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Dallas Attractions

Everything is supposed to be bigger in Texas and Dallas really takes this notion to heart. Whether you head to the city for food history or art

the local options are sure to make you wide-eyed. Dallas is a star with loads to offer any discerning visitor. Things to do in Dallas range from picking gourds at the Dallas Arboretum to cheering on the Dallas Cowboys™ at nearby AT&T Stadium. Quite simply tourist attractions in Dallas can fit any travel itinerary—especially one that calls for barbeque.

Areas & Neighborhoods

Dallas has plenty of diverse neighborhoods making it a welcoming destination for all types of travelers. Whether you head to this Texas star for a family holiday weekend trip with friends or romantic getaway there is a Dallas neighborhood to make you feel right at home.

Downtown — The downtown district is bursting with fun things to do in Dallas and it’s certainly the place to be if you want to hit up major venues for art and culture. This neighborhood also hosts plenty of shopping and dining and serves as the Central Business District.

East Dallas — Head to East Dallas for a high density of nightclubs and bars. One of the most memorable shows in this part of town is the burlesque show at the Lakewood Theater.

Uptown — This may just turn out to be your favorite neighborhood in Dallas if you’re in the mood for chic boutiques and eateries. From upscale shops to mouthwatering menus Uptown is quite the trendy stop on nearly any vacation itinerary.

Victoria Park — If you’re on the hunt for premiere shopping in Dallas your nose for fashion will lead you straight to Victoria Park. Make sure you head to this neighborhood with a full wallet and an eye for style.

Day trips from Dallas can lead to downtown Fort Worth Lake Tawakoni State Park McGee Creek State Park and beyond.

What to See in Dallas

Before you get active in Dallas there are plenty of things to see. Go to the Modern Art Museum for colorful displays like the Gremlins exhibit and make a stop by the Granada Theater for some live music. Dallas even hosts some Broadway shows before they hit New York from musicals to dramatic performances. Head downtown to see the Dallas Museum of Art Meyerson Symphony Center or the Dallas Comedy House.

Things to Do Landmarks & Attractions

Eating is a favorite pastime of Dallas locals and visitors alike. From world famous barbecue to mouthwatering Tex-Mex and more your plate will always be full during your time in this Southern city. Not to worry you can still find things to do in Dallas TX once you’ve had your fill of local cuisine. Go on an organized scavenger hunt and visit the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center or interact with the animals at the Dallas World Aquarium. And adventure seekers are welcome to get an adrenaline rush at the thrilling Zero Gravity amusement park.


Where to stay in Dallas

Downtown Dallas

The location of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy is now lined with museums, futuristic towers and an eclectic arts district.

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Deep Ellum

This massive sculpture of a friendly stainless steel giant manages to represent the fascinating history that makes Deep Ellum such a unique neighborhood.

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Dallas Design District

Fine dining and craft beer meet antique dealers, art galleries and boutique shopping at this former warehouse district of Dallas.


West End Historic District

Visit memorials to former U.S. President John Kennedy, walk in the footsteps of the first settlers of Dallas and spot colorful marine life at an aquarium.


Dallas Arts District

Performing and visual arts are expressed across a variety of theaters and galleries near the glossy architecture and sculpture gardens of this trendy district.