Summer Day Trip Ideas from McKinney

by crblog - July 5th, 2018.
Filed under: Craig Ranch News.

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As much as we love summer in McKinney, sometimes it’s nice to get away, even if it’s just for a day! Don’t worry, because Craig Ranch in McKinney, TX has got you covered for fun summer day trip ideas.


Not too long ago, Waco wasn’t really on anyone’s radar, especially when it came to fun day trips near DFW. However, over the last few years, there’s been a major revival thanks to the hit television series Fixer Upper. This little college town has now become a great tourist destination as people flock to Chip and Joanna Gaines’ popular Magnolia Market at the Silos, the Dr. Pepper Museum and the historic Hippodrome Theater.

Glen Rose

You’ve probably taken your kiddos to see the massive dinosaur skeletons at The Perot Museum, but if you take a trip to Glen Rose, you’ll get to see where they once roamed. Head out to Dinosaur Valley State Park, just outside of Glen Rose, and play archeologist for a day! This beautiful park also offers so much more than dino bones; other activities include hiking trails, wildlife watching, and swimming and fishing in Paluxy River.

Pilot Point

Considered one of Denton County’s best hidden gems, Pilot Point is a perfect remedy for a boring summer day. Start exploring the town by checking out the Farmer’s and Merchant’s Gallery, which is a collection of art and antiques housed in a former bank building that was used in Bonnie & Clyde. There are also plenty of other fun things to do near Craig Ranch in Pilot Point like going swimming in Lake Ray Roberts or getting a delicious fried pie from Old West Coffee Café.

While these are just three fun summer day trip ideas, we’d love to hear about the family-friendly activities near McKinney that your family loves to do during the summer! Share with us how you enjoy summer in McKinney by connecting with Craig Ranch on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We will also be sharing several ideas of our own that you won’t want to miss!

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