Dallas, TX is one of the largest cities in the United States, and while there are plenty of things to do in the huge city, one cannot discount the activities and fun that can be had on a day trip away from Dallas. Here is a look at 5 destinations that offer lots of fun and entertainment during a day trip away from home.
Six Flags over Texas – Arlington, TX
Six Flags over Texas is without doubt one of the best theme parks in America, and luckily for Dallas residents it is just a short car ride away. Located in Arlington, TX, Dallas residents can get to Six Flags in just 30 minutes.
Six Flags offers roller coasters, thrill rides, family rides, musical shows, and much more. Tickets range from $34.99 for children to $54.99 for adults. Season passes can be purchased for just $59.99. Remember to include $15.00 for one day parking when making your plans.
Lake Murray State Park – Ardmore, OK
Lake Murray in Oklahoma is just a 2 hour drive away from the hustle and bustle of Dallas. If you want to get away from the stress of the big city, Lake Murray is the perfect place to come and relax. Murray is the oldest and largest state park in Oklahoma and it offers everything for the perfect getaway. Fishing, boating, water sports, bike trails, and foot trails. There is even an 18-hole golf course for visitors to enjoy. There really is something for everyone at Lake Murray State Park.
Rangers Ballpark – Arlington, TX
The Texas Rangers play their home games in Arlington, TX which is just 30 minutes away from Downtown Dallas. A major league Baseball game can be great fun for the whole family. There are usually special events taking place at the Rangers Ballpark, such as firework displays and giveaways. There are picnic areas inside the ground, or you can eat the famous Ballpark hotdogs. Ticket prices start at just $16 and go up to $173, parking is plentiful with parking lots on all sides of the stadium. Attending a ball game during the season would be a great day trip from Dallas.
The Alamo – San Antonio, TX
Located in San Antonio, The Alamo is a landmark that everyone should see at least once. The Alamo is a four hour drive from Dallas, but a trip to the historic site can easily be done in a day. Visitors to the site will be able to learn about the history surrounding the Alamo and the significant role that San Antonio and the Alamo played in the Texas revolution. The Alamo is open every day of the year except Christmas Eve and Christmas day, and admission is free.
Dinosaur Valley State Park – Glen Rose, TX
Travel 113 million years back in time when you visit the Dinosaur Valley State Park. Located just 53 miles from Dallas, Dinosaur Valley State Park offers visitors a chance to see Dinosaur footprints in the Paluxy River bed. The footprints here are considered to be some of the best in the world. There are many other things to do other than look at the dinosaur footprints. There are 12 miles of hike and bicycle trails, an outdoor amphitheater, and horseback riding sites. Entrance to the park is $5 per person and parking is free.
These are just a few of the great day trips that you can make from Dallas either by yourself or with your family. There are plenty of things you can do ranging from relaxing by a beautiful lake, to watching a major league baseball game, or learning about the history of the state, and the fact that all of these can be done in a day trip make them all even sweeter.