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Things To Do in Dallas with Kids on A Family Vacation

Things To Do in Dallas with Kids on A Family Vacation

Dallas is filled with all kinds of family fun. From enjoying the beautiful outdoors to checking out some of the amazing attractions Dallas has to offer, the options are limitless. We’ve put together some of the best things to do in Dallas with kids based on the time of day. When you stay at InTown Suites Dallas, you’ll spend less time planning and more time enjoying your vacation!

Kids riding horse in Dallas, TXMorning Things To Do

Breakfast – All Good Cafe

Directions | $
Start your vacation off right with a delicious breakfast at All Good Cafe. The menu is reasonably priced and loaded with southern favorites like breakfast tacos, chicken-fried steak, and buttermilk biscuits! Grab a cup of coffee to fuel the day.

Snooze An A.M. Eatery

Directions | $$
Not your average breakfast spot, Snooze puts a creative spin on the breakfast menu. Check out favorites like the Steak & Eggs Benny, Breakfast Pot Pie, or the Smashin’ Pumpkin Pancakes.

Heritage Farmstead Museum

1 Hour | Directions | $3
Experience Blackland Prairie life at Heritage Farmstead Museum. At this living history site, you and your family can explore what it was like in the 1800s and early 1900s for Texas farmers. If you and your family would enjoy a tour, guided tours are offered once daily at 1:30PM.

Horseback Riding

2 Hours | Directions | $90
Take the morning to enjoy the beautiful lake views in Dallas on horseback. Widowmaker Trail Rides offers 2-hour, guided horseback riding tours and trails for you and your family to enjoy. Children must be 12 and up to ride and reservations for rides must be made in advance by calling 817-528-8069.

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

2 Hours | Directions | $15
Enjoy the beauty of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens! There are tons of great gardens including one that is perfect for the kids, the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure. You could even spend all afternoon here with the kids –pack a lunch or enjoy dining at one of their on-site restaurants.

happy family walking at Six Flags Over TexasAfternoon Things To Do


Fort Worth Zoo

3 Hours | Directions | $14
Take a walk on the wild side at the nationally ranked Fort Worth Zoo. This zoo has over 7,000 animals and 10 acres for you and the kids to see and explore. Be sure to bring the camera for some family photo ops!

Hit A Theme Park

All Day | Directions | $39-$49
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor and Six Flags Over Texas are both just a short drive from InTown Suites. A theme park is the perfect all day adventure, that is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face.

Texas Motor Speedway

All Day | Directions | $199
Get a little fast-n-furious at the Texas Motor Speedway! The speedway is open at 9 AM, races and events run all day long. Upgrade your tickets to get for driver appearances, infield access, and other VIP experiences.

Fort Worth Museum of Science

3 Hours | Directions | $16
The kids won’t forget a trip to the Ft. Worth Museum of Science, where they explore, play, and learn all in one place! The museum features some fun exhibits like Grossology, DinoDig, and Cattle Raisers. Tickets are $16 for adults and $13 for children.

Cattleack Barbeque

Directions | $$
Enjoy some Texas ‘que at Cattleack BBQ, one of the best in the Dallas/Fort Worth area! They’ve got brisket, ribs, and pulled pork paired with all the best southern comfort sides.

Twisted Root Burger Co.

Directions | $$
Burgers, burgers, and more burgers! If you love a great burger, this is the place in Dallas you’ve got to try. The menu offers crazy twists on a good ole’ fashioned burger like the happy pilgrim and the verde.

Evening Things To Do


Catch A Show Or Game

American Airlines Center | Directions
AT&T Stadium | Directions
American Airlines Center is one of the nation’s top arenas and AT&T Stadium is home of the Dallas Cowboys. Your vacation would be unforgettable if you surprised the whole family with tickets to a favorite sporting or concert event!

Pecan Lodge

Directions | $$
Enjoy the mouthwatering variety of BBQ at Pecan Lodge. They will serve up pulled pork, handmade sausage, brisket, ribs or a combo of those tray style with all your favorite fixins. They even have a southern favorite for dessert –banana pudding!

Meso Maya

Directions | $$
Grab some delicious Latin cuisine at Meso Maya in Dallas, TX. Meso Maya offers brunch, lunch and dinner menus with a Latin-flare. Be sure to try one signature Postres like the pastel de moras, a skillet baked blueberry cake with mexican vanilla ice cream –yum!

Lone Star Park

3 Hours | Directions | $3-105
Take the family to the horse races at Lone Star Park! There are multiple ways to view and enjoy the live races at Lone Star including General Admission, Terrace, and Silks Dining seating. No matter where you sit, the park has bet-placing for the horses on every level. Gates open at 5 PM for live races and ticket prices start at $3.