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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.
Opera House
“Lavish horseshoe theater with famed sleek architecture staging opera, Broadway & more since 2009.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Home of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra this venue offers great acoustics and is surrounded by great restaurants.”
  • 24 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
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“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
Indie Movie Theater
“($5ish Uber ride) My 2nd favorite pick, and a good option if you want to walk around Uptown, one of Dallas' trendier neighborhoods. They show a combination of blockbuster and indie films. Comfortable seats and you can bring in a bottle of wine from the bar to go with your popcorn. Tons of restaurants and boutique shops right next door.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“The atmosphere is warm and inviting! If you like meat lovers, try the pig smiley. You won’t be disappointed! ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Plaza
“The infamous and iconic site of the JFK assassination. It's free to walk around. If you've never been here, it's worth crossing off your list. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Counter-serve joint dishing up Central Texas-style smoked meats on butcher paper, plus local beers. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Downtown is a bustling business district known for Reunion Tower, a ball-shaped observation deck with sweeping views. Other landmarks include the original Neiman Marcus department store, selling upscale products since 1914. Eateries include Tex-Mex places and casual lunch spots, plus pubs that get lively at happy hour. The program at the Spanish baroque-style Majestic Theatre includes Broadway revivals and concerts.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
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“The food and people are a delight. 1.4 miles away. Just a few blocks north the Cedar Springs strip.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theater
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“Closest movie theatre. They show some indie and mainstream films. Mockingbird station is a fun area to walk around and shop. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Great farmer's market with a variety of fresh veggies, handmade goods, and food! Make sure to check out the covered pavilion and the enclosed food hall for tons of great options. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is such a unique place, I have always been with others. Its a great place for events - book clubs, poetry readings, etc. but also just a great place in a hip neighborhood to grab a coffee or glass of wine and take in the charm. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Love Art Deco? Fair Park is the place to see some amazing architecture. If you are here in October, you can experience the largest fair in the US. Must see!”
  • 37 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Indie live music venue. Check their website to see who is playing. Tickets are affordable. Rooftop patio next door with free movies during the Summer. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Music Venue
“One of my favorite old-timey music venues. The Kessler specializes in Americana/folk music acts.”
  • 36 locals recommend