Spring is peeking over the horizon and there’s so much going on in DFW. Embrace the blossoming flowers, exciting exhibitions, and the array of other activities while the weather begins to warm up.
Read on to discover 20 awesome things to do in Dallas this March!
Embrace the colors of spring in all their beauty at Dallas Arboretum’s stunning annual Dallas Blooms festival now open through April 16.
“The spring festival showcases an explosion of color from 100 varieties of spring bulbs, 500,000 spring-blooming blossoms, thousands of azaleas, and hundreds of Japanese cherry trees” as well as “a variety of themed programming, demonstrations, and more” reads the Dallas Arboretum website.
Bring the bloom into your own home this spring beginning with a stroll through the florescent fields of tulips at Texas Tulips.
Located just north of Dallas in Pilot Point, Texas Tulips offers visitors an expanse of gorgeous tulip fields and the chance to pick their very own brightly colored spring blooms.
With spring just around the corner tulips season has arrived and the kaleidoscopic experience featuring over 100 varieties of tulips has opened to the public.
Feel like you need a little taste of the action this spring? Take a short drive down to Grand Prairie, where Bolder Adventure Park is now offering thrill-seekers of all kinds an array of activities across a 66,000-square-foot space.
Rain or shine, Bolder Adventure Park promises an exhilarating day out for friends or family with different levels of adventure on offer all within an enormous air-supported dome.
Visitors will find two via ferrata courses, rock climbing, zip lines, tubing slides, synthetic ice skating, bumper cars, paintballing, laser tag, and a six-story free fall experience.
It is well known that everything is bigger in Texas. From snacks to statues, we’re home to numerous objects that are preceded by “the world’s biggest” but now it seems we’re also dabbling in other dimensions.
Located 30 minutes north of Dallas a new free-roam esports arena has opened holding the title of the biggest virtual reality esports arena on the planet.
The new Esports Virtual Arenas (EVA) outpost in Flower Mound is their first in the United States and offers a groundbreaking new form of esports that transports gamers into massive arenas to face off against other players in epic battles.
Enjoy a magical March experience with Fever Originals’ wildly popular Candlelight series.
Another year of breathtaking spectacles has begun in the Big D and talented musicians will be performing at extraordinary venues all over the city offering an enchanting combination of flickering candles and melodic sounds.
Here are some of our favorite Candlelight concerts taking place this month:
- Candlelight: A Tribute to Queen and More at Frontiers of Flight Museum on March 9
- Candlelight: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Scores at Frontiers of Flight Museum on March 10
- Candlelight: From Bach to The Beatles at Frontiers of Flight Museum on March 17.
- Candlelight: Favorite Anime Themes at Edison’s on March 23
- Candlelight: The Best of Joe Hisaishi at Venue Forty50 on March 31
Can’t decide? Gift a loved one a Candlelight Concert with a Candlelight gift car.
Choose from concerts featuring jazz, rock, pop, classical music, and even movie soundtracks in spectacular venues around Dallas or any other city in the U.S. throughout the year.See the full list of candlelight concerts taking place in Dallas here.
It’s awards season and so many fantastic movies of all kinds from all around the world are picking up their due recognition. There are so many different movies to see at the moment and there’s no place better to experience them than at AMC Theatres®.
Whether it’s a rainy afternoon or a special date night, all the best critically-acclaimed creations, comedies, action flicks, and everything in between can be enjoyed at a discount in Dallas, and nationally, with an AMC black ticket.
Image courtesy of Rainbow VomitDive into a colorful, immersive art experience at one of Dallas’s top-rated museums! Built by over 15 artists, Rainbow Vomit is an interactive photography exhibit that will transport you to an incredible world of art, light, and sound.
From becoming the hero of your own comic to riding a hot air balloon, the possibilities are endless at this amazing gallery. So call your friends and get ready to add some rainbow to your Instagram feed.
Located in Grapevine Mills Mall, The Escape Room Dallas offers a one-of-a-kind, premium adventure experience. Once you arrive, a dedicated game guide will take you on your adventure and help you as needed.
You will have exactly 60 minutes to escape. Follow the clues and solve puzzles with your team to complete your mission together. Choose to play one of four uniquely immersive games such as Gold Rush, Prison Break, The Heist, or Playground. You may or may not escape… but you’ll definitely have fun!
Enjoy the classic game of bingo, with a fierce and sassy twist! MyOhMy brings Drag Bingo to the forefront in a fun, engaging, and socially-conscious way every Saturday.
Local drag entertainers from around the state perform in between games, while also calling numbers and co-hosting alongside Salem Moon. 10 bingo games are included, with prizes given out for every game!
With every new year comes new dreams, new objectives, and a fresh new year to tick things off our bucket lists. One thing that always finds itself on bucket lists worldwide is skydiving. Now, we’re not saying jump out of a plane in the winter skies above Dallas, but we are saying give it a go in a state-of-the-art indoor skydiving center to get a taste of what it is like and why it is such a popular ‘do before you die’ activity.
At iFLY Dallas, a premier indoor skydiving facility powered by a state-of-the-art vertical wind tunnel, you can experience free-fall conditions, feeling the adrenaline rush as you float at wind speeds reaching 130 to 175 mph (209 to 282 kph).
The stable wall-to-wall airflow keeps you from falling off the column of air, and your instructor will be on hand at all times to guide you. No experience is necessary, and afterward, you can take home a personalized flight certificate!
It’s very unlikely you’ve not heard of Chicago’s famed fast-casual restaurant Portillo’s. After opening in 1963 as a small hot dog stand, Portillo’s has since flourished into a Midwestern treasure of national recognition.
Locals and tourists alike now flock to locations around the Windy City to taste the all-beef Vienna hot dogs that have helped shoot the Chicago-style hot dog to fame.
If you’re a fan, or you’re eager to see what all the fuss is about, you’re in luck as Portillo’s has just opened its first Texas location.
Located in The Colony, the iconic Italian beef sandwiches and hot dogs are now obtainable just 30 minutes north of Dallas!
Some of us weren’t around in the ’80s, but that doesn’t stop us from the feeling of vivid nostalgia we have for new wave hits, technicolored-patterned jumpers, and all the zaniness the decade had to offer.
For those who were around in those simpler times, games that are today seen as extraordinarily plain and primitive compared to today’s digital depth were portals to unchartered territory.
Hours and hours were spent contesting those most competitive cutting-edge classics that were so beautifully basic.
In Dallas’ Bishops Arts District old gamers can take a trip down memory lane, or simply a journey back in time at Flash Back Retro Pub in Oak Cliff.
There’s something special about speakeasies. The secretive, vicarious forbidden feel of transporting back to the prohibition or entering an establishment only known to the few in-the-know fellow attendees makes imbibing cocktails all the more tantalizing.
Here are a few of our favorite speakeasies in and around Dallas:
- Rare Books Bar is a bookish speakeasy that requires a password via phone booth to enter. Read more about it here.
- Atwater Alley is a dimly lit and old timely yet enchanting den hidden near some dumpsters behind Henry’s Majestic. Read more about it here.
- Room 520 at the SOVA Hotel is an intimate speakeasy adorned with Japanese-inspired decor selling six unique Kyoto-styled cocktails from the confounds of one secretive hotel room. Read more about it here.
If you like your drinks sweet the Sweet Tooth Hotel is your boozy new sanctuary. The offbeat art venue’s Stay Sweet Candy Bar offers a cocktail program influenced by the likes of Starburst, gummy bears, and all your favorite candies.
Savor the high life this winter by escaping the city streets to the Monarch Restaurant high in the sky. Perched on the 49th floor of The National, Monarch is designed with floor-to-ceiling windows, giving restaurant-goers the chance to dine on their wood-fired Italian dishes with an epic view of the city.
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