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Road trips and microadventures are the new norms. Lucky for us, there are more than a handful of getaways within driving distance from Dallas.


Big Bend National Park, Texas

The park is an International Dark Sky Park, making it perfect for stargazing. It has the least amount of light pollution compared to the other national parks in the lower 48 states.

San Antonio, Texas

Everyone’s first stop tends to be The Alamo, but there are all kinds of crazy attractions in Alamo Square, from the wax museum and Ripley’s Believe It or Not, to the Guinness World Records Museum.

Port Aransas, Texas

Port Aransas is known as the “fishing capital of Texas”, so plan on spending a lot of time on the water. The town lies on the north end of Mustang Island, a barrier island off Texas.

New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans is well known for its quirky personality, annual Mardi Gras celebrations, and irresistible food. The city is the perfect driving distance from Dallas.

Gulf Shores, Alabama

This road trip from Dallas is great if you want a beautiful coastline, sand between your toes and outdoor adventures. A weekend in Gulf Shores offers fun in the sun and plenty of opportunities for relaxation.

Destin, Florida

There are several places near Destin for a 30A vacation (the state highway that runs through the area). Some favorite family vacation spots on 30A include Seaside, Watercolor, and Rosemary Beach.

Colorado Springs, Colorado

This is one of the best road trips from Dallas, as Colorado Springs is one of the most scenic destinations. There are plenty of great stops on the drive from Dallas to Colorado Springs.

Santa Fe, New Mexico

There are plenty things to do in Santa Fe that won’t break the bank. Take a walk around Canyon Road art district, with over 100 galleries and boutiques. Catch a sunset at Cross of the Martyr.

Memphis, Tennessee

This road trip from Dallas can be completed in a day, with a beautiful pit stop along the way. Hot Springs National Park is a great place to have some lunch, and take a break from the six and a half hour drive to Memphis.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

If your family loves museums and adventure, Oklahoma City is a great place to enjoy them both. Start with a canal ride through Bricktown and take in an OKC Dodgers baseball game.

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