Our guide to more than 100 day camps and classes in North Texas

Use The News’ 2021 listings to plan a super, and safe, summer for the kids at in-person and virtual camps this year. Each spring, The Dallas Morning News rounds up day camps and classes to help parents plan a super summer for their kids. This time around, some activities and events might be virtual or socially distanced…

Wine Your Way Around North Texas

Did you know? Texas is the fifth largest wine producer in the United States, with over 400 licensed wineries, and is embedded in the oldest French wineries. In the mid1800s France lost almost 80 percent of its vines to a fungus called oidium. In Texas, Thomas Volney Munson was developing a phylloxera-resistant rootstock in a…

5 Things to Do in Southlake, Texas

Southlake is a wonderful suburban community in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex that offers activities for the whole family. We’ve compiled some of the best things to do in town. Shop at Southlake Town Square No matter who or what you’re shopping for, Southlake Town Square has what you need. Home to high-end…

Dining with the dogs: Pup-friendly patios in Frisco

Most require the dogs to remain on leashes and limit visits to the patio. With warmer weather approaching, it’s time to bring the pups out for play. We compiled a list of dog-friendly restaurants and bars for you to visit in Frisco. Most require the dogs to remain on leashes and on patios. 5th Street…

Cedar Ridge Preserve

For an escape from city life that’s only about 20 minutes from downtown Dallas, head to Cedar Ridge Preserve. The preserve, also dubbed a wildlife sanctuary, is spread over 600 acres and boasts 9 miles of walking trails. The 13 walking trails are color-coded on the preserve’s online map, with names such as the Cedar Brake Trail and…

Tiger Tuesdays at Dallas Zoo

On the first Tuesday of every month, zoo admission is reduced to $8. The Dallas Zoo, founded in 1888, began with just two deer and two mountain lions in City Park. It later moved to Fair Park in 1909 and quickly outgrew its second home, moving to Marsalis Park in 1912 where it stands today….

Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie

At this re-creation of a 16th-century English village on 35 acres about 40 minutes south of downtown Dallas, ticket holders step into an outdoor festival honoring a visit from King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. They’re immediately surrounded by performers in Renaissance costumes, some hawking goods such as flower crowns and period weapons. Others…