So long, winter blues! Where to go to get out and about

For a while it seemed winter was not going to cede its throne to spring. It was like the clouds had staged a mutiny against the sun. But now that spring has toppled that tyrant Old Man Winter, it's time to get out and about with friends and family. We Slingshotters are always up for a little adventure, and we’ve compiled some of our best bets for spring outings.

Take advantage of the longer days and warmer nights at Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Arts. Every third Friday of the month, beginning April 17, the museum is open till midnight and offers a full slate of exciting programs for arts lovers of every age, including concerts, film screenings, tours, family programs and more.

As long as you’re doing the arts and culture thing, go ahead and check out the Dallas Symphony Orchestra concert calendar. You don’t have to be a classical music aficionado to appreciate the varied lineup, which includes Beethoven, Bernstein and even some Hollywood, Broadway and Streisand sprinkled in. This summer schedule also features a reinvention of the classic Peter and the Wolf. Who doesn’t remember that oldie but goodie?  

If you’re ready for a hearty dose of vitamin D, head to the Dallas Arboretum for full floral immersion. Dallas Blooms, the Southwest’s largest floral festival and a 30-year Dallas tradition, runs through April 12, and this year’s theme, Dallas Blooms: Deep in the Hearts of Texansboasts plenty of Lone Star flair. The festival runs through April 12 and includes various family-friendly activities and events.

If you want to plan an excursion lasting more than one day, check out TravelTex. Get inspired and see Texas through the eyes of Texans with the #TexasToDo gallery and #TexasToDo Films. You can even set up a personalized Texas Passport to customize your trip based on your interests.

Happy spring! 

Posted Tue, Mar 31, 2015 by Slingshot in Fun