Top Attractions for Fun in Carrollton

Carrollton has no shortage of exciting things to do to fill your itinerary. Here are some of the top spots and happenings to add to your travel plans based on your interests.

Art & History Lovers:

A.W. Perry Homestead Museum
Step back in time at this 1860s farmstead and learn how early Texas settlers lived off the land. Tour the original farmhouse, outbuildings, heirloom gardens and artifacts from the era.

Carrollton Downtown Square
Historic downtown Carrollton Square offers a charming area to walk around and admire old architecture. Pop into antique stores and art galleries as you make your way to the centerpiece Old County Courthouse.

Josey Ranch Lake Library Mosaic Walls
One of Carrollton’s most photographed landmarks are the exterior mosaic walls at Josey Ranch Lake Library. The bright and vivid murals depict the city’s history.

Families & Kids:

Downtown Carrollton Farmers Market
Every Saturday from May to October, the open-air market brings together over 60 vendors selling fresh, locally grown produce, baked goods, arts & crafts, and more. There’s live music and activities for kids.

Altitude Trampoline Park
Kids and adults will have a blast bouncing on wall-to-wall trampolines, diving into foam pits, and playing dodgeball at this indoor park.

Carrollton Parks System
Carrollton has over 20 public parks perfect for picnicking, hiking trails, fishing, playgrounds, sports, and getting some fresh air during your stay.

Shopping & Dining:

Shops at Willow Bend
One of the top spots for retail therapy is this upscale shopping mall with stores like Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Kate Spade NY, and Microsoft. Grab a bite in the food court after.

An open-air shopping center with major department stores, boutiques, casual & upscale dining, a movie theater, and more entertainment options.

Downtown Restaurants
Historic downtown Carrollton offers great local restaurants and cafes within walking distance like Vinte’s Mexican Restaurant, First Chinese BBQ, and Cafe de France.

Sports & Outdoors:

Josey Ranch Lake Park
Escape into nature with hiking, fishing, kayaking and paddle boating at this beautiful lakefront park. There are also athletic fields, courts and an 18-hole disc golf course.

Carrollton Tennis Center
With 10 lighted courts, lessons, leagues and programs, this facility is perfect for tennis players. Open to the public when not reserved.

Luna Vista Golf Course
Par 71 regulation 18-hole golf course with a full driving range and putting green. Affordable rates make it a local favorite.

For Nightlife:

Trinity Mills Distilling Company
Sample award-winning vodka, gin and whiskey at this fun local distillery. Daily tours and tastings available.

Grease Monkey Live
For good times and dancing, locals head to this lively country nightclub offering daily drink specials, live bands and DJs.

Movie Tavern
Dine in at this cinema offering full-menu service to your seat. Great option for dinner and a movie all in one spot.

Annual Events & Festivals:

Some of the popular annual events that draw crowds to Carrollton each year include:

Untapped Beer & Music Festival – April
Red, White & Brew Independence Day Festival – July
Carrollton Festival at the Switchyard – September
Halloween Hysteria – October
Greater Carrollton Christmas Parade & Festival – December

Be sure to check if any of these fun festivals align with your travel dates!

How to Get Around Carrollton

Now that you have a good list of places to experience in Carrollton, let’s discuss the best ways to get around during your stay:

Public Transportation:

Carrollton is served by DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) public buses and light rail trains. You can ride between many Carrollton attractions and connect to neighboring cities like Dallas. Purchase passes at transit centers.

Taxis and Rideshares:

Taxis are available but can be expensive for out-of-town visitors. Uber and Lyft operate in the area and are more affordable options to get around Carrollton. Rates fluctuate based on demand.

Charter Buses:

For group travel or events, charter buses are the most convenient and comfortable transportation option. Our modern fleet of buses at Carrollton Party Bus Company offers amenities like free WiFi, TVs and plush seats. Great for airport transfers, festivals, and nights out. Call 214-919-0138 for group rates!

Ready to Get Started?

We hope this guide gives you a helpful introduction to experiencing the top sights and transportation during your upcoming stay in the wonderful city of Carrollton. It’s filled with great attractions, restaurants, parks and annual events to fill your itinerary. Getting around is simple with public transit, rideshares and our comfortable charter buses for group trips. We look forward to welcoming you and helping make your visit unforgettable. Safe travels!