Fun Things to do in Dallas, TX

Dallas is an incredibly beautiful and developed City in Dallas County.  It isn’t only about tall buildings, museums, zoos, parks, aquariums, shopping centers, historical sites but also local residents whose hospitality and friendliness is beyond the best, which just makes the city more beautiful.

 

Trolley Tour in Dallas, TX

Take a trolley tour and experience an unforgettable “Hop on, Hop off” trolley car gently rolling around the City.  It’s the easiest, fastest and most modern way to explore the BIG blend of history, culture, tradition and modern city of Dallas.  Some of the Trolley companies offer unlimited re-boarding passes at some trolley stops to make your tour more exciting and unforgettable.

John F. Kennedy Memorial and Dealey Plaza in Dallas, TX

President John F. Kennedy’s legacy didn’t end at his assassination in Dallas; an “open tomb” that symbolizes his spirit’s freedom designed by a well known American architect Philip Johnson on the sixth floor museum at Dealey Plaza gives visitors a space for reflection and remembrance about his legacy and assassination.

Dallas Arts District

Dallas Arts District is the largest urban arts district in the U.S.  It started operating early 2009 under Downtown Dallas, Inc.  They innovate to create a dynamic tourist and local destination influenced by creativity of artist globally with the BIG blend of exemplary artistic, residential, cultural and commercial life.  The district showcase abundant shows, attractions and world-renowned venues, such as the AT&T Performing Arts Center and the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, Crow Collection of Asian Art, Klyde Warren Park and so much more.

Parks and Recreation in Dallas, TX

Living in Dallas will never be complete without you and your kids stopping at some of the prestigious parks and recreational sites.  Dallas has ample must visit parks and recreational sites which offer something to everyone – a place to respite from the heavy jolt of urban living.

Klyde Warren Park

2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas, TX 75201

Features: Botanical Garden, Children’s Park, Jane’s Lane, Ginsburg Family Great Lawn, Reading and Games Room, Chase Promenade, Hart Boulevard, Nancy Collins Fisher Pavilion, Muse Family Performance Pavilion, Southwest Porch, Moody Plaza, East Lawn, The Commons, My Best Friend’s Park and Pearl Lawn

Belo Garden

1014 Main Street, Dallas, TX  75202

Features: Urban Oasis, Texas Grove, Fountain Plaza, Prairie Inspired Gardens and Garden Grove

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

2201 N Field St, Dallas, TX 75201

Features: Moody Family Children’s Museum, Lamar Hunt Family Sports Hall, Discovering Life Hall, Being Human Hall, Texas Instruments Engineering and Innovation Hall, The Rees-Jones Foundation Dynamic Earth Hall, Tom Hunt Energy Hall, Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall, Expanding Universe Hall, T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall, Rose Hall of Birds,

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218

Features: The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, The Trammell Crow Visitor Education Pavilion and Entry Plaza, Margaret Elisabeth Jonsson Color Garden, A Woman’s Garden, The Nancy Rutchik Red Maple Rill, The Lyda Bunker Hunt Paseo de Flores, Boswell Family Garden, McCasland Sunken Garden, The Eugenia Leftwich Palmer Fern Dell, The Nancy Clements Seay Magnolia Glade, Nancy’s Garden, Crape Myrtle Allee, Chandler Lindsley Shadow Garden, Pecan Grove, The Martha Brooks Camellia Garden, DeGolyer Gardens, Lay Family Garden, Rose Mary Haggar Rose Garden, Val Late Garden of Memories, The Trial Gardens and A Tasteful Place

Dallas World Aquarium

1801 North Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75202

Features: Aquarium, Avian Trail, Birds, Birds of El Triunfo, Borneo, British Columbia, Cape of Good Hope & Madagascar, Caribbean Creatures, Cenote, Continental Shelf, Crocodile Cove, Denizens of the Deep, Fiji, Fishes of the Cenote, Flooded Forest, Free Flight, House of Zotz, Indonesia, Japan, Jungle Jewels, Jungle Junction, Lobo del Rio, Lord Howe Island, Los Petenes, Marine Creatures, Monkey Island, Mundo Maya, New Guinea, Orinoco, Palau, Reptiles and Amphibians, River Delta, Selva Maya, Sloth Forest, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Southern Australia, Sri Lanka, Temple of the Jaguar, The Cave, The Lek, The River, The River’s Edge, Toucan Heights and Toucan Terrace

There is a very long list of other parks in Dallas.  Check out the complete list here: Dallas Parks.

 

Groceries, Shopping and Services in Dallas, TX

Dallas has the county’s best shopping site with shopping malls, department stores, and street and farmers markets.  Shopping in Dallas varies from luxury to moderate, whether you’re after clothes, electronics, or big-brand knock-offs, Dallas is definitely a shopping paradise.

Farmers Market

920 S Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201

(214) 664-9110

Website: https://dallasfarmersmarket.org/

Located in the heart of downtown, Farmers Market has been serving the City since 1941; the market is filled wholesome and fresh local produce from farm-fresh vegetable to meats, dairy and more.  Dallas Farmers Market exists to cultivate a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle for all of North Texas.

NorthPark Center

8687 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75225

(214) 363-7441

Website: http://www.northparkcenter.com/

Business Hours: Monday-Saturday (10:00 AM – 9:00 PM); Sunday (12:00 PM – 6:00 PM)

The North Park Center was named one of the top attraction in the Dallas-Forth Worth Metroplex by the Dallas Business Journal and one of the “7 Retail Wonders of the Modern World” by Shopping Centers Today.  North Park Center is currently ranked among the top five shopping destinations in the country.

Galleria Dallas

13350 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75240

(972) 702-7100

Website: http://www.galleriadallas.com/

Business Hours: Monday-Saturday (10:00 AM – 9:00 PM), Sunday (12:00 PM – 6:00 PM)

Dallas Galleria has unequaled shopping environment includes a unique collection of boutiques, restaurants and experiences.

The Shops at Park Lane

8080 Park Ln #770, Dallas, TX 75231

(214) 365-0222

Website: http://shopsatparklane.com/

Business Hours: Monday-Friday (9:00 AM – 9:00 PM), Saturday (11:00 AM – 9:00 PM), Sunday (11:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

The Shops at Park Lane is an upscale shopping center in Dallas City just across from North Park Center.

Southwest Center Mall

3662 W Camp Wisdom Rd, Dallas, TX 75237

(972) 296-1491

Website: http://www.swcmall.com/index.html

Business Hours: Monday – Saturday (10:00 AM – 9:00 PM), Sunday (12:00 PM – 6:00 PM)

The mall has numerous regional and national stores such as Macy’s, Burlington’s, Sear’s, Champs, Clear Wireless, Footaction, GenX, GNC, Hibbett’s, Kids and World Foot Locker, HYP,  Jimmy Jazz, Lids, Metro PCS, R.Sole, Underground Station and World Optical Products.

Cafés and Restaurants in Dallas, TX

Dallas is famous for its barbecue, Mexican cuisine, Tex-Mex Cuisine and of course, STEAK!  In fact, according to “USDA Prime Steakhouse Chart” Dallas is the house of some of the nationally ranked steakhouses which includes Bob’s Steak and Chop House.

Neighborhood Services

Dallas Branches:

5100 Beltline Rd., Dallas, TX 75254 — (972) 789-9639

5027 W Lovers Ln., Dallas, TX 75209 — (214) 350-5027

10720 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75230 — (214) 368-1101

Website: http://www.nhsaddison.com/

Business Hours: Monday-Thursday (11:00 AM – 10:00 PM), Friday-Saturday (11:00 AM – 11:00 PM)

Neighborhood Services consistently ranks as one of Dallas’ best restaurants offering American staples with an upscale twist both for lunch and dinner.

Tei-An

1722 Routh St #110, Dallas, TX 75201

(214) 220-2828

Website: http://www.tei-an.com/

Tei-An offers Japanese cuisine that is beyond usual.  The restaurant specializes at serving Japanese Soba, Omasake and Sushi.

FT33

1617 Hi Line Dr, Dallas, TX 75207

(214) 741-2629

Website: http://ft33dallas.com/

Business Hours: Tuesday-Saturday (4:30 PM – 11:00 PM)

FT33 serves modern American cuisine but their chef’s dishes are work of arts.  The restaurant serves customers with handcrafted, modern dishes that will continue to delight and amaze you as they bring you the best of all seasons with sustainability and flair.

Uchi Dallas

2817 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75201

(214) 855-5454

Website: http://uchidallas.com/

Business Hour: Open everyday at 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Sleek destination offering a menu of modern Japanese cuisine, known for its cooked seafood and sushi.

The Grape Restaurant

2808 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

(214) 828-1981

Website: http://thegraperestaurant.com/

Historically, The Grape was the first restaurant in Dallas to offer a blackboard menu as well as one of the first to offer wines by the glass.  The restaurant stayed to its roots for over 40 years, offering quality food and wine at affordable prices and the tradition continues.