The memories collected and moments captured from family vacation trips last a lifetime. Therefore, these vacation trips should be planned as a bigger-than-life experience. Fortunately, Dallas has some of the finest accommodations and attractions, with fun activities for both parents and children. As far as accommodation is concerned, nothing beats the comfort, luxury, and amenities of Omni Hotel Dallas. It is in the center of the city and only a few minutes’ walk to many attractions, like the 6th Floor Museum and Dallas World Aquarium.
DALLAS HERITAGE VILLAGE
This village has collected and preserved the rich history of Dallas and North Texas. They have the furnished historic buildings that represent the period of 1840-1910. The costumed storytellers catch the eye of all the children by recreating the moments of Dallas’ beginning. Among 38 historic buildings, they have a hotel, church, and a bank that creates the experience of historic Dallas.
MESQUITE CHAMPIONSHIP RODEO
Mesquite Championship Rodeo has been entertaining the public for more than 50 years with their iconic events, like bull riding, barrel racing, team roping, and bronc riding. They have created a “Fan Zone” specifically tailored for children, in which they offer free pony rides, roping dummies, and stick horse barrel racing. On the other hand, visitors can step onto the arena floor to meet the rodeo participants and experience their rodeo skills. This makes it the most attractive and entertaining experience for both parents and children.
MEDIEVAL TIMES DINNER AND TOURNAMENT
Enjoy a 4-course royal style dinner at this unique venue, who has spent millions of dollars to create an outstanding experience for their guests. They can accommodate 1,000 guests in their arena style seating. Nothing could be better than witnessing the battles of steed and steel while having a 4-course meal.
This place is a not-to-be-missed attraction for a family vacation. The Dallas Zoo offers activities that cannot be found in other zoos, and that’s the reason this zoo is considered one of the 20 best zoos in the United States. A safari exhibit made on an area of 11 acres gives guests the opportunity to feed lettuce to Giraffes and giant tortoises and witness the sprints of a cheetah. The reptile house includes all kinds and sizes of beautifully textured snakes, and the northern part of the zoo is full of interesting animals like koalas, wallabies, and tigers. The most interesting area for families with children is the Children’s Zoo in Zoo North, where the children can enjoy some amazing tunnels and slides.
PEROT MUSUEM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE
With giant fossils of dinosaurs and multicolored natural gems and minerals, Perot Museum becomes a great attraction for visitors of all ages. The extraordinary, huge building and outdoor spaces offers an illustration of engineering and technology and serves as a living science lesson. Perot Museum has 11 exhibit halls that contain video and 3D computer animation, where the visitors can storm their brains through hands-on activities and educational games. The museum also features a mini replica of the Cave of Crystal giants in Mexico, and the third largest natural gold nugget, the Ausrox Gold Nugget, which weighs 50 lbs.