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 

Price: Free

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

Coyote Drive-In

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

Price: Free

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 

Price: Free

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

Price: Free

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

Price: Free

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

Ice Skating

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

Sunset Cruise

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

Price: $16

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!

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