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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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“(one of the largest museums) and highlights amazing art from around the world.”
  • 187 locals recommend
Park
“Enjoy a day in the park, surrounded by multiple food trucks, bars and good looking buildings.”
  • 297 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.”
  • 172 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“"The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is a 66-acre botanical garden located at 8525 Garland Road in East Dallas, Dallas, Texas, on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake."”
  • 185 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.”
  • 139 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“This trail named for the creek that borders Addison to the east is one of the Dallas area’s most popular spots for joggers, dog walkers, and cyclists. Its 7.6 miles of paved path link almost a dozen local parks, with terrain alternating between open park areas, protected marshes, and shady thickets.”
  • 196 locals recommend
Doctor's Office
“Great shopping, eating, people watching. A large movie complex as well. Nasher family sculptures throughout the mall”
  • 141 locals recommend
History Museum
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“The site where JFK was assassinated. Great for families and learning about the history of Dallas.”
  • 132 locals recommend
Bookstore
“Deep Ellum entertainment district is known for its vibrant street murals, quirky art galleries and long-time concert venues for indie and blues. Brewpubs, cocktail & arcade bars and Tex-Mex eateries draw a boisterous crowd on weekends. If you're looking to explore and have quick cheap eats and take insta pics during the day! Night life with bar hopping and late night concerts and eats! ”
  • 156 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. ”
  • 93 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“"Reunion Tower, an iconic Dallas landmark, offers panoramic 360-degree views of the Dallas skyline. The Reunion Tower GeO-Deck offers an indoor/outdoor observation deck, distinct dining options and unique entertaining spaces. Visit with family, friends, a group or your sweetheart to create unforgettable memories at 470 feet in the air!" Landmark observation deck features light shows, 360-degree city views, 2 restaurants & a gift shop.”
  • 101 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“The hip Bishop Arts District is known for its diverse nightlife, chic independent fashion stores and colorful street art. You will find a lot of hidden gems to catch a perfect background for your insta pics! You will find timeless modern boutiques from fashion, skincare, furniture, and crystals! Surrounded with live music, coffee bars, and restaurants! ”
  • 114 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Huge mall with everything you could want/need! The mall has a ice rink inside the middle of it. ”
  • 65 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
“Beautiful museum designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano in collaboration with landscape architect Peter Walker. ”
  • 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
“HG Supply is just down Greenville Ave. maybe a 5 min drive from the guest house. Really good farm to table -ish fare. And they are willing to prepare options any way you like. Be sure to check out the rooftop!”
  • 115 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“"The Rustic, brings savory, delicious homestyle meals prepared with farm-fresh local ingredients to the heart of uptown Dallas. With a relaxed casual atmosphere, The Rustic is a place where anyone can feel at home. Enjoy local craft beers, Texas wines and spirits served by a friendly staff, listen to free live music 7 days a week from local and national artists, and take it all in from their award winning patio."”
  • 93 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“Pecan Lodge is located in Deep Ellum which is located just outside of downtown Dallas. I’d recommend visiting Upstairs Circus or Dallas Aquarium and enjoying lunch/dinner at Pecan Lodge. All of these are in close proximity of each other. ”
  • 79 locals recommend
Taco Place
“Delicious tacos & drinks. What more could you want?! Highly recommend stopping by this Dallas staple.”
  • 56 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!”
  • 60 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
“If you are looking for a great breakfast or brunch Bread Winners Cafe is my go to! I highly recommend the Chicken and Cheddar Waffles (trust me it is fantastic) and the strawberry cream waffles! This is just a great vibe and bite for everyone.”
  • 40 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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