The next time you have a three-day weekend or feel up to a drive, consider taking a road trip from the Lewisville, Texas, area. Though nearby Dallas and Fort Worth offer a world of attractions and things to do, the cities beyond them offer their own experiences.
Davy Crockett National Forest
If it’s an outdoor destination you’re looking for, you’ll find it at the Davy Crockett National Forest. Make a multi-day camping trip out of your visit to let yourself explore the 20-mile long Four C National Recreation Trail, the 45-acre lake that offers great fishing opportunities, and the wide range of natural sights and beauty the protected area offers. Campers, hikers, anglers, and RV warriors will all enjoy what the Davy Crockett National Forest has to offer.
Austin’s great wealth of culture and history makes it the perfect destination for families and history buffs.
From the beautiful capital building to Congress Avenue and Hyde Park, there are plenty of places in the city to see grand architecture that speaks to the city’s and Texas’s early history. If you’re looking for a great museum, try the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum or the LBJ Presidential Library & Museum.
Lovers of art will also find their work cut out for them. On a pleasant day, stroll through the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum. The Contemporary Austin arthouse museum is one of the most impressive art destinations in Texas.
A trip to River City is always a good time no matter what you’re interested in. If you’re looking for a place to travel with friends, San Antonio is a fantastic choice.
Foodies and would-be Instagram influencers should head to the Pearl District. The beautifully chic Hotel Emma is its spiritual headquarters, as it is the renovated brewery from which the area got its name. Indie shops, ample nightlife destinations, and world-class restaurants fill the area.
The River Walk is also a sure-fire way to find a good time with friends. The many museums, restaurants, cultural sights and experiences, and more destinations that line the River Walk’s 15 miles. Head to the downtown portion for the largest collection of attractions.
All that said, if you’re pressed for time and want to make the most of your day off, nearby Dallas is never short on new places to explore. Between the Dallas World Aquarium, Dallas Museum of Art, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, there are plenty of chances to find something you’re interested in. Take a downtown ghost tour, a tour of the Dallas Cowboys’ stadium, or a walking food tour. Whether you’re looking for a fun concert, an educational experience, or a night out on the town, there’s no shortage of things to do in Dallas.
A vacation doesn’t have to start with a plane ride. Hop in the car and start exploring our corner of the United States to find new experiences and good times to be had.
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