Who’s ready to plan a weekend getaway? Whether you’re planning a day trip or overnight stay, we’ve got you covered! There are so many great weekend getaways from Dallas that are less than two hours away. From wineries, to outdoor adventures, or an authentic Western experience, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Forth Worth is just a 45 minute drive from Dallas which makes it the perfect place for a quick weekend getaway. Visit the historic Stockyards featuring a cattle drive, stop at Billy Bob’s to experience a Texas-sized dance floor, and eat your way through the delicious local eats. One of our favorite places to stay is the Hotel Drover which has a super fun western flair.
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Plan a fun wine-themed weekend getaway to Grapevine. With lots of local wineries and wine tasting rooms throughout the city, Grapevine is the perfect place for all wine lovers. Follow along the Urban Wine Trail which is a collection of ten winery tasting rooms located within Historic Downtown Grapevine. Make sure to add this to your list of the best weekend getaways from Dallas.
Austin is always worth a trip! There is so much to explore and see at our Texas Capitol. From live musicto paddleboarding at Lake Austin, watching the bats fly off into the sunset, or visiting Rainey Street which is THE spot for funky-themed bars and creative cocktails, there is so much fun stuff to do in Austin.
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If you’re a flea market fan, you want to make sure to add Canton to your list of weekend getaways from Dallas. Canton is known for its famous Frist Monday Trade Days, which is one of the largest flea markets in America. Shop from over 5,000 vendors and discover some hidden treasures.
One of our favorite Texas road trips from Dallas is Houston. From fun murals, great foodie spots, and visiting NASA’s astronaut training and flight control complex, there is so much to explore in this beautiful Texas city. Going for a girl’s trip or bachelorette? There are so many fun spots for you to visit.
Make sure to add Waco to you weekend getaway list. Whether you’re a Fixer Upper fan or not, Waco is always worth a trip. There is so much to explore, from the Dr Pepper Museum on 5th Street, the Waco Suspension Bridge and Riverwalk, and the famous Magnolia Silos, which offer lots of different shopping, as well as food and drink options.
If you’re looking for a great outdoor weekend getaway from Dallas, Grapevine Lake is the perfect place to go. Stretching over 8,000 acres, Grapevine Lake is a fun place for all things watersport related, including boating, water-skiing, windsurfing, fishing, and so much more. You’ll also get a chance to explore some hiking and biking trails during your stay. There is so much to do which makes it one of the best quick weekend getaways from Dallas within less than an hour drive.
Lake Lewisville is one of the largest lakes in north Texas and just an hour away from Dallas. It’s one of our top weekend getaways from Dallas, especially during the summer. This lake is perfect for boating, fishing, water skiing, swimming and everyone who’s looking for a relaxing time away from the hustle and bustle in the city.
Lake Texoma is the perfect weekend getaway for all outdoor enthusiasts. Not only are there ample of water activities, but the area around the lake also offers great opportunities for horseback riding, hunting, hiking, biking, and camping. The short two hour drive from Dallas makes it one of our favorite quick weekend getaways from Dallas.
Everything is bigger in Texas, including the gas stations. Buc-ee’s is a must stop for every Texas road trip. Stock up on your favorite snacks, pick up some fun branded shirts, Texas souvenirs, and more. We love getting some freshly made fudge for the road. Another plus, their bathrooms are always super clean.
Vanessa is a UNATION team member and author of the Stuff to Do in Dallas City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in...