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Take a wild excursion. North Texans are lucky to get some winter days that are crisp but not too cold, the perfect time to head to the Dallas Zoo. Especially since every day through February is a Penguin Day - meaning it's only $8 admission to check out the exotic animals, creepy reptiles and beautiful grounds that make the zoo such a gem. Dallas Zoo Station puts you at the front gate.
Cozy up to a fire pit. A fire under the stars makes for a cozy winter's night, and DART delivers you to some "hot" spots. The Rustic boasts several fire pits in its large yard, and live Texas music on stage. The favorite is next to Cityplace/Uptown Station. Monica's Tex-Mex Cantina near Cedars Station not only has a hot menu and awesome cocktails, it has a casual outdoor fire pit in the warming glow of the Downtown Dallas skyline.
Go small or go home. Nothing beats a day spent exploring a neighborhood and browsing independent, locally owned shops and restaurants. On the first Saturday of each month, the merchants of Historic Downtown Carrollton go all out for Shop Small Saturday. The shops are all open, the atmosphere's chill, and - hey - if you actually catch a chill, just go inside one of the district's eclectic boutiques or eateries. The neighborhood lies just south of Downtown Carrollton Station.
Shop Small Saturday