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Fall adventure awaits: Things to do in Dallas-Fort Worth

Fall adventure awaits: Things to do in Dallas-Fort Worth

We typically think of spring as the time of new beginnings. But this time of year is also full of fresh starts and opportunities for adventure right where we live. As September’s temperatures start to cool down from summer’s heat, it’s a great time to enjoy what’s waiting right outside your door. Take a look at just a few ways to stretch your legs, take a breather and enjoy our beautiful surroundings.

Cedar Ridge Preserve

Fall is the perfect time to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to connect with nature. Located just 20 minutes from downtown Dallas on 600 acres, the Cedar Ridge Preserve boasts butterfly gardens, roughly 9 miles of trails, a variety of wildlife, and native trees, wildflowers and grasses. Whether you’re planning a day trip, a picnic or just an afternoon getaway, the preserve is a great addition to your fall bucket list. Check out their Facebook page for the latest updates on COVID and/or weather closures. This “slice of hill country” is definitely worth the visit.

State Fair of Texas

Nothing says “Texas” quite like the State Fair. This time-honored tradition may have taken a break due to the pandemic, but it is back and better than ever – while still promising to hold true to its historic roots. If you’re looking for a taste of Lone Star culture, be sure to set aside time between September 24 and October 17 to drop by the Fair Park in Dallas. They even have season passes available, so you don’t have to try to fit everything in in one day! Whether you’re a foodie looking for good eats, a football fan or all about the rides, the Texas State Fair has a little something for everyone in Dallas, Fort-Worth and surrounding areas. Want to plan ahead? Check out these top 6 attractions that you won’t want to miss.


Touted by Fodor’s Travel as “one of America’s best pumpkin festivals,” the 16th annual Autumn at the Dallas Arboretum is a perfect fall celebration for the whole family. Presented by Reliant, the festival will run from September 18 through October 31 and features an estimated 90,000 pumpkins, squash and gourds. If you’re looking for a magical autumn adventure, this is definitely it. This year they are transforming the Lakeside Exhibit Area into “larger-than-life insect topiaries, fascinatingly bugged-out pumpkin houses, and, of course, a maze for younger visitors.”

Movies in the Park

What better way to enjoy the splendors of fall than by taking the family – or that special someone – to enjoy a movie at Klyde Warren Park. Whether you’re itching to watch Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on September 25 or catch Beetlejuice on October 30 to get into the Halloween spirit, you’re sure to have a great time. Arrive early and check out the botanical and butterfly gardens before showtime! You can enjoy a food truck picnic during the show as well. Don’t forget to take a blanket.

Dallas Cowboys

Last but not least, we all know that football and fall go hand-in-hand. Whether you are a sports fan or not, catching a Dallas Cowboys game is an experience that is second-to-none. It’s not just about watching the Cowboys – one of the nation’s most beloved teams – take the field at AT&T Stadium. It’s about the atmosphere, the food, the fun and the memories. There are tailgating parties, pre-game celebrations, and even big-name country musicians to enjoy before or during the game. Fall in Dallas just wouldn’t be the same without Cowboys games to look forward to.

The Dallas-Fort Worth area is truly an amazing and beautiful place. Celebrate all it has to offer by taking some time to enjoy it! If you have any questions about the area – property management or otherwise – we’d love to help! Give us a call anytime: (214) 380-3054.