Fodor's recommends the best weekend getaway ideas near Dallas, TX. Our itineraries include romantic, family, and girl's getaway experiences.
Dallasites who haven't ventured west of DFW in a while will find plenty to occupy themselves with for a weekend in Fort Worth, including world-class museums, rich cultural heritage, and nationally recognized cuisine. Born of a cowboy past (one of its nicknames is "Cowtown"), Fort Worth also still showcases that authentic Texas flair—think ten-gallon hats and custom-made boots—that many tourists (especially international ones) come here to experience.View Itinerary
Granbury and Glen Rose
It's easy to shake off city life in these two picturesque towns, set near each other in the southwestern part of North Texas' Plains and Lakes region. Here, among a hilly landscape lush with juniper, pecan, and sycamore trees, the outdoor possibilities include everything from hiking among dinosaurs footprints and kayaking along the Brazos River to lazing on a lakeside beach and even overnighting at a wildlife refuge.View Itinerary
In the heart of Texas' scenic Piney Woods region, you'll find magnolia, cypress, pine, and oak trees lining the roads. Come spring, wisteria and azaleas add vivid bursts of color. Nestled here is the town of Palestine (pronounced "pal-uh-steen"), notable for its architecture, rich history, and scenic dogwood trails.View Itinerary
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