It’s safe to say that summer time is the best time – time to kick back, relax and take a much-needed vacation. Whether you’re taking a trip with the family, your besties, or simply by yourself, we’ve got all the tips you need to have #thebestsummerever!

For the family

If you’re traveling with the whole gang, Dallas is full of family-friendly museums and activities that will appeal to everyone. Get the Dallas CityPASS to see the city’s best attractions like the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas Zoo, Reunion Tower and more. If you’re family is looking for adventure, check out our theme parks guide and take your pick on the family’s favorite.

We know that finding the right dining options can get tricky when you travel in groups but have no fear! Our family dining list has just what you need to fill every craving and need, from family-style options to casual burger joints – there’s something for everyone.


Take the kids to feed the giraffes at the Dallas Zoo

For you and your buddies

Because traveling with your best group of friends is always a great time. If y’all are brave enough to bare the Texas heat, have some of fun on the Trinity River  walking the trails, hiking or kayaking. Make a stop to Klyde Warren Park for a stroll and enjoy the food trucks for a picnic in the park. Grab your swimsuits and sunscreen and cool off at one of Dallas’ water parks like Hurricane Harbor or Bahama Beach. And check out Dallas’ nightlife scene with dancing and drinks at one of many spots in Deep Ellum, a lively neighborhood that’s definitely the place to be on any night of the week.


Splash around at Hurricane Harbor

For the solo traveler

If you’ve never traveled on your own, now is the time! Treat yourself to a shopping spree at NorthPark or the Galleria for all-day fun. With hundreds of stores combined, you’re guaranteed to not leave empty handed. Go on a museum tour in the Arts District with stops at the Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Centerand enjoy a casual lunch at either museum’s café. Discover all the city’s selfie spots like the Pegasus at the Omni or the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge for the perfect Instagramable moment. End your trip on a high note spending a night out at a concert – the VisitDallas Summer Concert Series is underway and loaded with a great line-up all summer long.


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