If you’re traveling to see the pros at Volunteers of America Classic, June 28 – July 4, 2021, discover these can’t miss activities in The Colony.
1. Discover one-of-a-kind restaurants
After a long day of watching the nation’s top athletes, you’re bound to work up an appetite. Explore a selection of noteworthy dining establishments that make up the heart of The Colony’s culinary scene. Plan where you want to grab a bite before hitting the green by viewing a list of local restaurants. If you just can’t make a decision, we suggest heading over to the new Grandscape entertainment district. There’s multiple unique dining options like Creole-Mexican fusion, Texas mesquite-smoked barbecue, and a northern Italian steakhouse as well as a vibrant nightlife scene. While you’re there, kick back with a brew from one of two microbreweries for a truly local taste.
Be sure to pick up a restaurant discount flyer from Visit The Colony staff at the Mobile Visitor Center, just past the VOA Classic admissions gate. This flyer features over a dozen free menu items and discount offers.
New restaurants are making their summer debuts across The Colony. These budding establishments are full of fresh ideas, refined atmospheres and flavors that wow. Discover some of the latest eateries to open and get ready to take out or dine in at your new favorite…
2. Browse stores big and small
Cool off after a day in the sun with shopping adventures at two of the nation’s largest retail experiences. NFM is more than just a home furnishing store, offering the latest tech products, professional-quality cookware and in-store events. Stop by to browse and you might just leave with some specialty chocolate from See’s Candies or a bottle from The Colony Wine Bar’s pop up shop. A quick drive down the road is the World’s Largest All Sports Store. SCHEELS is a one-stop-shop for all things recreation and outdoors. Browse over 85 specialty departments ranging from golf apparel and accessories to home décor and gifts. Beyond shopping, SCHEELS offers plenty of entertainment for the entire family including the 65-foot Ferris Wheel, 16,000 gallon aquarium, Wildlife Mountain and rollerball alley.
3. See a show or two
With shows almost every night of the week, The Colony is a distinguished live music destination. Lava Cantina, the newly renovated restaurant, bar and concert venue offers up national acts on their main stage for a rockin’ dinner and a show. Every experience at Truck Yard is unique with free live music on the weekends, rotating food truck fare and a variety of craft brews on 24 taps. Enjoy a truly local taste at Beard Science while listening to regional artists. The sour house offers views of the Truck Yard stage and a selection of kettle and wild sours, fermented using natural yeasts found in The Colony. For jazz lovers, Windmills is a can’t miss experience. The music lounge, restaurant and microbrewery all wrapped into one features artists pushing the boundaries of modern jazz.
Be sure to stick around after tournament play on Saturday, July 3 for a free concert at the golf course. A part of the tournament’s family-friendly programming, the concert features Texas country band Jason Boland & The Stragglers with special guest Cody Canada. Reserve your complimentary tickets now!
4. Experience One-of-a-Kind Attractions & Events
In addition to a vibrant live music scene, The Colony is home to various family-friendly attractions and special events. Go on thrilling adventures with high-speed karting along a multi-story track at Andretti Indoor Karting & Games then immerse yourself in digital challenges at Electric Game Box, the UK’s top virtual reality experience. Watch Hollywood blockbusters from a recliner inside Galaxy Theatres’ premier Sony Digital Cinema or kick back in a private cabana at Hawaiian Falls Waterpark for ultimate relaxation. Of course, you can always get in on the golf action by teeing off from a climate-controlled bay at Topgolf.
During your LPGA stay, be sure to check out seasonal special events. This summer, Jurassic World: The Exhibition transports you to the park to learn more about the prehistoric creatures that once ruled the land. Head over to The Colony Five Star Complex for the annual Liberty by the Lake celebration on July 4. The outdoor festival features live music, local vendors and a patriotic firework display in honor of Independence Day.
5. Enjoy the great outdoors
If the course greens aren’t enough for you, enjoy miles of lakeside hiking and biking trails. These environmentally-sensitive trails take you off the beaten path to explore native flora and fauna along a combined five mile stretch. There’s even more to explore on Lewisville Lake. Hidden Cove Park & Marina offers boat ramps, watercraft rentals and guided paddleboard tours.
Everything is bigger in Texas, including our sprawling parks and trails. The City by the Lake boasts the second-most park space per capita in the Lone Star State. Take a closer look at the green spaces that contribute to more than 2,500 acres of parkland and nature preserve…
Pro Tip: Save time by taking a rideshare
Using a rideshare app like Uber or Lyft will bring you closer to the game. The pick-up and drop-off site is adjacent to the admissions gate at Old American, avoiding traffic and a trip from the parking lot. Make traveling even simpler by choosing to stay in The Colony. The city has a dozen hotels all within 15 minutes of Old American Golf Club. If you have yet to book, explore a list of hotel discounts or find the accommodations that fit your needs.
Pro Tip: Ask the locals
Visit The Colony is your best resource for local happenings. Stop by the Mobile Visitor Center, near the admissions gate, at the tournament. Our team will be answering questions and giving away fans to keep you cool and discounts to local restaurants and attractions. See you there!