Looking for the top outdoor activities in Granbury? We’ve all been cooped indoors -- it’s a good thing that Granbury makes the perfect summertime destination! Granbury, Texas is a short drive from the Metroplex, making it the perfect weekend getaway.

When it’s time to cool down, there are some iconic top places to visit when the temperature rises!

Enjoy the Water

Lake Granbury is an ideal place to splash in the water and catch some rays. Bring your boat, jet ski, or just go for a swim. This lake is a water sports enthusiast’s dream. It is 33.5 miles long and has five boat ramps, two fishing piers, and four campsites. Best of all, it is only 45 minutes southwest from DFW.

Did you know Granbury has its own sandy beach? City Beach Park is located near the Historic Square and right next to the convention center and the Hilton Garden Inn. There is plenty to do at the beach! You can swim, picnic, play on the splash pad, build sandcastles, or play volleyball. You can also rent tubes, bikes, stand-up paddleboards, and kayaks during the summer from Beachside Toys and Takeout.

Scenic Views

Take a stroll along the gorgeous Moments-in-Time Hike and Bike Trail that climbs through the scenic views in Downtown Granbury just off the Square. If a nature trail is more your vibe, Acton Nature Center has an amazing hike with views of the beautiful Texas wildlife.

Do you know where else you can find great views in Granbury? On one of the many famous local golf courses! We have a golf getaway itinerary here.

Fun for the Whole Family

Grab the family and stroll along the Historic Granbury Square to browse the one-of-a-kind shops, boutiques, and eateries! There is something for everyone on the iconic Square, and it’s just a short walk from the beach and many top-rated bed and breakfasts.

Want to avoid the sun? Pins Bowling Alley is a fun place for the entire family to stay active indoors. It is always cool inside, and it’s a fun way to make memories with your family. They also have cold Revolver Brewing beer on tap from the brewery here in Granbury.

Time to Grab a Bite!

When the day of fun is done, get your foodie fix at many of the unique culinary experiences found all over town! From casual dining on the lake, cocktails and tapas, or a romantic dinner for two, Granbury has you covered.


As you can see, Granbury is the perfect spot for family fun for the whole gang. Your first step is to take a look around our Visit Granbury website. This is a great resource that helps you plan your trip. It has everything from upcoming events, a restaurant guide, museum lists, outdoor activities, and lodging options.