dining options to choose from, you won’t need to look far for a delicious meal. In the morning, head over to one of the town’s cafes for coffee and great-tasting pastries, sandwiches, and more breakfast favorites. A ton of cuisine options cover lunch and dinner plans including American classics and international favorites including Italian, Jamaican, Chinese, Indian, Salvadoran, Mexican, Greek, Japanese, and Korean.

Mesquite is also home to some of the most unique snack and dessert options. Rodeo City Popcorn offers unique popcorn flavors, gifts, candy, and more. It’s perfect for kids and the young at heart. There are also one-of-a-kind treats like Daqs 2 Geaux and Super Cecy's Paleteria y Fruteria.

Mesquite is the perfect Texas town for a family getaway. From the endless activities and fun adventures to the mouth-watering restaurants, Mesquite makes for an unforgettable trip. Book your stay in Mesquite and check out upcoming events!
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