Lifestyle Travel

Escape the City with a Texas Day Trip

Now that you’ve settled into your Darling Homes community in Dallas or Houston, it’s time to branch out of the neighborhood and explore more of Texas! With amazing day trip options, it’s never been easier for locals to hop in the car and explore more of the Lone Star State.


Magnolia Market

Fans of the HGTV show ‘Fixer Upper’ are a mere hour and a half from Waco, the home of Magnolia Market at the Silos. Make it a day by experiencing all the Silos has to offer!

  • Silos Baking Co.
  • The Market
  • Seed & Supply
  • The Food trucks & lawn games

Texas Education

Waco is a premier destination for brushing up on your Texas history. Check out one of the following:

Outdoor Retreat

Prefer to spend a day outdoors? Try a peaceful retreat at Lake Whitney State Park, roughly an hour and 40 minutes southwest of Dallas, offering plenty of activities on and off the lake.

  • Swim
  • Boat
  • Fish
  • Hike and bike
  • Observe wildlife


Beach Bums & Thrill Seekers

Galveston is a popular day trip destination for Houstonians, located about an hour away from the city. With a wide range of activities, this destination offers something for everyone from beachgoers to thrill seekers.

Texas Legends

About an hour and a half northwest of Houston lies Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, where Texas history and sightseeing could easily entertain your group for a day. The gorgeous grounds are ideal for picnicking, sightseeing and birdwatching before heading to see a piece of Texas legend. Known as the Birthplace of Texas, this site allows visitors to go through Independence Hall, Star of the Republic Museum and tour through Barrington Living History Farm.

Texas is full of rich history, beautiful outdoor spaces and fun activities. These easy day trips from your Darling Homes community are just a sample of what the state has to offer its residents.