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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
“Beautiful, family friend park in the heart of downtown that hosts a variety of food trucks and activities daily.”
  • 298 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.”
  • 170 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Beautiful gardens that change seasonally. Check their website for ongoing events. Great place for photos. I suggest taking an Uber from the guesthouse, as parking is pricey.”
  • 187 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.”
  • 136 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Great place to walk/jog/run - especially at dawn and dusk, just make sure to use mosquito repellant! During the day, pack a lunch and have a picnic! Make sure to check out the Art Deco boathouse, which has a small gallery and play theater.”
  • 195 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.”
  • 134 locals recommend
Bookstore
“Lots of bars, including good rooftops, and food. On the weekends expect lots of young people out dancing and bar-hopping. ”
  • 165 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. ”
  • 91 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“A Historic Dallas landmark, it’s the best place to see the beautiful skyline and scenic views. They have a very nice restaurant atop the rotating ball. Would be great for a nice date while in Dallas. 4mi. from the residence.”
  • 104 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Located in the heart of North Oak Cliff, the Bishop Arts District is home to over 60 independent boutiques, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and art galleries, making it one of Dallas' most unique neighborhoods.”
  • 118 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Huge mall with everything you could want/need! The mall has a ice rink inside the middle of it. ”
  • 64 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
“Sculpture museum that hosts Midnight at the Nasher during summer months featuring outdoor movies, live band performances and food concessions w/ access to the museums gallery. Check the website for dates/performances.”
  • 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
“Indoor, outdoor & rooftop seating. A great people watching scene since it’s always packed & on the lower Greenville strip! Delicious vegan options - order the queso! ”
  • 116 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“The best Peanut butter pie I have ever had! Food is good here and the music is a must go to. ”
  • 93 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“Best BBQ in the area, if you don’t mind waiting on line. Get there early, they sell out quickly.”
  • 83 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!”
  • 59 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
“You must go here for breakfast. Its just around the corner and you can walk to it. Best breakfast here in Dallas. ”
  • 42 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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