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Things to do in Dallas

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
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“Great place to experience art in all forms and the best part is it is FREE admission. Special exhibits are the only thing they charge for. They have a cafe in the museum and is located across the street from klyde warren park where a bunch of food trucks park.”
  • 189 locals recommend
Park
“Great place to sit down and relax with food trucks, live music and events. It is also across the street from Dallas museum of Art.”
  • 300 locals recommend
Science Museum
“ Once you're inside, you'll discover five floors that are packed with hands-on-activities, interactive kiosks, eleven permanent exhibits and a state-of-the-art 3D theater.”
  • 172 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“"The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is a 66-acre botanical garden located at 8525 Garland Road in East Dallas, Dallas, Texas, on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake."”
  • 185 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“Home of the Dallas Mavericks (basketball) and Dallas Stars (hockey), as well as host to a variety of large concerts, including Ariana Grande and the Jonas Brothers in December 2019.”
  • 139 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Great place to walk and enjoy the views of downtown. The Dallas arboretum is nearby too. White rock lake is a great place to spend a nice day. It has over 10 miles of trails and great parks and picnic areas. Its one of our favorite place to spend a Saturday morning. ”
  • 197 locals recommend
Doctor's Office
“Can’t go wrong here! A variety of high end shopping and affordable shopping!”
  • 142 locals recommend
History Museum
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“great place to learn about the sad day of JFK's shooting here in Dallas. Go on an audio tour and learn more about that fateful day. Also you can pay to go on the trolley tour around Dallas.”
  • 133 locals recommend
Bookshop
“The center of nightlife and bars in Dallas as well as street art. Look for rooftop bars to have a downtown overview.”
  • 158 locals recommend
Aquarium
“An oasis downtown, with so many different species, it takes a whole day and you might no even get to see everything. ”
  • 93 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“"Reunion Tower, an iconic Dallas landmark, offers panoramic 360-degree views of the Dallas skyline. The Reunion Tower GeO-Deck offers an indoor/outdoor observation deck, distinct dining options and unique entertaining spaces. Visit with family, friends, a group or your sweetheart to create unforgettable memories at 470 feet in the air!" Landmark observation deck features light shows, 360-degree city views, 2 restaurants & a gift shop.”
  • 103 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“The hip Bishop Arts District is known for its diverse nightlife, chic independent fashion stores and colorful street art. You will find a lot of hidden gems to catch a perfect background for your insta pics! You will find timeless modern boutiques from fashion, skincare, furniture, and crystals! Surrounded with live music, coffee bars, and restaurants! ”
  • 116 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Huge mall with everything you could want/need! The mall has a ice rink inside the middle of it. ”
  • 65 locals recommend
Zoo
“My favorite thing about the Dallas Zoo is the animals always seem happy. It has great shows, zoo food standards, and a monorail ride that is very educational. Don't miss the Simmons Hippo Outpost or the Gorilla Exhibit that is home to some of the most endangered Gorilla's and two new"ish" babies born back to back in 2019. They are certainly happy! ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Beautiful museum designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano in collaboration with landscape architect Peter Walker. ”
  • 81 locals recommend
Route
“The beautiful Katy Trail takes you through Uptown and is a great way to get some exercise in Dallas while visiting the city”
  • 83 locals recommend

Top restaurants

New American Restaurant
“HG Supply is just down Greenville Ave. maybe a 5 min drive from the guest house. Really good farm to table -ish fare. And they are willing to prepare options any way you like. Be sure to check out the rooftop!”
  • 115 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“"The Rustic, brings savory, delicious homestyle meals prepared with farm-fresh local ingredients to the heart of uptown Dallas. With a relaxed casual atmosphere, The Rustic is a place where anyone can feel at home. Enjoy local craft beers, Texas wines and spirits served by a friendly staff, listen to free live music 7 days a week from local and national artists, and take it all in from their award winning patio."”
  • 93 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“Irresistible BBQ! Must come here. Park anywhere in Deep Ellum and take a stroll to find this gem. ”
  • 80 locals recommend
Taco Place
“Delicious tacos & drinks. What more could you want?! Highly recommend stopping by this Dallas staple.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Bar
“Great roof too bad with plenty of indoor space and patio as well. Great for watching football, or to grab a drink before any American Airlines Center event. This also makes for a great night out!”
  • 60 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Great concerts and night life. Check their website for events and performances. They also have good food here ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Café
“If you are looking for a great breakfast or brunch Bread Winners Cafe is my go to! I highly recommend the Chicken and Cheddar Waffles (trust me it is fantastic) and the strawberry cream waffles! This is just a great vibe and bite for everyone.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“The atmosphere is warm and inviting! If you like meat lovers, try the pig smiley. You won’t be disappointed! ”
  • 46 locals recommend

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