For those of you that live near the Dallas area, remember that there are lots of things that you can do during the summer on a simple and inexpensive day trip or staycation. Staying close to home and not staying overnight in a hotel doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself and have a great time! Sometimes it’s hard to plan, pack, board the pets or haul them along too, book hotel rooms and schedule everyone’s vacation time just to get away for a few days. Many times it’s easier to get up earlier, get you’re walking shoes ready and just stay close to home, save money and sleep in your own bed after a long day of shopping eating and entertainment. So what can you do in a day’s time if you live in the Dallas area? Here’s a quick guide to your staycations near Dallas:
Visit Texas Discovery Gardens
Texas Discovery Gardens is a 7.5-acre organic garden that features both native and adapted plants. Here you’ll get to see what it’s like to visit a rainforest and they also feature a two-story butterfly house. You can also learn about the various snakes of Texas and visit their gift shop too. It’s open daily from 10 am to 5 pm, with final admission being sold at 4:15 pm. So if you’re wanting to learn more about our Earth and its beautiful native plants, this is a fun and educational place to visit on a day trip.
The Dallas World Aquarium
The Dallas World Aquarium has so much to offer. Currently, some of its featured animals include the Citron-Throated Toucan, the Brown-Throated Three-Toed Sloth, and the Orinoco Goose. The exhibits at the Dallas World Aquarium are spectacular and will give you an up close and personal experience with Mother Nature. They’re open daily from 9 am to 5 pm so the next time you want to spend a day in the jungle and learn about our precious earth and all its creatures, this is the place to go if you live in the Dallas area.
Lunch and Shopping
And for a day of casual dining, shopping, fresh hot coffee or an iced cold beverage, along with some looking around at Target, stop by the Irving Towne Center at the NE Corner of N Belt Line Rd and SH 183 in Irving, Texas. Grab a bite to eat at Chilis Grill & Bar or On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina and then go see that certain movie you’ve been wanting to see! But whatever you choose to do on your staycation, be sure to have fun!
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