The modern city of Dallas features an impressive skyline and plenty of cultural activities to keep every type of traveler busy. Whether you want to indulge in the local culture, experience the nightlife, or study the beauty and history of the urban city, there is something for everyone in the home of the Cowboys. Known for its diverse array of shopping centers and restaurants, you can’t go wrong while touring the famous Long Star city if you add these attractions to your to-do list.
Explore the Bishop Arts District
Dallas is known for its emerging local art scene, and there is no better way to soak up the culture than an afternoon in the Bishop Arts District. The trendy district is just south of downtown and features many independent shops and boutiques bookmarked by vibrant bohemian street art. While window-shopping, make sure to pop into one of the many farm-to-plate cafes and smokehouses or grab a drink at one of the many local bars.
Take A Minute to Reflect on the Kennedy Assassination
To many people, Dallas is the site of one of the most devastating moments in American history. That is why a trip to the city is not complete with a stop at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza followed by a nearby Sixth Floor Museum on Dealey Space. The museum breaks down every minute of that fateful day and allows viewers to see firsthand how the assassination took place.
Spend A Morning at the Dallas World Aquarium
Most significant cities have aquariums, but few can compete with the Dallas World Aquarium’s wonder. In addition to housing traditional aquatic animals like octopi and stingrays, the aquarium is home to a diverse range of animals from around the globe, including sharks, penguins, monkeys, crocodiles, toucans, and manatees. Call ahead to plan your visit around feeding times for an extra treat.
Indulge in the Natural Beauty of the City at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
The Dallas Arboretum is one of the most extensive botanical gardens in the US, with over 66 acres of green space tucked into the area along White Rock Lake. Visitors have the opportunity to get lost in the beauty of thousands of flowers woven around open green spaces and breathtaking sculptures. During the summer, open-air concerts also add to the relaxing vibe of the gardens.
Drive to Mexico
Dallas is 9 hours drive to Monterrey, in Nuevo Leon Mexico. If you are heading south, make sure to check the Border Crossing checklist link above to ensure you have the paperwork required.