For those of you that live in the Dallas area, there are lots of things that you can do during the summer as an easy and inexpensive day trip or staycation. Staying close to home, and not paying for an expensive hotel, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself and have a great time! Sometimes it’s hard to plan, pack, book hotel rooms and schedule everyone’s vacation time just to get away for a few days. Many times it’s easier to get up earlier, get you’re walking shoes ready and just stay close to home, save money and sleep in your own bed after a long day of shopping, eating and entertainment. So what can you do in a day’s time if you live in the Dallas area? Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Visit the Texas Discovery Gardens
Texas Discovery Gardens is best described as being an 7.5 acre organic garden that features both native and adapted plants. You’ll get to see what it’s like to visit a rainforest and the gardens also have a two-story butterfly house. You can learn about the various types snakes that live in Texas and visit their gift shop too. It’s open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. So if you’re wanting to learn more about our beautiful earth and its native plants, this is a fun and educational place to visit on a day trip.
The Dallas World Aquarium
At the Dallas World Aquarium has so much to offer. Currently, some of it’s featured animals include the Citron-Throated Toucan, the Brown-Throated Three-Toed Sloth, and the Orinoco Goose. The exhibits at the Dallas World Aquarium are spectacular and will give you an up close and personal experience with a wide variety of animals. They’re open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The next time you want to spend a day in the jungle and learn about all its creatures, this is the place to go if you live in the Dallas area.
Lunch and Shopping!
And for a day of casual dining, shopping, fresh hot coffee or an ice cold beverage, stop by Trinity Valley in Carrollton, TX. Grab a bite to eat at Chili’s Grill and Bar or Dickey’s Barbecue Pit and then go see that new movie you’ve been wanting to see! But whatever you choose to do on your staycation, be sure to have fun!
Trinity Valley is offered by Weitzman. Weitzman is one of the leading commercial real estate companies in North Texas. Weitzman offers a full range of Commercial Real Estate services including Project Representation, Tenant Representation and Investment Sales and, is also a leading Asset Management and Development Services Commercial Real Estate firm.