Week of / August 4-10, 2014 /

     This itinerary includes ideas for several locations around the area that will keep you in awe from flowers to yummy fruits at the farmers market and gorgeous stars that light up the prairie sky of Dallas. So, whether you feel like staying close to home or feeling more adventurous, this journey is all about the visual pleasures around us. Lets soak it all in.

Let's start off with a BONUS for Friday night!


1. Start the Friday night by having a yummy dinner at the Central Market in Southlake and listen to live music. Arrive early and grab a seat out on the patio, this is a kid friendly location with a playground for them to have fun also. The cafe offers many varieties of foods like the famous central market burger, the steak salad and tandori wrap. The kids menu is just as good.
*for desert grab some gelato which can be found inside near the deli.

It can become crowded since it is a popular place for dinner. Other great eats can be found across the street at the Southlake Town Square. Places like Mi Cocina, Snuffers (cheese fries is a must) or the Five Guys means that your "Plan B" is covered.

2. After dinner, head down to the Oak Grove Park in Grapevine to watch the fireworks with yummy snacks that you picked up at the central market. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. The fireworks begin at 9:30pm.

White Rock Lake

1.  Grab breakfast at Hypnotic Donuts in White Rock. This spot is known for crafty donuts and the famous chicken biscuits. The atmosphere is cozy and laid back. Go for the "Canadian Healthcare", yes it's a donut with bacon on top yum.

2. Take your breakfast from the hypnotic donuts and go to the Dallas Arboretum that's down the street. The admission is $1 during the month of August. It's a bargain. Here, the kids can splash at the frogs spray area and the gardens are beautiful. So, bring your camera for the many photo opportunities you will have.

* The White Rock Lake Farmers Market is only 5 miles from the Arboretum at the Green Spot Market. There will be many vendors offering things like local honey, produce and of course yummy popsicles. 


1. Have breakfast at the Village Baking Co. in Dallas. It is a french style bakery that offers goodies like the chocolate almond croissant. Any pastry on display will be absolutely amazing. It will be hard not choose more than a few flaky pastries because they are that good. Sit out in front of the bakery and enjoy. Bon Apetit. 

2. After breakfast, the family can ride the M-Line Trolley up/down McKinney ave. its a FREE ride and everyone will enjoy the views of the downtown Dallas area. It's a great way to explore while enjoying the air-conditioned trolley.

3. Lunch/Dinner have some tacos at La Ventana. Get the sweet caramel churros. Highly recommended.

4. For a magical evening, go with the family to watch the sunset over Dallas at the GeO-Deck from the top of the Reunion Tower. Purchasing the tickets online will save some time at the gate.


1. For an evening activity, take the family up to Frisco Commons park for the Frisco StarFest. A dozen telescopes will be available to gaze out at the stars. It will start when the sun goes down till 10pm. 8000 McKinney Rd


1. Sunday is Funday at the Panther Island Pavillion.

This is a family friendly event with free parking and tube rentals for $5. Enjoy a funday with the family in Ft. Worth.

-have fun


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