It’s springtime when North Texas enjoys a brief interlude of ideal weather and an outburst of color from the trees and flowers. Read on for 4 activities you can do and make the most of this great period in your life while living in senior apartments in Dallas, TX.
Visit Some Outdoor Exhibits
It’s good to get outside and take in some history and culture after being cooped up in front of screens for what feels like an eternity. Some of our favorites are as follows:
- The Nasher Museum of Art and Sculpture Center. One of the finest sculpture museums in the country, it was designed by the late, great architect Renzo Piano. You can stroll through the garden any time and see artwork from artists all over the world. Wednesday through Sunday between 11 am and 5 pm, the Nasher is open. Discounts are available for students, older adults, DART users, and first responders with the $10 general admission price.
- Historic District of Dallas. Just south of Downtown is a repository for old log cabins and repaired buildings from over North Texas. It has an old-timey town plaza, a general store, and a saloon. It’s available on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays from 10 a.m. Prices start at $10 for adults and $6 for kids.
- Big Bear Native American Museum and the Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum. Cattle-driving and Native American heritage in Texas are both commemorated in Cleburne. Tours of the museums, which feature teepees, a stagecoach station, and a blacksmith’s shop, are provided at no cost and are led by knowledgeable docents. Weekend availability may be limited due to staffing needs.
Klyde Warren Park
To compare, Klyde Warren Park is Dallas’s answer to New York’s Central Park. Klyde Warren is a nice place to spend a sunny afternoon in the spring.
- Bring a meal and sit down at one of the many available tables.
- Alternatively, you might visit a neighboring restaurant or food truck to purchase food.
- There’s also a playground, a fountain, a stage, and activities and classes virtually every day.
North Texas is truly illuminated by the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. The 66 acres that make up the arboretum on the banks of White Rock Lake are home to a wide variety of plants, as well as sculptures and ponds. It’s true that the fall and winter seasons put on spectacular shows, but the spring is when the flowers truly shine. On rare occasions, you may even come across some illustrious Stones. Prices for single visits are in the $12–$20 range, with annual memberships beginning at $101.
Stroll about Cowtown
Fort Worth’s central business district is especially lovely on a sunny spring day. You can dine in, drink and shop at Sundance Square. The Water Gardens are a perfect place to visit and ease your mind. And just a little distance away, at the Stockyards, you can see people wrestling enormous animals. Fort Worth also boasts a number of high-quality lodging options as well as educational institutions.