Turning up in Dallas can be expensive… but it doesn’t have to cost you a dime. This city is immersed with outdoor adventures sure to cure the highest levels of boredom. Next time you have an itch to frolic around the Big D, consider these fun, money-saving options.

Play at the Park

Y’all do know that there’s a 5.2-acre park floating on top of Woodall Rodgers Freeway, right? From yoga classes to Dallas skyline tours, end-of-the-month concerts to salsa dance classes,Klyde Warren Park is a mall of free outdoor entertainment options. This “urban oasis” covered with 37 native plant species and 322 tress is the perfect venue to kick around the soccer ball, lie down on a blanket to read a New York Times bestseller, or sit under the stars with the Dallas skyline as your backdrop, while watching a Sunday evening film screening. If you get hungry and happen to have a few dollars in your pocket, Klyde Warren is outlined with an eclectic buffet of food trucks.

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Connect with Culture

Want to know a fun fact? According to the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau, Dallas is home to the country’s largest urban arts district. This accolade is mainly thanks to theDallas Museum of Art (DMA). On the first Tuesday of every month, the DMA grants you free admission to walk through and soak up its 23,000 pieces of art spanning which span a wide array of time periods and countries. Across the street from the DMA is the Crow Collection of Asian Art, a display of 569 of the most significant paintings, jewelry, sculpture and artifacts collected by the late Dallas real estate mogul, Trammell Crow, and his wife, Margaret Crow. Get cultured on “Tranquil Tuesdays” with free meditation and breathing awareness classes, and Tai Chi classes in the galleries every Saturday.

23846101_SAFeed Your Inner Foodie

Dating back to 1941, theDallas Farmers Market is a year-round attraction. Take a stroll through the four sheds of this large public market where farmers are positioned around the borders of each shed with their products bundled and on display ready to sell. Unleash your inner foodie with free samples of farm-fresh produce and a variety of other farm-to-market food. Take advantage of the monthly yard sales, cooking classes, workshops and seasonal festivals that also take place throughout the year.

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  • Oh yeah! Free is good, free is very good!