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Year of the STAYCATION! – Dallas, Texas

FUN things to do in Dallas, Texas this summer for Great Prices or FREE!!

I know my family will be checking out quite a few of these places! Maybe we’ll see ya there!!

Year of the STAYCATION!-Dallas, Texas

Bahama Beach Dallas Water Park-Discounts

There are coupons, and Dads are FREE on Father’s Day with another full price paid admission.

Mckinney Avenue Trolley fun and FREE was to explore Uptown.
Dallas Zoo: They have a lot of great new exhibits as well as a children’s water play area that is so fun!

Science Museum/Childrens Science Museum

Dallas Arboretum

Texas Discovery Gardens – Butterfly House


Dallas Museum of Art

Jazz in the Atruim- Thursdays at 6pm
LATE NIGHTS! 1 Friday night a month 6pm-midnight

Dallas Central Library:
Read all about it at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library. This public library includes one of the original copies of the Declaration of Independence, printed in 1776. William Shakespeare’s First Folio of Comedies, Histories & Tragedies is also on permanent display.

Where: Downtown, 1515 Young St.
When: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. Thursdays; and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sundays;
Phone: 214-670-1700

Dallas Farmers Market

The Dallas Farmers Market is a one-stop shop for all your produce, meat, floral and specialty-food needs. It is one of the largest public markets of its type in the country, open seven days a week from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, 362 days a year.
Farmers from 150 miles around come to the Dallas Farmers Market, giving you the chance to “buy locally.” These certified local producers offer a wide array of seasonal produce, from tomatoes to sweet potatoes, peaches to watermelons. Other produce vendors complement these local offerings, with everything from Mexican avocados to Washington apples.
At the Dallas Farmers Market, you can also find specialty and prepared foods, flowers, shrubs, and trees, and the opportunity to buy produce in bulk. It only takes one visit to understand why the Dallas Farmers Market is the market where the locals go.

Founders’ Plaza @DFW Airport

Over the years, Founders’ Plaza has become a favorite spot for families, aviation enthusiasts and Airport employees. The Observation Area offers magnificent views of many types of aircraft as they take off and land. In addition, the plaza provides convenient parking, picnic tables, telescopes, historic information, a commemorative monument and a radio that broadcasts air traffic control communications from the FAA tower.

Fantasy Landing

A first public playground for well and disabled children is a unique and special highlight of the Dallas Parks and Recreation Department. The playground features customized ramps, tennis courts and pull tunnels with bars for children in wheelchairs. Brightly colored brick paths help visually impaired children find their way through the play area.

Where: 3080 S. Hampton Road, Kiest Park in Oak Cliff
Phone: 214-670-1918

Train Display at Childrens Hospital

A permanent model train display is in the lobby of Children’s Medical Center of Dallas.  Eight trains run simultaneously at this free exhibit. Children’s Medical Center has a small fee for parking.

Where: 1935 Motor St., between Stemmons Frwy. and Harry Hines Blvd.
Phone: 214-640-2000 or 214-456-7884

FOUNTAIN PLACE- downtown Dallas

Waters dance and leap skyward at downtown’s Fountain Place. At the base of this dramatically sculpted 1.2-million-square-foot office tower of green reflective glass lies an oasis of colorful flowers, waterfalls, 172 bubbler fountains and a central fountain. The latter is one of the world’s most complex fountains and consists of 360 computer-driven water jets. Designed by the acclaimed architectural firm of I.M. Pei & Partners, Fountain Place has received international recognition.

Where: Downtown, 1445 Ross Ave. at Field St.
Phone: 214-855-7766

Dallas Galleria Play Place

PlayPlace is the perfect playground for the youngest guests to Galleria Dallas. Located on Level 3 the jungle-themed area is adjacent to Saks Fifth Avenue.

Where: Galleria Dallas (Intersection of I 635/LBJ Freeway and Dallas North Tollway, Level 3
When: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday – Saturday, Noon – 6 p.m. Sunday
Phone: 972-702-7100

NorthPark Yoga

Get your ‘Om’ on with complimentary all-level yoga at NorthPark. For a relaxing start to your day head to CenterPark, a two-acre garden courtyard that serves as the perfect spot for tranquility.

When: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m., Saturdays
Where: CenterPark at NorthPark Center (8687 North Central Expressway) Phone: 214-361-6345

Yoga at the Galleria

Add a little zen to your day courtesy of Lululemon athletic at Galleria Dallas. Visitors of all skill levels are encouraged to come relax in a friendly, non-threatening environment.

Where: 13350 Dallas Parkway, Galleria Dallas – Lululemon Athletica, 2nd floor near the Gap.
When: 6:00 p.m. Tuesdays
Phone: 972-702-7100

One thought on “Year of the STAYCATION! – Dallas, Texas

  1. The Gentle Zoo is a great little farm to visit on your staycation. THey have a great little petting Zoo, Train Ride, Maze, Bounce House for a great price of 5 dollars per person under one is free. Check them out.

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