The city of Dallas offers something for everyone, whether you’re into delicious cuisine, arts and culture, history, spectacular performances – it’s all right here in D-Town.
Want to check out some of the finest attractions and destinations in Dallas? Here’s a quick list of some spots you definitely shouldn’t miss:
Dallas Arts District
Dallas is home to the largest arts district in the US: an entire 20-square-block expanse filled with an array of cultural attractions, including world-class destinations such as the Winspear Opera House, Klyde Warren Park, the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.
Even a leisurely stroll around the Arts District is an experience in itself, especially for architecture enthusiasts. Some notable architectural wonders in the district are I.M. Pei’s Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Renzo Piano’s Nasher Sculpture Center, and Rem Koolhaas and Joshua Prince-Ramus’ Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is listed among the top arboretums around the world, hauling in so many awards and honors year after year that an entire section in their website is needed just to list all of them. Nestled on the shores of White Rock Lake, the 66-acre urban oasis features picturesque vistas, vibrant display gardens, and abundant groves of cherry trees, azaleas, magnolias, pecan trees, crape myrtles, and more.
The arboretum also serves as the venue for one of the premier annual events in Dallas: Dallas Blooms, which showcases more than a hundred varieties of stunning spring-blooming bulbs, including over 500,000 tulips.
Deep Ellum is the place to be if you’re looking forward to incredible cuisine, checking out the best bars, and witnessing spectacular live music performances. Located just minutes away from Downtown Dallas, Deep Ellum has been a vibrant entertainment destination as far back as the 1880s, hosting performances by a number of blues legends such as Bessie Smith, Leadbelly, and Blind Lemon Jefferson, just to name a few.
The district is home to an impressive array of clubs and live venues, including the famous Trees Dallas, which has hosted some of the most iconic rock bands of this century such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Radiohead.
Also known as “The Ball,” the 171-meter Reunion Tower consists of four shafts, supporting an openwork geodesic dome that lights up the evening city sky with 259 LEDs.
Visitors can take the elevator installed in three of the towers’ shafts, which will take them on a 68-second ascent to the GeO-Deck, which offers a breathtaking view of Dallas. Once you’re there, you can peer through telescopes, learn more about the city’s history, and witness the evolution of the city skyline through interactive displays.
The GeO-Deck also features Cloud Nine Café, a rotating eatery where diners can take in the views while enjoying delicious cuisine.