Planning for Spring Break in Dallas

Dallas Must-Sees During Spring Break

Spring break is a time for the whole family to recharge, and get ready for the final stretch of the school year, and also, it’s an opportunity to enjoy some fun activities with families and friends. Here are some helpful tips to help you have a great spring break and a few suggestions for fun places to see around Dallas.

  • Begin Early – Early spring break planning saves time, money, and stress down the road. Additionally, it gives you a lot of time to decide whether to visit family or go on a trip with some close friends. The earlier you choose, the lower the travel expenses are. In addition, if you plan to vacation with friends, you and your team will want time to prepare where to go. Meet to set a spending budget and note what each of you wants from your break. Compromising is essential, and rushing at the last minute to find a getaway spot may prove to be distressing.
  • You Don’t Need to Leave the City – Despite the glamor that comes with a spring break trip to Dallas or a cross-country road trip, staying in town offers plenty of benefits. See how many friends will be in the area throughout the break and plan day trips to nearby destinations. If you’re by a city, take a look at a few things you wouldn’t have been able to see while in school. Sticking around lets you be adventurous in your town and avoid spending money on a week-long trip.
  • Keep It Small – No matter what you end up doing this spring break, there will be additional costs. Never travel out of the country except if you do plenty of research and find a great deal. Long road trips can get costly as food and gas accumulate faster than you might assume. Try to keep your group small. Planning for large groups gets tremendously tricky as each person has trip preferences. Spending your break with a small group of friends also lets you all develop closer with each other.

Cedar Hill

1570 West FM 1382
Cedar Hill, TX 75104
(972)291-3900

Only about 20 miles south of downtown Dallas close to Joe Pool Lake, is a group of places to see nature and go hiking. Check out Cedar Hill State Park, Cedar Ridge Preserve, and Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center for trail systems boasting Hill Country-like landscape and views from some of the most significant areas in the Dallas Region. The greenbelt areas are loaded with local trees and plants, bringing in birds, reptiles, butterflies, and insects. Every location offers various amenities. Due to pandemic precautions, some features may be closed. The state park allows swimming, fishing as well as camping. tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/cedar-hill

Dallas Blooms at the Dallas Arboretum

8525 Garland Rd
Dallas, TX 75218
(214) 515-6615

Known by Southern Living as one of “The Best Places to See Stunning Spring Blooms Across the South,” the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden present Dallas Blooms, the largest yearly floral event in the Southwest. IBERIABANK/First Horizon’s presents this fantastic event from February 24–April 8. With the concept “America the Beautiful,” the actual spring festival showcases a surge of color through 100 varieties of spring bulbs and over 500, 000 spring-blooming blossoms, thousands of beautiful azaleas, and hundreds of Japanese cherry trees. Every week, Dallas Blooms focuses on one of the six areas in the United States with food, music, flowers, and exclusive activities. dallasarboretum.org

Epic Waters

2970 Epic Place
Grand Prairie, TX 75052
(972) 337-3131

Families can go for a swim, whatever the weather is like, at Grand Prairie’s 800,000 square-foot indoor-outdoor water recreation area complex. It has a UV-protected retractable roof, a 600-foot lazy river, Lasso Loop body slide, FlowRider surfing simulator, Aquanaut inner-tube ride, and Rascal’s Roundup, a particular area intended for children. You will find a cafe, a bar and lounge, and an arcade along with classic and current games. The park has less capacity and signs to promote social distancing, enhanced cleaning procedures, and hand sanitizer areas. Guests 10-year-old and above are requested to wear face coverings except when swimming, eating, drinking, showering, and changing clothes. epicwatersgp.com

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

2201 N Field St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 428-5555

Visit Perot’s “The Science of Guinness World Records.” Discover the science and secrets behind record-breaking human feats, including performing the most drum beats in a single minute and growing the longest mustache ever. You can also see the biggest Pac-Man video game and the smallest hand-crafted chess set. The museum’s permanent collection includes display halls focused on the science of sports, animals, dinosaurs, space, human anatomy, hands-on experiments, and much more. Our little explorers can delight in the actual Moody Family Children’s Museum, where kids five and younger with an adult companion can play in a pint-size world. perotmuseum.org

Great Wolf Lodge

100 Great Wolf Dr
Grapevine, TX 76051
(800) 693-9653

This family-focused resort has rooms made to accommodate adults and children, and a few even have log cabins or tent-themed sleeping areas for the kids. A night’s stay consists of family activities such as story-times and dance events and an entry to the indoor, 84-degree water park as well as its wave pool, lazy river, and water slides. There are also ropes courses, MagiQuest, Build-a-Bear, and more. greatwolf.com

Dallas Zoo

650 S R L Thornton Fwy
Dallas, TX 75203
(469) 554-7501

This Spring break, visit the largest zoological experience in Texas with a trip to the Dallas Zoo. Located in South Dallas, the zoo is home to numerous animal experiences that make for an enjoyable family getaway. Stop by the giraffe feeding ridge, or perhaps make your way to the Wonders of the Wild wildlife exhibit. Additionally, there are hourly animal encounters at the zoo’s brand new Animals in Action pop-up encounters. dallaszoo.com

Reunion Tower Geo-Deck

300 Reunion Blvd E
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 712-7040


Plan a family spring break adventure at the iconic Reunion Tower Geo-Deck for weekday activities from March 6 to 17. Discover the Dallas skyline with the Tower’s 360-degree video experience, check out the indoor and outside observation decks, and collect a free digital photo! Activities accompany all general admission tickets available for purchase online. Additionally, Reunion Tower has several Spring Break programs planned that fit all age groups. reuniontower.com

The Sixth Floor Museum

411 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 747-6660

Discover Art Reframes History at The Sixth Floor Museum. This unique installation of works explores the range of ways artists interpret the historical past, showcased through 10 various artistic approaches, including photography, oil painting, and music theater. The museum’s permanent exhibit is a must-see outside of this unique exhibit. Learn about the life and legacy of John F. Kennedy through an interactive, audio-guided tour, and stop by the gift shop on the way out for unique memorabilia. jfk.org

Texas Discovery Garden

3601 Martin Luther King Junior Blvd
Dallas, TX, 75210
(214) 428-7476

Join us for Spring Break March 11th–15th! Start your mornings with lively story times and laughter-filled charades. Embark on an exciting bug hunt, uncovering the wonders of the natural world. Get up close with fascinating plants and witness the graceful release of butterflies. Top off your days with thrilling animal interactions that will leave lasting memories. Check the calendar for the daily release times, and don’t forget to bring your snacks while you enjoy the garden behind the exhibit! txdg.org

Legoland Discovery Center

3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy
Grapevine, TX
(469) 444-3050

LEGOLAND Discovery Center offers various attractions that are perfect this Spring break. There are various activities in the center for your children to do. legolanddiscoverycenter.com/dallas-fw

Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park

1462 1st Ave
Dallas, TX 7521
(469) 554-7340

From big sharks and stingrays to small but colorful fish, the Children’s Aquarium houses fantastic aquatic creatures from across the globe and around the state. Guests can feed and pet their graceful stingrays and give their new Archer Fish that spit water to get their meals. Over 55 exhibits present an eye-level view of some of the fascinating animals in the world. childrensaquarium.com

Dallas Museum of Art

1717 N Harwood St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 922-1200

Whether you’re enjoying a staycation at home or visiting Dallas from out of town, we cordially invite you to brighten your Spring Break by visiting the DMA. Participate in our yearly complimentary programming designed specifically for children and families, including drop-in art creation, engaging sensory play, captivating storytelling sessions within our galleries, and more.Visit their website for upcoming activities, times, and other information. dma.org

Final Word on Must-see Destinations in Dallas this Spring Break

As we close our guide to the must-see destinations in Dallas this Spring Break, we at Kidventure hope you find inspiration and excitement in the adventures that await you and your family. From the natural beauty of Cedar Hill to the interactive fun at Epic Waters and the educational experiences at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas is a city bursting with opportunities for exploration and learning.

In addition to these fantastic destinations, we’re thrilled to mention Kidventure’s Spring Break Camps as an outstanding option for families looking for organized, enriching, and fun activities for their children. Our camps offer a variety of programs that cater to different interests, ensuring that every child has the opportunity to explore, learn, and make new friends in a safe and stimulating environment.

Spring Break is a special time to make memories that last a lifetime, and Dallas offers the perfect backdrop for those moments. Whether you’re marveling at the blooms at the Dallas Arboretum, making a splash at Great Wolf Lodge, getting up close with the animals at the Dallas Zoo, or taking in the views from the Reunion Tower Geo-Deck, each day is an opportunity for a new adventure.

At Kidventure, we believe that every child deserves the chance to explore, learn, and grow. Our mission extends beyond our camps, aiming to inspire families to engage with their surroundings and discover the joy of active play and education. Dallas is a playground of cultural, historical, and natural treasures waiting to be discovered. So, grab your adventure gear, and let’s make this Spring Break one for the books. Here’s to discovering all the fun and learning that Dallas has to offer, together. Happy adventuring!

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