Staycation Ideas In DFW

Dated: August 1 2018

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                Still trying to figure out how to squeeze in a summer vacation before school starts? Time is running out! Why not plan a staycation instead? A staycation is basically a vacation, but in your home town, to save on travel time and expenses. The Dallas-Fort Worth region offers some appealing tourist attractions, historical sites, and natural wonders to explore.

High Culture For those wanting a sophisticated, even enlightening experience consider the many museums, music, and performance venues found in Dallas, Fort Worth, and several of the suburbs.

  • Dallas Museum of Art

  • Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the Meyerson Symphony Center

  • Kimbell Art Museum

  • Bass Performance Hall- Home to the Fort Worth Opera, Texas Ballet Theatre, and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra  

  • Dallas Summer Musicals

  • Irving Arts Center

  • Eismann Center

  • Texas International Theatrical Arts Society

  • Meadows Museum

  • Winspear Opera House

Nature Excursion Nature lovers have plenty of options in the area to explore and enjoy the great outdoors. Some of these are right within the city limits, others are just a short drive from town.

  • Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

  • Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

  • Fort Worth Botanic Garden

  • Dinosaur Valley State Park (with dinosaur tracks)

  • Lake Mineral Wells State Park

  • Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

  • Perot Museum of Nature and Science

  • Noble Planetarium

Kid Focused Fun While many of these ideas can be enjoyed by the entire family, kids usually have something a little more playful in mind when it comes to vacations. Fortunately, there are fun opportunities all over!

  • Crayola Experience

  • Dallas Children’s Theater

  • Great Wolf Lodge

  • Sea Life Aquarium

  • Legoland Discovery Center

  • Grapevine Vintage Railroad train rides

  • Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

  • Storybook Ranch

History Lesson Learn more about Dallas-Fort Worth area’s past events and influencers. Discover

  • Sixth Floor Museum

  • Fort Worth Stock Yards

  • Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum

  • Frontiers of Flight Museum

  • Dallas Holocaust Museum

  • Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

  • National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

  • Dallas Heritage Village

  • Heritage Farmstead Museum

  • Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Hometown Hollywood See some famous locations from TV and the movies, without traveling far from home. Who knows, you may even run into a celebrity or 2!

  • Magnolia Market at the Silos

  • Gas Monkey Garage

  • Southfork Ranch

  • AT&T Stadium, a.k.a. “Jerry World”

  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum (not real celebrities, but wax figures, and more)

Other North Texas Tourist Must-Do’s

  • Reunion Tower Geo Deck

  • Klyde Warren Park

  • Six Flags Over Texas

  • Medieval Times

  • Fair Park

  • Look over this list or other tourist guides and pick a few things you haven’t done before, camp out on a lake on the other side of town, or just simply stay in and enjoy some room service a little luxury. Enjoy being a tourist in your own back yard!

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Lauren Burden

Lauren is a lifetime North Texas resident and graduate from Texas Woman's University. She currently lives in Prosper and has been working in and around her community for the past six years, resulting ....

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