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5 Fun Things to do in Dallas, Texas This Summer [2023]

As the weather begins to get better and the temperatures begin to climb, that can only mean one thing, summer is just around the corner! And what better way to take advantage of summer in Dallas than by taking advantage of some of the wonderful events and attractions that Dallas has to offer.

This time around we wanted to find some fun and different things that you can do and experience this summer aside from the typical amusement parks, museums, and botanic garden visits.

Sure, those places are great to visit, but that’s what everyone does in the summer. Why not branch out and try something you may have never thought of trying before.

We came up with 5 experiences that we feel most people don’t think about on a regular basis. Things that will get you outside with friends and family to enjoy the weather and the company.

Summer in Dallas, Texas 2023

Sounds of Summer 2023 – Garland, TX

On the northwest side of Dallas you’ll find Garland, Texas. Garland is a great place to visit in general, with it’s beautiful downtown area and its restaurants and shopping, but one of our favorite things to do is enjoy some music in the park during the summer.

Every Friday from May 5th through June 30th you can bring the whole family and listen to some incredible musicians. Music in the park takes place at two different parks throughout the summer, Winters Park and Audubon Park, and features 11+ different musicians and artists playing for your entertainment.

Bring the whole family down to the park on Friday nights this summer for music, food, and entertainment!

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Food Tour in Dallas

Dallas has a number of great restaurants and incredible chefs spread throughout the city, but it’s so hard to decide where to go. Instead of trying a single restaurant one day, why not book a Dallas food tour that will take you through some of the best and most unique places to eat in all of Dallas.

There are a number of different groups in the Dallas area offering food tours, so no matter what type of food you’re craving, you should be able to find a tour that suits you.

Tours range from wine and history tours to food scavenger hunts. If you’re looking for a taste of Dallas, then we highly recommend booking one of these incredible food tours of our incredible city.

The 20 Best Food Tours in Dallas

Trinity Forest Adventure Park

Looking to get outside, but don’t feel like pushing through the crowds at an amusement park? Or maybe instead of just riding roller coasters, you want to put your body to the test on a high ropes course.

Luckily for you Trinity Forest Adventure Park has you covered!

This adventure park consists of a number of high ropes courses and ziplines featuring military-style obstacles, wobble bridges, tight ropes, ladders, cargo nets and more.

You’ll learn how to properly use the equipment and then embark on an incredible adventure that you will never forget.

If you’re looking to add a little adventure to your life this summer, definitely check out Trinity Forest Adventure Park.

Trinity Forest Adventure Park

The Texas Pool

There’s no better way to beat the summer Dallas heat than by taking a nice relaxing dip in the pool. Thankfully Dallas has a number of different pools and waterparks for you to enjoy. You can head to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor and deal with all the crowds or you can take in some nostalgia and relaxation at the Texas Pool.

Yes, it’s a pool shaped like the great state of Texas.

The Texas Pool is registered as a historic place that has been a staple of the community for over 60 years.

Join us and swim across Texas this summer when the weather gets warm!

The Texas Pool

Drive-In Movie

One of our favorite things to do on the weekends is check out what new movies are playing. And even though we love the atmosphere that an actual movie theater provides, with its comfortable seating and incredible sound, there’s just something about a drive-in movie that we absolutely love.

This summer, why not take the entire family out to the drive-in to catch a flick!

Pull your car into the lot, turn on the radio, bust out the snacks and popcorn, sit back and enjoy the show.

Drive-ins have slowly faded out over the years, but thankfully the Dallas area is home to two incredible drive-in theaters showing brand new movies.

If you’ve never experienced a movie in a drive-in, it’s something we believe everyone should do at least once in their lives.

Coyote Drive-In | Fort Worth Texas Drive-In

Galaxy Drive-In Theatre | Ennis, TX – Drive-In

Summer Activities in Dallas

Make the most of this summer and get out there and do things! Get your family and friends together and explore Dallas and its surrounding areas. There are plenty of things to do and experience that you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

Even if there’s nothing on this list that interests you, there is always something going on in Dallas during the summer, you just have to find it!

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Fun Things to do in Dallas This Fall [2022]

Fall is here! Which means it’s time for pumpkin spice lattes, hoodies, and Halloween! It also means it’s time to get outside and enjoy the cooler temperatures.

Dallas, Texas is a great place to celebrate fall and offers a wide variety of events and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for some incredible fall festivals or want to dive right into spooky season, there are options for everyone.

While these aren’t all the events and activities happening in the Dallas area this fall, these are some of our favorites. So if you’re looking to get out of the house and get into the festive fall spirit, these are a great place to start!

Festivals and Events in Dallas This Fall

Pumpkin Nights: Sept 23 – Oct 31

Pumpkin Nights began in 2016 in Minnesota and has quickly spread to other cities across the country. You can find Pumpkin Nights in both Dallas and Austin Texas this fall showcasing their incredible display of pumpkin carvings.

You’ll walk along a ½ mile path that features over 5,000 hand carved pumpkins spread throughout a Forbidden City, a Pirate’s Cove, and more incredible lands. You’ll also find fire dancers, live pumpkin carving, local food vendors, games for the kids and more.

This is a ticketed event, so be sure to purchase tickets ahead of time.

Dark Hour Haunted House: Sept 24 – Oct 31

The Dark Hour Haunted house has consistently been rated amongst the best haunted houses in the country, so get ready to scream as you venture into the house of the coven in this year’s haunted attraction.

This event may not be suitable for children under 10, or adults who spook easily, but if you’re a fan of being scared and love the Halloween season, you’re not going to want to miss this.

This year’s attraction focuses on witches, the thirteen witches to be exact, who have been called on by the Dark Hour Coven. Venture through their haunted house as you try to survive the terrifying scenes, creatures, and horrors that they have brought back with them.

This is a ticketed event, so be sure to purchase tickets ahead of time.

Halls Pumpkin Farm

What is fall without a visit to the pumpkin patch!

The Dallas area has quite a few options if you’re looking for pumpkin related activities, but Halls Pumpkin Farm is one of our favorites.

The Hall farm dates back to 1929 when the property was first purchased and has gone through a variety of transformations over the years. These days you can enjoy pumpkins as well as the incredible corn maze and hayrides.

If you’re looking for a good old fashioned pumpkin patch, Hall’s Pumpkin Farm is great for the whole family.

State Fair of Texas

What’s better than a state fair? A Texas state fair!

The State Fair of Texas features a large number of activities, events, and food for the whole family. If you’re looking for a festival that encompasses all that Dallas has to offer, this is the fair you’re going to want to attend.

The fair runs from September 30th – October 23rd at Fair Park just outside of Dallas. You’ll find rides and games for the kids, live music and rodeo events, the beautiful starlight parade, as well as a number of other events happening all the time.

Want to get a taste of what Texas is all about? Get a taste of local Texas food vendors as well as celebrity chef demonstrations, while also enjoying the wine garden.

If you’re looking to experience Texas this fall, the State Fair of Texas is the place to be.

Fall in Dallas

Summers can be extremely hot in Texas which means fall is the best time to get out and enjoy the cooler temperatures and all the events and activities available.

There are plenty of options in Dallas and the surrounding areas that you shouldn’t have any trouble keeping you and your family busy this fall season, and these events listed are just the tip of the iceberg.

Places like Six Flags Over Texas turns into a haunted amusement park as Fright Fest begins. The Dallas Arboretum transforms into a fall wonderland with Autumn at the Arboretum.

Fall in Dallas can be a magical place as long as you take advantage of all that it has to offer!

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5 Fun Things to do in Dallas This Summer [2022]

While COVID-19 is still very much present in the world, this summer is already feeling a little bit more like “normal”. Events and gatherings have all but dropped their restrictions. Masks, while recommended in some areas of the country, are no longer required for things like sporting events and concert. And overall people are starting to come out a bit more.

At this point everyone that wants to get vaccinated has most likely gotten their initial series’ of shots (outside of the younger children). This has allowed more people to venture out without having to worry about getting severely sick.

We here at the office are very excited about getting back out and doing all the things in the Dallas area that we love to do.

Here are some great places to visit, and things to do, in the Dallas area this summer!

Six Flags Over Texas / Hurricane Harbor

The summer was made for amusement parks and there’s none better than our very own Six Flags Over Texas.

Whether you’re looking for heart pounding roller coasters, family friendly rides, restaurants or shops, Six Flags Over Texas is full of fun for the entire family.

Want to enjoy a water park instead of a roller coaster? Six Flags Over Texas also offers up Hurricane Harbor, a extensive waterpark with water slides great for any age group, as well as pools, lounge chairs, and food.

There’s too much to do in a day, so we suggest looking into their season passes so you and your family and friends can go all season long for one low price!

State Fair of Texas

From September 30th through October 23rd, you can enjoy one of the largest state fairs anywhere in the country. For 24 days at the end of the summer, the state fair moves in with activities, events, and fun for the whole family.

Looking for some great food? This year’s fair theme is “Treats of Texas”. There’s sure to be some unique treats that you’ve never heard of and need to try.

And what can be better than food, family, friends, and fun? Live music of course!

The main stage at the festival will be the place to be with acts like Trace Adkins, Ashanti, Fitz & The Tantrums and more! Not to mention 2 other stages with music playing all month.

Get your tickets today for one of the best state fairs anywhere in the world!

The Dallas Arboretum

The Dallas Arboretum is always a favorite during the summertime. While the scenery is amazing all year round, the summer offers up some great events for families to enjoy.

Every Thursday you can find a different band playing live music throughout the property. You can also find seasonal food demos, movie screenings, Bubble Picnics, and more!

The arboretum is a great place to visit with the whole family. Take advantage of the weather and take in all that the arboretum has to offer!

Dallas Zoo – Dino Safari

If you’re a fan of dinosaurs, then you’re not going to want to miss the Dino Safari at the Dallas Zoo this summer!

Dino Safari let’s you journey back in time to see how some of the largest, most exotic creatures to ever walk the earth, lived. Take the shuttle bus around the property to get a first-hand look at the dinosaurs in their natural habitats.

Dino Safari started on March 4, 2022 and will run through Labor Day. Get your tickets in advance to save some money!

Taste of Dallas

Looking for something other than festival or fair food? The Taste of Dallas kicks off on June 10th, 2022 and brings some of the great Dallas area restaurants together in one place.

This is a great opportunity to sample food from all over Dallas without having to go to each restaurant individually.

This event takes place at the Dallas Market Hall and tickets are on sale now!

Dallas in the Summer

Dallas, Texas is a great place all year round, but we especially love the summertime.

There are plenty of events, fairs, restaurants, rooftop bars, and more to keep you entertained all summer long. Getting outside and enjoying this time together is one of our favorite things to do. And while COVID is still spreading throughout the world, we advise everyone to use their own judgement on whether or not you’re comfortable attending an event.

We hope to see all of the lovely people of Dallas out enjoying the weather this summer!

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5 Fun Things to do in Dallas This Holiday Season [2021]

It’s holiday season which means that it’s time to light up Dallas and get out there and enjoy in all of the holiday fun that the city has to offer.

If you’re visiting family in Dallas this year for the holidays, or have lived here your whole life, there is always something going on in December that is sure to bring a smile to your face. Whether you’re an adult or a child, the holidays in Dallas never fail to disappoint.

Whether you’re looking for a dazzling light display, a trip to the ballet, a walk through the park, or just an evening enjoying festive food and drink, Dallas has no shortage of opportunities to experience the wonder of the holiday season with friends and family.

Experience the Holidays in Dallas

Enchant Christmas

One of our absolute favorite things to do in Dallas during the holiday season is the Enchant Christmas experience at Fair Park.

This ticketed event offers up several experiences that the whole family will love. The centerpiece of Enchant Christmas is a dazzling light maze that stretches for what seems like miles. Walk through the wonderland of lights as you stare in awe at the 80-ft Everwhite Tree while you search the maze for Santa’s missing reindeer.

In addition to the light maze, you’ll be able to meet Santa Claus, spend some time ice skating, and even enjoy holiday food and drink at The Village, which features local vendors, live music, and delicious food and drink.

If there’s one thing you don’t want to miss this holiday season in Dallas, it’s the Enchant Christmas experience.

Holiday Shows

Maybe you’re looking to sit back, relax, and take in an incredible Christmas show this holiday season. Ballet North Texas is putting on their production of The Nutcracker at the Moody Performance Hall the first week of December. And on December 4th you can experience a Sensory Friendly Performance for those that are more sensitive to lights and sound.

This is a limited event, so get your tickets early.

If the ballet isn’t your thing, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra is putting on their Christmas Pops concert starting this December. Listen and enjoy as the Orchestra performs classical holiday favorites as well as sing-along carols.

This show runs from December 3 – 12th so get your tickets today!

12 Days of Christmas at the Dallas Arboretum

Take a trip through the 12 Days of Christmas at the Dallas Arboretum brings them to life. Experience the beautifully decorated Victorian-style gazebos during the day or be dazzled by over one-million lights at night. Kids can visit with Santa Claus while the adults can enjoy other entertainment, shopping, food and drinks through the property.

Each day of the week, from now through the end of the year, provides an opportunity to experience different holiday festivities and entertainment. Tickets are required for the evening events.

Dallas Holiday Parade

For over 30 years the Dallas Holiday Parade has been wowing spectators as it marches down Commerce Street. As Dallas’ largest single-day event, the parade continues to attract people from all over the country and can be seen on more than 350 television stations across 159 different markets. This parade has become a tradition for the city of Dallas and is truly a sight to see this holiday season.

The parade is free to attend, but tickets are available for those that would like to sit in the bleachers along the parade route.

Dallas Zoo Lights

Love animals and lights? The Dallas Zoo Lights display runs from now until January 2nd and is sure to impress adults and children alike.

This incredible drive-through light display features over one million lights, elaborate holiday-themed displays, dazzling 3-D lighted sculptures, larger-than-life animal lanterns, and more. This year Zoo Lights has added immersive video projection mapping that will add a new twist to the traditional lights you see during the holidays.

Tickets are now available and will sell out so be sure to get your tickets early. This is one event you won’t want to miss!

Holidays in Dallas

Dallas is a great place to be for the holidays and the events and activities above are just a sample of what you can experience over the next month. There’s no better place to get into the holiday spirit and no better time than now. Take advantage of these incredible experiences and watch in awe as you’re immediately transported to a world filled with wonder.

Happy Holidays from all of us at Dr. Adams Plastic Surgery.

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5 Amazing Dallas Restaurants Located Near Our Office

Snider Plaza in Dallas is not only home to our plastic surgery offices, but an amazing collection of restaurants that serve up great-tasting food. From authentic German bratwurst to one of the few genuinely healthy fast-food restaurants in the state, there’s no shortage of great places to eat. We want to share with you our top five favorite restaurants that are located within a short distance of our offices.

Penne Pomodoro

We’re kicking off this list with a local favorite that’s just a few minutes’ walk from our offices. Penne Pomodoro is located in the same plaza (Snider Plaza) as our plastic surgery offices. It’s a great place to grab a bite to eat for lunch or settle down for a satisfying dinner. Service is prompt, and the overall ambiance is very cozy.

The huge menu features many Italian favorites, such as pizza, pasta, and ravioli—to name just a few. The portions are decent-sized, and the ingredients are all fresh. The wine selection is about what you’d expect from a smaller bistro of this size. Italian reds/whites and Chardonnay comprise the majority of the list. If you’re in the mood for a hearty Italian lunch or dinner, be sure to stop by Penne Pomodoro.

What: Penne Pomodoro
Where: 6815 Snider Plaza. Dallas, TX 75205
Cost: $$$$$
Reservations: First come, first served.
Yelp Rating: 3.5/5 Stars.

Zoës Kitchen

If you’re looking for a quick bite to eat, then Zoës Kitchen is worth checking out. Located just a block down the street from our offices, they feature a robust menu that’s chock-full of healthy Mediterranean options. The interior is bright, and the service staff are friendly and knowledgeable.

Best of all, you don’t have to sit down for lunch. You can find plenty of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options to go. Zoës is a great way to eat a fast, healthy meal without the accompanying guilt trip that occurs when you chow down on a Big Mac for lunch.

What: Zoës Kitchen
Where: 6800 Snider Plaza. Dallas, TX 75205
Cost: $$$$$
Reservations: Not required.
Yelp Rating: 3.5/5 Stars.

Bubba’s Cooks Country

Sometimes you have an insatiable craving for down-home comfort foods. Bubba’s fits that bill perfectly. While they don’t have many healthy items on the menu, you will find some of the best fried chicken, green beans, and mashed potatoes outside of Grandma’s kitchen.

Step inside, and the décor will instantly transport you back to the 1950s. Checkerboard floors, puffy red vinyl booths, and an ample supply of neon lighting give Bubba’s an authentic feel that’s backed up by some really good-tasting food. Prices are reasonable, and they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

What: Bubba’s Cooks Country
Where: 6617 Hillcrest Ave Dallas, TX 75205
Cost: $$$$$
Reservations: Not required.
Yelp Rating: 4/5 Stars.

Kuby’s Sausage House

Kuby’s Sausage House has been in the same location since 1961. It features some of the most authentic and best-tasting German food you’ll find outside of Berlin. It’s comprised of a deli where you can order meats and sandwiches to go, and a sit-down restaurant that’s decorated in cuckoo clocks, rustic wooden tables, and various beer steins.

The menu features everything from Oma’s pancakes to schnitzel and homemade soups. The portions at Kuby’s are absolutely massive—so be sure to bring a healthy appetite, or you’ll need to ask for a doggy bag at the end of your meal. If you really want the authentic “old world” experience, stop by for dinnertime when the lights are dimmed, and traditional live music is played on the stage.

What: Kuby’s Sausage House
Where: 6601 Snider Plaza, Dallas, TX 75205
Cost: $$$$$
Reservations: Not required.
Yelp Rating: 4/5 Stars.

Dive Coastal Cuisine

Dive Coastal Cuisine achieved the seemingly impossible by merging the words “fast food” with “healthy.” Their menu features a wide selection of healthy and delicious fast-seafood such as salads, wraps, and of course, fresh fish. Wester ross salmon, Texas redfish, and wild ivory salmon are just a few of the many dining options on the menu.

The interior and exterior décor will instantly transport you to a breezy seaside town with lots of light blue and green colors that grace the walls. Dive Coastal is a great way to grab a healthy quick bite to eat for lunch or settle down for a nutritious dinner. Be sure to order the Ahi Tuna wrap—trust us on this one.

What: Dive Coastal Cuisine
Where: 3404 Rankin St Dallas, TX 75205
Cost: $$$$$
Reservations: Not required.
Yelp Rating: 4/5 Stars.

Dallas Restaurants Near Snider Plaza

If you’re craving a bite to eat after you’ve gotten a Botox or other non-invasive surgery treatment done at our offices, be sure to check out one of the five amazing restaurants that are all located within a short walk of our offices!