Fall has always been the perfect time for Monica and I to visit each other in Dallas, where we can embrace the season, sip the pumpkin lattes together (that’s always a must!) and spend time with her family.
Last year, the highlight for us was a visit to the Pumpkin Village at the Dallas Arboretum, named one of America’s Best Pumpkin Festivals by Fodor’s Travel.
For those unfamiliar with “Autumn at the Arboretum,” the festival showcases over 150,000 blooms, and its internationally-acclaimed Pumpkin Village features more than 90,000 pumpkins, squash and gourds.
Now in its 13th year running Sept. 22 through Nov. 21, the Pumpkin Village in Pecan Grove will spotlight imaginative theme, “The Adventures in Neverland,” where scenes from beloved book “Peter and Wendy,” will include stops such as the Lost Boys hideout, a pirate ship sailing the seas of gourds and pumpkins, and Captain Hook keeping his eye to the sky as his never-ending hunt for Peter continues. And a visit to Neverland would not be complete without a stop by Tinker Bell’s home!
During this peak foliage season, you’re practically required to head outside for portraits. After all, how could you better highlight the season than with a backdrop of changing leaves?
We chose to head to Central Market and pick up sandwiches, salads and snacks for a picnic beneath a colorful tree where changing leaves were on full display.
It made for a special memory and we’re pretty sure Seraphina felt like a princess in her Snow White costume! She did need a refill at the end of the tour… 🙂
Tickets are $15 per adult.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas. For more information, call (214) 515-6615 or click here.