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While it's great to pick one destination to enjoy to the fullest, a day trip to a nearby town or attraction can be the icing on the cake of your vacation. ShermansTravel experts have rounded up the top day trips within a few hours' drive so you can experience that must-visit stretch of beach, national park, or under-the-radar city.

Day Trips from Dallas

Burger's Lake

Dive into summer at this old-fashioned swimming hole. Perfect for families wanting to spend some time at the lake, these sandy beaches and clear waters are only 35 miles from Dallas.

1200 Meandering Rd., TX, 817-737-3414, www.burgerslake.com
Tags: beach | family | day trip | swimming

Dinosaur Valley State Park

Cool riverbeds with well-preserved dinosaur tracks are the main attraction here, but a picnic or trail hike are added incentive to head out of town.

TX, 254-897-4588, www.tpwd.state.tx.us
Tags: family | hiking | day trip

Fort Worth

Just a 45-minute drive from Dallas, more cowboys and culture await in Western-hued Fort Worth; the Historic Stockyards bring back the Old West.

TX, www.fortworth.com
Tags: family | culture | day trip

Hill Country Wineries

Discover Texas wine country on a tour of the state’s wineries, starting with the oldest, Fall Creek Vineyards, one of 21 vineyards and cellars offering bold Sangiovese, smooth Merlot, and ripe Chenin Blanc.

Hill Country, TX, 866-621-9463, www.texaswinetrail.com
Tags: tour | day trip | road trips | wine tasting

Six Flags Over Texas

Hold on tight! Six Flags is chock full of thrills and entertainment, all waiting just 15 miles outside Dallas.

2201 Road To Six Flags, TX, 817-530-6000, www.sixflags.com
Tags: family | day trip

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