Texas Towns to Love: Rockwall

Head east out of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex on I-30 and you’ll pass over Lake Ray Hubbard and through the charming waterfront town of Rockwall. Named Rockwall in 1854 by an engineer who stumbled upon a curious rock formation, Rockwall is now home to about 50,000 people. A charming spot for a quick visit, a long vacation or to put down some roots, Rockwall is a place you are sure to love.

In Rockwall, you can have it all. You are close enough to Dallas to enjoy the spoils of big city life and all the bars, clubs, shopping and entertainment you could want. But you are also on the shores of picturesque Lake Ray Hubbard and can easily enjoy a day or a weekend out on the water, soaking up all the sunshine and watersports you desire. Rockwall has a lot of things going for it. If you’re looking for a fun getaway this summer, here are some of the reasons you should enjoy the city of Rockwall, Texas.

Five fun ways to enjoy Rockwall, Texas

  • Experience the HarborThis lakefront establishment has it all. Come to the Harbor for stunning views of Lake Ray Hubbard and stay to shop, dine, relax and enjoy. This spot has everything you need for a full day of fun from a movie theater to wellness services and everything in between. Explore the Harbor with your travel companions and soak up the serenity of this pretty multipurpose spot. 
  • Stroll through the historic downtown areaCentered around San Jacinto Plaza, downtown Rockwall is a charming area for a stroll any time of the day. Shop for treasures, dine on delicious food and drink and simply take in the sights and sounds of this quaint Texas town. The plaza also has a live free music series you won’t want to miss! See the website for more details. 
  • Live that lake life on Lake Ray HubbardIf you have dreams of relaxing on a boat with your favorite people, Lake Ray Hubbard will be your new favorite spot. There are multiple places where you can rent boats of different sizes (check out the one with a waterslide!) including wave runners that will insure a day of fun for all. Time to hit the waves! 
  • Check out the fun at Blase Family FunIn the summer, head to Blase Family Farm to pick your own blueberries for all your summertime treats. Blueberry cobbler, anyone? In the fall, head back over to the farm for the seasonal pumpkin patch, where you can snap photos and engage in all sorts of fall fun. This is a great spot for all ages to enjoy a local family-owned business. 
  • Attend a wine tasting at San Martino WineryRelax with a glass of good wine at San Martino Winery. Tastings are only $20 per person for five sample pours and you can purchase your favorites after your tasting. This winery started in 2003 and has become a favorite spot to visit on the weekends while you spend time in the fun Texas town of Rockwall. 

Rockwall area lodging

When your travels bring you to the east side of Dallas, you’ll want to book a stay at Lakeshore RV Resort in Garland. Located on the shores of Lake Ray Hubbard, Lakeshore RV has everything you’ll need to enjoy a stay of any length of time. The beach-access pool with its serene setting will be a favorite for everyone, and strolling along the water’s edge will be a great way to start and end any day in the Rockwall area. Lakeshore RV is within walking distance of lots of fun experiences in Garland, Texas, and is sure to be a wonderful home away from home. 


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