It’s Spring Break in DFW and we’ve got you covered for whatever you are in the mood for.
Whether you want to be in the water, on a patio, working out or staying cool indoors, we’ve put together the best places to make that happen! Here’s our guide to planning a memorable spring break in Dallas-Fort Worth!
For the day you want to be in the water…
Lakefront at Little Elm Beach
Spend the day soaking up the sun at this hidden-gem beach in DFW. Our beach’s distinctive sand is, by design, a finer grade than one would find on normal North Texas beaches and it’s groomed and cleaned daily. Lakefront at Little Elm Beach has it all to keep you relaxed and entertained – play a game of sand volleyball, rent a stand-up paddleboard or kayak, relax on a float while sipping fruity drinks from Margarita Hut To-Go, or rent a boat from Cottonwood Creek Boat Rental and pull it right up to the beach. This beach is the perfect destination for Spring Break and the best part is admission and parking (during March) are free and it’s open 24/7.
Experience wakeboarding at Hydrous-Lake Lewisville, one of the few wakeboarding cable parks operating in America. First-time wakeboarder? No gear? No problem! Hydrous has everything you could need available for rent from their pro shop. Their unique overhead cable system is used to pull the riders around a 10-acre lake. The wakepark is accommodated with multiple beginner training lakes designed specifically to teach and help aid first time riders in the process of getting up and riding the wakeboard. No reservations are needed to wakeboard! Come ride any time during their hours of operation.
For the day when it’s too hot to be outside…
FlixBrewhouse: Cinema Brewery
Located in the Frisco/Little Elm area, Flix Brewhouse is America’s only first-run Cinema Brewery. At Flix Brewhouse, you get the best blockbuster movies, amazing on-site brewed beer and delectable hand-made food all crafted by serious movie-beer-food folks. See the latest films and enjoy a dozen signature beers brewed on-premises in a state-of-the-art seven-barrel brewery, plus an additional 30 regional and local craft beers.
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
With 11 permanent exhibit halls in the heart of Dallas, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science provides an unforgettable experience for guests of all ages. Everything from dinosaurs to DNA to diamonds are packed into five levels of hands-on discovery and adventure to inspire the life-long learner in all of us.
Spend an afternoon at NorthPark Center, Dallas’ finest shopping experience with more than 230 stores and restaurants, including more than 60 market exclusives. This mall is anchored by Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy’s and Dillard’s and has stores like lululemon athletica, Williams-Sonoma, Zara, Urban Outfitters, Sugarfina, H&M, Warby Parker and Shinola that you won’t find in most malls.
For the day you want some really great food…
Hula Hut is a tropical paradise right here in North Texas, offering traditional Tex-Mex with a Polynesian twist. Choose among Shiner Bock Grilled Fajitas, the Hawaiian Fajitas or maybe the amazing Huli Huli Luau Platter or just sit back and have an ice-cold specialty drink. Hula Hut’s menu has a wide variety of choices – with vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and kosher options. Enjoy the finest “mexonisian” cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere with great views of Lake Lewisville!
Towers Tap House
Towers Tap House is an Austin-inspired beer garden and casual restaurant located on Eldorado Parkway in Little Elm. With a laid back vibe, Tower’s overlooks Hydrous Wakeboard Park and Lake Lewisville with one the coolest outdoor patios in North Texas. At Tower’s, it’s always “come as you are” with cold beer, great food and a one-of-a-kind lakeside vibe. Tower’s boasts 16 beers on tap including a wide variety of local craft Texas beers.
Legacy Food Hall
Legacy Food Hall brings the best that local chefs have to offer in one unique space in Plano, Texas. With 24 artisanal food stalls, Legacy Food Hall is sure to satisfy any craving.
Fort Worth Food Park
Fort Worth Food Park is Fort Worth’s first park for food trucks. Enjoy a variety of gourmet dishes served up by some of the area’s top local chefs all in one serene park-like setting in the heart of Fort Worth’s cultural and entertainment district.
HG Sply Co
HG Sply Co serves craft beers and cocktails and has two locations in the DFW area. Their Dallas location on Greenville is in a rustic-chic locale with a rooftop patio. Their Fort Worth location has an amazing patio overlooking the river.
Trinity Groves in West Dallas is a unique variety of restaurants in one destination. The restaurants of Trinity Groves share a vast patio with amazing views of downtown Dallas.
For the day you want to be active…
The Lakefront Trail in Little Elm is approximately 4 miles of crushed granite which connects from Beard Park to McCord Park. The trail has scenic views of Lewisville Lake and is ideal for hikers, runners and mountain bikers. Beard Park has hiking trails in its park that joins with the Lakefront Trail giving hikers, walkers, and runners a connected series of paths they can use to customize their workouts and activities.
Johnny Broyles Nature Trail
The Johnny Broyles Trail weaves around Little Elm Park for nearly two miles, although with some of the loops, you can make it much longer! It’s mostly concrete, and is a wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors. Pro Tip: Rent a YOLO Beach Cruiser from DFW Surf for this trail. Johnny Broyles is the perfect 2.6 mile lakeside nature trail for the beginner biker.
Trinity Trails has over 70 miles of trails for you to be active on. Trinity Trails are the biking/cycling and running/walking trails of Fort Worth, Texas. The trails are named for the Trinity River, along which many of the trails are located.
Oak Cliff Nature Preserve
Oak Cliff Nature Preserve is a 121-acre oasis of green space located right in the middle of urban Dallas. There are over eight miles of multi-use hike and bike trails that course through the Preserve.