What to Do around The Westin Galleria Dallas
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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.
2301 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
Opened in 1989, this pioneer of the Dallas Arts District was envisioned by renowned architect I.M. Pei to be a temple to both design and sound. A striking exterior of overlapping geometric forms leads to interiors that play upon the changing...
15650 Addison Rd, Addison, TX 75001, USA
One weekend a month, artists and designers set up shop at the Dallas Handmade Arts Market, located within the Addison Conference Center. The vendors here are all part of Dallas’ emerging creative class, and they’re selling their paintings,...
5900 Bishop Blvd, Dallas, TX 75205, USA
Located near the entrance to SMU's campus, The Meadows Museum houses one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Spanish art outside of Spain. Its works date from the 10th to the 21st century, covering a thousand years of Spanish...
3524 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
Granada opened as a movie theater in the 1940s, and later became a concert hall—my favorite live music venue, in fact. Check out their lineup, as big names, as well as local acts, are always on stage here—fun times to be had!
3200 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
Centuries ago, the railroad helped contribute to the birth of Dallas—and now it’s playing a part in keeping the city green. Built over abandoned Missouri-Kansas-Texas line railroad tracks that once bordered the downtown core, the Katy...
1717 N Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
Since its founding in 1903, the DMA (as locals call it) has grown to become one of the top 10 largest museums in the country, with a permanent collection of over 24,000 works culled from around the globe and spanning over 5,000 years of history....
246 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208, USA
A cornucopia of oenological learning, this Design District wine retailer/bar/venue offers a sweet location to host parties, drop in and sip some wines, or take a wine class or two. The Poste's frequent offerings include classes in cheese pairing...
2010 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
The Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art is an extraordinary museum located in the Dallas Arts District. See amazing artifacts from China, Japan, India, and Southeast Asia. This guardian lion is an 18th-century bronze from Nepal....
13350 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75240, USA
If you’re ready to open up your wallet and do some serious shopping in Dallas, look no further than the Galleria Dallas. The Galleria is full of designer and name-brand stores. Make sure to grab lunch at Mi Cocina, a Dallas chain of Tex-Mex...
13953 C F Hawn Fwy, Dallas, TX 75253, USA
That's right—during their adult skate events that roll into the wee hours, guests are allowed to bring their own libations, which makes for some interesting parties in the cafe-type corner where kids congregate in the day. Bring some alcohol, some...
100 S Central Expy #14, Richardson, TX 75080, USA
At last, the zany theatrical fun movie geeks used to drive to Austin for has landed in Richardson. Alamo Drafthouse, while a predominantly first-run-film-showing kind of place, is famed for its quirky, offbeat repertory programming. Think comedy...
2001 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
It seems wrong to call this Renzo Piano–designed complex a museum—it’s more like a “sculpture safari,” on which you get to experience the pieces in their intended habitat. Opened in 2003, the Nasher Sculpture Center...
8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218, USA
Set on the banks of White Rock Lake, this 66-acre sanctuary offers scenic trails, blooming gardens, and peaceful green spaces for when you want some quiet time with nature—plus kids’ areas, holiday events, and a packed calendar of...
4565 Claire Chennault St, Addison, TX 75001, USA
In keeping with the spirit of "going big" in Texas, opt to see the state's third-largest city from the air. GoCopter's helicopter tours depart from the Addison Airport. Prices start at $250 for a chopper flight over Addison and the Galleria...
13350 Dallas Pkwy #200, Dallas, TX 75240, USA
Whether you're trying to beat the North Texas heat, or stir up some of your own, this skating rink right in the heart of the mega mall is ideal for making new memories. Window-shop, grab a bite to eat, and then hit the ice for a few spins—just...
3805 Belt Line Rd, Addison, TX 75001, USA
Inside this low-lit, neon-accented scene, you might feel like you're at a popular nightclub—until you spy your shoes. Bowlmor (formerly known as 300) gives bowling a clubby spin with music, tons of sexy atmosphere, and a boisterous ambience that...
5750 E Lovers Ln, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
Central Market has a knack for making food fun and approachable, and their cooking school takes no less of an enjoyable approach. Every month, they schedule unique classes, with names like 'Beef University,' that cover topics ranging from beer and...
4572 Claire Chennault St, Addison, TX 75001, USA
Not many museums offer you the chance to experience their exhibits like the Cavanaugh, where you can book in for a once-in-a-lifetime flight in an original WW2 plane like the Boeing N2S-4 Stearman Kaydet “Yellow Peril”. If taking to the skies...
1801 N Griffin St, Dallas, TX 75202, USA
More than just an aquatic paradise, this facility also features creatures that roam the land, making it a wonderland for kids and adults alike. Check out all manner of beasts and fowl from the Yucatan Peninsula in Mundo Maya, or meet penguins from...
167 Turtle Creek Blvd #103, Dallas, TX 75207, USA
Situated in the rising Design District area, Bowlounge lifted parts of a defunct East Texas bowling alley and brought them to Dallas for a legion of new bowling fans. Be warned, the electronic scoring system has its quirks, but it's definitely...
2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75205, USA
Set on the sprawling campus of SMU, the Bush Center is an engrossing, entertaining look at the 43rd president's terms that also aims to be educational, too. With a bright and expansive interior, the attraction never feels too big to get lost in....
5619 Dyer St #104, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
With convenient locations in Addison, Allen and Dallas, Massage Felax delivers one of my absolute favorite spa experiences, at prices that are much more reasonable than your average spa. Then again, unlike most spas, this local chain focuses...
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