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Discover DFW’s Perfect Playground—Southlake, Texas!

Ready to get out of the house, but want to avoid the big city crowds? We know the perfect place — Southlake, Texas! Located just a quick 30-minute drive from both Dallas and Fort Worth, Southlake is full of wide-open places to play and explore. With its signature shady awnings, live oak trees, and gentle, soothing fountains, strolling in Southlake feels like a walk in the park. So bring the family and enjoy the warm north Texas weather for the perfect summer day!


While Southlake is known for it’s shopping, this beautiful suburban oasis is so much more than its stores. Spend the day outside and enjoy the wonderful world around you at the Bob Jones Nature Center. The nature center is surrounded by more than 700 acres of Cross Timbers habitat, with more than 20 miles of hiking trails. Be sure to bring your binoculars and see if you can spot some of our wildlife residents.

While Southlake is known for it’s shopping, this beautiful suburban oasis is so much more than its stores.

Thanks to Southlake’s ever-expanding catalog of public art, strolling through the community is like visiting an outdoor art museum! The magnificent, lifelike statues color the city’s landscape, and make a picture-perfect background for a family photo. In fact, why not turn your visit into a game? See if you can snap a family selfie in front of all of Southlake’s public art pieces. You’ll have a wonderful keepsake from your trip, and a collection of priceless memories too.


With all this outdoor adventure, 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 with your family. Or call the baby sitter and spend a romantic evening under the stars at il Calabrese Ristorante & Bar. Why not pick up your meal from your favorite spot and enjoy a family picnic in the beautiful Bicentennial Park? Bicentennial Park is one of Southlake’s largest parks and is home to the Liberty Gardens and more!


Up for some retail therapy? Southlake’s stores are beginning to re-open, 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? 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.


Beat cabin fever and avoid the big city crowds too. See why Southlake is the perfect playground for families looking to get out of the house! Plan your trip and discover a different side of DFW at visitsouthlaketexas.com.

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