Five Best Small Town Getaways from Dallas-Fort Worth
It’s summertime in DFW, and with the kids finished with online school, there’s no time like the present to get exploring. Luckily, a world of adventure lies just a quick drive from the metroplex, with getaway styles for all types of travelers.
1. Dallas OR Fort Worth, Texas
This one’s pretty simple — if you live in Dallas, try a weekend being a tourist in Fort Worth, by spending a whole day exploring the historic Stockyards and downtown core. If you live in Fort Worth, pop over for a stay in Downtown Dallas, chock full of great restaurants, museums, and shopping. And finish off either trip with a DFW classic steakhouse for dinner.
2. Glen Rose, Texas
Got a kid that’s obsessed with dinosaurs? Start your visit at the Dinosaur Valley State Park to explore actual dino tracks and fossils, before heading to Dinosaur World to play on hundreds of life-sized dino replicas and playgrounds. You can even swing by the drive-thru Fossil Rim Wildlife Center for views of some of the dinosaurs’ still living descendants.
Where To Stay: Hampton Inn & Suites, Cleburne
3. Shreveport, Louisiana
If a culinary adventure is on your mind, then look no further than the Creole and Cajun wonderland of Shreveport. Stop by Orlandeaux’s Café for a hearty gumbo, sample the poboys at The Blind Tiger, and finish it off with some red beans and rice plus an order of beignets from Marilynn’s Place.
Where To Stay: Hilton Shreveport
4. Tyler, Texas
Would a rose by any other name still smell as sweet? You can find out in the Tyler Rose Garden, home to the annual Texas Rose Festival. Continue the nature theme with a trip to the Tyler State Park for lakeside swimming, hiking, and biking.
Where To Stay: Hilton Garden Inn, Tyler
5. Hot Springs, Arkansas
Rest and relaxation is the name of the game in Hot Springs where the historic Bathhouse Row features a number of spas and baths that draw from the naturally heated springs originating in nearby Hot Springs National Park.
Where To Stay: Embassy Suites by Hilton Hot Springs Hotel & Spa