Arts & Culture

Your guide to a Dallas summer getaway

The most relaxed season of the year is upon us - here's everything you should know to make your summer vacation trip a great one.

Diana Trujillo
Posted on Jun 26, 2019


Take advantage of summer hotel deals

From July 1 through Aug. 16, select Dallas hotels are offering up to 20% off your stay. The lineup includes everything from budget-friendly deals to luxurious accommodations – all perfect for a family getaway before school starts or a romantic escape for two.


Experience arts and culture  

The Dallas arts scene is constantly evolving, thanks to its spectacular venues playing host to impressive shows and exhibitions for both locals and visitors to enjoy. This summer is no different, with Dior: From Paris to the World making its way to the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibit, making its only Texas stop and last scheduled U.S. viewing, showcases more than 70 years of the brand's history, legacy and influence.

For a wider breadth of museums and experiences, the Dallas CityPASS is your answer. The admissions booklet gives you discounted entries to some of the city's top attractions like the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Reunion Tower GeO-Deck, the Dallas Zoo and the Sixth Floor Museum.


Embrace the heat

Summer time in Dallas means hot days and even hotter temperatures. But no need to fret – the city is well versed in ways to keep cool. From unique ways to keep the kids out of the sun (think indoor sky diving and one-of-a-kind museums) and water parks to summer's favorite treats (ice cream and paletas), conquering the heat is a breeze.


Get the Dallas twist on your favorite hobbies

No matter what you're into, Dallas has you covered. Shopping enthusiasts should make their way to NorthPark Center, home to more than 230 retail stores and dozens of exclusive brands –brands you won't find anywhere else in the state. The shopping center also participates in Texas' annual tax-free shopping weekend, scheduled for Aug. 9 – 11, 2019.

And live music lives in the veins of the city so music lovers can find it both front and center and quietly tucked away. Spots like The BlueLight Dallas in Deep Ellum host weekly local bands, while bigger venues like The Bomb Factory bring both mainstream acts and indie names to its stage.


Live large, drink margs

Cool down the best way Dallas knows how – with a margarita! Dallas has staked its claim as The Official Home of the Frozen Margarita and collected the city's best and brightest margaritas. Download the app and get to know The Margarita Mile. Don't know where to start? Check out our overview of the Mile here.