One Day Trip From Dallas For Memorable Evening

Fort Worth, TX

40 minutes Driving Distance From Dallas, one day trip from dallas Fort Worth often gets lumped in with Dallas as one big Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

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It’s an artsy college community with all the charm of small-town Texas just 45 minutes away and is one of the easiest day trips from Dallas. At the heart of the quaint city square sits the Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum, a free museum focusing on the town’s culture and history.

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Denton, TX

Located just 40 minutes east of the city, Terrell is a great day trip from Dallas if you don’t want to spend too much time in the car. Developed as a railroad town in 1873, historic roots run deep.

Terrell, TX


Once known as the “cotton capital of the world,” Greenville is now a charming small town that celebrates its historic roots. Shop in the Historic Downtown and take a step into the past.

Greenville, TX

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Canton, TX

On the weekend prior to the first Monday of a new month, head one hour east of the city, because Canton is the place to be! First Monday Canton is a flea market of epic proportions with more than 5,000 vendors selling everything from antiques to clothing to home decor.

Just over an hour southeast of Dallas, Athens offers all the charm of a small town with the amenities of a big city. Most buildings in their historic downtown were built in the early 1900s and surround the 1913 Henderson County Courthouse, a 3-story Classic Revival style landmark. 

Athens, TX

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Granbury, TX

1 hour 20 minutes, Driving Distance From Dallas. Get wild in Granbury, Texas with a visit to nearby Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose! Walk in the fossilized footsteps left by dinosaurs and stand in awe of giant dinosaur replicas once displayed at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair.

1 hour 3o minutes, Driving Distance From Dallas. Aside from being home to the Baylor Bears, Waco has recently become an enormously popular attraction for home renovation specialists and reality TV lovers.

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Waco, TX

If you want to see the world through rose-colored glasses, hop in the car and head east to Tyler, the rose capital of America! If you’re visiting in October, you’ll see the city in full bloom, with roses of every variety and color on display.

Tyler, TX


Caddo Lake State Park, TX

Caddo Lake State Park is 2 hours and 40 minutes east of Dallas, but you’ll feel like you’ve entered an entirely different world. Explore the bayous, dotted with bald cypress trees draped with Spanish moss, and experience the pure serenity of nature.