What to do: Dallas & Fort Worth

The Dallas Fort Worth area has tons to offer in terms of activities and things to do! I've put together this great list for you (& for Zachary and I, because I love to get out and do things!) of some of the high lights in the DFW area. Enjoy!

Dallas Arboretum Botanical Gardens.
Beautiful fauna and flora, dining, sculptures, fountains, adult education classes & more.
A relaxing way to spend a beautiful, nature filled day.

Open Daily
9 am - 5 pm
Adults $15  //  Children $10  //  Parking Garage $15
Discounts here. 
Thursday Concert Series
Tickets $27

Spend time in Oak Cliff in the Bishop Arts District.
Coffee shops, delicious restaurants, tons of art galleries, boutiques, wine bars, the Emporium Pie Company & even a chocolate shop. 

Take the Dart Rail to down town Fort Worth & Dallas.
Travel downtown the "fun" and more relaxing way. Avoid traffic by taking the DART. 
Day passes $5
Have dinner Sky High at Reunion Tower.  
Have dinner at the fancy Wolfgang and Puck resturant, Fifty-Six, lunch it at Cloud-9 Cafe, or just enjoy the view at the GeO-Deck.

GeO-Deck $16  //  Parking $6
GeO-Deck Hours:  
Sunday - Thursday  11 am - 9 pm  //  Friday 11 am - 10 pm  //  Saturday 10 am - 10 pm

For more information on resturant hours & reservations go here.  

Six Flags Over Texas.
Roller coasters and rides, carnival food, carnival games, live shows, all the fun amusement parks have to offer. If it's a really hot Texas day, try Hurricane Harbor, too.

Adults (online) $48.99  //  Adults (at the gate)  $66.99  //  More info here.   //  Hours

Run White Rock Lake Park.
Check out Catherine's time running White Rock.

Go to the Texas State Fair.
Eat ridiculously good fair food, concerts, rides, games, lots of fun.
September 25 - October 18 
More info and tickets here. 

Eat dinner, served by the Stars, at the Magic Time Machine.
Eat in a tepee, drink smoking drinks, order the Roman Orgie, go dancing upstairs, have an adventure when you step into the Magic Time Machine.   
Open 5:30 - 10:30 pm

Watch horse jousting at Medieval Times.
Live medieval show, eat delicious food with your hands like they did in the medieval times, Medieval fare, fun gifts & more. 

Adults $60.99  //  More info here  //   5:00 pm - 10:30 pm*
*time varies by day

See George at the Dallas Zoo.
George is the name of the huge giraffe statue next to the high way. I don't know what his actual name is or if he has one, but this is what we called him all growing up. Giraffes, gorillas, rhinos, elephants, you know, lots of animals. A zoo. And a pretty good one. 

Adults $15  //  Children  $12  //  Parking $6  //  9 am - 5 pm daily

Remember Kennedy at the Kennedy Memorial & Dealey Plaza.
Stand on the X where Kennedy was assassinated. History. Visit the museum & memorial. Remember. Relax on the Grassy Knoll. Museum info.

Go Western at the Fort Worth Stockyards. 

History, boutique shops, delicious restaurants, lots of picture ops, live stock, rodeos, horse riding, and more. Go Western.

Enjoy art at the Nasher Sculpture park.
Indoor & outdoor galleries of beautiful sculptures from all around the world.
"Complete your visit with lunch on the terrace at Nasher Cafe by Wolfgang Puck and be sure to stop by the award-winning Nasher Store for one-of-a-kind gifts, jewelry and d├ęcor." -source

Tuesday – Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm
Adults $10 //  Children Under 12 Free  //  Students  $5  //  Military & Seniors $7
FREE admission every first Saturday of the month, 10 am – 5 pm

Enjoy more sculptures at the tiny Dragon Park.
Take photos with all the mythical sculptures or just enjoy a relaxing 15 minute stroll through this little park. More info here.

Or pose with the Dallas Cattle Drive Sculptures at Pioneer Plaza.
Pose with a drive of cattle at Pioneer Plaza. Sit on them. Grab their horns. Bring out your inner cowboy or cow girl.
Get funky at the MADI museum.
3-D, open spaces, anything goes kind of art.

Sip a brew at Deep Ellum Brewing Company. 
If you enjoy craft beer, out door seating & brewery tours, then Deep Ellum Brewing Company is the place for you.

Brewery Tours Thursdays 6-8:30 pm & Saturdays 12-3pm
Taproom Monday - Friday 3 pm-10 pm Saturdays 12 pm - 10 pm
Closed Sundays
DALLAS, TX 75226

Eat a grilled cheese sandwich at Dallas Grilled Cheese Co.
Delicious cheesy, amazing goodness. Just take my word for it. Go.
Located in the Bishop Arts District.

Hike at Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge.
Hiking trails, animals, wetlands, forests, flora & fauna. The Refuge is a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. 

Adults $5  //  Weekdays 7 a.m. - 5 p.m  //  Weekends 7 a.m. - 7 p.m

Readers, the next time you're in Dallas and/or Fort Worth, don't sit in a hotel room bored! There is tons to do! Enjoy DFW!
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Diana L said...

this is a great post idea, I might do one of things to do in Hamburg!

I went to six flags over Texas when I was little and it was very fun.. & I'd love to ride the DART

Esther Davison said...

I really needed this post because I live in Oklahoma City. I can get to Dallas but once I'm there, I don't know what to do. Thanks for the great ideas. estherdavison@gmail.com

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