What to do on a stay-cation


Ally Brown and friends after the Tyler the Creator concert at the House of Blues in Dallas last spring break.

Michelle Leddon, Staff Reporter

If you’re not traveling over spring break, there are plenty of things to do in the DFW area to help locals avoid boredom as much as possible.


  1. Visit the Butterfly Garden at the Heard Museum-Before the Butterfly Exhibit begins this summer, you can still spend some time around these colorful insects. The Heard Museum is local, but being surrounded by butterflies may make spring breakers feel as if they are in a different world.
  2. Go to a concert-Live music is almost always a good time. Concerts over spring break include alternative band TV On The Radio at The Granada Theatre on Thursday and top 40 singer/songwriter Hozier at the House of Blues on Friday.
  3. Visit the Allen Railroad Days Exhibit and Train Road Show-This train exhibit is in the Allen Heritage Center Train Depot Saturday and Sunday. Over 100 models of various types of trains will be on display. There will also be videos of steam and diesel operations, as well as wooden railways for younger attendees. The event is free.
  4. Run in the Dallas Wipeout Run-Inspired by the ABC television series Wipeout!, this 5k course includes over 12 obstacles. The event is Saturday at the Globe Life Park in Arlington. Tickets cost $79 in advance and $89 on the day of the event.
  5. Spend an evening at the Alamo Drafthouse Theatre-Not only does Alamo Drafthouse show more recents releases (current films include Cinderella and Friday’s release, The Divergent Series: Insurgent), but the theatre is showing classics including a sing-a-long of Grease, The Blues Brothers, My Fair Lady, and Iron Man 2.