When you think of Dallas, you may think of the TV series ‘Dallas’ or the slogan ‘Big Things Happen Here,’ regardless of the magic word that inspired you to visit the 2nd largest city in Texas, I am sure you will be amazed by what it has to offer. A city that is definitely worth paying a visit as there is much to discover in Dallas.

Top Things To Do In Dallas

Go Uptown On The M-Line Trolley

A free ride through uptown and downtown on those fully restored, old-school streetcars is a great way to start your day in Dallas. This is a lovely comfortable way of sightseeing on a sunny day.

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Photo Credit Rusafa Mahmood – A view of Dallas at night

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza at the intersection of Elm and Houston Street. The former Texas School Book Depository, where significant evidence of a sniper was found following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Visit Klyde Warren Park

It’s a beautiful park over a huge freeway, a great way to enjoy being outside in the middle of Downtown Dallas without leaving the city. There is so much to do, like yoga, free dancing lessons, and music; this beautiful park plays many coolest events in the city.

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Photo Credit: Rusafa Mahmood – Klyde Warren Park, Dallas

GeO-Deck in Reunion Tower

GeO-Deck is a must-see in Dallas, the iconic Reunion Tower is worth visiting for a breathtaking 360 panoramic view from an elevation of 470 feet. You could experience the picturesque view as well as a beautiful photo opportunity during the day or night. Dining at Wolfgang Puck’s is also another way of enjoying the beautiful view while having delicious local food.

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Dallas Skyline

Chase Tower – Sky Lobby

Sky Lobby is a less visited location on the 40th—floor of 55 storied Chase Tower. The good thing is this is free, and you can view downtown from high above through the floor-to-ceiling glass window.

Cedar Ridge Preserve

The Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve is scenic, rich in wildlife, piece of hill country located only a 20 minutes drive from downtown Dallas. A great place for the hiker is nine miles of trails ranging from easy to difficult hiking. This place is most popular among wildlife lovers. Also, there are butterfly gardens and picnic areas to satisfy day trippers.

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Photo Credit: Rusafa Mahmood – A View of Dallas from the Tower
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Dallas, Texas – From the Tower

Have Some Drink at the Truck Yard

This is a great place to hang around with friends and has a couple of drinks and, if you are lucky, listen to live music. You will definitely like the atmosphere of the outdoor space with food trucks, treehouse & trailer bars.

Visit Southfork Ranch

Your visit to Dallas is incomplete without visiting the legendary Southfork Ranch, where the old and new series ‘Dallas’ was filmed. In addition, there are guided tours through the picturesque reach.

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Set of original TV series ‘Dallas’

White Rock Lake

White Rock Lake is a city lake located approximately 5 miles northeast of downtown Dallas. It’s widely visited because of its 9+ miles of hiking and biking trail. It also got something for everyone, like boat rentals, picnic areas, Pavilions, bird watching, and many more.

Classic Cuisine of Dallas

Dallas is well know for it’s classic Tex-Mex, they also have some great authentic Mexican food with delicious and fresh seafood from the gulf. Definitely you need to eat some good old Texan BBQ, specifically brisket.

Authentic Mexican food in Dallas
Photo Credit: Rusafa Mahmood – Authentic Mexican food

Where to stay in Dallas, Texas

Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Dallas

Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Dallas is 1,950 feet from Dallas World Aquarium. The hotel has a seasonal outdoor pool, fitness center, and sun terrace. Guests can enjoy a meal at the onsite restaurant or a drink at the bar. Room service is also available. AT&T Performing Arts Center is 1,950 feet from Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Dallas, while John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial is 2,650 feet from the property. The nearest airport is Love Field Airport, 5 mi from Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Dallas.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas Market Center

This all-suite Texas hotel is 5 miles from downtown Dallas and off Interstate 30. Homewood Suites hotel features a free airport shuttle, an outdoor pool, and a full kitchen in every suite. In addition, the hotel features a gym and laundry facilities. The hotel is within 5 miles of the Dallas World Aquarium and the Dallas Museum of Art. In addition, the hotel is within a 20-minute drive of Six Flags Over Texas, an amusement park.

My Opinion and Last Word

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I loved being in Dallas, Texas, and want to go back again. I hope my story has motivated you to visit Texas.

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