6+ Quick Weekend Getaways From Dallas

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Who’s ready to plan a weekend getaway? Whether you’re planning a daytrip 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, outdoor adventures, or an authentic Western experience, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

City Weekend Getaways From Dallas

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Fort Worth

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.

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If you’re a flea market fan, you want to make sure to add Canton to your weekend getaway list. 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.

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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.

📍 Waco

Lake Weekend Getaways From Dallas

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Grapevine Lake

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.

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Lewisville Lake

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. 

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Lake Texoma

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. 

Road Trip Stops

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Czech Stop

Czech stop is a little Czech bakery located in the small town of West Texas. Don’t miss your chance to stop by on your way to Waco other cities south of Dallas. The stores serves traditional Czech cuisine favorites, including kolache, klobasnek, and strudel. 

Monday | 6:00am–10:00pm
Tuesday | 6:00am–10:00pm
Wednesday | 6:00am–10:00pm
Thursday | 6:00am–10:00pm
Friday | 6:00am–10:00pm
Saturday | 6:00am–10:00pm
Sunday | 6:00am–10:00pm

📍 Czech Stop



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. 

Monday | Open 24 hours
Tuesday | Open 24 hours
Wednesday | Open 24 hours
Thursday | Open 24 hours
Friday | Open 24 hours
Saturday | Open 24 hours
Sunday | Open 24 hours

📍 Buc-cee’s

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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 Dallas, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinDallas on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok.