Possum Kingdom Lake, TX (105 miles from downtown Dallas)
If you are looking for a weekend water centric getaway, look no farther than this amazing spot nestled in the foothills of the Palo Pinto mountains. Whether you want to boat, fish, hike or relax you can find whatever you are looking for here. You can also party here if that’s your cup of tea. Hell’s Gate is the premier party area on Possum Kingdom Lake and is defined by two huge cliffs that stand as gates to the entry to a cove on the south end. Stay at The Cliffs Resort for the best the area has to offer.
Salado, TX (145 miles from downtown Dallas)
Sometimes you want the Hill Country feel without the drive. Check out this quaint town instead that is full of boutiques, history and wineries. Stay at the Stagecoach Inn which is the oldest continuously operating hotel in Texas. Famous guests who have stayed here include Sam Houston, Robert E. Lee, George Custer, Shanghai Pierce, Sam Bass and Jesse James. After you check in head to The Range at the Barton House for an elegant Mediterranean meal in a romantic setting.
Tishomingo, OK (128 miles from downtown Dallas)
If you are a country music fan then you should get in the car and drive to this seemingly random destination to stay at The Ladysmith which is a chic little bed and breakfast owned and developed by Miranda Lambert. Whether it’s for a girls weekend or a romantic night with your sweetheart you can find plenty to do here with casinos, golf, Lake Texoma and a natural wildlife refuse minutes away. Make sure to stop into Miranda Lambert’s store, Pink Pistol , to get a cute outfit to rock when you get back to Dallas.
Tyler, TX (98 miles from downtown Dallas)
The Kiepersol Winery is the perfect place to try Texas wine and relax amongst the beautiful scenery. This is a one-stop shop as you can stay on the winery at the B&B, dine at their restaurant and enjoy endless tastings and tours. Tyler has the nickname "Rose Capital of the World” and it won’t take you long exploring the city to find out why. It’s the perfect place to pick up a rose bush or two from the side of the road stands to haul back to the Metroplex.