So you’re moving from somewhere around the USA and ready to explore Texas? We’re breaking down what you can do in 3 days in DFW! We recommend spending one weekend just exploring the area. So, if you’e got a weekend to explore the DFW area, then follow this advice!
We recommend a variety of sightseeing and activities to really get a feel for what the area has to offer. It doesn’t matter what season you visit, there’s always something fun to do and happening. This includes shopping, adventuring and of course, eating!
Day 1 of 3 Days in DFW: Hiking & Lake Life
Day one, we recommend getting in a little nature and outdoors. Nature is one of the best things Texas has to offer. Drive up to Lake Grapevine first and have breakfast in the cozy Main Street Cafe – known for their French breakfast. You could probably spend the whole weekend on Grapevine Lake, but in one day you could rent bikes or paddle boards, rent a boat, or just hike around the lake and check out the variety of trails it has to offer.
When you’ve finished up, don’t plan to leave the area just yet. Explore the surrounding cities like South Lake, Flower Mound, Coppell, Las Colinas and Colleyville. The housing market in these areas range from the low 400’s to the millions. Be sure to start your search in Grapevine then expand from there. The area is central, nearby the airport and has top quality schools in DFW. We know you only have 3 days in DFW to explore, so even though you may want to call it an early night, we recommend checking out the night time things to do in the area. Maybe have a drink at a local pub or check out the famous Red River Cowboys not too far from Las Colinas.
Day 2: Shop & Neighborhood Hop
Ok, it wouldn’t be a house hunting trip without checking out the fast growing area of Plano, Frisco and Mckinney. Brunch at the Colony at our favorite spot Davio’s. As I write this blog, we just had dinner there last night! Walk around Grandscape, a one-stop shop entertainment district, then head over to Legacy West. Have a bite to eat at the Legacy Food Hall and shop the dozens of designer and brand name stores along the bustling street.
You could probably get a lot of adventure in between Grandscape and Legacy West, but if you’re willing to explore a little more, then head over to Stonebriar Mall. It’s nestled right next to dozens of restaurants and the Frisco RoughRiders Class AA minor league baseball club’s stadium the Dr. Pepper Ballpark.
The Frisco area is also a beautiful and upscale place to call home. The Stonebriar Country Club is top rated in the area. Be sure to take a drive through the sprawling neighborhoods and experience what life would be like living there. Homes in this area are averaging a little higher in the 700’s and above, but it’s worth the schools and the quality of life. Start your search for Frisco homes here.
Day 3: Six Flags or Stockyards
Alright, now we know you’re going to need a little vacation to rest from the busy weekend, but you can’t miss a stop at the world famous Six Flags of Texas! If you’re not into amusement parks, then don’t worry. Just next door is the AT&T Stadium and Texas Live! Now this is an adult’s playground for sure. If you’re opting out of rollercoasters, maybe a massive multiscreen bar and grill area where you can enjoy drinks and watch one of the dozens of sports games on the tvs will suit you better.
Don’t worry though if these adventures don’t really fit your idea of a visit to Texas. Instead, maybe you’d prefer to check out the Fort Worth Stockyard’s. They really still do twice-daily cattle drives! It’s a whole experience that your family will absolutely enjoy and it will make you feel like you’re part of the Texas style of living.
We highly recommend some lunch or dinner at Joe T. Garcia’s. It’s a staple in this area and has been around since 1935.
Ok, so wondering why driving out to Fort Worth may even be worth it? Well, it’s a massively fast growing area and it has a lot of beauty to it. Homes range quite a bit, so you have to look in the right areas. Don’t worry – we can guide you. We can lead you to some of the more popular areas. Start your Fort Worth home search here. Then, don’t forget to call us for some advice.
Ready to explore? Enjoy your 3 days in DFW and take in as much as you possibly can. If you’re hungry… check out our Top Restaurants to Try When House Hunting in Dallas!