Summertime is a best time to try new things and visit new places with your partner or closest friends. Whether your summer fling is new or has deep roots, you can always find new ways to have fun together. Luckily for us, DFW has tons of fun stuff to do any day of the week during the summer and you can enjoy them without breaking the bank. To help you plan out a few summer surprises for your S/O, here is a list of awesome things to do all over the DFW metroplex.
Free Play Arcade
Price: $11 per person
Address: 1730 East Belt Line Road Richardson, TX 75081
Why you need to go: Free Play Arcade lets you play unlimited arcade games after the entrance fee. They often switch out games, so you'll never get bored and they offer beer along with snacks for the perfect gaming date.
Website: Free Play Arcade
Oak Cliff Preserve Trail
Address: 2875 Pierce St, Dallas, TX 75233
Why you need to go: This is a perfect place if you're looking for a little adventure. There is no telling what you might find on the trail, from old license plates stuck to the tree to vines creating the most instagrammable experience.
Website: Oak Cliff Preserve Trail
Frisco Rough Riders
Price: $25 per person
Address: 7300 Roughriders Trail, Frisco, TX 75034
Why you need to go: Dr. Pepper Park lets you experience baseball like no other place in Texas. The ballpark lets you watch a Frisco RoughRiders game while chilling in their lazy river.
Website: Frisco Rough Riders
Price: $8 per person
Address: 223 NE 4th Street Fort Worth, Texas 76164
Why you need to go: The cutest way to watch a movie this summer. The drive-in has everything from games to snacks and all visits are double features for just $8 a ticket.
Website: Coyote Drive-In
M Line Trolly Downtown Dallas
Address: 3153 Oak Grove Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
Why you need to go: This is a great way to see everything downtown Dallas has to offer. The M line of the trolly passes through all the best spots and they run until 10 p.m. which means you can stay out all day.
Website: M Line Trolly
Fountain Place Dallas
Address: 75204, 1800 N Field St, Dallas, TX 75202
Why you need to go: Located in the heart of downtown Dallas, Fountain Place is a gorgeous spot to take a stroll. The water garden is five and a half acres large and lights up the night, perfect for a romantic stroll.
Website: Fountain Place
Grapevine Botanical Garden
Address: 411 Ball St, Grapevine, TX 76051
Why you need to go: The gardens are the perfect spot to enjoy a nice day out and have a picnic. With plenty of beautiful walkways and fountains, the place is not only very romantic but is also refreshing.
Website: Grapevine Botanical Garden
Nasher Sculpture Center
Price: $10 per person
Address: 2001 Flora Street Dallas, Texas 75201
Why you need to go: If you love history and super weird sculptures, you have to check out the Sculpture Center. They always have something new and funky going on and often they offer free admission for date nights.
Website: Nasher Sculpture Center
Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge
Address: 109 Continental Avenue Dallas, Texas 75208
Why you need to go: This bridge has the best-uninterrupted views of Dallas. They tend to have tons of free events and even if they don't, the place is so beautiful, who wouldn't want to take a stroll or even get to play in their jungle gym?
Website: Ronald Kirk Bridge
Price: $9 per person
Address: 13350 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75240
Why you need to go: If the weather is feeling just a little too hot, you can cool off by ice skating at Galleria mall. The rink is smacked dab in the middle of the mall and is surrounded by the best shops and restaurants.
Website: Ice Skating at Galleria
Price: $30 per person
Address: 2055 Summer Lee Drive Rockwall, TX 75032
Why you need to go: They offer a variety of packages starting at $30 for a sunset ride but you can also splurge a little more and not only have an amazing sunset view, but also have dinner on the boat as well.
Website: Harbor Lights
Cafe At The Modern
Address: 3200 Darnell Street Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Why you need to go: The Fort Worth Modern is cool enough of its own with tons of great movies and exhibits on display, but one of their more romantic spots is their cafe. With massive windows overlooking their yard and pond, the cafe offers a view like no other.
Website: Cafe Modern
No matter which destination in Dallas-Fort Worth you choose to visit this summer with your significant other or closest best friend, you will have a blast. This metroplex is truly one of a kind and full of fun for everyone!