Your COVID-19 Summer Staycation Guide

Fun Things To Do
July 2, 2020 / By / 2 Comments

This summer doesn’t have to be boring because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Go on a staycation! There are a few places right in your own backyard that we think are great ways to get out while still staying safe and protecting yourself and others from illness. Just hop on public transit and let us do the driving while you enjoy your summer staycation safely!

Don’t forget to follow social distancing and mask requirements. Want to know what DCTA is doing to keep you safe on your staycation? Check out our COVID-19 page here.

Destination Dallas- Fort Worth

Fair Park

When the State Fair of Texas isn’t in full swing, Fair Park is quietly one of the nation’s largest collections of 1930s Art Deco architecture. Even if you aren’t an architecture buff, the gigantic murals, fountains, Ferris wheel and Cotton Bowl football stadium make it an interesting place to walk around while keeping a safe social distance.

* The A-train does not run on Sundays

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Looking for the perfect family picnic spot while still keeping a safe distance? Enjoy the best view of downtown at the Carter while you play, twirl or lounge on the lawn!

  • Take DCTA’s A-train* to the Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC)
  • Take Denton Connect Bus Route 7 towards Texas Health Presbyterian Park & Ride
  • Take the North Texas Xpress (Route 64) bus service and ride it to the Fort Worth Central Station
  • Transfer to Trinity Metro Bus Route 002 and ride it to Amon Carter Museum located at Camp Bownie/Ridgmar

* The A-train does not run on Sundays

Fort Worth Zoo

Swing by one of the nation’s top-rated zoos, the Fort Worth Zoo, for a real summer adventure!  This is the perfect spot for all sorts of outings whether for a day with family or a date night spent walking around. Don’t forget to make your reservation as they are limiting the number of people allowed in the zoo at one time!

* The A-train does not run on Sundays

Destination Denton County

Downtown Denton Square

Take a stroll through the Downtown Denton Square to listen to live music, grab some grub, shop and much more! Be there or be square! I know shopping can be exciting, but don’t forget to take your time to always maintain the recommended social distance!

Denton residents:

  • Catch DCTA’s Connect Bus Route 7 directly to the Downtown Square

Lewisville and Highland Village residents:

  • Take DCTA’s A-train* to the DDTC
  • Walk a few quick minutes to the Downtown Square

* The A-train does not run on Sundays

Old Town Lewisville

Old Town Lewisville will make you feel right at home with its historic hometown setting where you can shop, dine and more. If your favorite shop seems crowded, walk around and make another round later. Keeping others and yourself safe is the key!

Denton residents:

  • Take DCTA’s A-train* to the Charles Emery Old Town station

* The A-train does not run on Sundays

Lewisville residents:

  • Take DCTA’s Connect Bus Route 22 to the Charles Emery Old Town station

Highland Village residents:

* The A-train does not run on Sundays

Patterson – Appleton Arts Center

Stay home and enjoy the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center which is home to two large galleries, art studio, dance rehearsal has and sculpture garden. You can now view current exhibitions online and general admission is free!

In Denton:

  • Take the A-train* or catch Denton Connect Bus Route 1, 2, 3, 6 or 7 to the Downtown Denton Transit Center
  • Walk to the Patterson located at 400 E. Hickory St.

* The A-train does not run on Sundays

In Lewisville or Highland Village:

  • Take the A-train* to the Downtown Denton Transit Center
  • Walk to the Patterson located at 400 E. Hickory St.

* The A-train does not run on Sundays

Before you take your trip, make sure to check out our blog below on how to safely ride transit during COVID-19!

We hope to make your trip stress-free, affordable and enjoyable! Tickets and fare can be purchased online, at ticket vending machines at A-train station platforms or through the GoPass℠ app. For fare information or to make a purchase online, click here!

Have a fun and safe summer staycation. Let us know in the comment section below where you decided to spend time this summer!

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  1. Kathy Oliver says:

    Love that masks are required on DCTA vehicles. I’m wondering if conductors/drivers will be asking people to cover both nose and mouth, especially when talking on phone. Rode the other day and two people removed their masks to talk on their phones for the whole trip. Yikes!

    • RideDCTA says:

      Thank you for the support, Kathy! We want to keep our passengers and employees as safe as possible! I’m sorry about the issue on the A-train recently. Passengers face coverings should cover their mouth and nose for the whole duration of the trip. I will pass this along to our rail operations team. -KL

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