Dallas Downtown for Families
Collected by Francisco Aguilar
With a vibrant arts and cultural scene, a wealth of fine dining, and a nightlife among the best in Texas, Dallas is a destination where you'll never stop discovering new reasons to return.
1900 W 15th St, Plano, TX 75075, USA
Step back into the past of the Blackland Prairies and discover the fascinating history of the area and learn about what life used to be like for the pioneers in the late 1800s. Take the tour then explore the homestead and farm. Younger children...
12829 Preston Rd #417, Dallas, TX 75230, USA
One of the oldest bakeries in North Texas, Stein’s is a much-loved local treasure and it’s well worth driving by to pick up some of their decadent goodies—just like the locals have since the 1940s. You have to try their legendary cheese pockets;...
4434 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75219, USA
Here are the rules for a good diner: Breakfast served all day and extra points are awarded for thick cut bacon and crispy hash browns. Busy waitresses who never get flustered are key—ideally she'll be calling customers "honey" and keeping their...
2403 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
For a real night out on the town step inside the Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center and watch the grace and poise of the Texas Ballet Theater as they twirl across the stage. The Winspear Opera House is a traditional...
2201 N Field St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
Opened in December 2012, the Perot has instantly become an in-demand destination for visitors and locals alike. With 180,000 square feet and five floors filled to bursting with elaborate, interactive exhibits on wildlife, biology, physics and...
2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
Nestled in a cozy stretch between (and meant to bridge) Dallas' downtown and uptown enclaves, this urban oasis offers a neat retreat with a backdrop of the stunning city skyline. But don't just sit and take in the view, get moving! The park...
White Rock Creek Trail, Dallas, TX, USA
Located just around the corner from the Westin Park Central hotel is the White Rock Creek Trail, one of Dallas’ original hiking and biking trails. The trail connects North Dallas to the entry point of White Rock Lake and winds seven and a half...
13350 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75240, USA
When Texans think about shopping on a grand scale, they think of Galleria Dallas. The expansive, multi-level retail hub is shopaholic central, with more than 200 stores and restaurants ranging from budget-chic shop H&M to Nordstrom. Go for a spin...
8411 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75225, USA
Although Dallas may seem like an unlikely place for topnotch Italian food, Mi Piaci serves up some of the city’s best. Located in North Dallas, Mi Piaci is housed in a lovely space on a lake and has a private wine cellar you can rent for special...
8300 Preston Center Plaza, Dallas, TX 75225, USA
Visit R+D Kitchen after a long day of pursuing some of Dallas’ best boutique shops, which are located in the same shopping center as the eatery. The light, airy space serves up a diverse menu that has everything from a killer pulled-pork sandwich...
2104 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
Brunch is a weekly event taken very seriously by Dallas locals, and Company Café is one of the best places to experience it. Their location on the Katy Trail is a fantastic people-watching spot and their food matches the atmosphere. Company Café’s...
2701 Custer Pkwy #917, Richardson, TX 75080, USA
If you are in desperate need of a top-quality caffeine high, stop by The Pearl Cup to get your morning fix before a hard day of hitting up some of the best Dallas boutiques. Written up year after year as one of the best cups of coffee in Dallas,...
1906 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
Being one of the few apparel shops on the north end of Henderson Avenue, Milk & Honey draws a good deal of attention. Its rustic-chic vibe and adorable fashions for women keep that attention, and makes fans out of gals searching for...
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