Texas summers are no joke. They are hot, humid and not for the faint of heart. Instead of sitting at home, racking up expensive air conditioning bills, enjoy relaxing in cool places around Dallas. From family friendly outdoor activities, to chilly indoor havens, there is plenty to do in Dallas to beat the summer heat. Here are 5 places to stay cool around Dallas this summer.
1. Make a Splash at Bahama Beach Waterpark
Where: 1895 Campfire Cir, Dallas, TX 75232
Why: When finding things to do in Dallas during the summertime, waterparks are always a good way to stay cool. All ages can have a great time splashing, swimming and playing at Bahama Beach Waterpark. You can buy daily or season passes to get the most fun at the waterpark. There is a relaxing lazy river winding its way through the park for you to relax and float through the park. There are water slides, racing slides and water balloon games. Plus, coconut cove, a special children’s area. Spending a day at the waterpark will definitely keep you cool – make sure you remember the sunscreen!
Where: Shops at Park Lane (8084 Park Lane Suite 145 Dallas, TX 75231)
Why: Bowl & Barrel is an upscale, bowling destination that also features sophisticated eats and drinks. It isn’t your usual grimy bowling alley and makes a great spot for date night, girls night or celebrations. Foodies will love the menu, bowling fans will love the alley and everyone can enjoy the atmosphere and activities.
3. Take in a Show at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
Where: American Airlines Center (2500 Victory Avenue Dallas, Texas 75219)
Why: This august, the whole family can enjoy the magical and fun Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. This year, Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey present their newest show, Circus XTREME which features extreme artists combining traditional circus acts with never-before-seen spectacles. There will be extreme thrills, exotic animals and wild performances that will entertain all ages.
4. Experience Wildlife at Dallas World Aquarium
Where: 1801 N Griffin St, Dallas, TX 75202
Why: The Dallas World Aquarium is one of our all time favorite Dallas attractions. This incredible aquarium takes you through the levels of the rainforest, and includes exhibits with wildlife from: Borneo, British Columbia, Fiji, New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Southern Australia, South Africa and Japan. You can’t miss the crocodile cove, the jaguars in the temple of the jaguar exhibit, the sloth forest and monkey island. There is so much to see and experience. Kids and adults alike love this aquarium.
5. Learn Something New at Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Where: 2201 N Field St, Dallas, TX 75201
Why: The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is one of our favorite educational destinations in Dallas. During the summer months they offer discovery camps for kids grades K-6, along with their great exhibits. There are 11 permanent exhibits including the Moody Family Chidren’s Museum, Being Human Hall, and T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall. There is so much to do, explore and learn here that you could spend a few days here enjoying all of the exhibits.
There you have it! These are 5 places to stay cool around Dallas this summer. While the summer heat can be grueling in Dallas, there are plenty of things to do in Dallas that will keep you cool and having fun. What activities are you planning to do with the family this summer? What are your favorite things to din Dallas? Share with us in the comment section below! Stay tuned to our blog for all things eat, shop and play around Dallas.