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Things to do for Seniors in Dallas this Summer

Retirement is a time for relaxation, entertainment and exploration. Some older adults like to travel the world, while others take pleasure in staying closer to home, seeking out everything their city has to offer. And there’s no city more exciting to explore than Dallas, Texas. Renowned for its country charm and vibrant city life, seniors can find so many things to do here, especially during the summer. 

At Edgemere, a distinguished senior living community in Dallas, residents have the freedom to come and go as they please to explore this city at their leisure. They live enriching independent lifestyles, and love exploring Dallas via regular outings with friends and family. With a diverse range of museums, restaurants and events, Edgemere residents always find something exciting to do in the city.  

Why Dallas is a Perfect Summer Destination

Dallas is a premier summer destination for older adults because of its warm weather, friendly locals and delicious food. Here are a few more reasons to explore Dallas this summer.

  1. There are countless summer events: From the spectacular July 4th fireworks show to the mouth-watering Taste of Dallas event, the city is famous for its summertime festivities. 
  2. It’s easy to escape the heat: Dallas is known for hot summer days, but in this city, it’s easy to escape it. Plan a day at the local lake or enjoy a broad range of indoor art and cultural events. 
  3. There are kid-friendly activities: When your younger grandchildren come visit you in Dallas, they’ll enjoy playing in Klyde Warren Park, shooting laser guns at Adventure Landing and racing down water slides at Epic Waters.    

Popular Outdoor Activities in Dallas

Dallas is booming with exciting summer outdoor activities that cater to the sophisticated older individual. Whether you love hiking, biking or leisurely shopping, you have many options to keep you entertained.

Explore Beautiful Botanical Gardens 

For older adults looking to get in their daily steps, one enjoyable low-impact activity you can engage in this summer is to take a stroll in the gorgeous Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. It’s considered one of the best arboretums in the world and offers themed gardens and attractions across 66-acres.

Signature gardens include the Martha Brooks Camellia Garden, home to 200 camellias, and the Nancy Rutchik Red Maple Rill, which features over “80 varieties of signature Japanese maples.” 

With so many themed gardens to explore, you’ll find a breathtaking experience around every corner. 

Bike Around Dallas

If you’re looking for another low-impact summer activity, consider bike riding around Dallas. According to the Dallas parks and recreation department, the city is famous for establishing the “best hiking and biking travel system in the United States.” The award-winning Dallas Trail plan ensures that bike trails “connect through communities and provide alternative transportation areas” to make bike riding through the city safer and more enjoyable.

Shop Bishop Arts

Shopping outdoors is a great way to get a little exercise, too. If you love exploring unique boutiques and restaurants, the Bishop Arts District is the perfect place to visit. Nicknamed Dallas’s most independent neighborhood, more than sixty independent shops are located here. Need a unique gift for the friend who has everything? You’re sure to find something at Bishop Street Market. Want to decorate your elegant apartment with one-of-a-kind glassware, pottery or art? Visit Magic Hour to find a gorgeous statement piece.

While you spend time outside, don’t forget to enjoy the summer more safely by putting on sunscreen, wearing a hat and donning looser, lighter colored clothing. 

Exceptional Indoor Experiences 

As the weather heats up, the indoors beckon with relaxed and – most importantly – air-conditioned spaces to enjoy. Here are some of Dallas’s famous museums, restaurants and performing arts centers to explore during a quintessential Texas summer. 

Elevate Your Presidential Knowledge 

Dallas is home to two prestigious presidential museums. Learn about former President John F. Kennedy’s life, legacy and tragic assassination at The Sixth Floor Museum. This museum is located in Dealey Plaza, the area where Kennedy was shot while riding in the motorcade in the Dallas Parade.

The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum also provides a fascinating look into the 43rd President’s two terms in office. The museum features an in-depth look into American history and the former President’s public policies.

Whether you’re a history buff or a museum lover, Dallas has no shortage of history to share. Spend the summer exploring the city’s cultural history, and you’ll learn something new every day. 

Savor Elegant Dining 

If your museum adventures helped you work up an appetite, The French Room located in The Adolphus Hotel is one of the most coveted fine dining experiences in Dallas. It’s gorgeous ambiance and timeless French cuisine will impress even the most sophisticated palette.  

If you plan to go, book reservations ahead of time for high tea or dinner. Reservations fill up very quickly.

Enjoy the Opera

The Dallas Opera is world-renowned for exemplary productions that display the “highest possible standards of artistic excellence.” For more than 60 years, the Dallas Opera has been a major influence in the Dallas performing arts culture and community. Famous international stars who made their American debut here include Dame Joan Sutherland and Plácido Domingo. 

Enjoy Summer Activities At Edgemere

However you wish to spend your summer in Dallas, the team here at Edgemere is dedicated to fostering your sense of well-being and empowering you to live the vibrant retirement that you’ve always dreamed of. We encourage residents to explore this exceptional city as well as surrounding areas. In addition, we offer onsite events and activities for residents all year long, including fitness classes, fine dining options and a social hour. If you’re interested in creating an enriching lifestyle for you or your loved one, contact us to learn more.