We know what you’re thinking: It’s summer. It’s hot. You need something to do that won’t require being outdoors. So, crank up your car’s A/C, grab your favorite beverage, and turn up the tunes, because we’ve selected this year’s “10 Most Beautiful Homes in Dallas,” all for your enjoyment. (OK, we enjoyed it, too.)
Pack a lunch and take the kids for this fun-filled, in-town adventure.
1.Breakfast at Oddfellows
Treat the family to a full breakfast before embarking on your tour.
2. 2126 Kessler Parkway
3. 1065 Kessler Parkway
4. 5804 Swiss Avenue
5. 6521 Bob O Link Drive
Grab sandwiches and head to…
7. White Rock Lake for a picnic.
8. 4327 Rawlins Street
9. 4225 Armstrong Parkway
Kids bored? Dash into this Park Cities institution and grab them something to capture their attention while you gawk at architectural beauties.
11. 3520 Drexel Drive
12. 3508 Centenary Avenue
13. 4330 Beechwood Lane
14. Steel City Pops
While you’re in Preston Hollow, pop into this beloved popsicle shop. (Sorry. We had to.) The kids deserve a treat; they’ve been such good sports.
15. 7215 Paldao Drive
16. Dog Haus
Dinner time! Why not partake in an American classic. It’s the perfect ode to the American driving tour.
17. Heights Park
Stretch your legs and let the kids get their energy out. Who knows, maybe you’ll catch a firefly.
18. Disco Kids at It’ll Do
End your night with a dance party, hosted here for tots every other Friday evening.
Hit this route with your significant other or your girlfriends.
1. Coffee and a Pastry at Royal Blue
Load up with fuel at this see-and-be-seen stop in Highland Park.
2. 4327 Rawlins Street
3. 4225 Armstrong Parkway
4. 3520 Drexel Drive
5. 3508 Centenary Drive
6. 4330 Beechwood Lane
The gourmet cafe at this beloved garden center is one of the best kept secrets in town.
8. 75215 Paldao Drive
If you’re an art lover, stop into this famed gallery for some lovely finds.
10. Dallas Arboretum
Admire the beauty of these gardens, then pop by Walton’s Garden Center to grab your own gardening goods.
11. 6521 Bob O Link Drive
12. 5804 Swiss Avenue
13. 1065 Kessler Parkway
14. 2126 Kessler Parkway
We love this little hole-in-the-wall hidden gem in Bishop Arts. It’s the place for the perfect taco night as your tour comes to a close.
16. Revelers Hall
Since you’re in the area, celebrate the end of your day with a glass of wine.
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OddfellowsRestaurant: Coffeehouses, EclecticNorth Oak Cliff
316 W. Seventh St.
Goodfriend Package Store D BestRestaurant: Casual, Sandwich ShopsEast Dallas
1155 Peavy Road
Froggies 5 and 10 D BestShop: Kids, Toys and CollectiblesKnox
3211 Knox St.
Steel City PopsRestaurantFort Worth
908 Currie St.
It'll DoBars and Club: DJ-DanceOld East Dallas
4322 Elm St.
Royal Blue Grocery D BestShop: Specialty FoodsPark Cities
1 Highland Park Village
North Haven GardensShop: GardenNorth Dallas
7700 Northhaven Rd.
Valley House Gallery and Sculpture GardenAttraction: GalleriesFar North Dallas
6616 Spring Valley Rd.
Dallas ArboretumAttraction: Special Events Venues, Gardens and Nature Centers, Family FriendlyEast Dallas
8525 Garland Rd.
Walton's Garden CenterShop: GardenEast Dallas
8652 Garland Road