Where to Go on Your Mini Vacation in Dallas, Texas

If you’re heading to the Dallas, Texas area on a mini vacation, there are many historical and cultural sights to see. We’ve compiled a list of our favorites.


Southfork Ranch


Made famous by the Ewing Family in the television series Dallas, the legendary Southfork Ranch offers daily mansion tours, horseback riding trails, and a beautiful backdrop for viewing the gorgeous Texas sunset. If you’re visiting Southfork Ranch for an event or party, we also recommend checking out some of the other parks in the area, like Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve.


Dallas World Aquarium


At the Dallas World Aquarium, kids will feel like they’re traveling the world without leaving the city. Explore the animals of Africa and Australia. Brave the crocodile cove and learn how certain species catch their pray. This activity is perfect for families looking for something to do during the day.


Magnolia Market at the Silos


For those fans of Chip and Joanna Gaines, a trip to Magnolia Market at the Silos is a must. Shop for farmhouse decor, unplug and enjoy a meal, and take cute photos of the kids eating ice cream.


Klyde Warren Park


If you’re looking for a quick afternoon activity in Dallas, take a free ride on the old McKinney Avenue Trolley. What is it about trolleys that kids love? Perhaps ringing the bell when it’s time to get off! Stop at Kylde Warren Park where there are activities happening daily, like food trucks and kid crafts.


Reunion Tower


Reunion Tower is a must-see when you’re in Dallas. Head up to the observation deck and take in the spectacular 360-degree views of the city. Have time to linger a little longer? The George W. Bush Library and Museum is chock-full of history. See what it was like to run the country in the early 2000s with important exhibits such as A Nation Under Attack and Life in the White House.


Southfork Ranch is a renowned Texas legend and landmark. Come visit us if you’re in the Dallas area for the day. Contact us at (972) 442-7800 for more information and to reserve your horseback trail ride or mansion tour.

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