Top Attractions of Dallas
Collected by Sandra Ramani , AFAR Contributor
Though the city definitely brings the "Everything is bigger in Texas" cliché to mind, you can get a comfortable handle on sprawling Dallas by exploring its art, food, shopping, and cool neighborhoods.
1717 N Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
On the third Friday of each month, something magical happens at the DMA: art-lovers are welcome to stay and stroll well past its usual closing time. Special programming, ranging from lectures to musical and dance performances reign, as the museum...
8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218, USA
Chock full of seasonal activities, programs, and exhibits, the Arboretum is a popular stop for families or couples seeking a calming yet very cool date spot. Concerts in the Arboretum bring the finest arts performances to a grand lawn for guests...
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...
403 N Bishop Ave, Dallas, TX 75208, USA
Home to warehouses and bustling trolley stops in the 1920s and ’30s (with the warehouses becoming artists' studios and storage facilities in the ’70s), these few blocks in South Dallas’s Oak Cliff neighborhood were designated a...
1519 Hi Line Dr, Dallas, TX 75207, USA
The Design District is attracting movers, shakers, and plenty of gallery-goers. The Goss-Michael Foundation, co-owned by singer George Michael, has over 500 pieces by 75 British artists such as Damien Hirst. The Conduit Gallery has monthly...
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...
920 S Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
My visit to the Dallas Farmers Market began on the Green Mile early in the morning. Too early, in fact, for anyone else to be out and shopping. It's a quiet, peaceful place to spend a few hours on a Saturday morning. I was surprised at just how...
1121 1st Ave, Dallas, TX 75210, USA
Fair Park is an off the beaten path art deco treasure located in Dallas, Texas. The Esplanade was built for the Texas Centennial Celebration in the 1930's and most of the buildings and sculptures are still there - restored in 2007. It's a...
2301 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center puts on amazing displays of live music. The theater hosts acts by the renowned Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Resounding Harmony's 200+ person chorus, and dance shows by different companies. Check their website...
1618 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
3200 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
Whether you're hiking or biking, Katy Trail is one of the supreme paved paths for getting your outdoor fitness on in Dallas. Winding its way through popular enclaves of downtown and uptown, it attracts athletes and outdoor enthusiasts of all...
411 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75202, USA
The famed and former Texas School Book Depository is a must-visit at least once for any visitor to Dallas. The permanent exhibit creates a portrait of the mood of the country during JFK's presidency up until the time of his assassination. The...
1 AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011, USA
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones once said he envisioned “a large entertainment mecca” as the home for his beloved team, and that is exactly what he got in AT&T Stadium (previously known as Cowboy Stadium). With the ability to...
300 Reunion Blvd E, Dallas, TX 75207, USA
Reunion tower is an icon on the Dallas skyline. With its distinctive architecture and nightly light show, you really can't miss it. It's the best place in Dallas for a bird's eye view of the area, especially downtown and the historic area around...
8687 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75225, USA
yes, it's a mall. but it's a mall brought to you by the people of the nasher sculpture garden. so while you're passing h&m or oscar de la renta (because that's the variety we're talking about here), you'll also pass both permanent pieces of...
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