Dallas is a big city with plenty of things to do regardless of your budget or tastes. Whether you’re looking for some family entertainment or want to experience traditional Texan culture, Dallas TX has it all.
If you’re in the area, these 10 summertime activities are definitely worth checking out.
Spraygrounds are mini water parks that are located throughout the city parks. Kids love them and they are perfect for keeping cool in the scorching heat. The most popular spraygrounds are located in Campbell Green, Lake Highlands North, Pemberton Hill and Ridgewood.
Family Film Festival
Throughout summer 2014, the city’s Regal Theaters are putting on free G and PG movies for families at 10am every Tuesday and Wednesday. The festival will take place during the first week of August and tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Galaxy Drive-In is the most popular outdoor theater in Dallas TX. Its charming vintage styling and old metal speaker system will make you feel like you’re transported back in time. It’s open every day of the week; has 6 different screens; and costs only $6 for two movies.
Texas Nature Challenge
The Texas Nature Challenge is an 11-week program that’s designed to get families outdoors. Participants are challenged to visit participating parks – such as the Dallas Zoo – and must take photographs and journals for the chance to win a prize.
Texan Style Barbeque
A summer in Dallas TX wouldn’t be complete without experiencing a traditional Texan style barbeque. Get a few friends together and flame grill some bourbon marinated steals and ribs. Smother them in barbeque sauce and wash it down with a few cold ones.
Dallas Farmers Market
The Dallas Farmers Market is one of the most frequented places in the city during the summer. Here you can buy anything from fresh fruits and vegetables to authentic local grown coffee. During the summer months stalls often sell prepared watermelon and sandwich meals for shoppers.
Dallas TX has one of the most exciting art scenes in the United States. ArtWalk Dallas is a 3.3 mile public walk that contains 30 pieces from some of the most respected sculptors and architects in the city.
White Rock Lake
During the summer season the weather will often reach 90 plus degrees. When faced with this scorching heat there’s no better time to visit White Rock Lake. Here you can rent a boat or kayak and enjoy the sunshine among the waves.
Basically Beethoven Festival
The Basically Beethoven Festival is a free classic music recital that takes place in the Grand Hall of the Texas Discovery Gardens. The event takes place every Sunday throughout July and showcases some of the city’s hottest up-and-coming classical stars.
If you want to learn more about local history, then you must visit the JFK Museum on the 6th floor of Dealey Plaza. Here you can learn everything about the Kennedy assassination and view some of the infamous landmarks such as the grassy knoll and x road marking where he was shot.
Dallas TX has so much to offer and will keep you well away from boredom. Most of these activities are completely free of charge and are sure to keep you occupied for hours.
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Image: Galaxy Drive-In