Traveling through the heart of Texas in the summer gives a visitor insight into this metropolitan city rich in both culture and history. There’s never a dull moment in this beautiful city that has endless opportunities and always something new to do. Whether you want to explore the history and art within the city or spend time outdoors at a sporting event, there is something for everyone. Below is a list of some of our favorite things to do in Dallas, no matter your age or interest.

  1. Dealey Plaza

On November 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald. Oswald is believed to have shot Kennedy from the sixth floor of Dealey Plaza. Today, much of Dealey Plaza is devoted to the life, death and professional career of John F. Kennedy as a museum. To learn even more about John F. Kennedy, visit the Texas School Book Depository across the street from Dealey Plaza.

  1. Dallas World Aquarium

Another family-friendly and educational activity would be to visit the Dallas World Aquarium. For exhibits, events and hundreds of various aquatic animals, one could spend an entire day just at the aquarium. Spending time at Dealey Plaza and the Dallas World Aquarium are also great ways to escape the extreme heat of Texas in the summer.

  1. Klyde Warren Park

For an outdoor area that is famous for seemingly being “out of thin air,” Klyde Warren Park has various events throughout the summer for people of all ages. Every Saturday in summer, they host an incredible movie night that you have to see to believe. Take advantage of the cooler time of day and spend time with friends or family while watching a light-hearted flick.

  1. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

After going to Klyde Warren Park, take a short trip to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Throughout the summer, there are concerts on Thursday nights that are a ton of fun if you’re looking to sneak away for a date. This area is also available for private events, volunteering and educational activities alike.

  1. Galleria Dallas

For all shopaholics, the Galleria Dallas can satisfy every customer—no matter their budget. With restaurants, stores, and even a skating rink, even those who don’t like shopping will have a good time here.

  1. Reunion Tower and Observation Deck

End your amazing trip in Dallas with a trip to the top of Reunion Tower with the most picturesque views of Dallas. Once at the top, you’ll find an observation deck to go out on and see the city from a bird’s-eye view. There’s also the Cloud Nine Café and Five Sixty Fine Dining restaurants at the top if you’d like to grab a bite with a view.

Don’t miss your chance to visit Dallas this summer and see everything that this unbelievable city has to offer!