Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. As the days cool off and the leaves start to change colors, everyone knows that fall is just around the corner. I know, what you must be thinking. “What do you mean!? It is Fall.” Yes. I know, but I also live in Texas.
Fall colors I love you and can’t get enough of you! Autumn in Dallas, why does it seem so inviting? Thanks to my Texas roots nothing makes me happier than spending an afternoon outside, especially when it is one of those “perfect fall days”, taking in the beautiful colors! What is a “perfect fall day” you may be thinking????
Perfect fall day: Those fall days where the weather is the right mix of sunshine with a bit of nip in the air, ideal for spending the day crunching leaves and taking in the changing colors. Do you see those colors?! Gosh they are spectacular!
(Pictured Above: Klyde Warren Park, Dallas, TX)
There are many beautiful places to visit during the Fall season a couple of my fav spots in the city is Klyde Warren and The Arboretum. They are such great places for photography lovers. I’ve always ended up with some wonderful candids. Perfect places to spend an afternoon for both young and old. The absolute stunning beauty of this place is hard to beat.
(Pictured Below: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX)
These are a beautiful attraction amongst a big city. It is a step away from the hustle and bustle and takes you to a gorgeous , serene and quiet place. This year, for the 11th year, Autumn at the Arboretum will include the popular one-acre Pumpkin Village in the Pecan Grove, featuring artful arrangements of 90,000 pumpkins, gourds, squash, bales of hay and cornstalks. They are used together to create the imaginative pumpkin houses that represent naturally occurring patterns in nature to mirror the “Art of the Pumpkin” theme along with Cinderella’s “Pumpkin” Carriage, courtesy of Baylor Scott & White at White Rock. Set amidst the 150,000 fall blooms such as chrysanthemums, ornamental grasses, copper plants and firebush. Sounds like a lot of fun, right? Well, if you like those suggestions I have a few more for fun in Dallas in the Fall.
Family-Friendly Fall Activities:
1.Go to the State Fair of Texas! On a weekday of course, weekends are too crowded. Eat fried everything.
2.Check out the Cottonwood Art Festival in Richardson.
3.Run/walk/ the YMCA Turkey Trot 5k. Doesn’t fall just make you want to run a 5k?
4.Make a trip out to the Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch and enjoy hayrides, bounce houses, and yummy food.
5.Stop by Grapevine Mills on the way home from the Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch. Don’t forget to hit up Legoland and the Aquarium in Grapevine Mills. Hours of fun, I tell ya!
6.Maybe take the kids for some Halloween fun at Halloween Nights at the Dallas Zoo.
7.Bring some blankets and small chairs to watch a kid-friendly movie on the lawn at the Drive-in Theater in Ennis.
8.Stroll through White Rock Park, collecting leaves for kids’ art projects.
9.Make frequent trips to bookstores around town. Don’t bookstores just feel fallish?
10.Make a day out of the Dallas Farmers Market. Don’t forget to buy some mums at the nursery outside the Farmer’s Market.
11.Ride bikes or walk with wagons down the GORGEOUS Swiss Avenue.
12.Take the kids to a local high school football game and go to a Homecoming parade.
There is a part of me that will forever want to be walking under autumn leaves, I will pass an old tree under which once on a summer night I lay on the grass with an old hardcover book containing the works of Shakespeare and Yeats.
Pumpkin Spice Lattes are upon us, which means the fall festivities are in full swing! There are so many fun activities, festivals, and little towns to visit during the refreshing fall season in DFW, that it’s hard to just pick a few. It’s not strange for my family to visit several pumpkin patches through out the season, as each one tends to offer a variety of fun activities for the kids. So next time you find yourself wanting to go do something fun in this gorgeous weather, pick one (or several) things off this list, go grab your pumpkin spice latte, and
Fall in Dallas can be summed up with a simple alliterative list: fall, festivals, fun. There’s more than enough outdoor happenings to choose from when it comes to enjoying the cooler weather, plus some exciting art exhibits, talks and shows. Also, be sure to get in a little Halloween prep along the way.