We're finishing up our Back to School Week content now that it is finally Friday. We've already talked about how you can get plugged in by volunteering, heard some advice from other Dentonites, and shared some of our favorite Denton secrets with y'all. We figured before we moved back to regular content, we would come up with a list of things that you should try to do during your time in Denton. We know that not everyone who comes here for school will move here. So during your time in Denton, make the most of it and take advantage of some of the more awesome things you can do. Below is a list of thirty things that we think everyone who lives in Denton (no matter how briefly) should at least check out or do. We know that everyone will have a list that is different than ours, but this is a great place to start. If you have some other "Bucket List" items that you think new Dentonites should do, share them in the comments!
Get reservations at Keiichi, sit at the sushi bar and order the omakase. Save up first!
Find a favorite locally owned restaurant and then complain when it closes down. We're still bummed about Taipei Railroad.
Order the cocktail with all the smoke at Paschall Bar. It tastes like inebriated camping.
Go to the tree lighting and watch the dancing grandmas.
Go to TWU. Go up to the top floor of Guinn Hall and check out the the Little Chapel in the Woods.
Have a picnic on the courthouse lawn.
Host a house show or go to a house show that gets shut down.
Almost get hit by a car at the Kroger on University parking lot.
Get haunted at Goatman's Bridge.
Drive the wrong way down a one-way street. (Just kidding. Please don't do that.)
Change clothes in one of the awesome dressing rooms at Rose Costumes.
Get yelled at by the sound guy at Dan's Silverleaf.
Go inside the courthouse.
Go to a City Council meeting.
Be in a band for at least a week - Even if you don't play an instrument (especially if you don't actually play an instrument).
Go to the Greenbelt and Lake Ray Roberts.
Tailgate at a UNT football game and eat a free hot dog.
Find the books for tall people at Recycled books. (And this time pray the floor doesn't cave in.)
Talk to Denton PD Officer Hinojosa, AKA the "Hide, Lock and Take" dude.
Become "Frenchy Famous."
Write on a table at East Side (sorry, John).
Go to a jazz night somewhere.
Cook with some fresh eggs that you got from the Denton Community Market.
Participate in the Social Run on Wednesdays at OSDH.
Get a barista to know you by name.
Ask about the ice creams they keep behind the counter at Beth Marie's.
Buy something handmade in Denton at The Dime Store.
Take the train to Dallas and back.
Check out the East McKinney Taco Corridor.
Go to Oaktopia, 35 Denton, the Arts and Jazz Festival, Thin Line, The Blues Festival or one of the many other awesome Denton festivals.