Guide to Dallas
Everything is bigger and better in Texas, and Dallas is no stranger to this motto. Discover an array of cuisines, museums, parks, and historic sites!
Top Attractions in the City:
- Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens: This 66-acre park offers a day of relaxation and enjoyment. Bring your own picnic and enjoy a peaceful meal surrounded by flowers and fauna. If you have children, be sure to check out the 8-acre Rory Meyers Children?s Adventure Garden!
- The Sixth Floor Museum: Located in Dealey Plaza, this museum is dedicated to the legacy of John F. Kennedy. Learn about his life and tragic death, as well as his presidential policies. This museum is a must for lovers of American history!
- Dallas Museum of Art: Packed with art spanning 5,000 years, this museum is definitely worth a visit while you?re in Dallas! The World Art collections features several key pieces exploring Dallas? own history, from the first settlers of the area to the modern-day settlement. Other notable artists featured include Picasso, Monet, and Rodin.
Other Sights to See:
- The Dallas World Aquarium
- Six Flags
- Reunion Tower
- Nasher Sculpture Center
- Pioneer Plaza
- Fort Worth Stockyards
Places to Stay:
- Uptown: Uptown is a very trendy and diverse place. This area offers the most up and coming restaurants, bars, and cafes. Stay in a boutique hotel or a major chain hotel, and experience all that Uptown has to offer.
- Sundance Square: Sundance Square is the place to be if you want to see how bigger means better in Texas! Filled with great shopping, amazing dining, and the best places to explore the craft beer scene, Sundance Square is the perfect choice. The best part is that it is very pedestrian friendly!
- Downtown: Downtown offers all the amenities and access to entertainment. This place is ideal for families as well as it offers several big scale hotels that feature pools and other entertainment options!
DART, or Dallas Area Rapid Transport, will get you almost anywhere in Dallas. As the city is pretty big, it is best to use public transport or a car. The bus network is pretty extensive and therefore will take you to most of your destinations.
A single fare is $2.50, while an all-day pass is $6.00. If you?re traveling within two hours, then the two-hour pass is the best choice. This pass is $3.00.
- Inwood Tavern: This is Dallas? oldest continuously used tavern. Opened in 1964, this tavern offers amazing Texas BBQ, craft beer, and a night full of fun and entertainment.
- Uptown: Along with amazing restaurants, this area offers an array of cocktail bars and draft houses. Check out McKinney Avenue for an amazing night out.
- Bishops Arts District: This artsy and edgy part of Dallas is a great place for young people to go out at night. Along great food, this area is great for craft beer enthusiasts. Enjoy amazing drinks while watching live music at the Kessler Theater.
- Naturally as this is Texas, the shopping malls will be as big as they can possibly be! Check out the Galleria Dallas, for a one stop shop. Offering luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, as well as indulgent dining, this is the best place to do shopping in Dallas. Don?t forget to check out the ice-skating rink that is located right in the shopping complex!
- Sundance Square is also an excellent place to shop! Be sure to check out the local and independent shops that offer amazing crafts.
Taking a Bus trip to Dallas
Taking a bus trip to Dallas has been found to be more beneficial, flexible, cheap, comfortable and safe than any other option. Ourbus is one of the Dallas?s favorite bus services. There are so many benefits that come along with it too:
- Bus tracking service
- Free bottled water
- Free rescheduling
- Personal power outlets
- Free internet (Wi-Fi)