Cue the theme song! There’s a reason that major sporting events happen in Dallas. Sure the stadiums are great but more importantly, the city is full of Texas-sized hospitality and fun for just about anybody.
Whether it’s art appreciation at the amazing Nasher Sculpture Center, taking in the beloved gardens of the Dallas Arboretum, or the largest state fair in the U.S to performing arts, and nature and science at Fair Park, Dallas continues to amaze with the assortment of cultural activities that never get old.
Looking for some geat Dallas shopping? Dallas has more shopping centers per capita than any other city in the U.S. Here are a few of my favorites.
The West Village - Want a place with bustling cafes, restaurants and lounges that spill onto the streets? This is it.
Southlake Town Square - An open-air shopping mall, here you’ll find 90+ stores and a variety of annual events and entertainment activities.
Daired’s Salon and Spa Pangea – Located in The Village in Fairview, Texas, this is a great place to relax after the weekend’s festivities.
To say that Dallas has a few good restaurants would be an understatement. Here are a few of my (affordable and delicious) must-haves when I’m in Dallas.
Chip’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers – Since 1981, this place has the best burgers and laid-back fun.
La Duni – Quattro Leche cake. Need I say more?!
AllGood Café – It is all good at this Deep Ellum breakfast spot!
Campisi’s Restaurant – Open since 1946. Get your Tony Soprano on while enjoying a real Italian meal.
Doubletree Dallas Campbell Centre – With an overall guest rating of 4.3/5, this Dallas hotel is just a few miles from several local attractions including Northpark Center and the Frontiers of Flight Museum.
Doubletree Dallas-Richardson - With prices starting at just $89/night, this hotel features complimentary high-speed Internet, and an outdoor pool with a dry sauna.
Hilton Dallas Rockwall – Located by the beautiful Lake Rockwall near shops and boat rides, this hotel is recommended by 94 percent of visitors and features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a poolside bar.
Southfork Hotel - This 3-star hotel is just $79/night and is located just a few miles from Southfork Ranch, the setting of the legendary TV series, Dallas.
Hilton Arlington – Located in the skyline’s view of Cowboys Stadium, this 3 1/2 star property is five miles from horse racing at the Lone Star Park, and provides complimentary transportation to attractions including Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington Convention Center, Cowboys Stadium, and the Texas Rangers Ballpark.
In nearby Grapevine you can walk the urban wine trail. Grapevine mixes urban with the west and a whole lot of grapes. It’s a great day trip from Dallas with a Main Street designed for ambling, an open-air car railroad, wineries, unique shopping, and savory dining.
A stay at the Gaylord Texan Resort is just right for a Texas-size experience!
Take a drive along the Texas Fort Trails and visit historic sites and battlefields while enjoying the scenic ride. The Texas Hill Country is a great side-trip when visiting Dallas and a great escape for the locals.
Step out of the city and visit Fredericksburg. This charming town, located just 220 miles from Dallas is in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Founded by German Settlers in 1846, the historic town is a fun weekend escape. Stay at the Fredericksburg Inn & Suites for a friendly and comfortable experience.
You can be as busy as you want to be in Dallas with more to do than a single visit allows which is just the excuse you need to come back again for more!