Dallas - Fort Worth September 23, 2017
This Charming Town Near Dallas – Fort Worth Is Perfect For A Day Trip
Often called the most charming place in Texas, Granbury has it all: a historic town square filled with shops and eateries, a beautiful lake complete with a sandy city beach, extensive trails for hikes, and a thriving theatre, music and arts scene. Granbury is located less than 40 miles southwest of downtown Fort Worth, which makes it perfect for a day trip. There’s so much to see and do, you’ll find yourself wanting to return and stay longer. Here’s why you need to visit this delightful town.
The town has a truly cool history.
The Hood County Courthouse is the heart of Granbury's historic town square.
A statue of the town's founder stands proudly by the courthouse.
A jail-turned-museum... how cool is that?
Note that this jail was actually in use until the late 1970s.
There is always something going on in the historic Town Square.
The historic downtown is filled with curio shops, boutiques, and great places to eat. You can always find a place to park nearby too!
It's worth the trip just to enjoy a leisurely stroll ... something hard to do in big cities.
Festivals are planned year-round to add to the day-trip experience.
While shopping, be sure to stop at the old fashioned soda fountain, coffee spot, or wine bar.
Whatever your drink of choice is, Granbury's got it!
The Granbury Opera House is breathtaking.
Be sure to peek into the fully renovated Granbury Opera House. Reviews of local performances here are five-star worthy.
Drive around to see restored homes from yesteryear.
Many homes have been turned into quaint bed-and-breakfast styles. You may just find one that you have to return to for a weekend stay!
Granbury is also a railroad town.
The depot has small-town charm that is appealing for train buffs.
It has beautiful city parks.
The downtown park is a beautiful respite from shopping and eating, and has beautiful views of the water and fountains.
Granbury even has a beach!
A quick look at the map shows you that Granbury is nowhere close to the ocean, but it features an amazing sandy beach.
The beach area is a popular destination for locals and tourists throughout most of the year.
The lake provides year-round outdoor fun.
Lake Granbury is a long, narrow lake with 103 miles of shoreline. Its shape provides for great fishing and water sports. Some of the prettiest neighborhoods feature incredible lake views. Some residents have backyard boat docks for quick getaways onto the water.
The Nature Center and surrounding area provides additional outdoor fun.
If you like to hike, bike, or in any way enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer, this is the place to be.
Come to Granbury to simply refresh.
Granbury is the perfect getaway spot to refresh your soul, even if it's for the day.
What are your favorite places to visit when in Granbury? Do you agree it’s a perfect town to visit for a day-trip or a weekend getaway?