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A Weekend in Dallas: Itinerary & Fun Activities

Dallas Texas Trip on the weekend

The city of Dallas is a bustling hub that is known for its BBQ and football, but there is also so much more here than that! It’s a great place to go for a weekend getaway, with plenty of activities, and it is so easy to travel to and from. As a vibrant and very modern city, soon it will also be home to the Texas bullet train, the first all-American version of the famous Japanese Shinkansen. So, while the city already sees a large number of visitors every year, this number will only continue to increase!

Here are some activities and places to put on your list for a visit to Dallas:

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Explore Ellum

The Deep Ellum neighborhood is known for its music and art scene. There are over 40 Murals projects that run through the neighborhood, so while you explore the restaurants, cafes and unique shops throughout, you can also appreciate the art scene here.

Go mural hunting

Dallas in known for the murals that are scattered throughout the city, and you can spend dedicated time discovering them around the city or weave this activity through others, since you will find them in so many districts throughout Dallas.

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Explore Bishop Arts District

For a part of the city that is bustling with energy, from restaurants and cafes to boutiques, head to the Arts District. You can do a guided food and arts tour while you’re here, or give yourself plenty of time to wander and take it all in.

Visit Perot Museum of Nature and Science

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science has interactive exhibits with 11 exhibit halls.

Not to mention, if you visit during the hot summer months this can be a great place to go to for a break from the weather!

Kayak on White Rock Lake

Like any other city, where you can enjoy some nature is always a spot worth knowing. White Rock Lake draws locals and visitors alike for some kayaking and enjoying time on the water, away from the city proper activities. You can rent a paddleboard or kayak here and take in the beautiful surrounding areas.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is one of the top botanical gardens across the country, and it is certainly a spot to stop at and spent some time at while in Dallas. The Crape Myrtle Allee archway is one of the most popular spots here that is

photographed, and when the trees are blossoming this is a spot you really don’t want to miss.

Go to Reunion Tower’s observation deck to see Dallas from above

For a view of Dallas from above, head to Reunion Tower to take in a beautiful sunset and enjoy a great cocktail. After exploring Dallas, this is a great way to kick back and take in the beauty of the spot you’ve just explored from a different view point. Not to mention, it’s a relaxing way to spend an evening.


In addition to all these things to see and do in Dallas, there are also many festivals that take place year-round as well as the Texas State Fair. If you happen to be there during one of these events, it is definitely something you shouldn’t miss!


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Dallas Texas Trip on the weekend

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