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101+ Things to do in Dallas-Fort Worth

Everything is bigger in Texas, and Dallas/Ft. Worth is no exception.  There are so many awesome things to do in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.  

Whether you are coming to visit, or want to be a tourist in your own town, I bet this list has something for you.  Let’s get started with our list of 101 Things to do in Dallas/Ft. Worth.

If you’re looking for ideas for date night in Dallas, we have you covered for that as well!

If you are looking to get a little further out of the city, then be sure and check out all of the incredible day trips from Dallas as well.

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    Things to do In Dallas

    • Visit the Sixth Floor Museum–  It’s full of history and well worth a visit, especially if you purchase a Dallas CityPass, as the museum is one of the sights that is included.
    • Dealey Plaza- Located just outside of The Sixth Floor Museum, Dealey Plaza is the location of the assassination of John F. Kennedy.  Consider taking the JFK Assassination and Museum Tour for a first-hand experience from a local guide.  This is a must for history buffs.
    • Walk the beautiful gardens of the Dallas Arboretum.  Choose admission to the Arboretum or the George W. Bush Library as part of your Dallas CityPass.
    • While at the Arboretum, partake in afternoon tea at the historic DeGoyler House.
    • Get hands on with exhibits at The Perot Museum.   Your Dallas CityPass includes admission to The Perot and is a great way to save money if you are visiting several attractions in Dallas.
    • You will find way more than books at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.  Inside you will find a full-size replica of the Oval Office, the original White House Situation Room, and the “Nation Under Attack” exhibit displaying items from the September 11th terroristic attacks. You can choose the George W. Bush Library or The Dallas Arboretum as part of your Dallas CityPass.
    • The Dallas Museum of Art.   I told you everything is bigger in Texas, and this museum lives up to that motto.  With over 159,000 square feet of exhibit space, the Dallas Museum of Art is one of the largest museums in the United States.
    • Get your mind blown at the Museum of Illusion.  Ok, not literally, but this is a really fun museum to go to with your loved ones.  You can spend the afternoon learning all about illusions and taking some fabulous pictures like we did.  Head to our Instagram page to check these out.
    • Learn the history and culture of Dallas at The Old Red Museum.
    • Take a step back into a historical village at the Dallas Heritage Village.
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    Book Your Trip: Logistical Tips and Tricks

    Book Your Flight:

    We love using CheapOAir, Kayak, and Kiwi to search for the best flight prices. We love using these search engines because they search the web for airlines worldwide to ensure you get the best deal! In addition to flights, you can also find great hotel prices on Kayak and Kiwi.

    Book Your Vacation Package:

    If you want to book an entire vacation package, we suggest using Expedia. We love how easy Expedia is to use, and we always find good deals on entire vacation packages on their site.

    Another great site for vacation packages is BookVIP. BookVIP offers super cheap vacation packages to incredible destinations. You are sure to save money using their site!

    For full guided vacations, including hotels, some meals, transportation, and guides, then we book with Trafalgar. Trafalgar is a trusted tour company that will meet all your needs while ensuring a great experience.

    Trip.com allows you to book flights, hotels, train tickets, rental cars, airport transfers, tours, and more all on one site. Owned by the parent company that also owns Skyscanner, this is a trusted resource for travel booking and a great “one-stop shop.”

    Book Your Accommodations:

    We always begin our search by checking out honest reviews on TripAdvisor hotels. This allows us to narrow our search for specific properties once we are ready to book. Of course, you can also book directly on the TripAdvisor site!

    There are several accommodation sites that we like to use. One of our favorites is Booking.com because it offers a wide variety of hotels and guesthouses at a good price.

    Another “go-to” hotel booking site for us is Hotels.com. We love their loyalty program that allows you to earn free nights, and their “secret prices” for members are fabulous deals!

    HotelsCombined is another cool site. They allow you to compare all the top travel sites with one search to ensure you find the best deal out there. Kayak works in this way as well.

    If you want a luxurious all-inclusive vacation, consider checking out the Sandals/Beaches properties. Sandals properties are for couples only and Beaches are for families. We have visited Sandals in the past and absolutely love the attention to detail and the service they provide.

    Tour Companies We Trust:

    We love taking guided tours when visiting new places. Our go-to tour companies are Viator.com and Get Your Guide. Both of these companies have been in business for years and provide excellent customer service. You can trust booking tours from their sites for sure!

    For a guided city tour, check out City Sightseeing and BigBus Tours. These bus tours are so much fun and easy to hop on and hop off at top attractions in cities around the world.

    CityPass is a great way to save money when visiting large cities. CityPass allows you to get free admission to major attractions once you buy their pass. The savings add up quickly with this pass, often saving 50% with combined admissions.

    Another great pass to save money in larger cities is the Sightseeing Pass. This pass allows you to save valuable time and money by combining admissions to major attractions. They also have a handy app that keeps everything you need at your fingertips.

    Looking to Save Time and Money?

    Check out our resource page for all of our favorite vendors. These companies help us to save time and money on our travels!

    Michelle Snell founder of That Texas Couple and Totally Texas Travel

    About The Author

    Michelle Snell is a travel writer, history buff, wine lover, and enthusiast of different cultures. Michelle enjoys bringing places to life through her informative writing style on her blogs, That Texas Couple and Totally Texas Travel.  Her practical tips and suggestions help make travel dreams a reality while immersing her readers in the history, culture, and food of a region.  She is happiest sipping wine in Italy or chilling on a beach with her husband, Marty.

    Meet Saxena

    Friday 5th of April 2019

    You have shared an amazing guide of the things to do in Dallas. It will come handy at the time of my visit to Dallas.

    Harmony, Momma To Go

    Friday 23rd of February 2018

    I've never been to Texas but this list is insane! I will def be trying to use city pass when I visit different places, they are such a good deal. I love the big ferris wheels! Im surprised we dont have one in NY

    thattexascouple

    Saturday 24th of February 2018

    Thank you! I'm surprised that NY doesn't have a big ferris wheel as well, they seem to be very popular!

    Tasha Kcor

    Friday 23rd of February 2018

    National Cowgirl Museum, never heard of that, I should give a try. Maybe to dress like a cowgirl or it's too much)) Anyway, thanks for tips!

    thattexascouple

    Friday 23rd of February 2018

    You can definitely dress like a cowgirl anywhere in Fort Worth, you won't be the only one. LOL!

    Maggie

    Friday 23rd of February 2018

    I didn't know they had Dallas wine tours! I'd love that. Where is a great place to get BBQ?

    thattexascouple

    Friday 23rd of February 2018

    Yes, Maggie. We really have some great Texas wineries in this area. And there are so many good places to get BBQ. In Dallas, Mike Anderson's BBQ is really good and in Fort Worth, I personally love the Woodshed. BBQ is very competitive in this areas, so if you start asking around, you'll get tons of different favorites. Rudy's Country Store is also pretty popular. I know it's a chain restaurant but it's still good. LOL!

    Cherene Saradar

    Sunday 10th of September 2017

    Looks like lots of fun to be had in Dallas!