Dallas is truly amazing but some weekends you just need a little adventure outside of the ordinary. While Dallas always has something to do, from food festivals to tons of exciting bars, here are a few day trips you can take this summer to get out of the city and still be back in time to hit up the local nightlife.

Paris, TX

Time To Get There: 2 hours

Why you need to go: Paris is great when you're looking for a little town with lots of flare. You can snap a picture with their Eiffel Tower replica and take a bike ride on the Trail de Paris.

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Denton, TX

Time To Get There: 1 hour

Why you need to go: The Denton square has so many cool things you can do like go vintage book shopping or get some amazing ice cream. They also have a hidden speakeasy with one of a kind drinks. 

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Oklahoma City, OK

Time To Get There: 3 hours

Why you need to go: This trip might be a little further away from Dallas, but you get a chance to take a stroll through the botanical gardens and the Bricktown entertainment district. Everyone has to visit at least once!

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Waco, TX

Time To Get There: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Why you need to go: Waco has tons of amazing things you can do including going to the Magnolia Market, taking an amazing scenic safari ride, take a dip in the world's longest lazy river, and visit the Dr. Pepper Museum.

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Austin, TX

Time To Get There: 3 hours

Why you need to go: Let's be honest, Austin has just about everything. From visiting the State Capital to taking a trip down Barton Springs Municipal Pool, Austin is weird enough to have something for everyone.

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Davis, OK

Time To Get There: 2 hours

Why you need to go: Davis has the amazing Turner Falls that are the biggest in the entire state. While you can take some time to relax and hike, you can also zipline by the waterfall.

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Hillsboro, TX

Time To Get There: 1 hour

Why you need to go: If you're looking for a place to spend the day but still go shopping, you need to visit the Hillsboro Outlets. You can also hit up the Roadside America Museum to check out some amazing vintage memorabilia.

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Glen Rose, TX

Time To Get There: 1 hour

Why you need to go: If you're looking for dinosaurs, here is where you'll find them. Glen Rose has Dinosaur Valley State Park where you can walk where dinosaurs once did or head over to Dinosaur World to see some life-size models of these massive beasts. You can also check out Fossil Rim and embrace your wild side by taking a tour and checking out some exotic wildlife.

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