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10 Quick Getaways Near Dallas-Fort Worth

Jay Marks

Jay has been selling real estate since 1993 and has had the opportunity to help several thousand clients buy and sell real estate over those 25 years ...

Jay has been selling real estate since 1993 and has had the opportunity to help several thousand clients buy and sell real estate over those 25 years ...

Mar 6 8 minutes read

Everyone needs a list of easy getaways for those last-minute weekend vacations you need in order to keep your sanity.

So, if you're looking for some last-minute vacation ideas, here are 7 locations within "easy-getaway" distance to DFW that you might want to consider!


#1: Glen Rose (Approximately 1.5 Hours Away)

Sometimes it's nice to get away without the kiddos, but sometimes it's also really nice to take them with you for a fun getaway. And Glen Rose, Texas is the perfect family-friendly destination. Why, you may ask? Well, because it's home to:


#2: Waco (Approximately 2 Hours Away)

If you want to make your wife happy, take her to Magnolia for a day trip. Their Spring at the Silos event is happening March 14-16, 2019 and they'll have vendors from all over the country there showcasing their products. And speaking of Magnolia, you should also check out their breakfast and lunch restaurant, Magnolia Table. Other fun things to do in Waco include:


#3: Broken Bow (Approximately 3 Hours Away)

If you're looking for a destination that feels like you're in the mountains, Broken Bow, Oklahoma is your best bet. It's a small lake community in southeastern Oklahoma with beautify scenery, a lake, wildlife, and plenty of outdoor activities. Some things to do while you're there include:


#4: Austin (Approximately 3.5 Hours Away)

Every time I visit Austin, there's something new to explore. And ALWAYS somewhere new to eat! And if you're an outdoorsy kind of person, there are lots of activities for you to enjoy, including hiking up Mount Bonnell for an incredible view. Here are some other things we recommend you do in Austin:


#5: Texas Hill Country (Approximately 4.5 Hours Away - to Fredericksburg)

There are a lot of different towns and cities that make up Texas Hill Country and each one of them is amazing. Some of our favorite Hill Country spots are New Braunfels (where you'll find Schlitterbahn) and Fredericksburg where you can visit any of their award-winning wineries and shop along Main Street. Other things to do while you're traveling through the Hill Country include:


#6: Houston (Approximately 4 Hours Away)

Maybe you want to explore another big city besides Dallas or Fort Worth. In that case, Houston is a great place to head for a few days. Houston is home to a wealth of activities and interesting sights for everyone from outdoor enthusiasts to lovers of art. And space lovers' lives will be made if you take them to visit the Space Center Houston. Some other things you might want to do are:


#7: San Antonio (Approximately 4.75 Hours Away)

San Antonio is perfect for Foodies, history buffs, and culture junkies alike. One of San Antonio's most popular attractions is the River Walk which provides access to several of the city's other top attractions, restaurants, hotels and other forms of entertainment. Other attractions you might want to check out are:


#8: Galveston (Approximately 5 Hours Away)

You don't have to travel to Florida or California for Spring Break in order to see the ocean. Galveston is just a few hours away and will help satisfy your thirst for some salt water. You can walk along the beach dipping your toes in the sand or go explore some of Galveston's history, including making a visit to the Moody Mansion, a four-story mansion which was once home to one of the state's most prominent families. Here are some other things to do while you're there:


#9: Palo Duro Canyon (Approximately 5.5 Hours Away)

You may have heard Palo Duro Canyon called the "Grand Canyon of Texas," which is not at all illegitimate considering it is the nations' second-largest canyon. Did you even know Texas had a canyon? You may have heard of the painter Georgia O'Keeffe's relationship to Palo Duro Canyon - she wrote about and painted the canyon while she was an instructor and head of the art department at West Texas State Normal College back in the early 1900's. What else can you do at Palo Duro Canyon? You can:


#10: Corpus Christi (Approximately 6.5 Hours Away)

It always amazes me that you can drive six hours and still be in Texas. Corpus Christi in South Texas is known for its beautiful, sandy beaches, great museums and attractions. I actually hate the ocean and am deathly afraid of sharks, so the beaches have no draw to me. I am, however, a fan of history - especially military history. So I'd recommend you check out the USS Lexington which is a museum and education facility dedicated to the US warship by the same name. But some other things you might want to do while you're there are:


We hope this post inspires you with some great getaway ideas! We can't wait to see pictures of your adventures. And if there's a place you love that we didn't include, send us an email and maybe we'll include it here! 


Staying in Town?

Check out Foodie Friday DFW for some local restaurants you can explore!

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