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The Ultimate Denton Daycation Guide
August 13, 2019
Let’s get to #Dentoning! If you’re looking for a fun day trip idea, this list including Denton-unique places can get you started! For a family-friendly day of fun, you can visit a variety of restaurants, museums, theatres and more – all located in Denton! Come check out the best of lil’D, and let us do the driving!
Enjoy Breakfast at Jupiter House Coffee Shop (Denton Connect Routes 7 and 8)
What a better way to kick-start your day than with a hot cup of joe? Head over to Jupiter House located on the Downtown Denton Square and check out their menu filled with coffees, teas, pastries and more! To visit this Denton gem, ride our Denton Connect Routes 7 and 8. Please note there is a major detour for Denton Connect Route 7.
Take a Walk Through Denton County Historical Park (Denton Connect Route 7)
Want to learn more about the history of Denton? Head to the Denton County Historical Park to visit the Bayless-Selby House Museum and the Quakertown House Museum. The Bayless-Selby House Museum reflects Victorian-period living and the Quakertown House Museum holds Denton County’s African American Museum. To get to the historical park, ride our Connect Routes 7 and 8. Please note there is a major detour for Denton Connect Route 7.
Enjoy Lunch the Texas Way (Denton Connect Routes 7 and 8)
If you’re on the Square, grab a bite to eat at LSA Burger! This popular restaurant has been honoring Texas’ musical legends since 2014 and has a menu that will satisfy everyone in the family! Whether you order a Georgie Boy burger or a Norah sandwich, you’re always in for a good time at LSA Burger. To get there, ride our Denton Connect Routes 7 and 8. Please note there is a major detour for Denton Connect Route 7.
Take an Afternoon Tour at Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum (Denton Connect Routes 7 and 8)
The courthouse is one of Denton’s most iconic structures. It’s the centerpiece of the Downtown Square and is home to John B. Denton’s gravesite. Both Denton County, Texas and the city of Denton, Texas were named after John B. Denton, who was a Methodist minister, lawyer, soldier and political candidate. At this museum, you can learn about the legal and architectural history of the courthouse that once served as the seat for the Denton County government. To get there, ride our Denton Connect Routes 7 and 8. Please note there is a major detour for Denton Connect Route 7.
Cool off at Beth Marie’s (Denton Connect Route 7)
Beth Marie’s Old-Fashioned Ice Cream is a local landmark in Denton. Beth Marie and Dr. Randy Cox first opened their doors in 1998, wanting to create an authentic ice cream parlor on the Square, and they did just that! To try a scoop of Cowgirl’s Texas Heat or Bees Knees, Beth Marie’s is a must! To get there, ride our Denton Connect Routes 7 and 8. Please note there is a major detour for Denton Connect Route 7.
Kick Back at Movie Tavern Denton (Denton Connect Routes 5 and 6)
Haven’t seen a movie in a while? Head over to Movie Tavern in Denton to catch the latest films with your friends and family! Movie Tavern offers an in-theatre dining experience featuring recently released movies with a wide range of chef-prepared menu selections. Gourmet eats and drinks are available at the push of a button! To get there, ride our Denton Connect Routes 5 and 6.
Grab a Sweet Snack at Atomic Candy (Denton Connect Route 7)
Got a sweet tooth? Stop by Atomic Candy on the Downtown Square for all things new, unusual, nostalgic and weird! With over 300 different kinds of candy and over 250 kinds of soda to choose from, there is something that will satisfy your taste buds! You can also find a massive selection of novelty gifts and retro toys to remind you of your day trip to Denton! To get there, ride our Denton Connect Route 7. Please note there is a major detour for Denton Connect Route 7.
Dine, Play and Bowl and Andy B’s (Denton Connect Route 7)
Andy B’s brings out the good times in life! Friendly competition and great food will make your dray trip that much more memorable. Reserve a lane for bowling, play laser tag, arcade games or classic table games! Don’t forget to grab a bite to eat from the menu of America’s favorites- from burgers, steak and fries, pizza and more! To get there, ride our Denton Connect Routes 4 and 7. Please note there is a major detour for Denton Connect Route 7.
Let us know in the comment section below which Denton gems you plan to #RideDCTA to on your day trip! Keep watch for our next guide highlighting a day in Lewisville!
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