Your Ultimate Dallas Fall Bucket List


There are so many ways to experience Dallas as the leaves begin to change. From indulging in nature to Thanksgiving dinner at one of the area’s best restaurants, these are all of the ways to encounter Fall in the Big D.

Eagle Mountain Lake Trails

The Eagle Mountain Lake Trails are perfect for hiking and strolling. All 6 of these unique trails are well maintained to make your nature walk easy and enjoyable. Enjoy viewing wildlife and stunning views. 

The Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot

The 55th annual Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot will be held on November 24th this year. All proceeds raised for this 5k run will benefit the YMCA Community Health programs which provide access to a healthier lifestyle for North Texans. Their chronic disease prevention and childhood obesity prevention programs are critical to the long-term health of the community. 

Watch the Dallas Cowboys

Check out this year’s Cowboys schedule to watch a live game. Enjoy the energy of the Cowboys’ fans while satisfying your hunger with stadium food.

Dinosaur Valley State Park

Head about an hour outside of Dallas to enjoy the breathtaking foliage that comes with the changing seasons. Real dinosaurs once roamed this area and you can still find the evidence. As you explore the changing colors be sure to look out for dinosaur tracks that are still in the bed of the Paluxy River. While there, you can also camp, fish and paddle the river.

Dinner at Fearing’s

Owned by Dean Fearing, Fearing’s is located inside the Ritz-Carlton in Uptown. Each year they produce a Thanksgiving menu that impresses and delights Thanksgiving dinner seekers. You will discover three courses of mouthwatering traditional food with bold flavors. Be sure to make your reservations ahead of time!

Visit the Dallas Arboretum’s Pumpkin Village

The Dallas Arboretum hosts what Fodor’s Travel calls “One of America’s Best Pumpkin Festivals”. View multiple, elegant pumpkin displays that contain over 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squashes. 




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