Summer is just around the corner and we want you to get the most out of the season. Sometimes it is hard to plan lengthy vacations. You have to get time off approved, make arrangements with family or friends, and vacations don’t come cheap. So instead of travelling outside of Texas to take a break, why not take a staycation? We’ve got 10 of the best staycations in Dallas.
Staycations in Dallas for Fun with Friends:
The Sanford House
Where: 506 N Center St, Arlington, TX 76011
Why: Grab your girls and head to the cozy little bed and breakfast, The Sanford House for a weekend of spa treatments and relaxation. This unique spots transports you back to old Historic Texas.
Things to Do: Relax in the spa with treatments like deep tissue massages, brown sugar body scrubs, facials, manicures and much more. It is close to nearby Downtown Arlington for shopping, eating and fun. You can also check out Six Flags Over Texas which is nearby.
Where: 1325 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75215
Why: Nylo is a chic spot in the South Side neighborhood with a mix of historic and industrial design. This hotel has just about everything you could want and need like a rooftop pool, great bar and yummy restaurant. Plus, it is in a great location so you can check out all the Downtown spots and use the Cedars DART system to get around.
Things to Do: Soak up the sun and lounge by the pool. Sip drinks at the SODA bar and pool on the rooftop. You’ll enjoy city views and some poolside fun.
Where: 2332 Leonard St, Dallas, TX 75201
Why: Head up Uptown Dallas for an upscale staycation at Hotel ZaZa. It is incredibly cool and has concept rooms like the Bohemia with French European décor or the Erotica with a ton of velvet, fur and of course, an oversized whirlpool bath. This hotel has a ton of personality. Plus it is only an 11 minute walk from the Dallas Museum of Art and the M Line Trolley stop is close so you can zip around town.
Things to Do: The ZaSpa is perfect for anybody looking to relax and indulge. You can also hang out poolside, soak up some sun and enjoy cocktails. Foodies will love brunch at Dragonfly.
Staycations in Dallas for Family Fun:
Great Wolf Lodge
Where: 100 Great Wolf Dr, Grapevine, TX 76051
Why: Venture outside of Dallas and check out Great Wolf Lodge. There are a ton of kid approved activities to entertain the whole family for a weekend. There are plenty of housing options, suites, and themed rooms that will give parents much needed privacy and room for the kids to play.
Things to Do: There is an epic indoor waterpark for the kiddos, plus games and attractions like a giant ropes course, a movie theater and video arcade.
Arbuckle Wilderness Park
Where: 6132 Kay Starr Trail, Davis, OK 73030
Why: Alright fine, this staycation isn’t in Dallas but it so fantastic that you can’t miss. The drive to Davis is only 2 hours away so this mountain escape is worth the car ride. The kids will love seeing all of the animals and activities at Arbuckle Wilderness Park. It is a great way to spend the day outdoors and with the family.
Things to Do: One of the main features of Arbuckle Wilderness Park is the drive through safari. Plus, there are rides like bumper boats, go-carts, bounce houses and games to keep the kiddos busy. Spend the night with A.L. Hideaway Cabins. Stay in cozy country cabins, and enjoy some hiking, fishing and time outdoors.
Rough Creek Lodge
Where: 5165 County Road 2013, Iredell, TX 76649
Why: The drive to Iredell is under 2 hours and the final destination is worth it. Rough Creek Lodge is a great, secluded spot for families looking for a break from it all. While it is a popular stop for hunters, there are plenty of activities to keep parents and kids happy.
Things to Do: Go on a guided fishing trip, horseback riding, go paintballing, ride on Kawaski Mules or relax in the spa. There are plenty of options, whether you’re looking to get outside, or indulge.
Staycations in Dallas for Romance:
The Highland Dallas
Where: 5300 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75206
Why: If you’re looking for staycations in Dallas filled with romance, look no further than The Highland. This sophisticated hotel is perfect for a romantic weekend with your sweetheart. There is a fabulous steakhouse, relaxing spa, infinity pool and much more. Plus, it is in a great location. You’re minutes away from shopping and dining at Mockingbird Station.
Things to Do: Lounge in a private cabana by the pool and sip on cocktails or treat yourself in the spa. We recommend grabbing a custom cocktail at Knife bar.
Where: 1020 Raiford Rd, Carrollton, TX 75007
Why: The Spa Castle in Carrollton is all about bliss and relaxation. It is the perfect spot to go to treat yourself and get close with your sweetie. Plus, it is a great retreat from the Dallas heat.
Things to Do: Relax in the spa with massages, facials and special treatments. There are saunas, swimming pools with swim up bars and so much more for a weekend of luxury.
9. The Texas White House B&B
alaazWhere: 1417 8th Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Why: This rustic bed and breakfast is great for an overnight or weekend getaway.
Things to Do: Relax and experience Fort Worth culture. You’re only 2.8 miles away from the Kimbell Art Musuem and 2.6 miles away from the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. There are plenty of delicious eateries less than 2 blocks away. Lounge in the garden, swing in a hammock and enjoy some peace and quiet.
10. Azalea Plantation B&B
Where: 1400 Robinwood Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76111
Why: Immerse yourself in Southern charm for a weekend at this Victorian bed and breakfast hidden among the oak trees.
Things to Do: This cozy 1940s mansion has large grounds for wandering, relaxing and reading a book in the sunshine. You’re 4 miles away from the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and 7.3 miles from the Museum District so there is plenty to do beyond the grounds.
There you have it! These are the 10 best staycations in Dallas. While some extend a beyond Dallas, there is plenty to do in the surrounding area that won’t break the bank. Take a weekend break, escape and have fun with family, friends or your sweetie.