Dallas Fort Worth for Families
Collected by Calliope Gianpoulos , AFAR Local Expert
The Dallas Forth Worth Area has a great deal to offer, from its history, to its rich, multicultural present, and beautiful outdoor escapes. Shop at trendy boutiques, enjoy Texas BBQ, and relax with a yoga session to discover a new side to Irving.
8251 N Belt Line Rd # 140, Irving, TX 75063, USA
Light, airy, hot and fresh, and always so good; you can’t miss this gem tucked away in a little shopping strip. The house specialities are the glazed and chocolate-glazed varieties and Shin’s always throw in a few free donut holes when you order a...
2201 N Field St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
Opened in December 2012, the Perot has instantly become an in-demand destination for visitors and locals alike. With 180,000 square feet and five floors filled to bursting with elaborate, interactive exhibits on wildlife, biology, physics and...
6609 Hillcrest Ave, Dallas, TX 75205, USA
When you're looking for that "it factor" dress for that hot party or special date, Bittano has you covered. With two stories of cute, casual dresses, separates, shoes and accessories, you'll have a ton of options to pore over. The friendly,...
3051 W Northgate Dr, Irving, TX 75062, USA
With 22 acres of space, this Irving city park has some great ways to rev up your heart rate. Half-courts host endless basketball games (horse, anyone?), and sand volleyball courts provide the ideal setting for matches between groups of friends—...
3601 Regent Blvd, Irving, TX 75063, USA
The pies at this Zagat-rated establishment are made with straight-from-Italy authenticity in mind. Pizzas are fired to crisp-crust perfection in a 900-degree brick oven and hand-tossed with flour imported from a mill in Italy. Throw in a sauce...
2201 W Southlake Blvd, Southlake, TX 76092, USA
Put on some comfy clothes and get your bounce on solo or with friends and family at this trampoline palace. And lest you think trampolines are for kids only, chew on this: Urban Air features dodgeball matches, and even cardio classes on the...
401 Cimarron Trail # 150, Irving, TX 75063, USA
Drink in the friendly vibe and airy atmosphere at this coffee shop that serves up a tasty array of caffeinated drinks as well as sandwiches and pastries. Dig in to a masala veggie burger inside while roaming the Web with free wifi, or sip on all...
3977 N Belt Line Rd, Irving, TX 75038, USA
This spot specializes in the Latin American filled pastries called empanadas, in varieties both savory and sweet. Fillings range from the traditional criolla (a mix of ground beef, onions and raisins) and sweet guava and cheese to local favorites...
8600 N MacArthur Blvd #142, Irving, TX 75063, USA
ZENse's focus on culinary authenticity puts it on par with some of Dallas' best Thai restaurants. Dishes like fried sweet potatoes, larb gai and pad kee mow will send Thai cuisine lovers' taste buds swooning. Adventurous diners should direct their...
2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
Nestled in a cozy stretch between (and meant to bridge) Dallas' downtown and uptown enclaves, this urban oasis offers a neat retreat with a backdrop of the stunning city skyline. But don't just sit and take in the view, get moving! The park...
391 E Las Colinas Blvd, Irving, TX 75039, USA
Pedal your way along lovely Lake Carolyn on a speedy two-wheeled transport with the wind in your hair, courtesy of The Bike Shop. The store rents bicycles out by the hour and is conveniently located near the scenic Mandalay trails in the heart of...
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