There really is no need to consider taking a vacation abroad with so many outstanding places to visit right here in Texas, especially if you’ve got a reliable used family car for the trip. Summertime gives families the perfect opportunity to experience the excitement of taking creative road trips even if you’re on a budget. Whether it is a day trip, an extended weekend or a week-long excursion to some of the exciting places around town, you’ll have no problem driving to exciting adventures close by.
Some families may prefer to explore the vast richness of the many picturesque small towns located close to Dallas. Granbury and Glen Rose offer families a variety of outdoor activities for a day or longer. Located on the Brazos River, both towns are a little more than an hour from Dallas. Granbury offers many water sports such as fishing, swimming and boating on Lake Granbury. Visitors can enjoy shopping for antiques or just enjoying the lush landscape with its many pecan and juniper trees. History buffs will enjoy exploring the park in Glen Rose with its many dinosaur footprints and fossils.
Arlington and Grand Prairie are located less than 30 miles west of Dallas and feature many family-oriented attractions. Six Flags over Texas Amusement Park offers visitors a wide variety of musical shows and thrilling rides that appeal to the entire family. Hurricane Harbor, an exciting water park, is adjacent to the amusement park. During baseball season, families that enjoy sports can take in a Texas Rangers game in the beautiful new stadium in Arlington. Trader’s Village in Grand Prairie has something for everyone. It offers many hours of shopping for unusual items the whole family can enjoy. Lots of different snack foods and cold drinks help wile away leisurely summer afternoons in a unique setting.
Fort Worth, located about an hour’s drive from Dallas, is proud of its Western heritage and cowboy image. The historic Stockyards area offers visitors a chance to walk down wooden sidewalks and explore shops featuring cowboy hats, clothing and boots. Weekend rodeo performances keep the Old West alive. Many family-friendly restaurants offer a variety of dining cuisines including steakhouses and authentic Mexican food. Some restaurants take advantage of the mild weather to offer patio service in the summer. Fort Worth is a great place to visit for a day or a week.
Whether you want to explore attractions just a few hours away or a bit farther from home, a reliable used car can help to make your summer road trip a memorable one. Check out our inventory and our financing options if you’re looking to purchase before summer is over, as having the right transportation can make or break your family vacation. Even if you have credit issues, we can help.