Spring Break Forever: 8 Outdoor Activities Around Dallas

After countless midterms, several papers, and endless interviews, spring break came just in time. With Dallas’s less than enjoyable weather, our well-deserved white beaches and crystal clear water did not disappoint. While it may have been a much anticipated getaway for some, it was more of a summer tease for others. Those cherished nine days, were gone before our sunburn was and here we are right back in Dallas anxiously awaiting temperatures to rise above 70 – or 65 degrees. But the spring break spirit doesn’t have to end at baggage claim. Here are some ways to keep the spring break excitement alive in D-Town.

Lake Ray Hubbard: Just 20 minutes outside of Dallas, this lake is the perfect setting for a boat day. Rent boats, kayaks, jet skis and more for an action-packed day basking in the sun.

White Rock Lake: Known for the beautiful Dallas Arboretum, White Rock Lake is home to many more amazing outdoor activities. From biking the extensive perimeter to kayaking the calm waters, there is no better way to enjoy Dallas’s hidden gem.

Widowmaker Trail Rides: Still fighting your beach withdrawals? Take a guided horseback ride along the shores of Lake Grapevine, just 30 minutes from campus. Trails wind from beaches to forests and through meadows. Spring break who?


Six Flags Over Texas: Often overlooked, but never forgotten, Six Flags Over Texas never disappoints. With extreme rollercoasters and endless carnival games, thrill-seekers may never leave.

The Dallas Farmers Market: Nestled in the heart of downtown, the farmer’s market is one of the most underrated destinations in Dallas. Open seven days a week, the food hall and artisan food vendors provide a unique dining experience. Stop by The Shed on the weekend, for open air shopping and even more food vendors.


Top Golf: When the Dallas sun escapes from the clouds for an hour without notice, Top Golf is perfect for last minute plans. Perhaps an SMU favorite, there are countless activities, from oversized yard games, mini golf, to batting cages and, of course, the high-tech driving range.

Katy Trail: It wouldn’t be a makeshift spring break without a visit to the Katy Trail. With brunch stops on Knox Street and the Katy Trail Ice House, there are plenty of stops to enjoy an entire day. Add a pair of roller blades to the mix for an added thrill.

Molley Agapiou

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