Travel and Food: 4 Reasons to Visit The Colony, TX

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The Colony TX
Shrimp tacos with homemade salsa, limes and parsley on wooden board over dark background. Top view. Mexican cuisine

We’ve all heard the saying “Everything’s Bigger in Texas” and if you’ve ever visited or plan to then find it hard to disagree. From Houston to Austin to Dallas you’ll find time and again from state fairs to state pride it’s all big.

The Colony, TX is no different. A small city in Denton within the suburbs of Dallas, it’s a great place to visit to get outside of the comfort zone of vacationing in the major cities we all tend to gravitate towards. Here’s 4 great reasons why The Colony, TX should be on your next vacation destination list.

Five Star Athletic Complex

The Colony, TX is home to one of the largest sports complex. It’s so big and impressive that Sports Illustrated Magazine named it the 50th Anniversary Sports Town of the United States.

It’s massive. There’s baseball fields, basketball courts, football and soccer. You’re never going to run out of things to do there but, you will do a lot of running in general.

Lewisville Lake

I love fishing and Lewisville Lake is a great place to catch largemouth bass and catfish. If fishing is not your thing then theirs boating, water-skiing, camping, hiking or even just a simple romantic picnic. You can even fire up the grill for some famous Texas bar-b-que.

Hawaiian Falls Water Park

Of course there’s a water park too and of course it’s BIG! The Hawaiian Falls Water Park looks like a huge 1 or 2 days of fun in the water and sun. It’s one of the best rated parks in Texas. The Flyin’ Hawaiian ride looks both fun and massively intimidating which is kind of what you want in an amusement park ride.

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Another great reason to visit is food. Yes, food. My friend’s from Texas always say that the Mexican food here in New York City doesn’t even come close to what’s available in Texas and while that may be true, I always point out that we have variety. That looks like it’s about to change after recently reading about the upcoming restaurants in The Colony, TX.

The food court is set to open in March 2018 and will of course boast the best of the best including Taco Cielo which is known for their infamous guacamole. If you’re going to have a Mexican restaurant in The Colony TX it may as well be one of the best.

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  • What some awesome sounding things to do in Colony Tx, I would love to check out the water park and hey I am all for good food too!

    • I’m always down for good food too…the consensus in my comments seems to be water park followed by that good good Mexican food…lol. I’m not mad at that at all.

  • I’m intrigued now. I live in Texas, so I’ll have to see how far this is from me. It sounds like there’s lots to do there.

    • yeah, Texas is pretty big so, map it out and visit. You can even make it a vacation if it’s a little further out then you’d normally go. Would that be considered a ‘staycation’ if you stay in the same state? lol.

  • Claudia Krusch

    I would love to check out these places. I want to start with The Hawaiian Falls Water Park. I am sure it would be a hit with my Son.

    • the thing about water parks is that you spend the entire day just basking in the sun but, staying cool and active in the water so you get home and the kids conk out…PERRRRRFECT!!! LOL.

  • Jen Sky Walker

    You had me sold with the photos of the shrimp tacos! The Hawaiian Falls Water Park sounds like so much fun as well!

    • hahaha…omg..i love shrimp tacos so much. those DO look so good. Now I’m hungry

  • Milton

    Hawaiian Falls Water Park sounds like a ball of fun! I love all theme parks big and small!

    • It does sound like a lot of fun. That one ride that I saw looks INSANE!

  • Ruth Bloch

    OMG that first image!!! YUM! Sounds like an amazing place to go! Thanks!

    • yeah, that’s an award winning photo right there. Looks almost 3d…wish I could reach in and grab a taco…lol.

  • Never heard of this part of TX such a big state. I will definitely visit for the foodie culture.

    • Texas is massive. Yeah, the foodie culture is pretty prominent and “big” <—haha there too.

  • Rose Mont

    I have only been to Texas once and that was San Antonio when I was in basic training. I would love to visit and try out some infamous guacamole!

    • yeah, if it’s infamous I need to try it. I have family and a lot of friends in Texas so when I go we’re going to have to pit stop there.

  • Cynthia Nicoletti

    This is one of my daughters favorites dishes. She loves shrimp tacos. I have to try your recipe sounds really good.

    • lol..not my recipe. it’s a restaurant that’s opening.

  • mail4rosey

    I agree that you want fun and intimidating in an amusement park. I’d want to go there!

    • I’m trying to plan a trip…seriously.

  • Wow it sounds like there’s so much to do there! I haven’t been yet but I’ll definitely bookmark these.

  • TColeman

    All of these places sound like they are so wonderful. You can’t beat great surroundings and food.

  • OOh well I am a bit of a food fanatic so I love the sound of the sound of Colony and the fact that they are opening up a food court! That is definitely music to my ears x

    • yeah, i’m in NYC…food courts are the truth and the light. I’m sure it’s going to be great and hugely popular.

  • Bismah Abdelgawad

    This sounds like a wonderful place to visit. I would definitely like to try fishing. Its been years since I did any fishing and I always did enjoy it.

  • Kalaw Sarah

    Hawaiian Falls Water Park looks fun to visit. It is perfect for family get away. I also love the idea of fishing.

  • Ankit Sharma

    looks like a perfect family place to fishing will add more fun !!

  • Denay DeGuzman

    Colony looks like a fabulous place to visit. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful information.

  • Suzanne Spiegoski-Decamps

    Wow! Next time I’m in Texas, I’ll be sure to visit Colony! Sounds amazing!

  • Pra Sad

    I have just been to Texas once when I was in essential preparing. I would love to visit and experiment with some scandalous guacamole!