What to do in Dallas when it’s HOT!
by Heather Guild
One of the reasons I love living in Dallas is that there is always something fun and interesting to do---fast forward to August in Dallas when it’s unbearably hot and it’s essential to seek out indoor activities! We recently had friends visit from out of town and treated their trip as a mini-staycation, exploring different attractions around town. As the forecast is calling for one of the hottest weeks in the last few years to settle upon Dallas this week, I’m sharing some of our favorite indoor activities for you and your family this week!
This may be my son’s new favorite activity! Designed to simulate skydiving, IFly offers kids as little as 5 an opportunity to “fly” in their windtunnel. Each flight provides two-1 minute flights with an option to go “high” on the second flight. A great half day of fun for all ages (I may have even tried it out)! If you love the experience, you can buy additional flights for future use at a discounted price AFTER you finish your session. Need to make this a full day’s worth of fun? Finish your flight and head over to the Dave and Buster’s next door!
It’s no surprise that The Perot Museum tops any list of great indoor activiites, but even if you have already been this summer, the new “Ultimate Dinosaurs” exhibit is worth going again! An interactive exhibit on Pangea fascinated everyone in our group and the checklist of activities to complete before leaving the special exhibit kept our kids goal oriented and entertained! Plus, it’s always fun to race the dinosaurs in the SPORTS HALL!
Bowl and Barrel
I love this place, but it’s not usually our first option for economical bowling with the kiddo. That being said, they are running a fantastic summer promotion! Every Monday-Wednesday, kids can bowl for an hour and get shoes, lunch and a drink for $10! Plus, the happy hour specials from 3-5 are pretty awesome too! I think that makes this a win for everyone!
Other indoor activity ideas:
Catch a movie at the Alamo Draft House in Lake Highlands!
Spend the day rock climbing at Summit
Check out the new Crayola Experience in Plano! (everyone I know who has gone said their kids loved it!)
Enter the Oval Office and Situation Room at the George W. Bush Presidential Library
Visit the newest indoor water park in DFW at Epic Waters
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