Football, pumpkin spice lattes, Halloween and chilly weather are just a few of the wonderful things the fall season brings. Dallas has countless fun activities to offer this autumn and with colder weather on our minds, we want to share some of our top picks for your fall bucket list. No matter your interests, Dallas offers something for everyone!
Hit The Trails
A scenic walk, bike or run is the best type of adventure in Dallas this season before it gets too chilly. Here are a few of our favorite trails and parks in the area.
White Rock Lake
Just north of downtown Dallas, White Rock is one of the most populated parks by locals. Spanning over 1,000 acres, White Rock appeals to all personalities. With 9 miles of running, biking and walking trail, and plenty of amenities like dog parks, picnic areas, pavilions and water activities, this park is the best place to admire the changing leaves and enjoy Dallas’s crisp, fall air.
Spring Creek Forest Preserve Trail
A smaller park that’s ideal for walking your dog or getting a taste of the hiking life, Spring Creek Forest is a great place for beginner hikers or those who simply want to get outdoors
The Katy Trail
One of the most popular trails in Dallas, the Katy Trail is always poppin’ with people and furry friends on the weekends. Go on a walk, grab a drink at Ice House and enjoy the beautiful weather.
Cedar Ridge Nature Center
Cedar Ridge is one of our favorites! Spanning 600 acres with 12 trail options, this area offers beautiful scenery and a variety of Dallas views. It is closed on Mondays, so make sure to plan your visit accordingly.
Cozy Up With A Fall Drink
Did you even celebrate the season changing if you haven’t had a PSL? Even if you aren’t a fan of pumpkin-flavored drinks, any warm, seasonal drink will remind you of fall in a cup. Bound to boost serotonin, these drink stops with fall-themed beverages need to be added to your list.
Roots’ version of the pumpkin spice latte is something I have never seen – their team incorporates cookie butter into the drink! Pumpkin sauce, cinnamon and cookie butter in a latte is something we can stand behind. Not in the mood for coffee? Check out the Golden Apple Creme, a blended drink with apple cider, chai, spices and a sprinkle of Golden Grahams.
Houndstooth’s Thanks-O-Latte will put you in the fall mood. Half pumpkin pie batter and the other half Houndstooth coffee, this could be your daily, seasonable drink fix.
White Rhino Coffee
Located in Uptown, this coffee shop is known for its OG fall drink, The Chumpkin. White Rhino fuses the chai tea latte with pumpkin spice, creating the perfect blend of sweet, spicy and creamy.
Other things to do…
Visit the Arboretum
One of America’s best pumpkin festivals, the Dallas Arboretum offers family-friendly fun for all ages. Thousands of real pumpkins, intricate pumpkin sculptures and the most beautiful fall foliage make this experience a must.
Attend a Dallas Cowboys football game
In Texas, fall means football. If you live in Dallas or are planning a weekend trip, a Dallas Cowboys game is always a good idea! Whether you’re a sports fan or not, being at the AT&T Stadium during a game is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.