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Your Staycation Destination

Spend your summertime in Southlake, Texas

With the school year coming to a close and summertime quickly approaching, it’s time to start planning what you and your family will be doing on those long summer days off. Nestled between the hustle and bustle of Dallas and Fort Worth is the sophisticated and neighborly city of Southlake, Texas, that provides an oasis of shopping, dining and arts and culture. Whether you want a quick day trip or plan to stay awhile—Southlake provides everything you’re looking for, and we’ve got the perfect itinerary.


See and be seen at the elegant, boutique-style Hilton Southlake Town Square offering luxury amenities, a classic downtown design and a New Orleans-style fare at Copeland’s Restaurant, which is conveniently attached to the hotel.  Choose to relax in one of the 248 well-appointed, oversized guest rooms, entertain and relax in one of the spacious suites or choose to stay in an executive room that gives you exclusive access to the separate hospitality room with a balcony overlooking the lively Town Square. Keyed separately from the other floors, guests staying on the exclusive concierge floor can also indulge in a decadent breakfast bar every morning and cap the day with nightly hors d’oeuvres each weekday.

Shop and Explore

Enjoy a stroll down the sidewalks under the shady oak trees swaying in the Texas breeze while you explore dozens of America’s top retailers and one-of-a-kind boutiques. Pick up a gift at Kendra Scott, revamp your summertime wardrobe at Anthropologie, Lilly Pulitzer, Madewell or J.Crew, find your perfect pair of espadrilles at DSW and get your fitspiration at Ivivva Athletica. If shopping isn’t your forte, head across the street to Central Market and work the knives like a true chef with a cooking class, then unwind your mind and bring your body to harmony with a Dragonfly Dreams Swedish Massage at Corinthian Spa or a Mommy’s Pea-In-The Pod specialty massage at Serendipity Spa. As your day comes to a close, lay a blanket down in Family Park at Southlake Town Square, and enjoy the beautiful summer sunset with your family while you listen to a MasterWorks concert performance, or enjoy Movies at the Marq located at the Aria Outdoor Amphitheater. See experiencesouthlaketexas.com for the 2019 concert and movie screening schedule.

Savor the Flavor

You’ll need to refuel after a full day of activities, and Southlake boasts more than 130 restaurants, cafes, breezy patios, casual bars and upscale dining options that cater to every palate. Sip chardonnay on an outdoor patio, and enjoy the aroma of authentic Italian cuisine at Brio Tuscan Grill, or enjoy globally inspired dishes and specialty cocktails at Trufire, and then satisfy your sweet tooth with a decadent slice of cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory or a delightful treat from Gigi’s Cupcakes. If you’re looking for a laid back atmosphere with sophisticated flare, stop in il Calabrese Ristorante and Bar for brunch—offered Saturday and Sunday—and dig into one of their various (and delicious) breakfast pizzas.


There’s always something to see or do in Southlake, and the city knows how to organize a celebration. Several events are held in Southlake Town Square, giving attendees the opportunity to shop and dine before or after the celebration, and many other events are hosted at The Marq Southlake, the perfect spot for a night out. Mark your calendars for these events throughout the year.

Sweetheart Dance

Celebrate Southlake

Art in the Square
Easter in the Park
Miracle Eggstravaganza

Stars & Stripes

Southlake Oktoberfest

Southlake Tree Lighting
Home for the Holidays

Visit experiencesouthlaketexas.com  for dates and additional details, and make Southlake your go-to staycation destination.

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