Discover all there is to do and eat in Dallas, Texas. In this new TripVlogger series by vidocumentary, you’ll also learn the top sights to see and the most important travel tips to keep in mind when traveling in Dallas.
Dallas is home to one of the countries most impressive skylines. And where better to see it than from… …Reunion tower. The tower is home to the GeO-deck, where you can get a full 360 degree view of the entire city of Dallas. There are dozens of massive interactive touch screens that help you navigate and identify the many notable buildings and public spaces of the city. If you aren’t scared of heights, you can peer out for miles on the outer rim of the GeO-deck. The Perot Museum of Nature and Science houses a wide range of awe inspiring displays to brain teasing interactive exhibits. Whether it’s dinosaurs, the cosmos, robots, or the physics of sports, there is something for everyone to play and learn about. With exception to special temporary exhibits, the Dallas Museum of Art is free of charge for visitors to appreciate. History buffs will love The 6th Floor Museum as it commemorates the assassination of President John F Kennedy from the actual building where the shooting took place. With 66 acres of beautifully landscaped flowerbeds, manicured lawns, and elegant water features the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is a favorite for a pleasant outdoor stroll or catching that perfect photo. The Dallas World Aquarium is more than just fish. Here you can see sloths, monkeys, exotic birds, and even a manatee! The exhibits are laid out in a very natural format which makes you feel like you are in the jungle with the animals. The variety of sea creatures still incredible and few places make you feel as close to nature as you do here. Haven’t have enough animals? Get to the Dallas Zoo where on top of all the usual animals, there’s a petting zoo… and they let you feed the giraffes!!
If you want to do brunch right, The Social House in Uptown will hit the spot. With exclusive favorites like Short Ribs Hash, to brunch classics like Chicken and Waffles, add in a cooled outdoor patio and bottomless mimosas, you’re in for a great time with friends. Or you can slow down to a cozy meal at Tei-An. In addition to a fresh selection of sushi, what makes Tei-An stand out from other Japanese restaurants is their chef. Teiichi Sakurai studied the art of hand making soba noodles in Tokyo and have brought his expertise to Dallas. Don’t let their humble storefront deceive you, Rise number 1 is cooking up some magical delicacies. Mainly, Rise number 1 is all about their mastery of the elusive souffle’. Here, souffle isn’t just for dessert, there are savory options like ham and gruyere (grew-yair), truffle infused mushroom, and escargot. Don’t worry, being such a light a delicate treat, you’ll have room for dessert too. Monkey King Noodle Company may not be the fanciest place in town, but this grab and go spot is making some seriously good noodles. Hand kneaded, rolled, and stretched, the dough used to make the noodles and dumplings have a delightfully chewy texture that can only be attain through this ancient technique. In Texas, BarBeQue joints are a dime a dozen, but there are a few greats ones that stand out like Lockhart. Following the tradition of their namesake, Lockhart BBQ is good tasty, tender, and moist, you don’t need sauce… however if you insist, their bold, smokey sauce is really good too. Just be sure to get in line early, because they sell out on a regular basis. The Dallas Farmers market is a thriving one. While currently under construction to be even larger, you can find some hidden gems here. Palmieri Cafe is bringing the best of Italy to Texas. Their fresh baked pastries are absolutely jaw dropping, rivaling bakeries in we have sampled in Italy itself. You can also find fresh local produce and meats. Still need more? Finish off with a home made pie from Emporium pies. Or sample some of the uniquely crafted chocolates from Dude, Sweet.
If you are up for exploring Dallas, here are a few tips. Like most of Texas, Dallas is mostly a driver’s city, but there are a few more options in certain districts. If you’re visiting sites in the West end, you can take the trolley and learn about the city from your tour guide. You can also use the local bus system or the light rail called DART. Both run through Downtown and surrounding districts. If you do have access to a car, you’d be best off driving to an area and walking to save time. Just be sure to wear comfortable shoes and sunscreen. With all the hot spots in Dallas, be sure to get reservations or arrive early as some places book up or sell out.
With a city as big as Dallas, every district has their own unique personality. The Arts district is the hub for high art in Dallas. Fine art museums, performance art, and music performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra are all found here. Or jump on the DART and get over to Deep Ellum. Often compared to a bit of New Orleans, you can find a lively night live scene and with live music as soon as the sun sets. If you want to get back in touch with nature, check out Klyde Warren Park. Like a mini central park from New York City, Klyde Warren Park is a little oasis from all the cars and concrete The Bishop Arts District sets itself apart with a variety of eclectic shops showcasing local artists and handmade goods. It’s like a small piece of Austin. If you have expensive tastes, West Village should satisfy your need to the hottest brands and fashions. There are tons of hip restaurants to enjoy after your shopping spree.
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