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The Ultimate Mesquite Road Trip Itinerary

Written by wpdev January 29, 2024

Feeling cooped up? There’s never been a better time to pack up the family and take a road trip.

Whether you’re from Texas or hoping to visit the Lone Star State for your next getaway, Mesquite is the perfect place to go. Located only 15 minutes from downtown Dallas, there are plenty of activities you can add to your Mesquite road trip itinerary!

Start at Historic Mesquite

Want a taste of the city? Visit Opal Lawrence Historical Park and Florence Ranch Homestead. If these buildings could talk, they’d likely never stop chattering about the evolution that has taken place since Mesquite was founded in 1878. As you learn about the history of rural Texas you may be inspired to add more stops on your road trip.

Stop to Shop

Did you know more than 18 million visitors a year flock to the Town East Mall and Market East’s major retail shopping hub? Before you head to your next location, stop and grab anything else you may need. With plenty of local shops and retail chains to choose from, you can stock up on everything from snacks for a picnic to bug spray.

Have Lunch at a Park

When you want to be back outdoors, take the family to a park for a picnic lunch! You have more than 70 parks to choose from that have playgrounds, ponds, walking trails, and more. This is the perfect place to take a break before the rest of your Mesquite day trip.

Have Fun at Celebration Station

Ready for some excitement? Celebration Station has everything from go-karts and miniature golf to batting cages. The entire family can have fun for hours at this entertainment park. When everyone works up an appetite, dine at a local restaurant for dinner!

Don’t Miss the Rodeo

If you’re driving through Mesquite in the summer, you can’t pass up the chance to see the Mesquite Championship Rodeo that has enthralled families for over 65 years. Everyone will enjoy watching saddle bronc riding, bull riding, barrel racing, and more. You can also enjoy BBQ at the pavilion and listen to live two-steppin’ music as you eat. You can spend as long as little as you want at this one-of-a-kind stop.

Looking for more inspiration for your Texas road trips? Check out Visit Mesquite Texas for a complete list of activities, attractions, and events in the city!