The Ultimate Bucket List For Your Summer in Dallas

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Suns out, buns out! Are you ready to explore all the best things to do this summer in Dallas? We’ve created the ultimate bucket list for your summer in Dallas. Whether you’re looking for the best ice cream spots, lakes, rooftop pools, concerts, and more, there is no shortage of fun summer adventures in Dallas. 

Ice Ice Baby - Enjoy Some Ice Cream

Is there anything better to get during the summer in Dallas than ice cream? From soft-serve ice cream, ice cream flights, ice cream stuffed donuts, ice cream sandwiches, or just your regular scoop of ice cream. We’ve done our research on the best Dallas ice cream shops to help you take your pick. 

Head to the Lake

Lake days are our favorite kinds of days, especially during the summer in Dallas, and luckily, there are plenty of lakes around the city. Pack up your family or friends and spend your summer weekends out on the lake boating, swimming, fishing, and so much more.

Summer Date Ideas

There are so many fun things to do during the summer in Dallas. If you are trying to plan a fun summer date for you and your partner or a first date, we’re here to help you. From watching the sunset, hitting up the food trucks, ziplining, and so much more, you’re sure to have a good time on these dates.  

Let's Have Some Fun at A Water Park

Beat the heat this summer in Dallas and head to one of the many water parks in and around the city. From relaxing lazy rivers to thrilling long winding waterslides, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Head to a Concert

Get ready for an awesome concert lineup this summer in Dallas! You don’t want to miss these upcoming concerts. We’re here to help you snag the latest tickets, stay in the loop with event details, and make some awesome memories with your crew!

Top Texas Road Trips From Dallas

Want to take a road trip to enjoy this long weekend? We’ve created a list of the top Texas road trips from Dallas for you! Whether you’re looking for some great food, fun activities, an outdoor adventure, or just some time to relax, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Let’s pack our bags and hit the road!

Spend The Day at a Rooftop Pool

Summer is here which means we’re all looking for a place to cool off and relax. What better way to do so than at the best rooftop pools in downtown Dallas. Enjoy a stunning view while taking a dip in the pool and sipping a refreshing cocktail this summer in Dallas. Most hotel pools offer day passes.

Spice Up Your IG Feed

Get your phones ready! We’ve found the most Instagrammable restaurants in Dallas for you! From beautiful decor to aesthetically pleasing food and drinks, here are some great spots to spice up your Instagram feed with some awesome photo ops this summer in Dallas.

Enjoy a Frozen Margarita

Cheers! If you’re loving margaritas as much as we do, you’ve come to the right place! There is nothing better than eating some delicious tacos while sipping a tasty margarita. Frozen margaritas are the perfect way to cool off during the summer in Dallas. 

Free Things to Do in Downtown Dallas

Are you on a budget this summer? Don’t worry, there is still plenty of fun stuff you can do this summer in Dallas for free. We’ve made a list of the best free things to do in downtown Dallas. Whether you want to see some sights, relax, or learn more about the city’s history, there is no need to spend any money to have a good time. 

Visit a Museum

Are you trying to find a way to cool off during the summer in Dallas? Visiting one of the many museums is a great way to go. Explore some of Dallas’ finest museums filled with art, history, science, and culture for all ages. 

Enjoy a Staycation

We’re not just on a regular vacation, we’re on a STAYcation! Staycations are a great way to relax and have fun without the travel coast and added stress. From delicious food and drinks to beautiful views of the city, and amazing pools. We’ve found the best hotels in Dallas for your next staycation. 

Best Happy Hours in Dallas

It’s five o’clock somewhere! Thankfully, Dallas has no shortage of great happy hour deals. Why enjoy your favorite drink for the full price when you can get it way cheaper during happy hour. We’ve compiled a list of the top happy hours in Dallas that you and your friends don’t want to miss out on this summer.

Hot Girl Summer Walk

Get ready to put those headphones on, turn up your music, and treat the world like it’s your runway. We’ve found some of the best places to take a hot girl summer walk in Dallas, and even though the temperatures might be rising, these places will ensure that your hot girl walk doesn’t burn you out. 

Before you go…

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Vanessa Umbrage

Vanessa Umbrage

Vanessa is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Dallas City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Dallas area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinDallas on Instagram and Facebook.