The time has come…to get out of your house and into the world! So we rounded up some of the best outdoor activities in Dallas that will have you basking in the sun. Whether you want to be glowing with a perfectly made mimosa or go full Dora the Explorer, Dallas has something for whatever speaks to you.
1. Bear Grylls It Up
If you’re more the outdoor adventure type, Dallas boasts some incredible nature-friendly locations that will let you explore the Eliza Thornberry in you. Dallas has a surprising amount of outdoor lush for such a massive city. Here are two outdoor Dallas gems that will make your couch obsolete:
- Dallas Arboretum And Botanical Garden– Boasting 66 acres of stunning seasonal flowers and picturesque plant displays this sanctuary is located on the peaceful banks of White Rock Lake. If that wasn’t enough it also has a cascading waterfall, a treetop canopy walk, and even a two-story tree house! They also have seasonal public events so you can always come upon some sort of fun activity.
- Trinity River Audubon Center- What was once one of the largest illegal dumping sites in the state of Texas is now an awe-inspiring 120-acre nature preserve and environmental education center. It serves as a gateway to the even more inspiring 6,000-acre Great Trinity Forest, which is the largest urban hardwood forest in North America! From wildlife friendly hiking trails to a butterfly garden and picnic this natural oasis will have you becoming one with nature.
2. Rooftop Time
What better way to enjoy summer than trying to catch a merciful breeze on a hot summers day. Dallas is full of beautiful patios and rooftop bars where you can soak in the sun while staying hydrated with drinks as colorful as your outfit. Happiest Hour is exactly what it sounds like, an amazing downtown bar with drinks as decadent as its view. If you’re in Uptown, The Quarter Bar has a breathtaking view with food to match.
Be sure to check out HG Sply Co in the Lower Greenville area, with its industrial decor and tables set up for maximum enjoyment of that Dallas skyline. Stir located in Deep Ellum brings Uptown elegance with cushy plush booths and endless oversized pillows to enjoy Dallas sunsets in comfort and style. Take a walk on the wild side and split the $150 large Moscow Mule or stick to the delicious appetizers, either way, you can’t lose! These bars will make for an amazing time, surrounded by amazing friends enjoying an even more amazing view.
3. Go Wild
Why not make it a wild day at The Dallas Zoo? Imagine 106 acres of land and over 2,000 animals of 406 species, pretty incredible. With those types of accolades, Dallas Zoo can boast to be the largest and oldest zoological park in Texas!
Established in 1988, the Dallas Zoo has been delighting Dallas guests for quite some time so they’re pretty much experts at this point. You can take the whole family or go on a sweet date with your better half, you’ll have endless animals to discuss. Is your spirit animal a fierce cheetah or a mellow koala? Go find out now!