2018 Spring Break Staycation Guide

Fun Things To Do
March 8, 2018 / By / 2 Comments

Spring Break is almost here – but you don’t need to hop a plane to enjoy a wonderful getaway. Hop onboard public transit instead!  Here are just a few of the places, right here in your own backyard, where you can enjoy fun, relaxation, rejuvenation and more, while you leave the driving to us!

 

Dallas-Fort Worth Attractions

Perot Museum

Discover all kinds of cool science and natural history facts! Take advantage of the Museum’s extended Spring Break hours (from Saturday, March 10 through Sunday, March 18) and enjoy even more time exploring!

  • Catch the A-train to Trinity Mills Station
  • Transfer to DART Green Line to West End Station and then take a half-mile walk or catch DART bus 49, 52 or 59

 

Dallas World Aquarium

Explore the underwater and jungle worlds of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. The Aquarium is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily!

  • Catch the A-train to Trinity Mills Station
  • Transfer to DART Green Line to West End Station and then take a half-mile walk or catch DART bus 27, 49, 52 or 59

 

Klyde Warren Park

An easy transit ride will put you within a short walk of food, games, sports, majestic downtown views and so much more!  Enjoy even more fun during the park’s Spring Fling, presented by Nissan, on Saturday, March 10 from 2-9 p.m., complete with a breakdance competition, a skateboard halfpipe demonstration and a nightlife concert starting at 6:30 p.m. with a performance by Hip Hop Hooray!

  • Catch the A-train to Trinity Mills
  • TRANSFER to DART Green Line
  • Ride the DART Green Line to Pearl/Arts District Station
  • WALK north four blocks to Klyde Warren Park, located at 2012 Woodall Rogers Freeway

 

Fort Worth Zoo

Enjoy a wild adventure at one of the nation’s top-rated zoos!  Saturday, March 10 is Parent’s Night Out at the Zoo! Enjoy a grown-up night at the Zoo, while your kids enjoy a wild time playing games, making crafts, eating pizza and even taking a night hike discovering the magnificent menagerie. Zoo members get a 10% discount!

  • Catch the A-train to Trinity Mills Station
  • TRANSFER to DART’s Green Line to Victory Station
  • TRANSFER to the Trinity Railway Express and take it to Fort Worth’s Intermodal Transit Center
  • Take the T-Route 7 to the Fort Worth Zoo

 

Fort Worth Stockyards

Learn more about Texas’ famous livestock industry where the West begins. On Saturday, March 10, you can thrill to Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show at 2:30 and 4:30, featuring trick roping, shooting, riding, cowboy songs and more! Grab a bite at one of more than a dozen fantastic restaurants, then stay for the Stockyards’ famous championship rodeo at 8 p.m.!

 

Destination Denton County

Downtown Denton Square

Whether you’re looking for historic discoveries, a place to listen to live music, a great meal, or one-of-a kind shopping, you only have to walk a few steps from Denton County’s iconic courthouse to find it!  Come explore original works of art, antiques, fashion, hand-made treasures, vintage music, comics, games, culinary marvels and more!

In Denton:

  • Catch the Connect Bus Service, Route 7 or 8, for an easy ride to the Downtown Square

In Lewisville:

  • Take the A-train* to the Downtown Denton Transit Center, then a short walk to downtown square

In Highland Village:

  • Take the A-train* to the Downtown Denton Transit Center, then a short walk to the downtown square

 

Old Town Lewisville

Featuring buildings from the early 20th century, Old Town Lewisville offers delightful shopping, dining and more in a beautifully historic hometown setting.  On Saturday, March 17, join the fun at Wayne Ferguson Plaza for a St. Paddy’s Day celebration, Texas-style, including performances by Maguire Academy of Irish Dance, Reel Treble Band, Rathmore, Two Tons of Steel, carnival attractions, a showing of Disney’s animated film Brave, plus lots of great food and Irish beer!  For more info on fun things to do at Wayne Ferguson Plaza, click here.

 

In Denton:

  • Take the A-train to the Lewisville Old Town Station

In Lewisville:

  • Catch the Connect Bus Route 22 to Old Town Lewisville

In Highland Village:

  • Take the Highland Village Connect Shuttle to the Highland Village/Lewisville Lake Station
  • Catch the NCTC Southbound Shuttle to NB Summit @ Civic
  • Catch the 1171 Bus to 155 West Main St.

 

Denton Firefighters Museum

Located in the lobby of Central Fire Station this museum houses firefighting memorabilia from the 1800s to the present. Collections include an old hose cart that was pulled by hand, 1935 equipment from a ladder truck, breathing apparatuses from past decades and much more.

 

In Denton:

  • Take the A-train* or catch Connect Bus Route 1, 2, 3, 6 or 7 to the Downtown Denton Transit Center, then a short walk to 332 E Hickory St.

In Lewisville:

  • Take the A-train* to the Downtown Denton Transit Center, then a short walk to 332 E Hickory St.

In Highland Village:

  • Take the A-train* to the Downtown Denton Transit Center, then a short walk to 332 E Hickory St.

 

Lone Star Indoor Sports & Event Center

THE go-to destination for roller skating, inline hockey, roller derby, and endless year ‘round fun!

In Denton:

  • Catch the DDTC to Trinity Road
  • Walk about two minutes to 222. S Mayhill Rd.

In Lewisville:

  • Take the A-train* to the Downtown Denton Transit Center located near the heart of Denton
  • Catch the DDTC to Trinity Road
  • Walk about 2 minutes to 222. S Mayhill Rd.

In Highland Village:

  • Take the A-train* to the Downtown Denton Transit Center located near the heart of Denton
  • Catch the DDTC to Trinity Road
  • Walk about 2 minutes to 222. S Mayhill Rd.

 

Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Spring break is your ideal opportunity to enjoy one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, right here in Denton! Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition was initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough in 1987.

Now in its 31st year, the show features top national and international contemporary craft artists who are pushing the boundaries of their chosen media.  This year’s collection was selected from more than 1,000 submissions from eight countries around the world and includes works in metal, wood, plastic, ceramic, fiber, glass, and mixed media.

 

In Denton:

  • Take the A-train* or catch Connect Bus Route 1, 2, 3, 6 or 7 to the Downtown Denton Transit Center, then a short walk to 400 E Hickory St.

In Lewisville:

  • Take the A-train* to the Downtown Denton Transit Center, then a short walk to 400 E Hickory St.

In Highland Village:

  • Take the A-train* to the Downtown Denton Transit Center, then a short walk to 400 E Hickory St.

It’s an easy trip with DCTA!

We can make your staycation travel easy, stress-free and – with our reduced rates for kids – wonderfully affordable!  Tickets and fare can be purchased online, at ticket vending machines at A-train station platforms or at one of our many ticket outlets.** For fare information or to make a purchase online, click here!

*  The A-train does not run on Sundays

** Not all fare types are available at all locations.

 

Enjoy your spring beak staycation! Let us know what you decided to do in the comment section below.

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