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Southlake, TX: Hilton, Town Square, Sushi Feasts, Sky Creek Ranch Golf Course

The whole DFW area never ceases to amaze me. There are so many cool pockets within and around, which is why we always go back! This trip was to Southlake, which is north of, and in between Fort Worth and Dallas.

Main entrance to Hilton Southlake


We had the opportunity to stay at the Hilton Southlake, which is positioned nicely on the edge of Town Square. The Southlake Town Square has over 120 shops and over a dozen restaurants; you can park and not have to drive the entire weekend, if you don't want to!

The spacious bathroom + pet friendly accommodations at the Hilton Southlake


In addition to its prime location, the Hilton took great care of us during our stay. We were in a king 1 bedroom suite, spacious and equipped with the biggest bathroom. We had tons of room to spread out and our dog Quinn was welcome at the hotel.

Enjoying the pet friendly amenities at Hilton Southlake


The fitness center was surprisingly busy both mornings, but the wide selection of cardio machines and weights made it never feel over crowded. They also have 2 brand new peloton bikes. On our last morning, we took advantage of the hot tub, but didn't quite get the nerve to jump in the pool, despite it being heated!

Food + drink at Copeland's on site at the Hilston Southlake was so convenient


We also loved that there was a Starbucks and a Copeland's of New Orleans Restaurant (cajun inspired cuisine) right off the lobby. We stopped in both nights for a cocktail (really busy after hours!) and had planned brunch before our departure at Copeland's. Unfortunately, the power went out Sunday morning, so the restaurant was only offering a buffet; the omelettes to order were great and the service was excellent on all occasions.


GOLF

600 Promontory Drive

Keller, TX


This trip we played Sky Creek Ranch, which was a 15 minute drive from the hotel, technically in Keller. The rate for 18 holes was just over $50 on our visit, which is a steal for the area. Despite the harsh wind, the course was full and we were paired with a local. Both the local and pro shop warned us that we had picked one of the hardest courses in the area, they were not joking...


For myself, I found the water hazards were placed strategically, where I was needing to lay up (especially on the front 9). The greens were also very unforgiving - lots of table top target shots. I scored a 98 (par 72)...you can thank the Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course Architects for the design! Minus the golf, we hardly left the Town Square.

Don't miss left or right on Sky Creek Ranch Golf Course...


1420 E Southlake Blvd 168

Southlake, TX 76092


The first night we ate at Nikko, a new Asian restaurant. Let me just say, my husband and I both agreed that this was one of the best sushi dinners we've ever had. We started with the wagyu hot rock, literally a hot rock you sear strips of steak on at your table. This is such a fun experience. We also had the oysters, which were garnished with tobiko, chives, and soy sauce. I've never had an iteration of oysters like this before, such an amazing combo! Everything about this restaurant is so trendy and instagrammable, dare I say.

Eats from Nikko Southlake


1131 E Southlake Blvd, Building L

Southlake, TX 76092


We did a second night of sushi at RA, which is a chain restaurant. We had been to one before and knew what to expect. The meal was half of what we spent at Nikko's but nothing in particular stood out.


All in all, Southlake is a shoppers dream. We did a little, but the highlight for us was the number of sushi options in the area! We will definitely be back - Sky Creek, I want redemption!!!

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