Thinking of a family trip to Dallas/Fort Worth and don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered. Here are 19 ways to keep the whole brood entertained in different parts of the metroplex.
1) Help kids learn all about fossils, how the human body works, natural resources, the galaxies and planets, gems, minerals, and organisms and ecosystems at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.
2) Attend hourly feedings and talks at the Dallas World Aquarium. Youngsters can learn about the plants and animals from Mexican cenotes, South American rainforests, and coral reefs, among other ecosystems.
3) Attend a Broadway-like play at the Dallas Children’s Theater and experience the magic of live storytelling. The DCT also puts on sensory-friendly plays.
4) Come see the city’s newest signature structure, the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. The white bridge with its 400-foot arch spans the Trinity River, connecting downtown with West Dallas.
5) Hit some golf balls at the Topgolf Dallas location on Park Lane. (There are also locations in Arlington, Allen, and The Colony.)
6) Spend some relaxing time at the JadeWaters Resort Pool when you stay at the Hilton Anatole. Take advantage of the swim-up bar and the luxury cabanas, while the kids play in the splash area or go down the slides.
7) Take your kids to the Fort Worth Zoo, where they ‘ll learn about animals from around the world, from Andean condors to Australian kangaroos, as well as the zoo’s conservation efforts.
8) Enjoy the downtown oasis of the Fort Worth Water Gardens, where kids love to wander through the asymmetrical, multi-level water features, walkways, and pools.
9) Embrace Western heritage at the Stockyards National Historic District, as drovers drive a herd of longhorn cattle twice a day along Exchange Ave. There’s a Petting Zoo for the little ones inside the Stockyard Stables.
10) Head to Sundance Square, downtown Fort Worth’s shopping, dining, and entertainment district, which was named after the Sundance Kid. Look out for the jetted fountains and the Chisholm Trail cattle drive mural at the plaza.
11) Experience the exhilarating freedom of indoor skydiving at iFly – it’s safe for kids too! (You’ll also find a location in Frisco.)
12) Catch a Texas Rangers game at Globe Life Park. Hardcore enthusiasts can book a pre-game tour and watch warm-up and batting practice.
13) Plan a trip to Six Flags amusement park for entertainment, dining, and ride options for everyone in the family.
14) Cool off at the Hurricane Harbor water park during the long, hot Texas summers. Tots and adults alike will enjoy a day splashing about, taking a thrilling ride, or hanging out in a semi-private cabana.
15) Take the future astronomers in your family to the UTA Planetarium inside the University of Texas Arlington campus. Watch the public shows on stars, galaxies, and planets projected onto the 60-feet dome.
16) Prepare for some fun at PINSTACK (Plano), which has activities for everyone, like bowling lanes, laser tag and laser maze, rock-wall climbing, bumper cars, a giant Foosball for 15 players, and more.
17) Pack your swimsuit for Hawaiian Fall, a seasonal family-friendly water park with locations in the DFW area. It’s got everything from shallow pools safe for tots to fast rides for thrill-seekers.
18) Spend a day at LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Kids of all ages are sure to find something fun to do among the rides, LEGO build and play zones, a 4D theater, and a café for parents.
19) Marvel at SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium, which offers different aquarium exhibits, like the Shoreline, the interactive Rockpool, or the shoaling ring, as well an amazing underwater tunnel where sharks, rays, and green sea turtles swirl around you.
Come visit the great family-friendly places that DFW has to offer and book your accommodations at www.Travel.Hilton.com/Dallas-Fort-Worth.