Allen, Texas – Major Attractions you Cannot Miss
An affluent city in Collin County, Texas and on the northern suburb of Dallas; Allen has recently been catching the eye of travelers as a tourist destination. Before that, it was hidden amidst over 50 tourist destinations surrounding it. Coming forth as a fresh alternative, a visit to this city is more relaxed, easy and even more real. The city exudes an open, youthful, progressive and easy vibe which has a charm of its own. Let’s browse through some of the fun and relaxing activities and spots to hit here.
Allen Community Ice Rink
What better place to beat the Texas heat than on the ice! Open almost every day; the spot has ice skating as well as an academy for beginners to learn the game, skate and party rentals, skate sharpening area and of course- the large spectator area to sit and enjoy watching!
Allen Event Center
This 6,275-seat arena holds some of Allen’s most exciting events. Home to three sports teams which are indoor footballers Texas Revolution, the minor-league hockey team Allen Americans and the indoor soccer club Dallas Sidekicks, the games are always on here. You can also catch some basketball tournaments, monster truck racing events as well as some live concerts in the arena.
Allen Heritage Village
Flaunting some of the city’s oldest remaining homes and the historic St. Mary Baptist Church, the visit is perfect to get a taste of history that dates back as far as a century. Apart from preserving old buildings, several have been restored, and the entire area was given a village like structure which the people can now enjoy. It truly presents a beautiful slice of history.
Allen Premium Outlets
There is no better spot than this for any shopper to lay your hands on designer goods from top brands like Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, etc. at some fantastic discount prices. While weekend may give you challenges for finding a parking spot, the midweek often turns lucky with some fabulous sales offer.
Spanning over 104 acres, the park was completed in 2003 and is a hot destination for both locals and tourists. Some of the park’s offerings are barbeque grills, various sports field, and courts for games like baseball, basketball, softball, tennis, etc.; a covered pavilion, hike and bike trails, picnic table and the refreshing ‘sprayground’ known as kidMania.
Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm
This is a popular shopping and dining destination with a luxurious flair. You can shop both local and international items here. You can even give your tired feet a well-deserved rest in any of it’s over dozen restaurants which become more pleasant due to some natural features like the duck pond, flowing creek and obviously vast expanse of greenery.
Hydrous Wake Park
Counted amongst the handful of cable wakeboarding parks in U.S., the Hydrous Wake Park is an exciting place to go and experience wakeboarding. You can revel in shredding waves while overhead cables are simultaneously pulling you. Several beginners’ training lakes are available here to get the hang of the sport. The centrally located tap house added to it makes it a highly attractive destination to enjoy with families.