Dallas is a thriving metropolis with loads of family-friendly summer activities from which to choose. Whether you live in the area or are just passing through, there is always something worthwhile to explore. Here are just a few great options you can find in Dallas this summer, ensuring you’ll never have to stress about finding something fun to do with the family.
Dallas Farmers Market
A staple in the Dallas community, the Dallas Farmers Market can be a fun destination for the entire family. Shop for high-quality local produce, meat, and cheeses as you walk between the skyscrapers or stop in at one of the four anchor restaurants to grab a quick bite. There are also various arts and crafts vendors scattered throughout the space, letting you see what local artisans have to offer in this culturally diverse community.
National Geographic Photo Ark
For families with animal-lovers in their midst, a day spent at the Dallas Zoo is often exciting on its own. However, the National Geographic Photo Ark adds something special as zoo guests have access to a range of photographs designed to entice and inspire visitors. The additional exhibit is included in the general admission ticket price and can be enjoyed until September 4th.
Dallas Museum of Art
If you’re looking for a way to escape the summer heat, the Dallas Museum of Art offers free general admission every day. You have access to the Museum’s collection galleries and the majority of the exhibitions. Children 11 and under even have free access to special exhibitions, meaning a day spent enjoying great art doesn’t have to be pricey.
Six Flags Over Texas
For those who adore the excitement of amusement park rides, Six Flags Over Texas delivers. There is a wide variety of rides, a section dedicated to kids, and multiple shows guests can enjoy. You can also head over to Hurricane Harbor, the water park portion of the attraction, to spend some time in the water on hot summer days.
Texas Discovery Gardens
For an outdoor experience that includes excellent learning opportunities for those interested in science and nature, the Texas Discovery Gardens has something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you have an interested in bugs and snakes or want to learn about native plants and how to garden, the staff will have you covered. The tropical butterfly house event features a release of newly emerged butterflies every day at noon, allowing you to be right in the middle of the fun event.
All five of the above locations are great destinations for families, and some even let you learn a little bit along the way.