Looking for fun activities for the family this summer? Our area hosts a great deal of fun indoor and outdoor activities.
Texas summer is calling you to get outside and go experience all of the culture, food and fun that Dallas-Fort Worth has to offer during this blissful season. To make your trip to the DFW Metroplex as memorable as possible, I’ve broken down the ultimate summer bucket list into the top activities. Choose your category of choice and see what’s awaiting you in DFW this summer.
COOL OFF ON THE WATER
Sail Dallas (Lewisville)
Want to explore the wide open waters and pick up a new skill while you’re at it? Sail Dallas is what you need this summer season. With courses for beginners and veterans alike, you’ll catch summer rays and relax all day on Lake Lewisville. Book your lesson here.
Gaylord Texan Resort (Grapevine)
In need of a staycation? The Gaylord Texan Resort is the perfect place to stay this summer. The rooms, rates and restaurants are first-class, and those seeking a splash can partake in all the water park thrills they desire at the Paradise Springs waterpark. Plan your Grapevine getaway here.
Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark (Grand Prairie)
Beat the heat and have a blast all at once: The Epic Waters adventure proves you don’t need to see a beach to have great fun on the water. With over 80,000 square feet of rides, slides, pools and party space, it’s easy to see why they call this park “epic.” Learn more here.
WINE & DINE
The Rustic (Dallas)
Few venues can merge music, magnificent food and delicious drinks as effortlessly as The Rustic in Dallas. This all-inclusive establishment offers shows every weekend and it’s the perfect place to start or end your group’s night out. Learn more here.
Legacy Hall (Plano)
This addition to the luxurious offerings of Legacy West is a next-level food court that serves up delish dishes for days. Thai, Mexican, Italian and American cuisine are all options with enough savory sweets to satisfy all your cravings. Grab a spot on the patio at the Box Garden to listen to live music while you chow down. Learn more here.
Texas Truck Yard (Dallas)
The Truck Yard gifts visitors with dog-friendly dining in a cozy atmosphere and a plethora of delicious options. Cheesesteaks, tasty brews and even ice cream are all on the menu here, and the vibe is perfect for a family outing or a lunch date with friends. Get truckin’ and plannin’ by perusing the menu.
SOAK UP SOME CULTURE
American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum (Fort Worth)
Nosedive into history with this gem of a museum which offers a first class experience for aviation fans and new travelers alike. You’ll explore the history of flying and aircraft—particularly as it relates to America’s most storied airline. Learn more about this fly museum.
National Videogame Museum (Frisco)
The official videogame museum of the U.S. is right here in Frisco and it contains over 100,000 artifacts of gaming history. Veteran gamers and newbies to the craft are all welcome in this celebration of the art and community of gaming. Gear up and get your game on here.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not (Grand Prairie)
Oddballs, oddities and the eighth, ninth and tenth wonders of the world reside right here at this grand Grand Prairie museum. From wax figures to mazes and mirages, this wacky museum will make a believer out of even the most skeptical skeptics. Learn more here.
SOAK UP SOME SUN
Texas Rangers and Frisco RoughRiders (Arlington + Frisco)
Summer is the perfect time to catch a ballgame, and DFW has two talented teams to enjoy. The Texas Rangers offer major league fun at Globe Life Park in Arlington while their minor league affiliate, the Frisco RoughRiders, play in the Dr Pepper Ballpark where you can float in the lazy river while watching the game. Get your Rangers tickets here, and your RoughRiders tickets here.
Fort Worth Botanic Garden (Fort Worth)
Feeling something a little more low key? Grab your beloved and head to Fort Worth where you can stroll through all the botanical beauty that this gorgeous garden has to offer. Learn more here.
Klyde Warren Park (Dallas)
Toss a frisbee, go for a walk or lounge around with a good read: You can do it all and more at Klyde Warren Park. And when you get hungry, you have a wide array of food trucks at your disposal. Or, you can savor some good eats at Savor Gastropub, a swanky patio eatery that offers some of the best lobster puffs in North Texas.