It’s not just all the fun things to do in and around Dallas that I love; the actual drive it pretty fun too with so many fun stops along the way.
HOUSTON TO DALLAS ROAD TRIP ROUTE:
I’ve made this drive many times, and with Dallas located 250 miles from my house, it takes me just under four hours. My normal route is to take Interstate 45 North to Dallas for a pretty straight shot.
If you’re coming from the Katy area, take Highway 6 to Highway 90 for a nice, scenic back road drive that will give you all the Texas feels (and Instagram photo ops—especially around sunset). Sure you’ll miss the Sam Houston Statue in Huntsville, but the back road drive is a nice trade.
ROAD TRIP STOPS
If you’re coming from Houston, don’t miss these stops along the way.
- Sam Houston Statue: This historic spot in Huntsville makes for a great Instagram photo.
- Woody’s Smokehouse: Fuel up in Centerville, the “Jerky Capital of the World!”
- Cooper Farm Peaches: This is a perfect stop to find fresh Texas peaches and fill up your gas tank, too.
- Downtown Ennis: Stretch your legs and enjoy some southern hospitality in this sweet town.
- Buc-ee’s: Of course, no Lone Star State road trip is complete without at least one stop at this Texas institution!
SPOTS TO CHECK OUT IN DALLAS
- Deep Ellum: If you live in Houston and are a fan of Montrose, you’ll definitely want to check out Deep Ellum, where you’ll find live music, beer (Deep Ellum Brewing) and lots of quirky murals. I can’t stop with the “take an Instagram picture here”, but seriously, you’ll want to!
- Downtown Dallas: Want to see how Dallasites do downtown Life? Hop off the highway at Main Street and grab a bite at one of my favorites, CBD Provisions in Downtown Dallas. You have a great view of The Eye, one of the coolest sculptures in Dallas, and afterward, head across the street to the Woolworth for crafty cocktails. If you’re a big sports fan or just love patio drinking, don’t miss out on Happiest Hour, Dallas’ largest patio bar, serving up some amazing drinks. There’s tons of hotels here, too, so it’s a great place to lay your head for the night and do it all again the next day!
- Dallas Arts District: Feeling a little more artsy? Make a pit stop in the Arts District and enjoy free entry at the Dallas Museum of Art, walk through Klyde Warren Park (located above a highway tunnel). Be sure to come hungry and check out the food truck scene or experience out-of-this world science exhibits at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.
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