Whether you live in Dallas or are just visiting for a weekend, Dallas has something for everyone. Sports fans can visit AT&T Stadium to catch a Mavericks game, art lovers can explore the Dallas Museum of Art, and nature lovers can hike through Cedar Hill State Park. Here are Tripping.com’s top 10 things to do on a weekend in Dallas.
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1. Zero Gravity Amusement Park
Step out of the comfort of your beautiful vacation rental this weekend and go bungee jumping down a seven-story drop or ride the Texas Blastoff rocket, which reaches speeds of up to 70 mph. You may even find yourself next to a celebrity on one of the extreme rides! P!nk, Jessica Simpson, and Steven Tyler have been at Zero Gravity Amusement Park in the past.
2. Dallas Museum of Art
The Dallas Museum of Art is one of the biggest art museums in the country, featuring over 23,000 pieces of art spanning 5,000 years. The museum is free and open on weekends from 11am to 5pm.
3. Lone Star Park
Watch a live horse race at Lone Star Park. After the race, have dinner and drinks at Bar & Book, which is a large sports bar at the arena. Bar & Book is open Saturdays from 10am to the last post time and Sundays from 10:30am to the last post time.
4. AT&T Stadium
Watch a Dallas Cowboys game or see a concert this weekend at the AT&T Stadium. You can also take a tour of the stadium to go behind the scenes and to check out the collection of contemporary art also held at the stadium.
5. Dallas Zoo
Explore the 95 acres of the Dallas Zoo to see over 2,000 animals. You can even go on a Backstage Safari to go on a 90-minute guided tour to see behind-the-scenes of the zoo. If you play Pokémon Go, the Dallas Zoo has over 30 Pokéstops and three gyms (nearby Houston has a lot, too.) The Dallas Zoo is open from 9am to 5pm daily.
6. Granada Theater
See a live show at the historic Granada Theater, which first opened back in 1946, and has a unique Deco theme. The Granada Theater has won numerous awards from the Dallas Observer for being the Best Live Music Venue.
7. Reunion Tower
Go up to the GeO-Deck in the Reunion Tower to be 470 feet high and see beautiful panoramic views of the city. Eat dinner at the Five Sixty, which is a revolving restaurant with floor to ceiling windows.
8. American Airlines Center
Watch a Dallas Mavericks or a Dallas Stars game this weekend at the American Airlines Center. The American Airlines Center also has large concerts with celebrities such as Carrie Underwood and Nick Jonas.
9. Frontiers of Flight Museum
If you’re in Dallas for the weekend and you love aviation, make sure to check out the Frontiers of Flight Museum. See over 35,000 artifacts, 13 galleries, and 30 aircraft and space vehicles. The museum is open on Saturdays from 10am to 5pm and Sundays from 1pm to 5pm.
10. Cedar Hill State Park
If you’re looking to escape the bustling city for the weekend and spend some time outdoors, Cedar Hill State Park is a great option and only minutes from downtown Dallas. The park is a great place for going on a picnic, camping, hiking, and biking. You can also go swimming and fishing at Joe Pool Lake. Cedar Hill State Park is open daily from 6am to 10pm.
This article was written by Colleen Regan.