Dallas has so much to offer both locals and tourists. Whether you are visiting for a weekend, or call Dallas home, there are certain things you just have to do in this amazing city. You may know Dallas from the Dallas Cowboys or from the Texas State Fair, but those only touch the surface of what you can experience in Dallas. Let’s take a look at what items should be on your Dallas, TX bucket list.
Reunion Tower offers some of the best views of the city, especially Downtown Dallas. Reunion Tower is 561 feet tall and is the 15th tallest building in Dallas. You can eat dinner at Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck’s Five Sixty restaurant on the tower’s rotating top level.
Make sure to check out the GeO-Deck, which is an interior facility that includes an interactive digital experience with information about landmarks in Dallas, Reunion Tower and all about JFK’s assassination. The exterior of the GeO-Deck features telescopes that give you a close up view of every direction in Dallas.
Texas State Fair
Every September, Dallas’s favorite event rolls into town…the Texas State Fair. Here you can take a picture with Big Tex, binge on all the fried food you could want and then eventually ride the fair rides and play a few games. The Texas State Fair is one of the largest state fairs in the country and brings in people from all over the world. Whether you go for the food or the fun, you won’t be disappointed.
Make sure to try the deep fried beer or deep fried cookie dough, too.
Dallas Cowboys Game
AT&T Stadium is one of the most beautiful stadiums in the world. You can’t come to Dallas and not go to a Cowboys game, because here everyone is a Cowboys fan and the games are always a good time. You may even find yourself plastered on the big screen in a stadium filled with over 100,000 people.
Take pictures with the famous Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, run into Jerry Jones or Troy Aikman and be sure to try out the incredible food. Don’t forget to wear your Cowboys gear – you’ll stick out like a sore thumb if you don’t.
The Dallas Arboretum is one of the most relaxing places in Dallas. Whether you go in the fall to pick pumpkins, in the winter to see Santa Clause, in the spring to see the spring florals or in the summer to enjoy a movie night on the lawn, the Dallas Arboretum is a must see when you come to Dallas.
Sixth Floor Museum
What better way to pay tribute to Dallas than to visit the Sixth Floor Museum in Dealey Plaza? This museum displays the life of our 35th president John F. Kennedy. The Sixth Floor Museum is located in the former Texas School Book Depository where Lee Harvey Oswald was believed to have been shooting from. The museum displays collections of social and political landscapes of the 1960s. Check out the museum gift shop and be sure to bring your headphones for the audio tour.
Klyde Warren Park
Dallas may not be New York City, but it does have some of its best attributes. Like Central Park, Klyde Warren Park is situated between downtown and uptown Dallas and is the perfect place to get some fresh air in a bustling city. From food trucks, dog parks, yoga classes, live music and picnics, there isn’t much you can’t do in Klyde Warren Park. You will have incredible views and there is even free Wi-Fi.
St. Patrick’s Day Festival
If you have the chance to visit Dallas during the St. Patrick’s Day Festival, don’t miss out. The St. Patrick’s Day Festival happens every year on Greenville Avenue, which runs north to south through Central Expressway and offers numerous restaurants and bars to choose from. It is one of the largest parades in the city and runs two miles with more than 90 floats, over 1,700 participants and over 125,000 attendees. The festival is free to attend, so put on your green and head over in March.
Eat a Hypnotic Doughnut
Do you ever crave doughnuts with bacon and maple syrup? If so, you can find that along with 20 other flavors at Hypnotic Doughnut. Hypnotic Doughnuts are known for their unique and quirky flavors and morning biscuits. They also offer vegan and vegetarian options, too.