Discover Dallas & Fort Worth

Discover Art 

For art fans,  Luckily, The Louvre in Paris, France, or “the Met” in New York City aren’t the only places to see beautiful art – the DFW area has extensive collections to suit your need for more visually intriguing entertainment. Sample art and culture by catching an exhibit at the African American Museum in Fair Park or the Crow Collection of Asian Art in Downtown Dallas.

For family-friendly and free hands-on activities, visit the Dallas Museum of Art during the week of March 14-17. Interactive entertainment for creative types are often included in the free, general admission from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Other options for an art-day-out include the Irving Arts Center or Nasher Sculpture Center.

Enjoy Family Fun

Getting the whole family organized for a vacation can be tricky. The good news is, staying local offers all the joys of fun out with the family, but with none of the hassle of making sure everyone packed a toothbrush.

Give the kiddos a fun time in town at the Dallas Zoo, where they can get up close with a lion or make friends with a giraffe. You also can let your little ones release their inner animal at Nickelrama Arcade in Garland that yes – takes real nickels at their vintage and modern arcade games.

If you’re looking for an adventure under the sea, check out the Dallas World Aquarium in the West End or the Children’s Aquarium in Fair Park.  Refuel and soak up a little springtime sun with a picnic in Klyde Warren Park.

Finally, don’t be afraid to feature a little education on their break to go back to school fresh – check out a rare local film at the Angelika, take a tour of the Sixth Floor Museum, or visit the Perot Museum of Nature and Science to experience a “living science lesson.”

Outdoor Adventures

Soaking up the sun is a must for all outdoor adventurers. White Rock Lake and the Arboretum are iconic for their beautiful views, but there are many other  spots perfect for joggers, picnic-lovers and ultimate frisbee fanatics like Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve in Plano.

We also recommend a trip to the Trinity River Audubon Center to explore their five miles of trails through three ecosystems: wetland, forest and prairie.  Want to experience the rain forest Stop by the Fair Park’s “urban oasis” Texas Discovery Gardens, featuring the two-story Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium.

If Fort Worth is more your style, take the TRE west for a fun day out at the beautiful Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Downtown offers just as much beauty in architecture at Sundance Square, and masterpieces at the Amon Carter Museum of Art in Fort Worth plays hosts to several world-class museums that are a good addition to any staycation.