Garland is a great destination for when visiting the Dallas area. Garland, located on the eastern side of Dallas, rests near the shores of Lake Ray Hubbard and the city of Rowlett.  Close to the heart of Dallas, travel to Garland is quick and easy on a number of freeways including the President George Bush Turnpike. Garland is a city of diversity and offers visitors several options from arts and culture to fine dining. Average temperatures in the summer and winter are higher than average and give visitors the chance to relax in shorts and sandals for most of the year. Tripps Travel Network suggests planning a visit to Garland and experience one of Texas’ best-kept secrets.

  • Arts and Culture

Downtown Garland has a uniqueness all of its own. Garland has a long history that dates back to before Texas was even a state. Known as Duck Creek in the later half of the 19th century, the town was incorporated into Garland in 1891 after several regional disputes. This long history finds its place in downtown Garland and offers visitors a glimpse into the city’s culture. Tripps Travel Network recommends traveling to the downtown area, which is home to Granville Arts Center and Plaza Theatre and the best performances in the region. Whether you want to sit down and enjoy a play or experience the open-air sounds of local music, Downtown Garland has the options for your entertainment pleasure.

  • Outdoors

Garland has several attractions for outdoor enthusiasts as well. Stop at Bass Pro Shops in Garland before you head out to one of the many lakes for a day of fishing or a weekend of camping. During the hot summer months, the kids will appreciate the cool waters of Highland Falls Water Park. Garland is also home to the Firewheel Gold Park. This park offers lots of golf. Three different courses are found in this park, 63 holes of golfing enjoyment. Tripps Travel Network offers these tips for a one of a kind trip to Garland, Texas.