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Apr 10, 2018
by Pam Thomas
Day Trip Ideas - A Short Drive From Dallas
There’s nothing quite like a quick getaway with the family
to break the bondage of everyday humdrum and power yourself up the rest
of the month. Dallas, TX, in fact, is conveniently located within a
short charter bus drive from some old towns, outdoor recreational
centers and historical sites that lets you strike out on your own
without breaking the bank.
If you spend some time (ideally a few weeks to a month) floating some
ideas around with your loved ones, you won't end up stretching yourself
too thin while getting the chance to explore places that are absolutely
packed with personality. A short distance away is places that boast of
wine country escapades, lakeside retreats, rejuvenating spas, thrilling
theme parks, eclectic art districts, and head-turning year-round events.
Here are a few ideas to set your mind chugging.
1. Hotels, resorts, and spas within close
proximity to Dallas, TX
With more than 1,200 luxurious hotel rooms with marble
bathrooms and double vanity areas, 120 suites, chic Italian, Tex-Mex
and Old-West style dining options, spas, a 6,000 square foot complex
with waterslides, a lazy river, heated pools (with a full bar to the
side) and a club with live entertainment, it’s hard to go wrong with The Gaylord Texan Resort.
On the other hand, you can also make the 30-minute drive to The Westin Stonebriar Hotel
& Golf Club if you’re into golfing and are looking
for a place where the kiddos can roam and romp about as they please.
While you’re taking your golf game to the top at its renowned 18-hole
championship-style golf course, other family members can spend their
time splashing around in the 200-foot long lagoon-style pool and soak
up some sun.
For the adventurous at heart, knock yourself out with activities like
horseback riding, paintballing, hayrides, cooking lessons, wildlife
tours, model rocket launching, fishing, archery, hunting, and cattle
driving, just to name a few, at Rough
Creek Lodge and Resort which is located approximately an
hour and 30 minutes drive away from downtown Dallas, TX. The Cliffs Resort on Possum
Kingdom Lake, in the meantime, is second to none as far as
a destination for water lovers is concerned. Rent a watercraft and
swerve around in the waters, putt with your friends at the par-71 golf
course (one of the most challenging in Texas), or sign up for a calming
spa session at The Spa
at The Cliffs.
Texan Resort Hotel & Convention Center
1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX 76051
Massages, spas, live entertainment, treatment rooms, a massive
conference center for business meetings, trade shows, and functions,
Westin Stonebriar Hotel & Golf Club
1549 Legacy Dr, Frisco, TX 75034
: Great restaurants that serve up a fanfare of breakfast, brunch, baked
goods, coffee, and cocktails. Small rewards are given to customers for
participating in their green movement of conserving energy and
1435 Pvtrd Era 1256, 3505, Iredell, TX 76649
: An amazing place for outdoor lovers, families, and couples. Has a
waterpark with slides and rock-climbing amenities, as well as a rustic,
true-blue traditional American restaurant to serve up a storm. Venues
and facilities for meetings, conferences, and weddings available.
Cliffs Resort on Possum Kingdom Lake
160 Cliffs Dr, Graford, TX 76449
: A cool place for fishing, water activities, romantic sunset and
sunrise by the lake. Enjoy its 24-hour fitness center, sign up for
sailing or water-skiing, or simply lounge around sunbathing. The
Chaparral Grille serves fresh-out-of-the-sea delicacies and other
favorites, brews, and breakfast buffets.
2. Getting adventurous with your family
A top-visited city in Texas, Dallas is a dream ticket for
anyone with a family of active toddlers and teens. Attractions, as
touristy as it sometimes can get, attractions like Six Flags,
Aquariums, rodeo shows, fairs, art exhibitions, parks, and gardens are
sure to keep everyone pumped. There’s pleasant pandemonium to
experience with rides like AQUAMAN Splashdown, BATWING, Looney Tunes
Adventure Camp, Roaring Rapids, Six Flags Speedway Go Karts, Taz
Tornado Swings, Texas Depot and many more at Six Flags Over Texas in
less than 30 minutes charter bus ride away!
You can also have an educational trip to the Dallas World Aquarium
to let the kids learn about unique animals like the red-backed bearded
saki, butterflyfish, tomato frog, blue poison dart frog, blackeye goby,
harlequin shrimp, Moorish idol, Jabiru stork, American Flamingo, and
black-and-white hawk-eagle, or bring the rented charter bus to Mesquite ProRodeo
for one of their unique cowboy/cowgirl or dirt bike shows.
Flags Over Texas
2201 E Road to Six Flags St, Arlington, TX 76010
: Scooter rental is available for the elderly and disabled, affordable
promotions like ‘Bring a Friend Day’ is up for grabs, has a covered
playground, more than 50 different rides with differing thrill factors,
live entertainment, great atmosphere and budget-friendly season passes.
1801 N Griffin St, Dallas, TX 75202
: Thoughtfully designed for strollers, wheelchairs, toddlers and lots
of walking. Has a conservation and education program, rescuing
endangered and injured animals and wildlife is a part of a cooperative
1818 Rodeo Dr, Mesquite, TX 75149
: Features the blow-by-blow rough and tumble action of rodeo riders
from April to September played to the tune of the latest hip-hop music.
Provides live entertainment, cowboy/cowgirl, and dirt bike
entertainment; a great night for the whole family. Drop by its gift
shop for unique souvenirs for your friends back home.
3. Unwind and disconnect from the world
When it becomes plain as day that you need the weekend off
to just get away from the buzz of your work week, it doesn't take much
to just drop everything and enjoy whatever’s in Dallas’ backyard. This
won’t cut into your budget and is a great way to bond with your family
members. If you’ve grown up in large cities, taking a charter bus ride
along the scenic 3-hour drive along Beavers
Bend will blow your mind. The scenic route is located
towards the southeastern corner of Texas near Broken Bow where cozy log
cabins, spacious greens, wooded terrains, lakes with crystal clear
water and streams are common sights. It is also easy to get absorbed
into the crowd of people at Magnolia
Market at The Silos, you can always sidestep the buzz with
a trip to Travaasa Austin or check yourself into the Oasis On Lake Travis.
Living in the moment is what you will also find yourself doing when you
take the charter bus to Fredericksburg,
TX, a city located in the heart of Texas. It defines what
a true getaway should really be like, with stories you’ve never heard
of, a rustic charm that will rub off on you, romantic sunsets, small
towns with friendly locals, and of course, the wineries. Step away from
the rushed vibe of Dallas, 4 hours away, and enter well over 2 dozen
local wineries where wine is tested, food is devoured and memories are
Bend Scenic Route and Park
: Peak time is autumn when every tree and leaf seems to shine through
with their own shade of color, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, ATV
riding, golfing, kayaking, boating, jet skiing along Beavers Bend Lake
and biking are permitted activities along the route and park.
Market At The Silos
601 Webster Ave, Waco, TX 76706
: An idiosyncratic place packed with people like the opening day of a
state fair. An amazing array of home decor, t-shirts, plants, desserts,
coffee, baked goods like cookies and cupcakes. A place where people are
flippantly carefree about the crowd size and their focus is to simply
converge and shop.
13500 FM 2769, Austin, TX 78726
: A freewheeling experience where peacefulness and self-reflection is
the duty of the day. A simple day-trip to Travaasa has been said to be
powerful enough of shifting entire mindsets. They also offer meeting
rooms, team-building activities, rope courses, and a spa located in the
midst of the blindingly beautiful Hill Country.
: The small town is lined with historic streets spotted with hundreds
of different treasured historic structures that date its German
heritage. Dozens of wineries and restaurants to choose from, boutiques
to shop in and settlers’ homesteads to explore. Be sure to drop by
Pioneer Museum, Marktplatz and the National Museums of the Pacific
Chartering a Dallas Charter Bus is the Perfect Way
to Get Around!
a Dallas bus to get you and your family around the
above-mentioned attractions is a fun and affordable way to get around.
You get to enjoy all the excitement, and minus the driving, parking and
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