Low-Cost Ways to Fill Your Summer Days in Haslet, Texas
Summer is the time of year where many people take off on vacations with their sights set on tropical beaches and lush palm trees. This sounds nice, but at Taylor Morrison, we like to think that the best adventures happen closer to home.
Often, there are undiscovered treasures in our own communities that aren’t only worth exploring but are also far more interesting and entertaining than anything you could find hundreds, or thousands of miles away from your doorstep.
We kept this in mind when we chose Haslet, Texas as the location for our new Caraway community. Haslet is a small town that’s nestled in not far from Fort Worth.
There’s so much to do and explore in the area that there’s really no need to wander very far. Plus, many of the area’s favorite activities won’t even put a dent in the pocketbook.
Ready to explore the Haslet/Fort Worth area? Here are a few of our favorite low-cost, summer activities.
1. Head Outdoors for a Day of Outdoor Fun
For those that enjoy a little fun in the sun, Haslet is home to two great parks – John Gammill Park and The Haslett Community Park. The two parks are connected to each other and offer enough amenities for you to plan on spending your entire day there.
John Gammill park is a picturesque spot for a picnic with its ample shade trees, picnic tables and a covered pavilion for larger gatherings. If you’re in the mood for something a little more high-energy, head next door to the Haslet Community Park to play an 18-hole round of disc golf, shoot a few hoops, join a game of sand volleyball or just enjoy a stroll along the walking trail.
2. Attend a Parks and Recreation Event
The Haslet Parks and Recreation Department hosts classes and special events throughout the year. Residents of Haslet are invited to attend and enjoy being part of the community. Classes and events are typically held at either the Haslett Community Center or one of the public parks.
When a touch of restlessness strikes, go online and check out their schedule, which includes events such as Tai Chi in the Park, weekly yoga classes, movies in the park and holiday celebrations.
3. Enjoy a Haslet Classic
If you don’t make at least one trip to Lee’s Bar-B-Q, then you’re missing out on a Haslet tradition that has earned a cult following.
While Bar-B-Q has become trendy, overpriced and a little pretentious in some areas of Texas, Lee’s has shunned all the glitz to continue to provide no-fuss, down-home eats for 30 years.
4. Take Part in Local Sports
The Haslet Sports Association is a group committed to fostering an active lifestyle in the community. They offer adult and youth sports leagues in a fun, competitive environment. Residents can sign up for adult softball, volleyball, youth flag football and other team athletics.
Not up for joining a team yourself? You can still enjoy and support local athletics by gathering a few of your friends and family and heading out to enjoy the competition as a spectator.
5. Attend an Event at the Texas Motor Speedway
The Texas Motor Speedway, located in Fort Worth, is a short trip down the road from Haslet. Racing enthusiast will love the fact that their event calendar is packed full of enough events to carry them through the entire summer.
While tickets will need to be purchased if you want to attend one of their major racing events, the Texas Motor Speedway offers plenty of free events and activities.
For a low-cost racing adventure, check out the free Summer Stampedes and Legends Racing events.
6. Stop and Smell the Flowers
The close proximity to Fort Worth makes it easy for Haslet residents to enjoy some of the bigger city’s attractions, like the Fort Worth Botanical Garden.
The Botanical Gardens are among the oldest in Texas and cover more than 110 acres with thousands of different plant species. There are multiple gardens and specialty exhibits that captivate and leave you feeling inspired by nature. You can tour the rose garden, cactus garden, rainforest conservatory, Native Texas Boardwalk and more.
The best part? Ninety percent of their gardens are free to roam, and for gardens that they do charge admission for, the rates are low are very much worth it.
7. A Taste of the Wild West
When you’re in the mood for true Texan inspired adventure, head down the street to the Fort Worth Stockyards and soak up a day of western culture. At the Stockyards you’ll be able to browse the historic district and observe the cattle drive that takes place twice a day.
The Fort Worth Stockyards are filled with history and adventure. Spend some time just walking around and then explore the museum and maybe take in one of their many western inspired shows before heading off for a bite to eat in an authentic Texas Bar-B-Q restaurant.
Before you make your way to the Fort Worth Stockyard, make sure you’ve made plans to spend the entire day there. There’s too much to see and do to make a short trip of it.
8. A Sanctuary in the City
We know one of the best things about living in Haslet is that you’re far enough away from the bigger cities that you can enjoy quiet Texas evenings, but also close enough to Fort Worth that it’s not an issue to hop in the car and head into town. If this is the combination of city and country life that you love, consider spending the afternoon along Trinity Trails during your next adventure.
Trinity Trails is a walking and bicycling pathway that winds its way through Fort Worth right along with the Trinity River. It’s a great way to experience a little quiet nature amidst city life. Plus, there are plenty of stops and attractions along the trails to grab your attention, making it a true adventurous outing.
Find Yourself at Home in Haslett
Haslet is a fast growing city that’s home to our new Caraway community.
We’ve made a commitment to designing and building homes and communities that you’re going to love living in. As a result, our spacious new homes in Haslet include wide open floor plans, plenty of natural light and the amenities that we know our communities will enjoy.
We’d like to introduce you to Haslet, Texas and tell you all about our Caraway community. Contact Taylor Morrison today for more information.