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Spring Break Fun in Dallas: From Museums to Mini-Golf, Your Ultimate Guide

Grab your sunscreen and your sense of adventure — here's your ultimate guide to spring break fun in Dallas-Fort Worth! As the temperatures rise and the flowers bloom, it's the perfect time to explore everything this vibrant region has to offer. Whether you're a culture enthusiast, an outdoor adventurer, or someone looking for some laid-back entertainment, the DFW Metroplex has something for everyone. From fascinating museums to scenic hiking trails, and even activities like adult-friendly mini-golf and shuffleboard bars, we've rounded up the best spring break activities in DFW.

1. Fireside Surf

As many of your Spring Breakers know, surfing can take a lot out of you — even in land-locked DFW! That's why this awesome new surfing venue in The Colony called Fireside Surf included an awesome scratch kitchen in with their plans! The waves get up to 6 feet high for those who are experienced surfers. If you’re a beginner, there are surf instructors who will help you and ease you into it. Surfers must be at least 10 years old and weigh more than 75 pounds.

2. activate GAmes

Put up your dukes and get ready to battle it out, because Activate Games is THE place to compete with your friends in Plano! Grab your gaming buddies to play 11 different private games, all within the same LED-lit space! Each game has hundreds of combinations and difficulty levels to play, and you get to test your skills over 75 minutes of game time. Your electronic wristband keeps track of your scores and progress, so you can return again and start right where you left off!

3. Electric Shuffle

Shuffleboard is a game of precision. A subtle touch or tap can swing the result from a win to a loss, or vice versa. But you've never seen shuffleboard quite like they do it at Electric Shuffle in Deep Ellum. When you walk in, the industrial-style bar will immediately catch your eye. But the gameplay will keep you coming back for more. The digital interactive gameplay was developed by literal rocket scientists. Be sure to reserve your spot on their website if you plan to slide ye olde weights!

4. Bowl Games

Bowl Games in the Design District has invented a whole new bowling variant, which they call PinToss. PinToss takes a little bit of bowling, a little bit of football, and a little bit of cornhole to make something fresh, challenging, and fun for all skill levels. A perfect spiral is not entirely a good thing in this game. In addition to PinToss, BowlGames also has multiple Dart Boards, Shuffleboard, Golden Tee, Silver Strike, Cornhole, TV's and projectors throughout, as well as comfortable seating for lounging so you and your group can take a break from the action and just enjoy the unique vibe and surroundings.

5. Cidercade

The Dallas Design District plays host to another of our favorite haunts that mix a good drink with a great dose of arcade-style nostalgia. We love the Cidercade, and so will you! They have expanded with locations in both Fort Worth and Arlington, but the original is one of the spots on this list we keep going back to. $10 admission gets you unlimited play on more than 140 arcade machines, and frequent flyers can save even more money by signing up for a $15 monthly membership.

6. Crush It

Grapevine's sensational CRUSH IT Sports Lounge is such a great time, y'all. Get your competitive juices flowing with simulated sports experiences, where you can choose from golf, baseball, basketball, soccer, football, carnival games, hockey dodgeball or hunting! There are great group dining options as well! Cap it all off with a few drinks and a chef-crafted meal, and it's an evening to remember, and one where you will NOT pass out with heatstroke.

7. Puttshack

Puttshack is an incredible tech-infused mini-golf venue in Addison that goes adults-only after 8 p.m., and we are all the way here for it! Your golf ball is traced automatically by sensors tracking each hole, and you can earn or lose points based on how you play. Even if you’re not great at putting, you can still beat your friends with chances for bonus points, or by avoiding hazard traps. A round is just $14 per player, per course, so it won’t break the bank, either. They also have a full cocktail and food menu!

8. Another Round

Another Round in West Dallas is another great take on adult mini golf, with a side of sports simulator thrown in! Their two 9-hole mini courses make for the funkiest round of golf you've ever played, and the simulator gives you the ability to play golf-inspired games or actual rounds on more than 1,000 courses! Also, check out Xtreme Music Bingo, which takes Another Round for a spin every Wednesday.

9. Upstairs Circus

This Deep Ellum DIY Workshop offers craft cocktails alongside its wide array of courses and bottomless mimosas on weekends, too! If you’re looking to switch it up for date night or girl’s night, then prepare to get down and dirty to complete your DIY masterpiece in a relaxed setting with all the tools you'll need at your disposal!

10. Strike and reel

Strike and Reel is an amazing 90,000-square-foot venue in Garland that features state-of-the-art indoor attractions — including bowling, rock climbing, bumper cars, a high ropes course, two levels of laser tag and over 150 arcade video games, in addition to eight dine-in movie auditoriums with large-format screens, heated luxury recliners and full bar service.

11. Trinity Forest Adventure Park

With stunning aerial views and thrilling adventure courses, this unique park has something for everyone! Whether you’re looking for a fun day out with the family or want to get your adrenaline pumping, there is something for everyone at Trinity Forest Adventure Park! Take in the view from the Canopy Walk, experience high-flying fun on the zip line course, climb your way to the top of the climbing wall, and enjoy some nature this Spring Break!

12. Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center

The Dallas Museum of Art is distinguished by its innovative exhibitions and global collection, and the adjacent Nasher Sculpture Center is home to one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculptures in the world. With more than 25,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years of human creativity, the growing collection includes one of the most important museum holdings of modern and contemporary art in the United States. Admission to the regular collections is free, but there are special exhibits that sometimes charge admission.

13. Great Big Game Show

The Great Big Game Show in The Colony takes you and your crew through multiple rounds of intense games like trivia, building, drawing, target-shooting, wheel-spinning and more! You'll be divided into two teams, and you'll get an hour to earn bragging rights as a Great Big Game Show employee serves as host for all the games. All the lights, music, buzzers and other interactive bits make you feel like you're really on TV!

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