Weekend in Dallas: What to See & Do [Tours, Attractions & More]
Planning a weekend in Dallas? Whether you want to experience the City’s top attractions or embark on a city tour, TripShock offers the best suggestions for anyone who’s planning a trip to Dallas.
Table of Contents
- Walking Tour
- Bus Tour
- Visit a Museum
- Escape Room
- Go to Six Flags
- Indoor Skydiving
- Visit an Aquarium
- Visit the Zoo
Pictured above is Dealey Plaza which served as a major gateway to the city from the west.
If you’re looking for a great way to experience Dallas, consider taking a walking tour. From heritage sites and breathtaking skyline views to some of the top shopping spots in town, there’s something for every taste. If you’re interested in history, walking tours like the JFK Walking Tour are a great way to get started: with an expert guide, stroll through several locations that are associated with the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated including the Grassy Knoll, Dealey Plaza, and the Oswald Rooming House Museums.
Pictured above is a group of smiling friends on a tour bus.
Dallas is a great city, and there are lots of interesting things to see in town. A bus tour can take you to various spots where you can get more than just a fleeting view of the sites. For example, you could go to Dealey Plaza, Pioneer Plaza, and the Farmer’s Market, among other places. The guide will point out historic places as you pass by. And if you want even more detail, the tour can stop so that you can spend more time at any particular place or so that the guide can give you more information about it.
Visit a Museum
Pictured above is the Dallas Museum of Art. Image by Wikipedia.
There’s plenty to see and do during your weekend in Dallas, and some of the most worthwhile attractions are its museums. The city has the largest urban arts district in the country, a 19-block stretch known as Fair Park that holds the Dallas Museum of Art, the Perot Museum of Science and Nature, and the Nasher Sculpture Center.
Video game lovers will be fascinated by the National VideoGame Museum located inside the Frisco Discovery Center. The blast-from-the-past museum showcases a stirring collection of artifacts, games, and videogame consoles. Revisit and play renowned games from the past like Space Invaders and Donkey Kong.
Pictured above is a group of people trying to solve a conundrum to get out of the trap.
If you love solving puzzles in new and exciting ways, an escape room is the perfect opportunity to channel your inner detective. Unlock clues, solve intricate puzzles, and discover hidden items to help you escape before time runs out. Each room has a unique set of challenges and every location offers a different experience, from exploring the bustle of an undercover alley to escaping from an island full of pirate adventures.
Go to Six Flags
Six Flags Over Texas is the first amusement park in the Six Flags chain. Image by Sixflags.com.
You’re really in for a thrill at Six Flags Over Texas. This 212-acre park features impressive shows, amazing rides, and spectacular attractions. With more than 50 rides, you can experience everything from adrenaline-pumping rides like SUPERMAN: Tower of Power and Texas Giant or something on the lighter side like Looney Tunes.
You will also find tasty food around nearly every corner. There are more than a dozen remarkable dining options that will delight the whole family. Get scrumptious barbeque from JB’s Smokehouse or feast on extra-large hot dogs at Bubba’s Texas Giant Hot Dogs.
Pictured above are skydivers in indoor wind tunnel.
If you’ve ever dreamt of skydiving, your dreams can become a reality with indoor skydiving at iFLY Dallas and other places like it. With this family-friendly activity, everyone of all ages and skill levels can take flight in a safe environment. Venture into a wind tunnel with speeds of up to 175 miles per hour with a certified instructor.
Visit an Aquarium
Dallas World Aquarium aids in conservation and education by housing many animals that are endangered.
You’ll find some of the best aquariums in Dallas that consistently outrank others across the country. Packed with plenty of interactive features and exhibits, Dallas World Aquarium is an aquatic paradise filled with numerous animal and marine life from all over the globe such as piranhas, crocodiles, and stingrays. In addition to the exotic animals, the aquarium features a multi-level rainforest that encompasses a 20,000-gallon walk-through exhibit brimming with sharks.
Legoland Discovery Center in Dallas Fort Worth was opened in March 2011. Image by Wikipedia.
Have a bricktastic time of your life at Legoland Discovery Center. Located at Grapevine Mills Mall, Legoland is perfect for families with kids. Families can enjoy interactive rides and attractions such as Kingdom Quest, LEGO City Forest Ranger Pursuit, and Merlin’s Apprentice.
Visitors can also embark on a mission to discover the streets of Lego City. The complex features more than 1 million interlocking Lego bricks that form a life-size model of Dallas. The center also has a Meet-and-Greet area where visitors can interact with popular Lego characters.
Visit the Zoo
Pictured above is a giraffe walking around Dallas Zoo.
Home to more than 2,000 animals, Dallas Zoo is wildly entertaining. Experience numerous animal encounters with a variety of animals such as birds, porcupines, and exotic reptiles. You can discover animals that reside underground or in the treetops while gaining valuable insights about their habitats. There are plenty of opportunities for self-exploration in the Giants of the Savanna in the Wilds of Africa or the Gorilla Trail.