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12 Insanely Fun Group Activities in Dallas

As one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., Dallas has plenty of surprises in store for its visitors — especially if you’re looking for fun group activities. It is the third-largest city in Texas, and incredibly rich in culture, cuisine, and history. If your crew is stuck in a rut with what to do in this stunning city, take your cues from this blog post! Stay with us as we delve into 12 insanely fun group activities in Dallas, Texas.

 

a view of Dallas skyline

When in Dallas…

 

Taste the City on a Food Tour

 

Dallas has a strong food game. Being a part of Texas, it is known for Tex-Mex and barbecue — and Taco Tuesdays are greatly adhered to. Even beyond these two favorites, Dallas is home to a big food scene, and you’d only know if you sample its magnificent bites. Get a taste of the city by joining a food tour with your group!

 

Sidewalk Food Tours combines the tastiest dishes of Dallas for you to try out on a three-hour walking tour. You’ll get to stroll through the city and munch on local deliciousness while bonding with your crew. To get started, fill out our request form.

 

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a group of people sitting at a table eating food

A foodie’s paradise!

 

Have Fun in the Kitchen

 

If you’re looking to learn something new while on your trip, consider whipping up a new recipe under the supervision of a Dallas chef. Sidewalk Food Tours arranges a cooking class where you and your group will have a hands-on experience of putting together a meal — followed by enjoying it with your crew. After all, the best type of bonding is done over meals (bonus points if you cooked it together!). 

 

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a group of people preparing food in a kitchen

Chef it up!

 

Check Out Free Museums

 

The Dallas Museum of Art features over 25,000 works (curated over a span of 5000 years!). Satisfy your inner history buff by appreciating these masterpieces — and, as a bonus, visits are always free. You can also head to The Samurai Collection to see Japanese weapons and armor, while the crow museum is also a great (free) destination to visit.

 

a castle on top of a building

Learn something new…

 

Stroll Around the White Rock Lake

 

Head over with your group to the White Rock Lake, a 1015-acre lake in East Dallas. Stroll (or ride a bike) on the 9.3-mile trail surrounding it. You will enjoy the best of nature here, including a dog park, fishing piers, and picnic tables. There are also plenty of opportunities for activities. For example, fishing, kayaking, and bird watching.

 

a bridge over a body of water

Get outside!

 

Go Paddleboarding

 

Head over to the Trinity River to experience the best of watersports, including paddleboarding and kayaking. There are multiple launch points. And if you don’t have your own gear, you can always rent it from their rentals.

 

a train crossing a bridge over a body of water

Enjoy this weather!

 

Explore the Great Trinity Forest

 

If your crew loves nature, exploring the largest urban hardwood forest in the U.S. is a must! Here, you can explore the fascinating resources of this 6000-acre forest, including plenty of animal and plant species. You can also take a hike through its wetlands and prairies.

 

a tree in the middle of a forest

 

Unwind at the Fort Worth Water Gardens

 

A beautiful and refreshing oasis, the Fort Worth Water Gardens are the perfect destination to unwind with your group. You can walk over the tiered steps, which means you’re practically walking over water without getting wet. The Water Gardens is a unique blend of trees, water, plants, and stone, providing an experience that won’t remind you of anything else — because, really, there’s no place like it!

 

Fort Worth Water Gardens

Fort Worth Water Gardens

 

Enjoy Live Music at Lower Greenville Avenue

 

Lower Greenville Avenue features a lively nightlife (you’ll know when you see its eateries and boutiques, as well as the historic Granada Theater). Here, you can jam to live music with your crew — and, if you’re lucky, you may catch one of the yearly festivals. There are also concerts and comedy shows at the Granada Theater.

 

a group of people standing next to a person

Vibe out to some quality tunes!

 

Learn to Line Dance at Billy Bob’s

 

While Billy Bob’s features nightly entertainment (where you can ride bulls and shoot pool), you can attend free line dance lessons every Wednesday and Saturday. Hit the dance floor with your crew to bust a step — or three. Be sure to grab some snacks for a few extra bucks.

 

a group of people standing on the floor

Learn some choreography!

 

Shop (or Maybe Not) at the Galleria Dallas

Galleria Dallas can easily be classified as one of the top ten places to shop in the U.S. — particularly owing to its 200+ shops and boutiques. Many of these are internationally owned. Whether you’re looking to purchase new items or window shop, Galleria is where to head. Also, there’s a full-sized ice skating rink if you’re looking to experience some fun with your group.

 

Galleria Mall in Dallas

Best of the best!

 

Enjoy Local Produce at Dallas Farmers Market

 

Local farmers display (and sell) local produce, including fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs, at the Dallas Farmers Market. There are also goods like locally purveyed honey and nuts. If you’re looking to take organic (eatable) souvenirs back home, this market is where to head!

 

a box filled with different types of fresh fruits and vegetables

Yum!

 

Catch a Show at the Kitchen Dog Theater

 

The Kitchen Dog Theater displays shows that explore various themes. For example, justice, freedom, and morality. If you’re looking to learn an uplifting lesson or two with your crew, catch one of the shows here. Tip— Before each show, the theater hands out 20 free tickets as a part of one of its initiatives.

 

a group of people sitting in chairs talking on stage

It’s a gem!