The Dallas/Forth Worth areas and surrounding cities are a hip, metropolitan region thriving with opportunities of a good time. Due to its rich landscapes and other family-friendly activities, there is no need to cut a hole in your wallet to enjoy its plentiful activities. There are tons of ways that you can enjoy North Texas and stay within a budget. Here are just a few of our suggestions for enjoying Dallas while hardly spending a dime.

1. Crow Collection of Asian Art

The Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art has more than 750 permanent artifacts on display from collections that represent a wide variety of Asian culture. Pieces from China, India, Japan, and Southeast Asia are all on display in this charming museum.

After to grab a bite to eat there is Seventeen Seventeen, a contemporary American bistro located in the Dallas Museum of Art and given 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor.

Fee: Nono

Address: 2010 Flora Street
Dallas, TX 75201
214.979.6430 phone

Hours: Closed Mondays.
Tues-Sat: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Fri-Sun: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

2. White Rock Lake Park

Head over to White Rock Lake Park on one of Dallas’s plentiful sunny dats and enjoy over 1,000 acres of nature that offers biking paths, hiking trails, spots for fishing, and plenty of great people watching. It is a great way to burn off some off the delectable Dallas barbeque by enjoying a run through one of the Park’s several trails. It is an easy drive, however if you have recently donated your car and are still looking for your next vehicle, it is accessibly by foot as well.

Fee: None

Address: 8300 East Lawther Drive
Dallas, TX 75218

Hours: Daylight

3. Dallas Arts District

Enjoy the sights of the Dallas Arts District by walking through and taking in the culture of the area. Go during lunchtime and catch on of their several good trucks parked on Flora, and take in the rich architecture of the neighborhood. Check their website for upcoming events for happenings fun for the whole family!


Fee: None

Address: 2200 Ross Avenue
Dallas, TX 75201

4. Dallas Zoo

As the largest zoo in Texas, the Dallas Zoo has over 106 acres full of animals to visit. On exhibit are animals as miraculous as elephants, lions, cheetahs, and giraffes just to name a few. The zoo offers an enriching experience where you and your friends and family can learn about your environment and be up close with some of the world’s most rare and spectacular creatures.

Fees: $10.00 for Adults (12-54)
$7.00 for Children (3-11)
Free for Seniors (65+)

Dallas is a great city to explore on a dime and here is something for everyone to enjoy! Do you feel like we missed on some must-dos or sees on a budget? Leave a comment with your suggestion below or on our Facebook page!