As Dallas features moderate year-round weather and mild winters, visitors will be pleasantly surprised to learn that there are many fun outdoor attractions, as well as indoor venues, that are ideal for a late winter, early springtime visit. No matter if you're traveling solo, on a romantic weekend trip, traveling for business, or on a Spring Break vacation with the kids, Dallas offers plenty of attractions for everyone.
Something for the Kids
Six Flags Over Texas — Photo courtesy of Six Flags Over Texas
Spring Break occurs around March every year, and traveling families will have numerous Dallas attractions from which to choose. Some popular local places include the Six Flags Over Texas amusement park in Arlington, as well as taking in a Texas Rangers baseball game when the season starts in early April. If you want to take in even more fresh spring air, take the self-guided walking tour, Public ArtWalk Dallas, which covers a little over 3 miles through Downtown Dallas. Or visit the Dallas Zoo or the Dallas Blooms exhibit at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.
Fun for Adults
Greenville Avenue St. Patrick's Day Parade — Photo courtesy of Greenville Ave St. Patrick's Day Parade
Who says that kids should have all the fun? Adult visitors to Dallas can also have a blast! Golfers will enjoy the Tour 18 golf course in Flower Mound. This public course features replica holes of famous courses, such as Amen Corner from Augusta National, the host course for the famous Masters tournament, and replica holes from Oakmont and Oakland Hills. If you're in town around St. Patrick's Day, you can't miss the huge Greenville Avenue parade and street party, complete with green beer and live music.
Rainy Day Fun
Even if it rains during your early springtime Dallas visit, you can still enjoy some of the city's finest attractions. Spend a rainy day at one of many local museums, such as the Dallas Museum of Art, Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza or Old Red Museum. Shopping is such a popular pastime (sometimes even considered a sport) to Dallas locals, that travelers can choose from many area indoor shopping centers, such as NorthPark Center, Galleria or the flagship Neiman Marcus store in Downtown Dallas. The Dallas World Aquarium is open year-round and is another perfect venue for cold or rainy days.
The Dallas Blues Festival occurs annually in March, and so does the the Hatch Chile Festival up in Allen. The Earth Day Dallas festival takes places at Fair Park every April. Visitors who want to partake in some local nature watching can take an afternoon drive along the Bluebonnet Trail near Ennis to see the annual display of the state's national flower.