"I'm a lifelong Texan and proud of my state," says Ana-Alicia Horn, who lives in a Dallas suburb. "I grew up with strong traditions, and I love that I get to pass them on to Gemma." She shares her family faves in the Big D!
The guides: Ana-Alicia Horn, 26, with Gemma, 3 months
The first Pickles & Ice Cream maternity boutique opened in Dallas; now eight stores dot the South. (Maternal America shirt, $89; PicklesAndIceCream.com)
Downtown Dallas is all about the twinkle, twinkle!
Babies taken to watch the Dallas Cowboys in their state-of-the-art stadium can get a certificate to commemorate their first game. (Baby Fanatic pacifier, $10 for two; Amazon.com)
Baby Magic products, including this 33-ounce jug of Bubble Bath, are made just outside the city. ($4; BabiesRUs.com)
"Gemma went with us to the Texas State Fair when she was just 6 weeks old! She took in all the noise and exhibits and then slept. My husband and I were so happy we all made it to our favorite yearly event." The state fair has been going for more than 100 years.
"We love the parks around us. I ran before I had my daughter, but now we go for walks with her in a wrap or stroller." The Dallas Arboretum sprouts plenty of springtime blooms.
Originally published in the March 2012 issue of American Baby magazine.
This piece was accurate at publication time, but all prices, offerings and availabilities are subject to change. Please contact each hotel and attraction for up-to-date rates and information before taking your trip.