August Dollar Days at the Dallas Arboretum

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The Dallas Arboretum brings back the popular promotion, August Dollar Days, during the dog days of summer.

For the entire month of August, the garden offers $2 general garden admission, $2 admission to the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, and $5 parking.

Named one of “The Country’s Most Gorgeous Botanical Gardens” by House Beautiful, the Dallas Arboretum has beautiful floral beds blooming with impatiens, lobelias, begonias, salvia, marigolds, zinnias, caladiums, lantana, cannas, vinca, and more.  

You can also see what’s growing in A Tasteful Place, the Arboretum’s 3.5-acre potager garden, pavilion, and kitchen inspired by the movement toward growing and eating fresh, sustainable, locally-grown food. Guests are welcome to free samples of the “hero” vegetable daily.

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Summertime Camp-In at Great Wolf Lodge

Summer Camp-In at Great Wolf Lodge

Have good old-fashioned summer staycation camp at the Great Wolf Lodge’s Summer Camp-In, now through September 6, 2021.

The Summer Camp-In is filled with summer fun events and activities that the whole family will enjoy. From splashing into the Great Wolf’s water slides, lazy river, raft rides, and water play areas to singing at the Camp-In sing-along or wind down for before bed with group bedtime stories.

Other family friendly activities include:

  • Special appearances from Great Wolf Lodge’s very own Wiley the Wolf, Oliver the Racoon, and Sammy the Squirrel
  • Special camp-themed programs pool parties complete with limbo contests and games
  • Hustle & Howl Family Dance Parties
  • Arts and crafts activities making camp postcards, friendship bracelets, and more!
  • Enjoy evening s’mores by the lodge’s own “s’moreliers.”
  • End the day in the lobby for Great Wolf Lodge’s Campfire Ceremony, sing-a-long, and storytime.

Don’t forget to sign up for the Trailblazer Challenge where your family can participate in fun and challenging activities and earn badges. Earn 10 badges to be named a true Trailblazer!

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Family Fun at Gaylord Texan Resort’s SummerFest

Gaylord Texan SummerFest

The Perfect Summertime Staycation Destination

When the summer heat is too hot to handle, it’s time for a Texas-style staycation. Fortunately, now through Labor Day (September 6, 2021), you can enjoy an exciting summer full of fun and incredible memories in Grapevine at the Gaylord Texan’s Annual SummerFest. 

Family Fun at Gaylord Texan Resort’s SummerFest

The whole family will enjoy events and activities at this year’s SummerFest. Starting with the pirate and princess-themed activities like: 

  • The Princess’ Shiny Stash Scavenger Hunt
  • The Pirate and Princess Academy interactive musical
  • The Pirate and Princess Art Studio
  • As well as experiencing live animal encounters or participate in the virtual Wildlife

You can show off your pirate swagger on the dance floor for a Pirate Dance Party every Saturday night.

Paradise Springs

Family enjoying Gaylord Texan Paradise Springs Cabana

Why not upgrade your pool experience at Paradise Springs and relax in comfort in one of the private cabanas providing extra shade, comfortable lounge areas, refrigerators, and more.

Cool down and relax in Paradise Springs, the 10-acre outdoor pool, and the lazy river complex. It features a massive 6,000-square-foot family lagoon, giant water playhouse, 600-foot long lazy river, and 4 winding waterslides. 

More SummerFest Activities

SummerFest is not just for families. It is also a great weekend getaway for couples and with the fabulous European-style spa and live entertainment in the Glass Cactus, SummerFest is a great idea for a fun Girl’s Weekend! Here a some of you can do:

  • Escape Rooms
  • Summer of Cirque: Pirates & Princesses
  • The Princess’s Shiny Stash Treasure Hunt: Search for the Princess’s most precious treasures, hidden from the pirate crew throughout the resort. Locate the treasure chests in this exciting scavenger hunt.
  • Pirate & Princess Academy: Learn how to become an honorary princess, then take the Princess Oath. You find a fantasy-filled world with and adventures fit for a Princess.
  • Join an unexpected Captain’s crew and take the Pirate Pledge in an exciting, interactive musical.
Learn more about the Gaylord Texan Resort’s SummerFest and be sure to make your reservations for your family’s stay at the Gaylord Texan Resort’s SummerFest!