Hotel at a Glance: Locust Street Inn
Hardwood floors, 10-foot ceilings, and chestnut trim are just some of the elegant decorative details inside Locust Street Inn, which is housed in a historical Victorian manse. The B&B’s charming guest rooms are furnished with antiques and claw footed tubs, and there are large windows that let in lots of natural light.
- Gourmet breakfast is served daily and may include banana crepes or made-to-order omelets. Sunday brunch is especially decadent.
- Sit a spell on the back porch overlooking fragrant gardens.
- Denton’s historical district is just a 10-minute walk from the B&B.
- Homemade Italian cuisine is served up right next door at Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant.
Denton, Texas: College-Town with Historic Museums and Live Music Scene
Founded in 1846, the once-frontier town of Denton now exudes a youthful vibe thanks to the students of nearby University of North Texas and the Texas Woman’s University. After a 1989 revitalization project poured $36.5 million into restoring its historical district, Denton’s Main Street district is now lined with shops, cafés, pubs, and galleries.
The circa-1896 Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square houses a museum that brims with local history, including displays on weaponry, early Denton farm life, and the county’s African-American and Hispanic families. Every Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until noon, an Acoustic Lawn Jam takes place on the courthouse lawn, where guitarists, drummers, fiddlers, and singers perform. It’s a good introduction to Denton’s impressive live music scene, which includes several venues such as Hailey’s Club.