As the third largest city in Texas and the largest metro area thanks to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, there is always something going on here. The unique Texan manner and our desire to fill our lives with interesting experience drives an energetic and diverse entertainment industry.
If you find yourself in Dallas and are looking for something to do, you could do worse than try one of these.
Nobody visits our city without seeing The Sixth Floor Museum. Immortalized forever in our history and infamous throughout the world, the alleged site of Lee Harvey Oswald’s perch. That perch has been recreated, along with other exhibits and displays discussing that fateful day. It’s a sobering experience, but one that cannot be missed.
The Dallas Arts District is a collection of venues that offers a wide range of cultural entertainments. The district includes the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Meyerson Symphony Center, as well as smaller galleries, restaurants and entertainments. You need a day at least to see everything, longer if you have it.
While we may be biased, a visit to Cowboys Stadium is a must-see for every football fan. The stadium is huge, with room for 80,000 screaming fans. It’s also the largest domed stadium in the country. Even out of season there’s plenty going on.
Billy Bob’s Texas epitomizes the best in Texan hospitality. It’s 40 acres of bars, arcades, eateries, a bullring, dance floor and stores. You can watch some of the biggest country stars live, receive dance lessons and wear your Stetson with pride here and it’s all great value.
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is 66 acres of green and pleasant land inside the city. It’s north of the center and is home to flowers by the million, a forest and a selection of historical houses set around the park. It’s a great place to leave the city behind and relax in peace and quiet.
The Dallas World Aquarium is more than just fish. It has penguins, sharks, flamingos, crocodiles, monkeys and a whole host of other creatures. It’s more like a mini rain forest than an aquarium and is an amazing place to spend a few hours of your day.
The Dallas Museum of Art contains works from prehistoric times to modern classics and literally, everything in-between. It is far-reaching, varied and a wonder for art lovers. You will need hours to see everything and days to appreciate it all. It’s a great place to view art but also to make some with a number of workshops and learning experiences for all the family.
Klyde Warren Park is a new city park in the southern half of Dallas. It’s a great place to spend time, eat food from a vendor and walk the dog in peace. It has plenty of space, pianos to play and an urban tree house for you to try. It’s a great escape and it’s becoming a firm favorite of residents wanting to lunch in the sun.