Cavanaugh Flight Museum

Aviation enthusiasts will be in heaven at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum, home to an impressive collection of more than 95 historic aircraft. The museum was founded in 1993 by a group of dedicated pilots, mechanics, and aviation historians who wanted to acquire, restore, and preserve some of the rarest military and civilian planes in history. Today, visitors to the museum can walk under the wings and climb inside the cockpits of everything from biplanes and barnstormers to warbirds and commercial airliners. Some of the museum’s most prized possessions include a 1941 Boeing Stearman, a 1917 Curtiss JN-4D “Jenny,” and a 1945 North American P-51D Mustang fighter. Kids love climbing around in the cockpits and sitting behind the controls of these legendary airplanes. Aviation enthusiasts appreciate strolling through the museum’s extensive collection and learning the history behind each plane. And photographers flock to capture the beautifully restored aircraft against backdrops of billowing clouds and endless Texas skies. The Cavanaugh Flight Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm. The museum is located just a few miles northeast of Addison at 4572 Claire Chennault Street, Addison, TX 75001. And don’t forget to book your private party bus rental with Addison Party Bus Company at 940-800-2023 to carry your entire group in comfort and style.

Addison Circle Park

Nestled amidst restaurants, shops, offices, and apartments, Addison Circle Park serves as a vibrant green space and hub for community events in the heart of Addison. The 10-acre urban park features a tranquil pond, walking paths, outdoor patios for dining al fresco, and wide open lawns perfect for tossing a Frisbee or enjoying a picnic lunch. Musicians, magicians, caricature artists, and other performers entertain guests on weekends and at the park’s many annual events. Family-friendly activities like outdoor movies, craft fairs, and fitness bootcamps also take place regularly. And a seasonal ice skating rink offers frosty fun in the winter months. Addison Circle Park hosts over 180 free events every year, so there’s always something fun happening for residents and visitors of all ages. Some of the most popular annual events include Addison Oktoberfest in September, Chili’s Rock ‘n’ Ravioli Music Show in October, the Tree Lighting and Santa’s Workshop in November-December, and July 4th Fireworks and Freedom Festival. The park is located right off the Dallas North Tollway at 4970 Addison Circle, Addison, TX 75001 and is open daily from 6am to midnight.

Addison Improv

For side-splitting comedy every weekend, don’t miss Addison Improv. This intimate comedy club located right in Addison Circle Park brings top comedic talent to North Dallas several nights a week. National headliners, seasoned professionals, up-and-coming acts, and even open mic newcomers take the stage and provide non-stop laughs. Showtimes vary, but you can typically catch a comedy show on Friday and Saturday evenings. The club also hosts special events like podcast recordings, themed shows, fundraisers, corporate events, and private parties. Food and drinks are available for purchase during the shows. Addison Improv is located at 4980 Addison Circle, Addison, TX 75001, right next to Addison Circle Park.

Vitruvian park

Escape to the great outdoors at vitruvian park, a beautiful 38-acre recreation area with hiking trails, fishing spots, sports fields, and places for picnicking along picturesque Vitruvian Way. The park also features an off-leash dog area where pups can run free, plus fitness stations, playgrounds, and shaded pavilions for hosting birthday parties and other celebrations. In addition to everyday recreation, vitruvian park hosts a variety of events throughout the year like 5K fun runs, outdoor concerts, cultural festivals, and holiday celebrations. Some of the most popular annual events include Bark in the Park pet festival, Movies in the Park family film series, and 4thFest fireworks show. The park is open daily from 5am to 11pm and is located at 3966 vitruvian Way in Addison.

Trinity Groves

For cool restaurants in a walkable, artsy setting, check out Trinity Groves. This dining hotspot located beneath the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge features cutting-edge eateries, shops, and entertainment venues in repurposed shipping containers and modern architectural spaces. Some of the most popular spots include Saint Rocco’s New York Italian, Souk Moroccan Bistro, and the chocolate lounge from Kate Weiser. Trinity Groves also hosts regular events like jazz nights, trivia nights, yoga classes, food festivals, and pop-up markets. Homegrown Hustle, the area’s seasonal farmer’s market and artisan market, takes place on Thursdays from May through October. The urban restaurants of Trinity Groves are open daily for lunch and dinner. Trinity Groves is located at 451 W. Singleton Blvd, Dallas, TX 75212, just a short drive from Addison via the Dallas North Tollway.


Step back in time and play classic arcade games while sipping hard cider at Cidercade. This wildly popular arcade bar features dozens of retro arcade machines, pinball games, and skee ball courts, plus a huge selection of cider brews on draft and in cans. Cidercade has 30 rotating taps pouring the very best in local and national ciders. And the full bar also offers wine, spirits, cocktails, and snacks. Cidercade is open 7 days a week from 4pm to 2am for ages 21 and up. They are located at 211 W. 4th St #608, Dallas, TX 75201 in the Cedars neighborhood just south of Downtown Dallas.

The Dallas Arboretum

For unparalleled gardens boasting more than 66,000 flowers, shrubs, trees, and plant varieties, make a trip to the renowned Dallas Arboretum. This 66-acre oasis along White Rock Lake features stunning display gardens like the 5-acre blockbuster Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden and 2-acre food-themed A Tasteful Place garden. The arboretum also contains picturesque fountains and landscapes, botanical collections of exotic plants from around the world, outdoor sculptures and features, and miles of peaceful pathways winding past tranquil ponds and streams. Popular annual events held at the arboretum include the Dallas Blooms spring flower festival featuring over 500,000 vibrant tulips and other bulbs, Autumn at the Arboretum with its nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village, and Holiday at the Arboretum featuring the 12 Days of Christmas display with elaborate gazebos, cottages, and scenes. The Dallas Arboretum is open daily from 9am to 5pm, with extended hours until 9pm on Wednesdays. They are located just 10 minutes northeast of Addison at 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218.

The Star in Frisco

Football fans and sports lovers, don’t miss a trip to The Star in Frisco. This huge sports, entertainment, retail, and dining development is the practice facility and headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys. Fans can take a guided tour of the Ford Center, the indoor athletic facility where the Cowboys practice and rehab. The Star also features shopping, dining, parks, plazas, concerts, watch parties, and more. Popular restaurants include Butter, a farm-to-table steakhouse, and Primo’s MX Kitchen & Lounge inspired by NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin. Major events held at The Star include the National Soccer Hall of Fame Induction Weekend and the NFL Draft. The Star is open daily with varying hours by attraction. They are located at 9 Cowboys Way, Frisco, TX 75034, about 20 minutes north of Addison.

Thirsty Growler

For craft brews, tasty eats, and chill vibes in Addison, Thirsty Growler is a must-visit. This casual hangout spotlights Texas craft beer with more than 30 rotating taps of fresh brews plus a walk-in cooler with hundreds of bottled beers from around the Lone Star State. Sip a brew on the dog-friendly patio or grab a table indoors. Thirsty Growler also offers mouthwatering crunchwraps, street tacos, churros, burgers, wings, and other grill-focused munchies perfect for pairing with your brew. Daily happy hour specials, live music nights, paint nights, trivia nights, and sports watch parties make this a fun and lively hangout. Thirsty Growler is located at 14875 Montfort Dr #100, Addison, TX 75001. They’re open Monday through Friday 3pm to midnight, Saturday 12pm to midnight, and Sunday 12pm to 10pm.

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