Are you looking for the best weekend getaways from Dallas? Summer is here, and normally this means an overseas vacation, with your pet left safe and sound at home with your reliable pet sitters.

Oh – but wait, it’s 2020! You can relax though, because we at VIP Pets, have compiled our favorite list of weekend getaways from Dallas! And, better yet, you can still leave your pet with your reliable pet sitter while you travel!

So, what are you waiting for? Fill up that tank of gas, grab the camera, and head north, south, east, or west, and have a great time! You deserve it.


Palo Duro 

Palo Duro is the “Grand Canyon of Texas,” and as the United States’ second-biggest canyon, it deserves the title. A beautiful place to spend some time reconnecting with nature, hiking, and be in the Texas heat, the perfect weekend getaway from Dallas. Palo Duro Canyon is home to one of Texas’ most popular state parks, attracting hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians, and campers particularly during the milder spring and fall months. Being in Palo Duro means reconnecting with nature – with the nearest restaurant a 30-minute drive away, you’d better bring your own and sit under the stars!



For the history and culture lovers amongst us, Fredericksburg is the perfect place for your winter getaway! It has both military history and acres of vineyards – what more could you want!? Visit the National Museum of the Pacific War, which is the only institution in the US to exclusively tell the Pacific Theatre battles of World War II. After this, enjoy the shops and art galleries on Main Street, before grabbing a beer and a bite to eat. Along Highway 290, embrace all the wine you could ever need! 



Halfway between Dallas and Austin is the town of Waco! Animal lovers, be prepared for a world-class zoo in Waco. With a Komodo dragon, Galapagos tortoises, and orangutans, this zoo has something for everyone. To continue the animal journey, why not check out the Waco Mammoth exhibit at Mayborn on Baylor Campus? It’s truly a sight to behold!


San Antonio

San Antonio is perfect for a long weekend. Take a visit to the Alamo, or walk along the River Walk to make your stay a great one! Take a trip further outside of San Antonio to visit the King William Historic District, to see the beautiful historical homes that this Texan town has to offer! If you want to spend more time in San Antonio, there is the Japanese Tea Garden, as well as a huge amount of cuisine options. 



Two hours east of Dallas is Pittsburg! This town is truly for foodies. Visit the Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards, which is just outside the main town of Pittsburg. Enjoy cooking classes with acclaimed chefs, or the live jazz that’s played on weekends. This place is one that will truly spoil you, so embrace it and enjoy!


We know you love your pets, but sometimes, they can just stay at home. 

That’s why we wanted to offer you a special discount for July!

We want to offer you 10% off if you prepay of 10 pet sitting visits this July. You must purchase this deal before the end of July, but once purchased, you have six months to use them!

We can’t wait to pet sit your animals again, and we hope you use this opportunity to enjoy a staycation in Texas this summer!

Trust that VIP Pets will provide the best possible care for your pets! With licensed and bonded carers, your pet will be relaxed and happy in the safety of their own home, while we come and stay. These trips are a great way to get some quality time away from home post-COVID, so enjoy!

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