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Top 10 Things To Do in Dallas Texas

November 10, 2020

I have called Dallas, Texas home for over four years now and it's a city with SO much to do. Whether you love art, tacos or are looking for a taste of western culture, you'll find something to love about the DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth) metroplex.

During your trip to Dallas, I encourage you to explore beyond the sports stadiums and tourist attractions and allow yourself to wander around the neighborhoods that make Dallas truly special.

These are the top things that I recommend doing during your time in DFW. If you're ready for more details to plan your Dallas vacation, I have a more detailed four day itinerary that includes hidden gems, delicious food and more.

Truck Yard
Truck Yard

  1. Bishop Arts District - Stroll around this beautiful Dallas neighborhood that is home to over 60 independent boutiques, restaurants, bars and galleries. Savor a slice of pie from Emporium Pies, find a unique gift at Bishop Street Market and sip a cocktail from the trendy Botanist as you explore this unique Dallas neighborhood.

  2. Dallas Farmers Market - The Dallas Farmers Market has a rich history and is full of amazing vendors. There is both a permanent indoor space and a weekends-only outdoor space with booths. Visit for fresh produce, a delicious meal or to shop for gifts.

  3. The Dallas Arboretum - Get lost in 66 acres of gardens full of beautiful landscape, waterfalls, and sculptures. During the fall, you’ll find an incredible pumpkin display, while in the spring you’ll be surrounded by flowers in bloom. Also be sure to catch a glimpse of the beautiful White Rock Lake.

  4. Enjoy an outdoor patio - Dallas has a lot of great outdoor bars and restaurants to hang out in. Check out the iconic Truck Yard for unique car part decor and food trucks, the Katy Trail Ice House to drink next to a popular trail or The Rustic for frozen margaritas and live music.

  5. Klyde Warren Park - This urban park in downtown Dallas is a great example of rethinking an urban area to create a community space for many types of activities. The park includes food trucks, a dog park, ping pong, board games, a book exchange and a stage for live events.

  6. Explore Deep Ellum - Deep Ellum was formerly a warehouse district that is now known for its nightlife, music and art scene. Shop for vintage clothing and decor at Flea Style, enjoy a beer at the Deep Ellum Brewing Company, search for the incredible murals in the area and spend an evening bar hopping between rooftops.

  7. Eat Tex Mex - Eat some famously delicious Tex Mex at a mom and pop location like Pepe’s & Mito’s or Mia’s, or at a popular Dallas chain like Meso Maya or Mesero. Enjoy a refreshing margarita with your meal!

  8. Fort Worth Stockyards - Travel about 45 minutes west of Dallas to visit the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. Here you’ll find an assortment of western saloons and shops, a cattle drive and you can even attend a rodeo!

  9. Dallas Museum of Art - Located right next to Klyde Warren Park, the DMA is full of beautiful galleries that are mostly free to visit. Some exciting rotating exhibits have been here, like an incredible Dior exhibit or a mirrored room full of pumpkins by Yayoi Kusama.

  10. Experience a Dallas outdoor mall - Drive slightly north of Dallas to visit Legacy West or the Frisco Star. Both are impressive outdoor shopping areas with lots of restaurants. The food hall at Legacy West has a brewery, a stage for live music and movies and a large variety of food.

Klyde Warren Park
Klyde Warren Park

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