Savor small-town charm with a big historical flair in Granbury
You don’t have to travel too far to experience “America’s Best Historic Small Town” – USA Today gave the honor to Granbury three years in a row, and you can get there in less than 90 minutes from Dallas.
And know that Granbury is not just for history buffs. With many cultural and culinary must-sees, as well as Lake Granbury and family-friendly activities, this small town is brimming with things to do.
Let yourself be charmed by history
It will come as no surprise that Granbury takes pride in preserving its historic charm and authenticity. It’s there that Historic Granbury Square Between; it houses the beautifully restored Hood County Courthouse as well as museums and more than 40 one-of-a-kind boutiques and shops housed in historic buildings.
You will also have the choice of a dozen restaurants, bars and restaurants on the square.
An organized Segway tour of the city shows off local history, or embark on your own self-guided scavenger hunt to find Granbury’s 40 historic Texas landmarks.
Indulge your inner artist
With numerous galleries and public art, talented artists, making and shooting studios and everything in between, Granbury has a vibrant art scene.
Some of this scene includes live performances, like Broadway-style musicals from the Granbury Theater Company at the Granbury Opera House, a magnificent 1886 theater that has been fully restored.
Or attend a concert on the new Granbury Live stage, an intimate 270-seat room that also hosts other interactive events in addition to must-see musical artists.
Feast with the best
Save the date for Granbury’s Harvest Moon Arts Festival October 14-16, a long-running event that celebrates artists, designers and artisans. In addition to the gallery booths, you’ll find food, local entertainment, seasonal activities, and wine tastings, all hosted on the plaza.
But there’s more: the town hosts festivals and events every month of the year, including an old-fashioned festival 4th of July party featuring one of the highest rated fireworks shows in America, Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend fun, and the Lake Granbury Lake Party.
Hop the track with good taste
If you’re still looking to eat like a local – and like to plan your day around a meal – Granbury has you covered. Gourmet trail.
The “Granburyans” have selected their 12 best dishes in town, including the appetizer of the Texas trilogy of Grid and lounge 1890Nachos Bin Brock’s food and drink, Restaurant Anise‘s lavash with whipped goat cheese and Aleppo honey, and Silver Saddle Loungegrilled pretzel ice cream sandwich.
You can also organize a visit on Saturday from revolver brewing on your list, then spend the day lounging outside the tap room with food and live music until 6 p.m.
For other ways to savor this small town, go to Visit Granbury.