Dallas is one of the fastest growing metroplexes in the country and the DFW airport is one of the busiest in the world today. Dallas has perfect balanced weather throughout the year and is easily accessible from either coast. Find great architecture, hip cafes and adventure in this southern city. The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area offers fascinating museums, chic restaurants, trendy bars, live music venues, theatre and other exciting adventures. Here is a Dallas itinerary with the most popular places you need to go see.
J.F.K. Memorial & 6th floor museum
Dallas is infamous for JFKs murder. Read all the back story and the research that went into this murder mystery that shocked the world. Check out the 6th Floor museum, see the spots where he was shot and walk down to the beautiful memorial building.
This 66-acre botanical garden is located right in the heart of the city. With each season, the Arboretum has different things to offer. They have tons of activities for the kids through the week and special programs over the weekends. Don’t miss their $1 special every day of August every year!
Location: 8525 Garland Rd
It is the most unique towers in the skyline and a trademark of Dallas. Buy the super saver tickets and you can visit during the day and go back the same day to get the night time view of the city. The Geo Deck offers unmatched views of the entire metroplex.
Location: 300 Reunion Blvd E
The Pioneer Plaza provides a focal point with historical significance for downtown Dallas, celebrating the trails that brought settlers to Dallas. Created by artist Robert Summers, the site features native plants and trees and a flowing stream in a natural setting and a re-creation of a cattle drive in bronze with longhorn steers driven by 3 cowboys on horses. You can also find a waterfall, man-made cliffs, native plant life and the small historic details on the sculptures.
Location: Corner of Griffin and Young Street
This 30 ft eyeball surely catches your attention from near or afar. This is one of the most weirdest instagrammed things that the city has to offer.
Location: 1607 Main St, Dallas
Fair Park – Texas Discovery Gardens
Fair Park is a city inside the city, with numerous attractions and activities that you can do. My top pick here (when the State Fair of Texas is not on) is the Texas Discovery Garden. It’s lovely to watch the butterflies in natural habitat and interact with them. Don’t miss the Big Tex on your way out.
Location: Fair Park
Klyde Warren Park
Kylyde Warren Park amalgamates the vibrant Uptown to the artistic Downtown of Dallas. There are events & food trucks all around the year and fun events for family like Yoga & Zumba that you can find on any weekend. There is a great Children’s Park & play area.
Location: 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy
Dallas Museum of Art
The is hands down, one of the most interesting museums located in the nation’s largest art district. It is closed on Monday’s and make sure to check their website for specials so that you can plan ahead and save some $$.
Location: 1717 N Harwood St
(submission by Michelle Stelly of The Wandering Queen)
You can cover all these over a weekend. Do hop on the DART to utilize the public transport and avoid rush hour traffic.
I highly recommend buying a City PASS if you want to have a quick look at the most famous attractions in the city. It offers the best value for money and is worth buying if you have family visiting!
A lot more posts coming up on things to do in the Dallas area, so keep watching this space for more!
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