Native Texans know that, unlike in cooler northern neighboring states, the best time to get outside isn’t summer — it’s fall.
Once the temperatures dip down out of the triple digits and the humidity abates, it’s the perfect time to head to Dallas and experience fall fun.
#1 – Hall’s Pumpkin Farm
Although there are many great pumpkin patches in the Dallas area for enjoying the cooler temperatures, Hall’s Pumpkin Farm is unique in that it’s one of the only remaining working farms in the area.
Located in Grapevine just west of the DFW airport, Hall’s Farm features low cost hayrides, a corn maze and (of course) countless pumpkins. They also feature plenty of concessions to keep you fueled for pumpkin picking!
#2 – Galaxy Drive In Theater
Although Galaxy Drive In Theater is keeping a classic experience alive all year round, it’s most enjoyable when the temperatures outside get to the perfect level to sit in your car and enjoy some popcorn.
Playing a blend of current and older movies, the drive in is a great activity for a family movie, or for one of this year’s Halloween horror flicks.
#3 – Cedar Hill State Park
If you want to get out and enjoy some fall foliage, Cedar Hill State Park is an ideal location on the edge of Dallas.
Although there are facilities for picnicking or hiking, if you’d like to observe from more of a distance, there are also drives through the park that will provide you with a great vantage point on the orange pops of color from changing post oak leaves amid the evergreen cedars.
#4 – Henrietta Creek Orchard
If you want some local apples to munch on while exploring, plus the experience of picking them yourself and a healthy dose of Texas culture, visit Henrietta Creek Orchard.
Located just north of town, this orchard offers pick your own options in six different varieties of apple. At other times of year, they also have a “pizza garden.” It unfortunately doesn’t grow pizza, but it does allow you to pick your own tomatoes and pizza-friendly herbs!
#5 – Addison Oktoberfest
If you enjoy German food and beer and happen to be planning a Dallas trip at the end of September, then you’ll be there in time to hit the Addison Oktoberfest.
The festival aims to be as accurate to the traditional Munich Oktoberfest as possible, and guests can enjoy 30 hours of entertainment and food. This event isn’t just for the adults; rides, music and a marketplace area ensure that visitors of all ages can enjoy this event!
#6 – FLYTE AERO HELICOPTER TOURS
If you want to enjoy the Metroplex from a higher view, Flyte Aero can lift you up out of the traffic for a view of fall colors of Dallas-Fort Worth from above.