Whether you’re here to get a taste of Dallas or experience the nostalgia of the old west, this enormous city is a unique mix of old and new. With funky outdoor parks above a highway, a boozy Margarita trail and the famous cowboys, this is Texas times 100.
There’s plenty of things to do in Dallas – it’s narrowing them down that’s the toughie. Here’s our top picks of what to do while you’re here…
1. Stroll through Klyde Warren Park
The city’s version of New York’s Highline, this lovely urban green space is built over the recessed Woodall Rodgers Freeway and connects Uptown and Downtown Dallas. Klyde Warren Park is a highly active space, with street food trucks and daily events ranging from yoga to book signings to outdoor concerts and films.
2. Cheer for the Dallas Cowboys
Check out an NFL football game when in town to support the famous Dallas Cowboys in all their glory. If it’s off season, but sure to do a stadium tour. Take an afternoon to throw the ball on the field or admire the works of art displayed throughout the stadium with AT&T Stadium tours.
3. Experience the Margarita Mile
You’ve heard of pub crawls and wine tastings – but Dallas takes it to the next level. The Margarita Mile is a collection of the best and brightest margaritas in the city. Visit Dallas has left no bottle of tequila unturned in search for the most sought-after margaritas in the city, and you can even download an App to find the best ones.
4. Trail ride at the Dallas TV show filming location
For thirteen years, television sets were tuned into 356 episodes of Dallas, one of the longest running TV series in history. Viewers made themselves home at Southfork, the ranch the Ewings called home and now you can tour the ranch on horseback.
5. Visit The Sixth Floor Museum
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is located in the former Texas School Book Depository, where significant evidence of a sniper was found following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
The Museum will teach you all about the social and political landscape of the early 1960s, President Kennedy’s assassination and what it meant for America.
6. Take a Bonnie and Clyde tour
Easily two of the most notorious outlaws in American history. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were young bank robbers and killers who captured the nation’s attention in the 1930s. The DFW Historical Tours take you on a two-year-long getaway trail in three hours.
7. Explore the Bishop Arts District
Once one of Dallas’ best hidden treats, this two-block former warehouse area is in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of South Dallas. It’s home to more than 60 boutiques, restaurants, bars, coffee shops and galleries, making it one of Dallas’ most unique (and not-so-secret) districts. Be sure to get the breakfast tacos at El Jordan.