Start planning your next adventure by booking an RV to explore Dallas, Texas and the surrounding area. Renting a travel trailer is the most popular option. Get one for yourself for about $85 per night. Alternatively, consider camping in a popup camper. They start at about $69 nightly. You may also want to think about camping in a fifth-wheel trailer. They run about $94 per night. If you prefer a motorhome, find great Class A options starting at about $225 per night or Class C units beginning at about $175.
Head north from Dallas about 200 miles so that you can explore Oklahoma City. You will find terrific museums to explore, including the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and the Oklahoma History Center. You will also want to see the animals at the Oklahoma City Zoo and the flowers at Myriad Botanical.
Little Rock, Arkansas is only about 300 miles from Dallas, and you will love this scenic drive. Learn more about the Civil Rights Movement by visiting the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site and President Clinton's time in office by touring the William J. Clinton Library and Museum. You may also want to visit the Arkansas State Capital and the University of Arkansas.
John Neely Bryan was a very determined man when he arrived in the Three Forks area in 1839 from Arkansas. He envisioned a trading post at what would become Dallas because it was the most accessible point to cross the river. Bryan returned to Arkansas to finalize his plans, and the United States government enacted laws to remove Native Americans from North Texas. When Bryan returned in 1841, he discovered that the Native Americans had stayed and the settlers had left the area. He went to Peters Colony and convinced some settlers to move back to the area surrounding his post.
News of excellent farming conditions traveled fast, and by the time Dallas was incorporated in 1860, the community had grown to 2,000 people. Following the Civil War, cotton became a major crop, and it was shipped to St. Louis on trains that first arrived in 1872. Falling farm prices and difficulty getting finances for farming operations would have stopped Dallas' growth, except for the Industrial Revolution. Soon, new businesses were springing up everywhere, and the city's future was assured.
While visiting Dallas, you will want to explore the Arts District, which is home to 12 major venues, including Texas Ballet Theater, the Dallas Opera, and AT&T Performing Arts Center. Nearby, you can find terrific places to dine, including Musume, Nasher Café, and Tei-An. There are also fantastic shopping opportunities in this and other areas of this community of 1.3 million people.
Fort Worth – This community of 938,000 people is often combined with Dallas and called DFW. You can find lots to do in this community incorporated in 1874, including touring the Kimball Art Museum, seeing the animals at the Fort Worth Zoo, and exploring history in the Fort Worth National Historic District. Fort Worth is also home to Texas Motor Speedway, where regular NASCAR races occur.
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Arlington – If you love sports, you will want to visit Arlington. It is home to AT&T Stadium, where the Dallas Cowboys play, and Globe Life Park, where the Texas Rangers play. This community of 395,000 people is also home to Six Flags Over Texas and the University of Texas at Arlington and has a vibrant nightlife.
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Garland – You will love shopping in Garland's historic downtown area. In the warmer months, bluegrass bands often perform outdoor concerts on the city's square, and you can see other performances at the Granville Arts Center. You will also want to taste the local craft brews when you visit this town of 238,000.
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Covering more than 1,252 square miles, Big Bend National Park is located 535 miles from Dallas. This is a terrific place to go on a kayaking adventure on the Rio Grande River, which can last for several days. You will want to go for a hike to explore this park's unique ecosystems. Stick around after dark as this park is an International Dark Sky Park.
Consider heading west for about 508 miles to visit Guadalupe Mountains National Park. This park covering more than 76,000 acres is a super place for hikes, especially in McKittrick, Bear, and Pine Springs Canyons. You will also want to take a stroll across this park's sand dunes and challenge yourself to a climb up Guadalupe Peak or El Capitan. The view from the top is especially stunning when the trees change colors in the fall.
Many people are surprised to learn that the closest national park to Dallas is Arkansas' Hot Springs National Park, which is about 286 miles away. Pamper yourself with a massage and a soak in the businesses located along Bathhouse Row. Then, head to the distillery for a drink as it is the only distillery in a U.S. national park. Spend time exploring art at the museum and visiting the artists in residence.
Cedar Hill State Park is located about 20 miles from downtown Dallas. This park sitting on the edge of Joe Pool Lake is a fantastic place to swim and fish. Over 1,200 acres of this park are crisscrossed by trails operated by the Dallas Off Road Biking Association, and those trails are also open for hiking. Take a self-guided tour of the Penn Farm Agricultural History Center, and learn about how the Penn family farmed at this location for over 100 years. There are 350 camping spots, with some of them having full hookups.
Lake Tawakoni State Park is located about 55 miles northwest of Dallas. The 37,879-acre lake is a super place to go fishing and swimming. Bring your boat along as there is a four-lane boat ramp. You can borrow fishing gear from the park's office. Enjoy hiking and biking on five miles of trails, with most of it running through an oak forest.
Ray Roberts Lake State Park is just 60 miles from Dallas. You will love the full-service marina at this park. While anglers love fishing in the lake, this park also has a well-stocked kids' fishing pond. The Greenbelt Corridor runs through this park, a fantastic place to go hiking and biking. This state park is divided into nine unique units, so you will want to take time to visit many of them.
While you might want to pay Big Tex a visit at Fair Park or see the giraffe statue at the Dallas Zoo, there are other statues in Dallas that you will not want to miss.
One of them is the 30-foot-tall Eye with a Slack statue at 1601 Main Street. Chicago-based artist Tony Tasset created the fiberglass statue using his own eyeball as his model. The statue has been watching the downtown area since 2007.
• Dallas Blooms – This annual festival at the Dallas Arboretum runs from mid-February to mid-April, and it has repeatedly been named one of the best places to see flowers in the Southern United States.
• The State Fair of Texas is held annually in September. See the animals, shows, and rides during this three-week-long festival.
• Dallas Art Month – Over 100 events occur at various Dallas venues during this month-long festival held in April.
• Klyde Warren Park – Check the schedule to see what concerts occur on this park's stage. You will also want to take advantage of its active food truck scene at this park frequently hosts community festivals.
• White Rock Lake Park – The 9.3-mile-long hiking trail surrounding the lake is many people's favorite. Paddleboats and kayaks are available to rent to play on the 1,015-acre lake.
• Crawford Memorial Park – This park features indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a Blackland prairie, and a two-mile-long walking trail.
You can find many terrific campgrounds in and near Dallas. There are over 2,000 oak trees at Treetops RV Resort, making it a lovely place for a fall camping trip. Texan RV Ranch is a terrific option near Globe Life Park and Six Flags Over Texas. You may also want to consider Loyd Park Campground at Joe Pool Lake, where the campsites are extremely spacious.
There are several terrific Dallas RV dump stations. The Elks lodges at Greenville and Garland offer easy-to-use options. You can also find them at the Love's Travel Stop and Convenience Store in Hutchins, Fort Worth, and Rockwall. Most area campgrounds have RV dump stations.
Consider storing your RV or camper at a Dallas area RV storage facility. One possible option is Best Choice RV Storage in Richland Hills, where you will find units up to 14 feet wide and 48 feet long. Another choice is Lakeview Boat and RV Storage, which offers covered outdoor parking. You may also want to think about Challenger Storage, which offers indoor storage 14 feet wide and 51 feet long.
Motorhomes are divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. On average expect to pay $185 per night for Class A, $149 per night for Class B and $179 per night for Class C. Towable RVs include 5th Wheel, Travel Trailers, Popups, and Toy Hauler. On average, in Dallas, TX, the 5th Wheel trailer starts at $70 per night. Pricing for the Travel Trailer begins at $60 per night, and the Popup Trailer starts at $65 per night.Do you need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Dallas?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Dallas from RVshare.Does RVshare have emergency roadside assistance?
Yes. Every RV rental booked through RVshare receives 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.Does RVshare offer one way RV rentals in Dallas?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.