For most people, taking a day to unwind after a week of unwinding is a requisite part of vacation. Traveling, packing, airports—it can all really take a toll on you during what is supposed to be a time to breathe. So while spring is approaching and gas prices are climbing, consider a Dallas-Fort Worth staycation!
If you’ve lived here for a long time, chances are you’ve forgotten just how incredibly alive this place is. The best way to plan your DFW spring break adventure is to conquer one area per day. Driving in DFW can eat up a whole afternoon, and the whole point of staying in town during spring break is to spend more time soaking up the sunshine and less time in the car, right? Here are our picks for must-do spring break sights right here in your own backyard:
Klyde Warren Park: Great for the whole family, even grandma and grandpa. A sprawling, beautiful park in the heart of the city is certainly the perfect way to spend the day, and Klyde Warren Park’s calendar is now busier than ever. They have everything from yoga classes and food trucks to baby boot camp.
Perot Museum: Another awesome option for the whole family—or a perfect day date destination with your special someone—the Perot Museum is one of those places you have to see to believe. If you have a youngster who loves science, the Doze with Dinosaurs sleepover at the museum is an opportunity of a lifetime.
AT&T Stadium Tours: If you have a football fan in the family, pull up to the home of America’s Team and watch his or her face light up. The home of the Cowboys offers tours every day and will take you from the locker room right to the turf. Get your tickets early, because tours book up fast!
Forth Worth Zoo: Lace up your best walking shoes and get some good ol’ Vitamin D at the zoo! With breathtaking habitat displays and a fascinating collection of Earth’s more beautiful creatures, the Fort Worth Zoo will bring out the wonder in visitors of all ages. If you visit, make sure to stop by and see how much the baby elephants, born in summer of 2013, have grown!
Sundance Square: If shopping is your preferred method of relaxation, Sundance Square is where you need to be. Whether you need a chic, contemporary look or your cowboy boot collection is looking a little slim, you can find everything you need. When you’re done, Sundance Square’s stellar restaurants will help you recharge for round two.
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History: Keeping the kids interested here is a breeze. This museum has an incredible collection of interactive, kid-friendly exhibits. The kids (and parents!) can get their hands dirty in some serious science and then peruse the gift shop or take in an educational documentary or movie at the mind-blowing IMAX theater.