Spring Break fun without Breaking the Bank

Spring Break is here!! Are you trying to save a little cash this week but still wanting to get out and do something? One of the greatest things about living in and around Dallas is the vast amount of free fun to be had. I’ve got some great Dallas area ideas for you so you can have some spring break fun without giving up all your funds. In fact I found so many great ideas I think I’ll have to do a part#2 post soon with more!

Free Spring Break Fun

McKinney Avenue Trolley – Dallas – Free

The M-Line gives you an opportunity to ride back into history on the only transit line in North Texas that operates lovingly restored antique electric trolley cars running on some of Dallas’s oldest original trolley tracks. Check out their website & tips for trolley riding here.

Weekdays: 7 am to 10 PM
Weekends: 10 am to 10 PM


Dallas Public ArtWalk – Dallas – Free

Public ArtWalk Dallas! is a free, self-guided art walk promoting a healthy lifestyle through increased awareness and appreciation of public art in downtown Dallas. The ArtWalk is a 3.3 mile route highlighting thirty pieces of art and architecture in the Arts District and downtown Dallas.

Go here for a map and download an audio guide to tell you about each artwork as you walk along.

thanksgiving square artwalk

Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive – Fort Worth – Free

“Cowboys and cattle drives returns to Fort Worth with The Herd – Texas Longhorns driven by genuine Texas cowhands – offering an unforgettable glimpse into the past. You’ll hear the jingle of spurs, the cattle bawling, and the rhythm of the hoof beats. As The Herd passes, a bygone era comes to life before your eyes. Look for the Drovers before and after each cattle drive for photo opportunities and to learn more about life on the trail!”

11:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

More information and details can be found on their website here.


River Legacy Parks & Living Science Center- Arlington – Free

River Legacy Living Science Center serves as the gateway to the adjacent 1,300-acre River Legacy Parks.
This 12,000-square foot nature center offers interactive exhibits, terrariums, aquariums, nature trails, and Saturday events. The Center also offers a variety of environmental educational programming for children and adults.

Check out their full calendar of Spring Break events here.


Has your family ever done any of these? What are your favorite free things to do in or around Dallas?


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