Discover Flower Mound, Texas
Flower Mound, Texas is such a great place that we had to put the brakes on the mobs of people that were coming here, lest they ruin a good thing. The largest town in Texas aims to preserve its community character and quality of life.
We love our beautiful, blue-stemmed town. This living guide features some of our favorite attractions, restaurants, and events in the area. We will continue to add to this guide in the future, but if you have any suggestions for additions, feel free to contact us!
- Point After North
- Palio’s Pizza Cafe
- Nothing Bundt Cakes
- Cristina’s Fine Mexican Restaurant
- Anamia’s Tex Mex
- Enzo’s NY Pizzeria
- Verf’s Grill & Tavern
- Carvao Prime Brazilian Steak House
- CAC Waterpark
- Tour 18 Dallas
- The Moviehouse
- Bridlewood Golf Club
- Texas Motor Speedway
- Red Door Escape Room
- Urban Air Trampoline Park
- Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium
- Great Wolf Lodge
Explore the Outdoors
- Elm Fork Nature Reserve
- Flower Mound Local Trials
- Twin Coves Park
- Rockledge Park
- Grapevine Botanical Gardens
- Dove Park
- Discover Kayak
- Studio Art House
- Vetro Glass Blowing Studio
- Legoland Discovery Center
- Texas Woodcarver
- Bottle and Bottega
Good meats, good eats, and good feats on cleats. There simply isn’t a better sports bar out there than Point After North. With 360-degree vision of the best in sports, deluxe burgers hot off the grill, and full bar to smooth over those awkward social gatherings, this is the place where friends come to meet. Regularly-scheduled poker and karaoke inject some fun in between the big games, too.
If you like creative, gourmet pizzas, then you’ll be a fan of Palio’s. They offer a variety of thin and flaky crust style pizzas, as well as other favorite Italian-American dishes if you’re craving something different.
The last time I was blowing out my birthday candles, I was secretly wishing there was more cake. That cake was delicious, rich, and thick; everything a cake should be and more. Nothing Bundt Cakes is the king of kings where Bundt Cake is concerned and it simply isn’t possible to create or enjoy a more delicious variety of specialty cakes. In my humble opinion!
If you haven’t made your way their direction, I highly recommend doing so. You won’t be disappointed.
What’s my favorite thing about Cristina’s? Their fresh take on the best Tex-Mex and traditional Mexican dishes. If you like authentic home cooking, you’ve come to the right place. Cristina’s boasts character, unique food, and top-notch margaritas.
If for nothing else, you should visit Anamia’s Tex Mex for the table side guacamole. But you might as well make the most of the trip, as just about everything on the menu is fabulous. At Anamia’s you’ll find generous portions and great cocktails, just be ready for the busy and boisterous atmosphere!
Enzo’s is breaking the curse of Parker Square. Enzo’s NY Pizzeria is owned by Dino Scjdini, who brought the family pizza business from Italy to Flower Mound. As one of the top-rated restaurants in the area, Enzo’s has earned a loyal following from the locals for their authentic New York style pizza.
Verf’s brings a team with 20 years of experience to your table. Expect a foodie’s dream of delectable dishes made from scratch while enjoying the casual atmosphere of your favorite sports tavern. This combination of fine dining and comfortable ambiance makes Verf’s Grill and Tavern one of our favorite places to eat in Flower Mound.
What would a list of dining recommendations be if it didn’t include a steakhouse? After doing it the Brazilian way, you might never go back. Why? You don’t need to ever make the choice between filet mignon or chicken again. Carvao is a meat eater’s paradise, where prime selections of all the meats are brought to your table in turn. Feel like lamb, garlic picanha, and parmesan pork? Whatever you want, and as much as you want.
The Community Activity Center (CAC) features a pool, the same as many community recreation centers do. Although in this particular case, “pool” isn’t quite so accurate as “ridiculously fun water park” is. There are many interactive features: a lazy river, two big-boy slides, as well as a lap pool and a kiddie area. This city rec pool is ballin’.
Have you ever dreamed of playing the same course that the pro’s do? At Tour 18, you can play the same holes that Jack Nicklaus played to set the US Open record, or that Arnold Palmer won his first major on (after busting his 3-wood on the green in frustration), and the toughest par 4 in the world that gave Tiger Woods his #1 world ranking? Tour 18 duplicates the very best holes from golf courses around the world. Take a virtual tour here.
What’s the best part of watching movies at home? Probably relaxing on your couch and getting to eat real food, right? What’s the best part of watching movies in the theater? Most might say the giant screen and immersive audio. The Moviehouse takes the best of both worlds with their patrons resting their buns in plush recliners, while being served by a full-service kitchen and bar. Don’t settle for less than the Moviehouse and Eatery.
“Every golf-course designer relishes the opportunity to start with a site as beautiful as Bridlewood,” says D.A. Weibring, 18-year PGA tour veteran and course designer. Bridlewood is nested into the rollings hills and thick forests of the area, as well as a meandering Timber Creek and acres of lakes. Golfers can find a serene and balanced experience at Bridlewood.
The Texas Motor Speedway is the Coliseum of NASCAR. Parking is free and you can bring in your own food and drinks, though they offer great concessions if the mood strikes you. If you plan to make a weekend of it, there is also both reserved and unreserved camping on site.
If you’re looking for entertainment that’s just a little bit different, then why not put your skills up against the Red Door Escape Room Challenge? Your team will be locked in a room with cryptic clues, puzzles, and hidden traps. Using your collective wits, you will have one hour to escape the room!
Do your kids seem like endless balls of energy, bouncing off the walls for hours and hours? Don’t leave them pent up; let them get it all out at Urban Air Trampoline Park.
There are plenty of things for them to jump on, bounce off of, or dive into. There’s a wide array of trampolines (as one might expect), but there’s also a gigantic foam pit, a slam dunk track, and an area meant for younger children. Your kids can even practice the five Ds of dodgeball (dodge, dip, duck, dive, and … dodge …) with the bouncy power of trampolines.
To get any closer to sea life, you’d have to get wet!
The Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium is a great alternative to the chaos of downtown Dallas. See sharks, turtles, dolphins, and thousands of fish in dozens of tanks. You’ll even be able to walk under the sea, via the 360-degree ocean tunnel display.
After you check in, you’ll never want to leave—nor will you need to. This fantastic indoor park is crammed full of food, activities, and other attractions. Enjoy fantastic shows, imaginative stories, and the Howlin’ Tornado waterslide (among a dozen other water attractions).
There really is too much to cover here, so give the Great Wolf Lodge a look. This is a family paradise!
Explore the Outdoors
Visit the Elm Fork Nature Preserve in Carrollton. This self-contained, undisturbed little slice of nature is open to visitors every day from dawn until dusk. The two trails are relatively short and easy, but you are sure to appreciate the abundant flora and fauna.
Did you know that Flower Mound has more than 59 miles of trails running through the area? These trails connect our neighborhoods, parks, and residents and are diligently maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department. Take a look at the map and find yourself a new, local adventure today!
After being closed for repairs, we again have access to 243 acres of beautiful land for hiking, camping, and picnics. The scenic view of the lake is spectacular, making this one of the best getaways in the area. Twin Coves Park is RV accessible with a small maintenance fee at the gate, and after reopening there are cabins available.
It might be in the middle of town, but you’ll feel like you’ve left it all behind when you visit Rockledge Park. From the bluffs, you’ll get a fantastic view of Grapevine Lake. The scenery is out of this world, which is why people come from around the world to shoot pictures and video here.
You’ll also find great fishing and hiking nearby, swimming in the cove, and a dog-friendly park that allows you to let your furry friends off the leash!
Looking for a peaceful afternoon? Look no further than Grapevine Botanical Gardens.
While they’re small enough to escape notice, the gardens cover a couple of acres and are accompanied by trails and picnic places. It’s a great getaway if you are looking for a quiet, peaceful place to visit with the family.
Grown-ups can hang back in the covered seating while the kids play in one of the most upbeat and vibrant parks in the area … or be bold and give the zip line a try!
Dove Park boasts a swimming pool, basketball, tennis, and sand volleyball courts on site. There are great climbing areas, slides, and even a little kids’ elevator. During the warm months, the splash pad will keep the kids cool, so don’t forget a swimsuit!
If you’re ready to give stand-up paddleboarding a try, the folks at Discover Kayak are ready to share their wealth of knowledge and show you the ropes. Steve has an excellent reputation as both an instructor and a guide, and he can help you gain confidence in the water.
From tots, to tweens, to everyone in between, Studio Art House can teach you the techniques you need to excel in any medium. Whether you are looking to compliment your homeschooling with professional art classes, looking for workshops to learn to sculpt clay, or simply want a creative birthday party, Studio Art House has you covered.
Whether you want to watch a master at work or wish to try your own hand at this historic craft, Vetro Glass Blowing Studio is worth having on your bucket list. You can help create unique, beautiful works of art that your family can treasure forever. The studio even has a small stadium area so you can observe their work after you’ve taken a look through the amazing showroom.
Located at Grapevine Mills, the Legoland Discover Center has a 35,000 theme park dedicated to Lego bricks. This attraction is aimed at kids, with rides such as Kingdom’s Quest, Merlin’s Apprentice, and the Forest Ranger Pursuit driving adventure. New to Legoland is the Star Wars Miniland which features the Death Star. During the warm season your little buccaneers can explore the wrecked ship at Pirate Beach, which features more than 30 gadgets aimed at spraying your children with water. Make sure to book online, as tickets are more expensive at the door.
Nowadays, “making it yourself” tends to mean you assembled the IKEA furniture without anyone’s help. Reminding us that there was a time when such things were painstakingly made by hand, Texas Woodcarver’s Doug Oliver demonstrates the finest craftsmanship in wood carving that you’ll ever see. Doug seems able to do it all, from furniture to decorative boxes and intricate signage, this Flower Mound craftsman was traditionally trained by a Bavarian master.
Parents, are you ready for an art party AND a night away from the kids? I thought that might get your attention…
Bottle and Bottega takes the “paint and sip” idea and carries it a few steps further. Explore new mediums and innovative techniques, paint on materials such as glass or even wood pallets, or get your creative juices flowing with some instruction in mixed media. You can even get some guidance in creating a portrait of your favorite pet!
Every Friday night all summer long, you can enjoy a dazzling fireworks display over Lake Grapevine. The 12 minute shows begin at 9:30pm, and should be visible from any of the parks by the lake. One of the best viewpoints is the roof of the Gaylord Texas resort, which features music and refreshments.
Sure, summer just started, but that means that the renowned Texas State Fair is coming up! This year the theme is “Celebrating Texans”, and it’s expected to be a record setter. Tickets are already on sale and the Lone Star’s finest craftsmen are preparing their art, blue-ribbon pigs, and testing their fried food experiments in preparation for the big show.
The HodgePodge Market is Christmas in July! Any seasoned shopper will tell you the best time to find great deals for holiday items is during the summer when prices are low. This event, hosted at the Grapevine Convention Center, will be chock-full of antiques, ornaments, gadgets, and decorations. Don’t miss it!
There are gyms, and then there is LifeTime Fitness. They offer facilities and services that are top-notch, as well as programs for the entire family. From free weights to rock climbing to Olympic-sized pools, the amenities offered by LifeTime seem endless.
Why is a convenience store one of my favorite places? They represent everything I love about Texas. Bigger, better, and more “beavery” than everyone else. Newcomers are often stunned by the scale of Buc-ee’s, not to mention the various treasures or stunning bathrooms that can be found there. Beaver Nugget, anyone?
Your dog appreciates a nice day out at the park just as much as you do (maybe more). The Hound Mound is a 5-acre paradise for your canine family members. There are separate areas for large and small dogs, as well shaded areas and turf. There are water fountains and even some seating for you to relax while the pups have their fun.
Whether you’re looking for a night out or you simply want your kids to have a great time, Friday Night Live at Forestwood Middle School is an opportunity to watch for. Running from 7-11pm on most Fridays, FNL events feature a variety of events that are engaging and entertaining. With everything from dodgeball to crafts, an exciting new activity starts every half hour. Admission covers all games and activities, though a few extra bucks for concessions is recommended so your child can get a snack. FNL is carefully monitored by trained staff and provides an off-duty police officer to supervise each event, so you know your children will be in good hands.
Have you been bitten by the “fish frenzy” bug? Perhaps you’re ready to finally get that salt water aquarium going, but you don’t know where to start.
Rift 2 Reef Aquatics in Flower Mound has a beautiful showroom and the professional know-how to help you get your tank set up safely. You’ll find some nice corals here, and it’s worth stopping by every now and then to see what the stock looks like, as the fish will vary.