If you are like me, you embrace the quote by Walt Disney, “Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional.” I am a true kid at heart, so when I came to Dallas from Seattle I was looking for something to satisfy that inner child. I have complied a list of three things you can do to satisfy YOUR kid at heart while living in Dallas as an SMU student or just passing through Dallas for a Campus Tour!

Dave & Buster’s Located just off North Central Expressway about 5 minutes away from campus is Dave & Busters, a heaven for the young at heart. With a full service restaurant and a video arcade, Dave & Busters is the perfect place to go with your friends, get out your competitive edge and win some fun prizes. 

Visit the Disney Streets One of several neighborhoods in Dallas named for the names of the individual streets within it, Disney Streets Dallas is an area of Northwest Dallas in the Midway Hills community which contains streets named after Walt Disney characters. Examples of the streets within the Disney Streets neighborhood include Pinocchio Drive, Cinderella Lane, Snow White Dr, Aladdin Dr, Dwarfs Cir and Wonderland Trail. This is a great destination to go on a drive with your friends or a relaxing study break.

Klyde Warren Park Located downtown Klyde Warren Park is a great afternoon or weekend spot. With four to five activities each day and a host of weekend programming including live concerts, any time is a good time to visit the park. Food trucks also come to the park almost every day, giving park goers access to snacks that exhibit the diversity and deliciousness of Dallas’ food scene.