Plan a mini vacation to Denton this Labor Day!

Labor Day falls on Monday, September 5, 2022, this year. Mark your calendar and plan a trip!

Denton is the perfect place to celebrate the end of summer. This vibrant city is packed with activities for the entire family!

Explore the downtown square, take a mural tour, or walk around the city’s vast green spaces.

Sample a craft brew in Denton’s Beer Alley, eat at one of our must-try restaurants or dine outdoors, explore Denton’s historic buildings, and soak in the last few days of summer!

Go Outdoors 

With an abundance of open space, including 27 trails and 38 parks, Denton is an exciting outpost for outdoor adventurers of all kinds. Go fishing on Ray Roberts Lake, bike the Denton Katy Trail or explore the 2,900 acres of bottomland hardwood forest, upland prairie, and diverse aquatic habitats at Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center.

Family Fun 

And Denton has no shortage of awesome playgrounds, perfect for some free family fun. South Lakes Park and Eureka Playground is a local favorite, over 180 acres with pavilions, picnic tables, fishing piers, tennis courts and dog stations. 

Where to Eat and Drink 

From line-worthy brunch options to casual burger joints to more intimate dining options, there’s a lot to explore here. If you bring nothing else on a visit to Denton, at least bring your appetite.

Barley and Board is a locally created gastropub, is influenced by seasonal ingredients, features New American Cuisine in harmony with their selection of beers on tap. If the wait at Barley and Board is unbearable, head over to their sister restaurant, LSA Burger, with a patio that overlooks the Courthouse-on-the-Square. LSA serves up the most delicious burgers and brisket queso fries. Komodo Loco is a non-traditional Japanese restaurant that features dishes that derive their flavors from both Asian and Latin cooking techniques. Boca 31 has a creative take on tacos, empanadas & more crafted in down-home digs with outdoor deck seats. Red’s Yard has plenty of outdoor seating, with over 20 local beers on tap and BBQ that’s smoked in mesquite.   

Visit a Museum 

Many of our Denton museums have safely reopened their doors and are ready to welcome you! Make plans to visit the Denton County Historical Park, where you can tour the Courthouse-on-the-Square, Bayless-Selby House and Quakertown House museums. 

If you have littles head over to the Explorium Denton. This interactive children's museum gives children and their families the opportunity to learn and play together. Don't forget to check out their website for special events! 

Take a Tour  

Follow our self-guided tours to explore Denton at your own pace. We’ve outlined a Denton Mural Tour, showcasing artwork that can be seen on sides of buildings, restaurants, shops, and even on bridges. Or, go on a Craft Brewery Tour and visit the spots that have locally-made brews on tap. We also have Taco Trails, Selfie Spots, Historical Tours, and a Denton Photo Scavenger Hunt. Or, browse our website and create your own Denton tour! 

Plan a Staycation 

Home to over 2,500 hotel rooms, including the AAA Four Diamond Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center, a LEED gold-certified facility, Denton is packed with historical landmarks, rich culture and some of the best cuisine in North Texas, making it the ideal choice for some much-needed time off.