Here’s a list of some activities to do in the springtime! If we mention a place you might be interested in checking out, make sure to visit their website for COVID-19 guidelines, operation hours, and possible registration or entrance fees.
1. Have a Picnic
Picnic and Spring practically go hand in hand! You can prepare something beforehand, order and pick something up, or head to the grocery store beforehand and get some of your favorite treats. Any place can become the perfect picnic spot if you want it to be: a place on campus, a park, a car, your backyard/patio, etc. You can play games, bring your pet, listen to music, watch a movie (download a movie from Netflix, rent from a streaming service, or use a portable dvd player), read, etc. Just remember to check the weather and bring a blanket!
2. Plan a Texas Day Trip
Have the travel bug but don’t feel comfortable traveling right now? Plan a Texas day trip! Do some research and pick somewhere you can drive to and back in a day. This way you wouldn’t have to stop and stay the night anywhere. When planning your trip, check to see if there’s anywhere you can stop on the way for some sightseeing! Just remember, you don’t have to go far to explore something new. If you haven’t already, explore the town you’re currently in. How many of you can honestly say you’ve been all around Denton? Here are some places in Texas you can look into:
- Downtown Dallas
- Fort Worth Stockyards
- Palo Duro Canyon State Park
- Dinosaur Valley State Park
3. The Wonders of Nature
After being in quarantine and the school year being mainly online, a break and a breath of fresh air are needed! You can check out some of these DFW locations, but don’t forget about your local parks/trail!
- North Lakes Park
- Elm Fork Greenbelt Trail
- Ray Roberts State Park
- Lakeside Park
- Airfield Falls Conservation Park
- Fort Worth Water Gardens
- Texas Discovery Gardens (Wednesdays are free admission.)
- Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden (Visitors encouraged to bring food and drink for a lakeside picnic)
- The Dallas Zoo
- The Dallas Aquarium
4. Explore Museums
Museums are easy to social distance in! Not usually being crowded, there is enough space to distance yourself. So, why not take the opportunity to learn about some really cool pieces of art, especially if some of the museums are free? Besides the Dallas Museum of Art and the Perot Museum, here are some other places in DFW you can check out:
- African American Museum of Dallas
- Amon Carter Museum of African American Art
- Arlington Museum of Art
- Crow Museum of Asian Art at the University of Texas at Dallas
- Fort Worth Museum of Science
- Kimbell Art Museum
- Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
- Museum of Geometric and Madi Art
- Museum of Illusions
- National Videogame Museum
5. Head to the Gemini Peach and Rose Farm
Stop and smell the roses (and some peaches) at the Gemini Peach and Rose Farm in Denton! The Gemini Peach and Rose Farm specializes in growing, grafting, and hybridizing roses. Depending on when you visit, there might even be some tomatoes, bell peppers, and other fruit varieties available to purchase. They’re open Monday-Saturday from 9am to 3pm and are closed on Sunday. You can pick some roses for yourself or as a gift for someone to make their day a bit brighter!
Hopefully we helped you find at least one fun activity to do this Spring! If you want some more ideas you can check out some of our other blog posts: 50 Things to do in Quarantine and 5 Places in Denton For a Fall Photoshoot (Check out how these places look in Spring too!) Leave a comment or message us on social media @untunion and let us know if you try out any of these!