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Educational Outings in the Lone Star State

Whether you have a curious little one or you are just looking to explore more about the world around you, both Dallas and Houston have incredible museums, zoos and science centers that help to educate, inform and entertain visitors.

Dallas

The Dallas Zoo is an incredible resource for people seeking to learn more about wildlife and the world. Early childhood programs, night programs, family programs and more help the zoo connect with schools and individuals for educational purposes. Starting young, the Stroller Buddies program connects parents and guardians with children, ranging in age from 10 months to two years, to programs and classes with natural materials.

Other unique opportunities to learn at the Dallas Zoo include:

  • Youth Opportunities, including junior zookeeper positions, park ambassador roles and more
  • Night Programs, featuring walks and campouts at the zoo
  • Wild Adventures camps, built for pre-K through fifth grade students to get a hands-on animal education
  • Scout Badge programs to help eager youths bolster their scouting resumes
  • Family Zoo Adventures, which provides groups with an opportunity to learn about nature together through learning tree identification, building enrichment materials for animals and more

Dallas is also home to a wide variety of museums, including everything from art to science and history, which provide unique opportunities for educational outings.

Some of these incredible venues include:

Houston

Space Center Houston, showcasing information and materials from NASA’s trips into outer space, is the ideal Texas destination if you are interested in exploring the universe. Overnight experiences, camps, and special events are plentiful at this incredible destination, and the Center’s educational opportunities are not limited by age or experience.

Opportunities at Space Center Houston include:

  • Space Center U, a camp for people with curious minds, including an educator program and a program for people with visual impairments
  • Explorer camps, including accessibility camps, for robotics and engineering
  • Stars & STEM, a program for students in kindergarten through high school seeking more science, technology, engineering and math opportunities
  • Outreach programs, bringing space experiences to classrooms
  • Special events, where you can meet an astronaut, view the moon through high-powered telescopes, and more

Houston is filled with venues that contribute to enriching education for children and adults, specializing in everything from wildlife to fire department history.

Don’t miss these Houston museums:

No matter what your favorite hobby or interest is, Dallas and Houston have unique museums, galleries and more to help you explore and learn. What’s your favorite educational outing in Texas? Let us know!

Lifestyle

Find the Best Local Bakeries in Texas

Satisfy your cravings for dessert by sampling the best sweet treats available at local bakeries in Houston and Dallas, where distinctive culinary creations and original flavors are abundant.

Houston

Sugar Land Sweets

According to Buzzfeed News, Sugar Land residents are some of the luckiest in Texas – because they live right next to the best bakery in the state! The Anonymous Cafe is currently relocating to a larger space to keep up with the demand for its artisan bites.

Serving up traditional Greek desserts made from scratch, this mom-and-pop shop’s pastry menu includes:

  • A variety of fresh fruit tarts
  • Greek cookies
  • Baklava
  • Tiramisu
  • Gourmet chocolate bars
  • And more fresh treats changing every day!

For other delectable options in Sugar Land, head to Maureen’s Gourmet Bakery. This shop serves customers fresh cakes and pastries, with options to design and personalize cakes for special occasions.

Conroe Confections

Near Darling Homes’ communities in Conroe, you can find even more dessert shops to satisfy your cravings. At Aranda’s Bakery, you can indulge in amazing desserts with a Mexican flare. Offering cakes, empanadas, puff pastries, croissants and more, this bakery provides the chance to eat treats celebrating flavors from different cultures.

Don’t forget to try:

  • Churros
  • Empanadas in flavors including pumpkin, guava and pineapple
  • Tricolor shortbread cookies
  • Watermelon shaped cookies
  • Cinnamon croissants
  • Snail shells with cream cheese and other mouth-watering options.

Sweets to Dream On is the premier destination for cakes in Conroe, with decadent designs and customizable features creating a truly unique dessert for each customer. Featured on TLC’s Ultimate Cake Off, this is the premier local destination for birthday cakes, wedding cakes and more!

Dallas

McKinney Desserts

A staple of Thanksgiving for many Texans is ending the feast with a delicious variety of pies. Luckily for McKinney residents, Emporium Pies is serving up seasonal flavors. Thanksgiving pre-ordering is available, and the shop’s current menu of original pie flavors includes:

  • The Smooth Operator, a French silk pie with pretzel crust
  • Lord of the Pies, a deep-dish apple with cinnamon streusel
  • Drop Dead Gourdgeous, a pumpkin custard with gingerbread crust
  • The Nutty Honey, a peanut butter cream and honey pie
  • And more unique, delicious flavors!

For desserts other than pie, check out McKinney’s Sweet Spot. Homemade cinnamon rolls, cupcakes, cakes, pecan bars, cookies and scones help make this shop a top destination for dessert fans.

Allen Treats

If you’ve ever wanted to eat a bowl of cookie dough, Grif’s Sammie Shop in Allen is the place for you! From raw, edible cookie dough to create-your-own ice cream sandwiches, this shop is a dream come true for dessert fans, featuring Blue Bell ice cream and homemade cookies.

While you’re at the shop, savor creative flavor combinations when trying:

  • Homemade cookies, with flavors including snickerdoodle, chocolate chip, oatmeal toffee, black and white and more
  • Twelve flavors of ice cream, including cotton candy, vanilla, coffee and sea salt caramel
  • Edible cookie dough, available in chocolate chip and sugar
  • Brownie bowls, shaped to hold your favorite flavor of ice cream

For cake, cupcakes, cake pops, available in almost any flavor you can imagine, check out Bliss Cupcakes. This shop is known for its scrumptious and well-decorated creations great for special occasions or those weekend sweet-tooth cravings.

Luckily for Texans, there are plenty of local bakeries available for sweet treats. Let us know your favorite place to pick up dessert!

Lifestyle

Fall Festivals in Dallas and Houston

As the weather cools down, people in Dallas and Houston are celebrating by heading outdoors for seasonal fun. Fall festivals in both cities are bringing in crowds to celebrate with autumn activities, seasonal food and more.

Dallas

Autumn at the Arboretum has been crowned one of the top pumpkin festivals in the U.S. by Fodor’s Travel. This annual event in Dallas brings the city a taste of autumn with festivities running from late September through Nov. 21.  The 31st annual event transports its visitors to a magical world with its Adventures in Neverland theme. The breathtaking gardens are transformed to fit the world of Peter Pan, with sights including the Lost Boys hideout and a pirate ship ready to explore.

Attractions at the arboretum during this festival include:

  • Live music on weekends
  • Harvest Tea
  • Family fun weekend with trick-or-treating Oct. 27-28
  • Pumpkin Village with over 90,000 pumpkins, squashes and gourds
  • Children’s Adventure Garden
  • Over 4,000 chrysanthemums
  • 150,000 autumn-blooming plants and more!

In Lewisville, the Castle Hills Fall Festival is happening on Oct. 20, bringing visitors to the town for free, friendly fun from 5 to 8 p.m. All activities will have an autumn theme, and a DJ will keep the crowd energized throughout the festival. Food is available for purchase from popular local food trucks.

This festival features:

  • Bounce houses
  • Fall arts and crafts by Design Time art studio
  • Pumpkin decorating
  • Petting zoo and more!

In the Bishop Arts District, the Oak Cliff Pumpkinfest is having its fourth annual event on Oct. 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. Local musicians will be performing, and games will be available for the public to play along Bishop Ave. Be sure to get there by 5 p.m. to participate in the costume contest!

Other can’t-miss activities include:

  • Magic show
  • Face painting
  • Games
  • Punkin Chunkin’
  • Pie walk at Emporium Pies and more!

Houston

The Houston Family Fun Festival is hosting a free event on Oct. 28. From noon to 4 p.m. at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch in Katy, Houston Family Magazine will host this highly-anticipated event for everyone in the community to enjoy. Vendors vary at events throughout the year, making each fest a unique experience with different food, activities, locations and seasonal favorites.

Kids will adore the opportunity to indulge in face painting, arts and crafts, and more activities, including:

  • Food trucks
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Door prizes
  • Inflatables
  • Houston Family Magazine goodie bags
  • Music and more!

If a countryside fall experience sounds appealing, check out Froberg’s Farm in Allen and its fall festival, running through Nov. 4, with a rustic setting providing the perfect scene for everything from duck races to corn mazes.

Don’t miss these activities on the farm:

  • Berry Fun Land playground
  • Gold panning
  • Lighted hay rides, fire pits and more!

The Festival of Abilities, taking place in Houston from 3 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 28, offers a truly unique and all-inclusive experience. Proceeds from this event benefit the future Playground for All Abilities, which will be the first accessible adaptive playground in the region.

At this festival, try:

  • Riding on SIRE therapeutic horses
  • Costume contest
  • Adaptive sports games
  • Food court
  • Art tile painting and more!

With so many festivals throughout Dallas and Houston, there are endless opportunities to enjoy the cooler weather this season!

Lifestyle

Celebrate Halloween with the Best Costumes and Events in Texas

Young or old, Houston and Dallas residents will have no shortage of events to celebrate Halloween and escape from reality for a few hours with a creative costume and sugary sweets.

Halloween Events in Houston

Enjoy Halloween while helping dogs in need find a new home at Bridgeland’s 10th annual Howl-O-Ween Fest, taking place on Oct. 27 at Josey Lake, providing free fun and games for all ages. This festival will have food trucks, pumpkin decorating, a magic show and trick-or-treating for both children and dogs!

The 7 – Acre Wood in Conroe will be the site of the 18th annual Thrill at the Mill, on Oct. 27. Here, visitors can indulge in delicious food and activities including a petting zoo, mini golf, hayrides, pony rides and more!

Sugar Land will host its own Halloween party on Oct. 28 with the city’s Halloween Town. This event will feature a costume contest, activity stations, a pumpkin patch and more entertainment for kids and adults to enjoy.

Halloween Events in Dallas

Scare on the Square in McKinney, is a free event on Oct. 31 from 4-7 p.m. that gives groups of all ages a safe and friendly venue to enjoy Halloween. A costume contest, pumpkin races, candy and more help to make this event a spooky success.

Halloweekend at the Dallas Zoo brings together the best parts of the holiday, with trick-or-treating for kids, a craft beer garden for adults, a pumpkin patch, hay maze, bounce house, animal encounters and more on Oct. 28 and 29. A special Halloween day at the zoo (and costumes are encouraged). What could be more fun?

At Friscovania in Frisco, experience a kid’s carnival concourse, live music, fortune tellers, trick-or-treating, a runway show, costume contest and more. It’s all happening on Oct. 27 from 3 – 8 p.m.!

Best Group Costumes

Gather your friends, children, loved ones or neighbors! It’s time to pick an award-worthy group costume for 2018.

Looking for a costume that offers a bit of mystery or magic?

Solving mysteries with fashionable flair was the highlight of this cast of characters. Bring a mystery to life as the gang of Scooby Doo while seeking the home offering the biggest candy bars on Halloween night. You could also honor that cast from the wizarding world of Harry Potter for this holiday. Grab robes and wands before heading out for an enchanting evening.

Prefer superpowers to magic? Flex those muscles as one of these bands of superheroes like The Incredibles, The Avengers or The Guardians of the Galaxy.

Other group costume ideas include:

  • Mario, Luigi and friends
  • The characters from Toy Story
  • Disney princesses and princes
  • Characters and dinosaurs from Jurassic Park and Jurassic World
  • Dominos
  • Crayon Colors
  • Group of minions
  • The three little pigs
  • Sesame Street characters… and more!

What’s your favorite group costume idea or Halloween celebration?

Food Lifestyle

Enjoy a Texas Date Night Out

Whether it’s a first date, an anniversary or a spontaneous night out, both Houston and Dallas offer fantastic dating opportunities near Darling Homes communities.

Houston

Couples of all ages have plentiful options for both understated dinners and energetic activities.

Upscale Outing

Delight in upscale dining at Robard’s Steakhouse in The Woodlands. This restaurant provides a gorgeous atmosphere with award-winning food making it ideal for a special night out. With items ranging from roasted corn & king crab chowder to filet mignon and truffle risotto, this menu has items to please every palette.

Romantic Dinner for Two

Romance is in the air at 13 Celsius, a European wine bar and cafe. With a wine list featuring selections from all over the world, this location’s expansive menu includes savory selections such as cheese plates and delightful desserts like s’mores and affogato.

Fireside Seats and Groovy Beats

At Cottonwood, spend a warm night on the patio or grab a fireside seat and enjoy live music while sipping one of the 42 craft beers on tap. Check the Cottonwood Facebook page for a list of upcoming musical guests.

Dallas

Elevate the average date night with a stop at one of these Dallas restaurants.

Decadent Dinner with a View

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck, on the 50th floor of the iconic and recently renovated Reunion Tower, offers 360-degree views of the city from its revolving dining room, where you can indulge in decadent Asian cuisine, pan seared Texas red fish, crispy Texas quail or a variety of dumplings. Before calling it a night, take a few minutes to explore as this location also features two casual bars just outside of the dining room.

Tastings and Tapas

There is no need to debate where to wine and dine, rather be a tourist in your own city and select a progressive date. Dallas Wine Tours offers expeditions that stop at three different locations for wine tasting and appetizers. The locations rotate The company provides transportation and a guide for the duration of the tour, creating a fun and relaxing day out.

Appetite for Adventure

At the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Las Colinas, couples can take time out at the spa or choose from four different delectable restaurants. With the Mandalay Canal on Lake Carolyn, visitors can also enjoy a romantic gondola ride around the area or stand up paddle boarding.

Whether you’re looking to relax or have a unique adventure, opportunities for a fantastic date night out are just around the corner for Darling Homes residents.

Lifestyle

Hit Plays and Musicals Coming to Texas

From the musical sensation Hamilton to Charles Dickens’ timeless classic A Christmas Carol, both Dallas and Houston will have a wide range of musicals and plays over the next few months for theater fans to enjoy.

Dallas

The upcoming Broadway season in Dallas will be kicking off on Nov. 27 with the holiday favorite Elf the Musical bringing a whimsical set and story to the stage through Dec. 2. Though the season debuts with a lighthearted play, the rest of the works coming to the stage in Dallas in the next few months cover a broad range of stories, featuring everything from history to heartbreak.

Upcoming Broadway shows at Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas include:

  • Elf the Musical; Nov. 27 – Dec. 2, 2018
  • The Phantom of the Opera; Dec. 19, 2018 – Jan. 6, 2019
  • The Book of Mormon; 29 – Feb. 3, 2019
  • Anastasia; Feb. 19 – March 3, 2019
  • Hamilton; April 2 – May 5, 2019

The Dallas Opera is staging the beloved four-act opera Carmen by Georges Bizet this fall. Carmen’s iconic storyline, following the lives of a gypsy and the men who love her, is running Oct. 19, 21, 24, 27 and Nov. 2 and 4. The Winspear Opera House, where Carmen will be performed, will also host the holiday play A Christmas Story on Dec. 12 – 16 and feature the Tony Award-winning show Chicago Dec. 18 – 23.

Houston

Houston’s upcoming selection of Broadway plays is incredible, with fan favorites such as The Phantom of the Opera, Waitress and The Book of Mormon all coming to stage within the next few months. All of the awe-inspiring works will be performed at Sarofim Hall at The Hobby Center.

Upcoming Broadway shows in Houston include:

  • The Phantom of the Opera; 7 – 18, 2018
  • The Book of Mormon; 15 – 20, 2019
  • Waitress; 29 – Feb. 3, 2019
  • Anastasia; March 5 – 10, 2019
  • The Play that Goes Wrong; March 26 – 31, 2019

At the Alley Theater, the wintertime favorite A Christmas Carol will be on stage Nov. 16 – Dec. 30 for viewers to be enchanted by the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and holiday spirit. The Houston Grand Opera has two major productions this fall with The Flying Dutchman, a haunting love story, showing between Oct. 19 and Nov. 2 and La Bohème, an enchanting love story, premiering Oct. 26 and running through Nov. 11.

With epic tales of love, loss, war and adventure crossing the stages of Dallas and Houston in the coming months, theater fans will have plenty of options to spend a night out enjoying the best of the Lone Star State’s performing arts.

At Home Home Decor

Decorating Home for Autumn

The air is turning crisp and the leaves are taking on a golden hue which can only mean it’s time to find inspiration for autumn décor for your Houston or Dallas home.

Warm and inviting spaces are a hallmark of Darling Homes’ designs. To add a sophisticated autumn touch, accent your home’s natural beauty by placing a wreath on the front door, adorning the mantel with pumpkins or lighting candles with seasonal favorites on the coffee table.

Need more inspiration? The 2018 Good Housekeeping list of autumn décor helps homeowners discover some of the simplest yet most endearing home decorating tricks in the book.

Fall décor suggestions include:

  • Dried wheat wreaths to adorn the front door
  • Fall-themed throw pillows
  • Rustic-colored blankets in shades of orange, brown, red and yellow
  • Dried leaf garlands
  • Acorn accents for side tables and centerpieces
  • Pumpkins and squashes positioned throughout the home for a hint of autumn
  • Doormats with festive fall phrases such as ‘give thanks’

Autumn brings with it opportunities for indoor entertainment, whether you spend your nights and weekends in the living room with the fireplace burning or cozying up in the media room, take time to find your inspiration for fall décor on the Dallas and Houston Pinterest boards from Darling Homes. With a mix of pre-made and DIY décor ideas, these boards are the top choice for those looking to spice up their seasonal décor.

DIY projects for autumn can include:

  • Charming candy jars filled with candy corn or painted acorns
  • A garland made of glittering leaves
  • Pumpkins crafted out of yarn
  • Burlap wine bottle covers
  • Rustic mason jar candle holders
  • Chalkboard pumpkins embellished with a fall message

Whether seeking a craft for the holiday season or a new twist on autumn-themed home décor, these tips and tricks are certain to help bring a taste of fall into any Darling home.

Food Lifestyle

Experience the State Fair of Texas

It’s time for Texans to start preparing for their journeys to Dallas for the State Fair of Texas, an opportunity to indulge in fried food, catch their favorite artist performing live, check out the auto show and spend a few hours having a blast on the Midway rides. The fair begins September 28 and runs through October 21.

Prepare ahead of time

A full schedule of events is up on the State Fair of Texas website for visitors to use for planning their trip around a favorite musical act or special event, such as the Texas Innovation exhibit, the Texas Auto Show, Zuzu African Acrobats and much more. The website has a full list of options posted to help visitors prepare, including tips for arranging transportation, which activities to start with and where to dine.

Food

Foodies will delight in the wide array of choices at the Texas State Fair. A wine garden and celebrity chef kitchen provide an exciting culinary adventure for attendees. Food lovers can also grab a taste of award-winning fare with winners and finalists from the Big Tex Choice Awards, including a creative cotton candy taco and Arroz con Leche.

From delicious fried goods to the thrills of the Midway, this year’s State Fair of Texas is sure to be unforgettable.

Entertainment

The fair has a series of concerts, free with the price of admission this year, taking place on the Chevrolet Main Stage. On opening night, Kraig Park will take the stage as Elvis, followed by a variety of acts through the rest of the fair.

Artists performing at the fair include:

  • Aaron Watson on Oct. 6
  • Austin Mahone on Oct. 7
  • The Molly Ringwalds on Oct. 12
  • Ludacris on Oct. 13
  • Hunter Hayes on Oct. 14
  • Casting Crowns on Oct. 20

The Midway features over 70 rides for visitors to try out, including the Top o’ Texas Drop Tower, the Texas Star Ferris Wheel and the Sparkletts Log Flume.

The entertainment doesn’t stop there – the fair also offers up shopping, creative arts experiences, historical exhibits and will host college football games throughout the fair.

Livestock

It wouldn’t be a state fair without the livestock, and this year’s State Fair of Texas is no exception. In addition to fun events, visitors have the opportunity to learn more about agriculture and interact with a variety of farm animals.

Livestock activities include:

  • Farm Day at the Fair for students in 2nd through 4th grade
  • Cow milking demonstrations
  • Livestock terminology lessons
  • Cows, sheep, rabbits and llamas on display
  • Hands-on educational exhibits

New Attractions

Every year, the State Fair of Texas works to bring in new exhibits. This year, the state’s inventive side is on display with a unique exposition, “Celebrating Texas Innovation,” which showcases local contributions to agriculture, medicine, science and more.

Innovation isn’t all the fair is adding this year. Other new exhibits and shows include Amazing Archery, Dallas in the Time of MLK and an All-Star Stunt Dog Show.

This year’s State Fair of Texas is filled with fun experiences, delicious food and thrilling rides Texans won’t want to miss!

Lifestyle

Places to View Art in Texas

The streets of Houston and Dallas are filled with opportunities to experience the arts, with murals, photography, galleries and museums just around the corner from Darling Homes communities.

Houston

At the First Saturday Arts Market in Houston, open year-round in the Historic Houston Heights area, visitors can meander through an outdoor market to find art that catches their eye. With the atmosphere of a festival, locals can also indulge in food truck cuisine and enjoy live music while searching for the perfect piece of art to complement the interior design of their Darling home. A Houston mainstay for the past 14 years, this market creates a friendly atmosphere for all ages to come and enjoy the arts.

Handcrafted goods sold at the market include:

  • Jewelry
  • Photography
  • Sculptures
  • Folk art
  • Paintings

Houston is also home to a long list of galleries, which Paper City Magazine organized into a list based on region. This list also includes local art museums and centers, giving Houstonians a guide to view beautiful works of art located around town.

Gallery Row, located at the intersection of Colquitt and Lake Streets in the Upper Kirby region of the city, is known as a hotspot for artwork, with locations including the Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Goldesberry Gallery, Moody Gallery, Dean Day Gallery, Parkerson Gallery and more.

Genres of artwork displayed at these locations include jigsaw puzzle paintings, rare estate finds, vintage photography, contemporary artwork, realism, sculpture and much more.

Dallas

When exploring Dallas, there are numerous locations that feature artwork. Throughout Downtown Dallas, artwork is present on street corners and situated in front of buildings for the passersby to admire. The Dallas Arts District has worked since 1984 to build an artistic presence in Downtown Dallas, and the region has grown into the largest contiguous arts district in the country, spanning 19 blocks. This artwork covers a wide range of genres, from Texas historical features to music and mythology to a police memorial.

With this guide from D Magazine, art lovers can easily find the location of public works, including:

  • Rosa Parks statue
  • John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza
  • Pegasus Statue
  • The Storm, a music-themed mural
  • Pioneer Plaza Cattle Drive, a collection of 49 bronze longhorns and three cowboys

The Dallas Art Dealers Association also offers a list of art walks and events in the city, and is known to host DADA art walks at various times throughout the year. The association also offers a free, comprehensive gallery guide that ensures art enthusiasts have information about how to view art throughout the year.

Each gallery in Dallas offers its visitors a unique view into the world of art, including Dallas Contemporary, a former warehouse converted into a showroom that dedicates itself wholly to public engagement. This free gallery is known for its thought-provoking and absorbing artwork, and brings in new, exciting exhibits for visitors to see throughout the year.

From galleries to outdoor markets, Houston and Dallas provide ample opportunities for artists and art lovers to experience local showcases.

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.

Dallas

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

Houston

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.