Dallas TX is a pretty lively place. While there’s always lots to see and do, there are also plenty of nearby destinations that are perfect if you need a change of scenery.
Whether you’re seeking a quiet country retreat or a lively adventure in the wilderness, these 5 places are definitely worth checking out.
Palo Duro Canyon
The Palo Duro Canyon is a 120 mile stretch of red sedimentary rocks. The Lighthouse – an spot within the canyon – is one of the most photographed places in Texas. If you want to visit the area you can drive, hike, cycle or even ride on horseback. Organized trails occur on a daily basis by a variety of different organizations.
One of the most popular spots at Palo Duro Canyon is the Pioneer Amphitheatre, a 1,742 seat venue carved out of the rocks. Performances of the musical Texas, occur every year throughout the summer. Many visitors stay in the famous Starlight Canyon Bed and Breakfast.
Garner State Park
The Garner State Park is a world away from the Palo Duro Canyon. It’s thick, lush forestry makes it the most popular park in Texas for overnight camping. With a wide array of hiking trails and free climbing spots, it’ll certainly satisfy the adventurer in you.
Old Baldy Mountain is one of the most famous locations in the area and if you’re interested in climbing, it boasts various different points for different skill levels – from the complete novice to the seasoned professional. Camp sites and private log cabin holiday homes are scattered throughout the park, many of which come together in the evenings for the daily dance held by the townies of Concan and Uvalde.
Fredericksberg is located in Texas’ Hill Country, approximately four hours from Dallas. The most popular pastimes include wild flower tours, golf and visits to the local museums. Established in the 1800’s by German settlers, the history of the town has been very well preserved by the local community – namely through German bakeries and restaurants.
With more than 350 inns, bed and breakfasts, ranches and guest houses, it holds the title of, “the capital of eclectic lodging.” In addition, it is home to many very highly regarded wineries, most of which specialize in tempranillo grape-based reds. In fact, Fredricksberg is the reason why the tempranillo grape is the signature grape of Texas. The best time to visit is during the German celebration Okoberfest.
If you live in Dallas TX, it’s always nice to know that there are plenty of other interesting towns and villages just a short distance away. Sometimes city life can become a little too much, but with all the natural beauty throughout the state, you’ll never get bored.
For more information on the areas surrounding Dallas TX, feel free to contact us at Apartment Agents. If you’d like to recommend any other destinations not featured in this list, please leave a comment below.