Happy Friday, guys!!! We are so glad you stopped by today because today we're sharing all the fun details about our getaway last weekend. One of the things Travis and I have vowed to do more of this year is explore our own backyard. We love to travel and are constantly dreaming up new trips abroad, but never really here in Texas. Of course we've been to the bigger cities - Houston, Austin, San Antonio, but there is so much charm in the smaller cities, too. So, when we were presented with the opportunity to visit Granbury, TX, we were all in!
Neither of us had ever been to Granbury, TX, their adorable town square was no secret to us. So, we packed up and took the girls to Granbury for a couple days last weekend. We rounded up some recommendations on what to do and where to eat from friends, and we were not disappointed.
NOTE: today's post will be all about family-friendly activities in Granbury, but if you're going sans kids we highly recommend the little wine shops on the town square for tastings and that you check out Revolver Brewery if you like beer.
FIRST STOP: STUMPY'S LAKESIDE GRILL
First stop was Stumpy's Lakeside Grill - a recommendation we received from multiple locals. They're known for their burgers and it's part of a marina, so we knew the girls would love it. And, if you're looking for a place to take your kids and let them roam and be loud, this is it! It was practically all families and was the perfect kickoff to our weekend. The food was also extremely delicious - we all cleaned our plates! Trav and I also snuck in a Margarita for a little "parent power." Haha, just kidding about the power part. Anyway, we highly recommend the pulled pork and the sliders. And if you do like margs, go for the Jalepeno margarita. It's delicious!
SECOND STOP: HILTON GARDEN INN
After enjoying a fun lunch and feeding the ducks we checked into our hotel. We typically stay and bread and breakfast type places, but couldn't refuse the location of the Hilton. The Hilton is right off the town square, which means you can walk! It's also on the lake, which is a huge plus for us - we love the water!
As soon as we checked in, the girls and I snuck up to our room before daddy came up with the bags and did our usual...test the beds. We don't let the girls stand or jump on their beds at home, but we let them do one jump on hotel beds to test them out. It's so fun to watch how much joy they get out of it. So, the picture below is us girls after "testing" the beds. Love those little ladies.
After we unpacked our bags and freshened up a bit, we headed outside to explore the lake. The girls loved watching the ducks again and we had such a blast walking over the bridge to the trail toward the town. Oh, if you're visiting during the summer, there's a real cute, clean beach next to the Hilton that would be amazing for kids!
THIRD STOP: GRANBURY TOWN SQUARE
Once we made it across the bridge we were only a block or two from the town square. Our girls had never seen a town square before, so it was fun to explain the history behind these quaint little towns. We were there on Veteran's Day weekend, which was fun because we got to witness the tail end of a Veteran's Day parade. The town was bustling! We are so glad we went when we did, too, because all the little shops had out their Holiday decor. If you're a fan of antique or boutique shopping, you need to come to Granbury!
We didn't buy much, but did invest in some local olive oil and local vinegar for salad dressing for the holidays. I love visiting these smaller town and pouring back into the local businesses. Trav and I did comment multiple times about how Granbury has done a really nice job of integrating new businesses with old. For example, they have a Torchy's right off the town square, but the building fits right into the architecture of the square and still has that old-timey feel. It's really cool actually, and we feel like it's the only real way for these little town squares to stay relevant.
STOP FIVE: BABE'S
If you're not from the south then you probably won't understand this, but there is a love here that runs real deep for fried chicken. I am actually not the biggest fan of fried chicken, but Travis is a big lover of fried chicken. So, since we've been eating so healthy while training for our half marathon, we decided to have a cheat night and indulge in some good ole fried chicken. This is another great family-friendly restaurant. It's loud, fun, and they even do line dancing with guests. It was super fun and intriguing for our girls. We also learned that Abby loves friend chicken and Emma Grace...not so much.
STOP SIX: HILTON POOL
After dinner we headed back to the hotel to change into our bathing suits to go swim. Do you guys remember staying at hotels when you were little? Do you remember how cool it was if your hotel had an indoor pool? Well, this is exactly how our girls felt. We we're getting such a kick out of them because they were on cloud 9. When we asked what their favorite part of the trip was they both said the pool!
We swam in the (very clean) indoor pool and hot tub for quite awhile after dinner and when we were all tuckered out we headed back to our room for baths and bed!
LAST STOP: NUTSHELL EATERY AND BAKERY
When we woke up the next morning we just weren't ready for our vacation to be over. So, we got dressed and headed back into town. We had two breakfast recommendations - Paradise Bistro & Coffee Co and Nutshell Eatery and Bakery. We went with the later and were not disappointed. And y'all, their breakfast burritos were SO good! If you're a breakfast burrito fan, go here! Seriously.
After breakfast we headed back home, but were a bit sad to end our mini vacation. Thank you Granbury for hosting us and giving us sweet memories with our girls! We will for sure be back!
For more information on what to do with children or as an adult in Granbury, visit their site here. It's super helpful!
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