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Weekend getaways from Dallas are the perfect opportunity to get away from your monotonous work routine during the week and to explore and learn about the different parts of the cities near you. A get (Read More)away trip during the weekend after a busy week is the perfect way to take a break in the form of a mini-vacation.

Here is the list of 20 Weekend Getaways Dallas

1. Austin


Austin is the capital city for Texas state and is ranked as the 11th most popular city in the United States. The city is rich in culture and is known for its live music performances and amazing food. The city houses hiking and biking trails, parks throughout the city, great music, and amazing food.
Distance from Dallas: located 3 hours 21 minutes, (195 miles)
Attractions: Some fun activities over the weekend in Austin are Lake Travis Zipline Adventures, Typhoon Texas Waterpark, The Escape games, Barton Springs Pool, and Scavenger Hunting, etc.

2. Denton


Denton is a small town in Denton County of the Texas state, it is famous for its live music shows, The Arts and Jazz festivals, Theatres, outdoor games, craft beers, and its lively atmosphere, etc., most of which take place in the central city of Denton
Distance from Dallas: 8 minutes (2 miles approximately)
Attractions Nearby: Bayless – Selby House, Muray Robert Lake State Park, Denton community theatre, Old Alton Bridge, Court House Museum on the square, Murchison Performing Arts Center, Doubletree Ranch Park, and The Water Works Park, etc.

3. Glen Rose

Glen Rose

A weekend trip to the city of Glen Rose is the ultimate decision for history lovers, the town is located in Somervell County in the Texas state. The city of Glen Rose is famous for the Fossil Rim Wildlife Centre, 25-foot Replica of the Noah’s Ark wildlife safaris, and their Dinosaurs tracks and is also famously known as the Dinosaur Capital of Texas.
Distance from Dallas: 1 Hour 25 Minutes, (75.4 miles)
Attractions: Dinosaur Valley State Park, Big Rocks Park, Fossil Rim Wildlife Centre, Bernard’s Mill Art Museum, Creation Evidence Museum, Paluxy Heritage Park, Squaw Valley Golf Course, and the Somervell County Courthouse, etc.

4. Lockhart


Lockhart is located in Caldwell County in Central Texas between the cities of Austin and San Antonio. The city of Lockhart is also famously known as the Barbecue Capital of Texas or the City with a vision, one can find the best barbecues in the United States here along with numerous breweries. Lockhart is the most preferred weekend trip destination among the other cities in Texas state.
Distance from Dallas: 3 Hours 40 minutes (224 miles)
Attractions: Lockhart Farm art Sculpture Trial, Galore Hill, Lockhart Water Tower Mural, The Lockhart state park, Caldwell County Courthouse, and the Gaslight – Baker Theatre, etc.

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5. Branson


Branson is located in the state of Missouri and is known as the family vacation destination. The city is located in the Taney and Stone district of Missouri. Branson is famous for its live shows, shopping complexes, and Museums, etc. Branson is the best place for a weekend getaway to connect back with nature and the city’s scenic views.
Distance from Dallas: 6 Hours 58 Minutes, (426 miles)
Attractions: Silver Dollar City, The Titanic Museum, The Hollywood Wax Museum, The Shepherd of the hills, Bigfoot Fun Park, Castle of Chaos, Beyond the Lens, and Wonderworks, etc.

6. Houston


Houston is one of the most popular cities in the United States, it is located in the state of Texas, it is the world capital of space exploration. The city is rich in its culture and multiculturalism and owns over 11,000 restaurants, over 20 museums, and shops. It is also home to the eighth wonder of the world: The Astrodome. Houston was named the Best City and the Great Global City in the United States and is a great destination for a short weekend trip.
Distance from Dallas: 3 Hours 52 Minutes, (239 miles)
Attractions: Johnson Space Center, Kemah Boardwalk, Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park, Bayou Bend Collection and Garden, Typhoon Texas Waterpark, Houston Graffiti building, Buc-ee’s. etc.

7. Tulsa


Tulsa is located in Oklahoma state, it is the second-largest city in the state and was known as the Oil Capital of the World in the early 1900’s. The city houses the largest collections of art decoration in the entire United States. The city is famous for their live music performances in the locally-owned restaurants and their World-Renowned Art Museums that feature a mixture of both art and history appreciating growing art.
Distance from Dallas: 4 Hours 30 Minutes, (258 miles approximately)
Attractions: Gilcrease Museum, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa Air and Space Museum and Planetarium, Oklahoma Aquarium, The Gathering Place at Tulsa river parks, Blue Dome entertainment district, and Utica square, etc.

8. Fredericksburg


Fredericksburg is located in the Gillespie district in central Texas. The city is home to a plethora of museums and is famous for its Wineries, each of which has something different to offer for everyone. Fredericksburg attracts tourists from all over the world throughout the year for its outdoor recreation, 300 plus annual festivals and also for its ambiance. It is a perfect place to get away from the bustling city life for a weekend.
Distance from Dallas: 4 Hours 11 Minutes, (249 miles)
Attractions: Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, Texas Grape wine tour, Torre di Pietra Vineyards, Messina Hof Hill Country Winery, Wine shuttle, Old tunnel state park, National Museum of Pacific War, Hoffman Haus Spa, Wildseed Farms, and the Lady Bird Johnson Park, etc.

9. New Braunfels

New Braunfels

New Braunfels in Comal and Guadalupe counties in Texas boasts one among the top waterpark in the whole of the Texas state. The city is rich in its German – Texan heritage and is known for its camping trips, kayaking, and paddleboarding, etc.
Distance from Dallas around 3 hours 42 minutes, (243 miles approximately)
Attractions: Gruene Historic District, The Comal river, The Landa park, and the Schlitterbahn Waterpark, etc., among the others.

10. New Orleans

New Orleans

New Orleans in Louisiana is known for its multilingual heritage and cross-culture. The city is also referred to as the most unique city in the United States. The city of New Orleans is very vibrant with authentic Creole food, live music performances, the Mardi Gras, and wonderful attractions.
Distance from Dallas: 7 hours and 31 minutes, (505 miles)
Attractions: Some of the famous attractions in this city is Bourbon street located in the central French quarter famous for its French and Spanish architecture, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, the Mardi Grass world, and Frenchman street among others.

11. San Antonio - The Mission City of USA

San Antonio - The Mission City of USA
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San Antonio is the second-largest city in the state of Texas rich in history, tradition, fascinating multiculturism, and bustling modern attractions worth exploring. The city boasts numerous numbers of vineyards, amusement parks, restaurants, galleries, the San Antoni river with cafes and hotels along the river, etc. The city can be explored on a bicycle which is the easiest and most affordable way to look around.

Distance from Dallas: 4 – 5 hours (approximately 273.8 miles,
Attractions: The Alamo historical museum and the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, that has a lot of historical significance to San Antonio, The San Antonio Riverwalk is famous for its cafes, restaurants, and hotels lined along the river, San Antonio Botanical Gardens, The Pearl Farmers Market for some amazing Mexican food cocktails and more.

12. Fort Worth

Fort Worth

The city of Fort Worth is also nicknamed the Funky town for the city’s active and vibrant nightlife. The city is also known by Cowtown, given to this city to its cattle-ranching industries. It is the fifth-largest city in Texas state and thirteenth in the United States. The city is known for its “old-west” themed shopping and fun.
Distance from Dallas: 30 – 40 minutes (32.4 miles)
Attractions: Some of the best activities to do in Fort Worth are visiting the Stockyards, a museum with cattle drives and numerous restaurants, The Sundance Square, and The Sixth Floor Museum and Dealey Plaza, etc.

13. Wimberley


Wimberley is located on the banks of the Blanco River in Texas; it is filled with naturally made swimming holes, restaurants, shops, distilleries, and pubs throughout the city is also best known for its culture and its wine throughout the state.
Distance from Dallas: 3 hours and 57, (232 miles)
Attraction: Swimming in Jacob’s well, ziplining adventures, visiting the Wimberley Valley Winery and Driftwood estate winery and the galleries around the city, watching a show at the Emily Ann Theatre and Gardens, watching glassmaking at the Wimberley glasswork center, etc.

14. Galveston - Island City in the Gulf Coast of Texas

Galveston - Island City in the Gulf Coast of Texas
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Galveston is an island city located South of Texas. It is a major port city and also a commercial center. It has often been referred to as the Wall-Street of the South. Holding one of the United States' largest ports, Galveston is also home to the American National Insurance Company. Known for its cultural heritage, the city hosts many music festivals and cultural shows throughout the year.

Distance from Dallas: located 4 hours- 5 hours, (294 miles)
Attractions: The Island has 32 miles of beaches; the most famous beach is the Seawall Boulevard. It also features the Moody Gardens, the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier Amusement Park, The Galveston Island Waterpark, and various unique museums like the Galveston Railroad Museum and the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and museum, etc.

15. Waco - 22nd Most Populous City in Texas

Waco - 22nd Most Populous City in Texas
3.5 /5

Waco is situated between Dallas and Austin, along the Brazos River, and is the second-largest city in McLennan County and Central Texas. The city is the ultimate destination for history lovers. It features the oldest operating University in the Texas state and the oldest suspension bridge, and the most scenic views.

Distance from Dallas: 1 hour and 30 minutes, (94.9 miles)
Attractions: The city boasts the well-known Magnolia Market, Texas Ranger Hall of Fame Museum, and the Branch Davidian Memorial Park among the other attractions.

16. Ennis - Bluebonnet City of Texas

Ennis - Bluebonnet City of Texas
1.2 /5

Ennis is also known as the Official Bluebonnet City of Texas, the city provides a 40 - mile drive around the bluebonnet of the Official Bluebonnet Trail of Texas, Authentic Czech food and music, and shopping in this historic district. The largest attraction in this city is the Bardwell lake that offers activities like fishing, swimming, skiing, and boating, etc., Texas Motorplex offering more than 90 plus auto racing events, Railroad Cultural Heritage Museum, Minnie McDowal Park which features the famous “Art Wall Sculpture” and the “Performance Gazebo”, Sugar Ridge Winery, and the Bluebonnet market are some of the few among many attraction in Ennis.

Distance from Dallas: 35 – 40 minutes, (34.9 miles)

17. McKinney - The second-largest city in the Collin County

McKinney - The second-largest city in the Collin County
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McKinney in Texas state is ranked among the best places to live in the United States. It is the second-largest city in Collin County. The city has a lot of historical significance and is one of the largest historic districts in the state. The city was originally known for serving as the principal commercial center for the county.

Distance from Dallas: 30 – 35 minutes, (33.1 miles),
Attractions: Wine tasting at the Landon Winery and the Mitas Hill Vineyard, a downtown McKinney food tour, and other small stores in the streets, Hiking and Biking in the Erwin Park and the Towne Lake Recreation Area, etc.

18. Tyler and Bullard

Tyler and Bullard

"Tyler, also known as the Rose Capital of the world, the city earned this name due to its long history of rose cultivation, processing, and production. The city of Tyler is located centrally in the Smith County of Texas which makes it easily accessible to other cities in the state. Tyler has many things to offer to its guests including historic attractions, nature, culture, and art, and has something to offer for all. Bullard is located 19 minutes from the city of Tyler. Bullard has famous attraction spots like the Kiepersol Estate Vineyards, M6 Winery, etc.

Distance from Dallas: 10 - 15 minutes, (7 miles approximately)
Attractions: The city is known for the Tyler Rose Garden that is spread around 14 acres of land showcasing over 35,000 varieties of rose. It is also known for the Caldwell zoo. American Freedom Museum and a plethora of unique museums, Camp Ford, Discovery science place, and many such exciting attractions. "

19. Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Texas

Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Texas

Palo Duro Canyon is the second largest canyon in the United States and has a historical significance to the country. Located between the cities Amarillo and Canyon this 120 miles long, 20 miles wide canyon is up to 800 feet deep. The Palo Duro Canyon provides a stunning view of the landscape while on a drive that leads you to the heart of the canyon, with hiking and biking trails, the most scenic Sunset, and Sunsets, this is the ultimate location for a weekend getaway.

Attractions : The Canyon has vintage cabins to stay over the night or the weekend, 1500 acres of land that can be explored on horseback, biking, and hiking trails with a scenic view, and an outdoor Amphitheatre with barbeque grills.
Distance from Dallas : 5 hours 49 minutes, (379.2 miles).

20. Oklahoma City - The City of Cowboy Culture and Capitol Complex

Oklahoma City - The City of Cowboy Culture and Capitol Complex
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Oklahoma City in Texas is the eighth largest city in the state is rich in urban culture, affordable, and family-friendly. The city houses numerous hotels, Lakes, museums for history, art, cowboys, oil and even Native Americans, and some of the most picturesque attractions.

Distance from Dallas: 3 hours 30 minutes, (233 miles)
Attractions: weekend trips to Tulsa that have Museums, zoos, Cave Houses, and the Blue Dome District. Another location is the Camping weekend at Turner Falls which has a 77ft waterfall, parks with cabins, RV Parks, and camping spots. The City of Oklahoma is also famous for Route 66 also known as The Mother Road in Oklahoma lead to many smaller towns with historic hotels within the city.

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