10 top weekend explorations from Dallas

 Tuesday, August 30, 2022 

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You might want to have a look at this post if flying is always your idea of an awesome weekend getaway from Dallas. Discover these fascinating places from within a short turn away from the hubbub of the metropolis, whether you are eager to visit the rural outer reaches of the Lone Star State or its other big cities! 

Davis

Visit Davis to witness the state’s largest waterfall, Chickasaw tribal culture and Oklahoma’s oldest park. Arbuckle Wilderness Park offers a rustic drive-through safari where you may explore the lovely Turner Falls State Park and its picturesque surroundings. Home to captivating outdoor wonders, discover nature’s treasures from a range of perspective points, including high-altitude ziplines, underground swimming holes, and castle walls.

Fredericksburg 

Celebrated as the most German spot of Texas, Fredericksburg has long been a popular weekend getaway for Texans. A tiny town, this area is the heart of Texas’ wine country. There are more than 50 locations where you may sip delectable wines, enjoy live entertainment, and nibble on regional cheeses and meats. It’s the ideal location for a couple’s weekend escape!

Dripping Springs

It’s an absolutely beautiful place to discover, and it’s not even too far from the nearest big city. Dripping Springs, just about 40 minutes’ drive southwest of Austin, is renowned for its gently sloping hills, picturesque river and creeks, and distinctive downtown with boutiques. Visit one of the numerous award-winning wineries in the area, scale a limestone cliff at Reimers Ranch, or float in the azure waters of Hamilton Pool Preserve.

Broken Bow Lake

Broken Bow, located northeast of Dallas and directly across the border from Oklahoma, is one of the most charming weekend getaway destinations from Dallas. Although the town is small, the surrounding countryside is what draws most visitors because there are many towering pine trees, pristine lakes, and top-notch campgrounds to pick from, especially in the Ouachita National Forest. A rainbow in the sky during a stunning sunset at Broken Bow Lake is a one-of-a-kind experience. 

Glen Rose

There are numerous activities to enjoy during your weekend break, including bicycling, climbing, horseback riding, and hiking in the well-known dinosaur trails as well as kayaking on the crystal-clear Paluxy River. Hike up to 20 miles of trails, search for authentic dinosaur tracks along the riverbed, go fishing, or cool yourself in the water. Although Glen Rose’s prehistoric wonders and animal safaris may be its probably one of the best attractions, its historic centre is equally important.

Jefferson 

The historical attractions and location of Jefferson on the Texas map is what gives the city its allure. The latter gives it easy access to the casinos and resorts in nearby Shreveport as well as closeness to two lovely lakes that are only a short drive away. The small hamlet, which is regarded as the most haunted spot in Texas, is rich in history from the 1800s. Explore a cypress swamp, a historically haunted village, and maybe even an alligator!

Colorado Bend State Park

There are cave excursions, river recreation opportunities, and more than 35 miles of hiking and bike trails in Texas’ Colorado Bend State Park. With more than 400 underground caves and traversed by the Colorado River, this park is an awe inspiring natural setting. Finally, we arrive at the well-known Gorman Falls, a stunning cascade waterfall created by unusual travertine formations.

New Orleans

Something to always look forward to when visiting New Orleans are the sounds of the city.  One of the most sought-after places to experience music is New Orleans, thanks to its daily local and national live music events as well as its innumerable renowned musicians and venues. When visiting the city, the majority of visitors head to New Orleans’ French Quarter. The architecture here is the main draw, but there are also fantastic food and entertainment options. It is situated around a bend in the Mississippi River.

Marble Falls

A launching point for exploring the breathtaking natural areas tucked away in this region of the Texas Hill Country is Marble Falls. Visit the Colorado River Canyon via kayak or picturesque cruise on Lake Buchanan. Explore cliffs, waterfalls, and wildlife. A bald eagle may be seen during the winter. Take a guided walking tour to Longhorn Caverns to view spectacular cave formations, discover historical stories, and experience total darkness. At the spectacular Devil’s Waterhole at Inks Lake, one may go swimming or cliff jumping. or going on a hike through the stunning scenery.

Wimberley 

Wimberley is a timeless classic of Texas. Frequently referred to as the Hill Country’s “Little Bit of Heaven,” it is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city. People visit Wimberley for a variety of reasons, including the zipline tours, market shopping, and some of Texas’ top bars. Spending a weekend or a few days here is an excellent option because, despite being a little town, it has a lot to offer.

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