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Discover DFW’s Perfect Playground — Southlake, Texas!

Your perfect summer day is only a 30-minute drive away.

Tired of being cooped up indoors? We feel you. Turns out there’s a perfect place to get outside and away from big-city crowds too—Southlake, Texas! Located just a quick 30-minute drive from both Dallas and Fort Worth, Southlake is full of wide-open places to stretch your legs, breathe fresh air, take in the sights and sounds, and enjoy the warm North Texas weather for the perfect summer day!

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With its signature shady awnings, live oak trees, and gentle, soothing fountains, strolling in Southlake feels like a walk in the park. Southlake is known for its shopping, but when you spend a day in the great outdoors, you’ll see this beautiful suburban oasis is so much more than its stores. Surround yourself with more than 700 acres of Cross Timbers habitat and take a journey with 20-plus miles of hiking trails at the Bob Jones Nature Center. Just be sure to bring your binoculars and see if you can spot some of our wildlife residents.

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With its expansive and growing collection of public art, taking a trip to Southlake is like visiting an outdoor art museum! The magnificent, lifelike statues color the city’s landscape, and would look perfect on your “Stories.” In fact, why not turn your visit into a game? See if you can snap a selfie in front of all of Southlake’s public art pieces.

With all of this activity, you’re liable to work up an appetite. You’ve come to the perfect place! Our diverse and delicious selection of restaurants is worth the short trip all by itself. Take advantage of the warm weather and dine al fresco at one of our easy, breezy cafes, or spend a romantic evening under the stars with your significant other at il Calabrese Ristorante & Bar.

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Why not pick up your meal from your favorite spot and enjoy a picnic in the beautiful Bicentennial Park? Bicentennial Park is one of Southlake’s largest parks and is home to the Liberty Gardens, a new playground, The Marq Southlake, and more!

Miss shopping? Southlake’s stores in Town Square are opening up over the next several weeks, so you can spruce up your summer wardrobe and support the local community too. While you’re enjoying a leisurely afternoon shopping trip, don’t forget to follow safety precautions and maintain a safe social distance of at least six feet. Not quite ready to shop? That’s fine too. Pick up a gift card from one of our local retailers. You’ll help our community, support small business owners, and have a gift for a loved one—or a treat for yourself—for the holiday season.

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Get out of the house—and away from the big city crowds—in beautiful Southlake, Texas! Plan your trip and discover a different side of DFW at


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