With so many great things to do in Dallas on any given weekend, you might wonder why you’d ever want to leave. The simple answer is this: Road trips are undeniably fun, and a quality road trip playlist makes the time fly by (which is important in Texas). Whether you’re looking for an outdoor adventure through a cypress forest, a day of wine sampling, or an entire town dedicated to smoked meats, there’s a weekend destination that’s sure to meet your needs. That said, “not too far” is especially relevant when traveling in Texas, so we’ve kept our roster of weekend getaways within a five-hour drive of Dallas. Here are the spots you need to mark on your map.