8 Fun Things To Do In Dallas TX
The Top 8 Things to do in Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX, is a bustling metropolis with plenty to see and do. From world-renowned museums to historical sites and delicious food, there’s something for everyone in Dallas. Here are the top 5 things to do while you’re in town.
1. Visit the Dallas World Aquarium
The Dallas World Aquarium is a must-see for animal lovers of all ages. Home to over 18,000 aquatic animals from 600 different species, the aquarium is one of the largest in the world. You can explore a variety of ecosystems, including the Mayan Jungle, Orinoco Amazon Basin, and South Africa. There’s also a hands-on stingray petting pool where you can get up close and personal with these gentle giants.
2. Tour the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and its aftermath. The museum is located on the sixth floor of the former Texas School Book Depository Building, where Lee Harvey Oswald fired his fatal shots. The museum features exhibits on JFK’s life, legacy, and death, as well as displays on Oswald and the Warren Commission Report. Visitors can also view the sniper’s perch and see live footage of JFK’s motorcade passing through Dealey Plaza on that fateful day.
3. Shop til you drop at NorthPark Center
NorthPark Center is one of Dallas’s premier shopping destinations, with over 235 stores and restaurants spread across 2 million square feet of space. Whether looking for high-end designer labels or major department stores like Macy’s and Nordstrom, NorthPark has it all. There’s also an impressive art collection on display throughout the mall, including works by Andy Warhol, Alexander Calder, Joel Shapiro, and many others.
4. Sample delicious BBQ at Pecan Lodge
Pecan Lodge is one of Dallas’ most popular BBQ joints, and it’s easy to see why. Located in Deep Ellum (Dallas’ arts district), Pecan Lodge serves up mouth-watering brisket, ribs, sausage, chicken, and more cooked low and slow over pecan wood fires. Try their signature item—the Dirty Blonde—a brisket sandwich topped with bacon jam and jalapeno mayo on a sourdough bun. Yum!
5. Cheer on the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium
No trip to Dallas would be complete without catching a game at AT&T Stadium—home of America’s Team, the Dallas Cowboys. Even if you’re not a football fan, cheering on the Cowboys with nearly 100,000 other fans is an experience you won’t soon forget. The stadium is also worth seeing; it boasts the world’s largest domed structure and has a retractable roof that can open or close in just 12 minutes flat!
6. Tour The Texas Civil War Museum
Located in historic downtown Goalsberry Mansion, The Confederate Museum offers visitors a unique perspective on the Civil War from the viewpoint of those who fought for the Confederacy. The museum houses an extensive collection of artifacts, including weaponry, uniforms, documents, and more.
7. Take A Stroll Through Klyde Warren Park
Klyde Warren Park is a 5-acre deck park that spans Woodall Rodgers Freeway in downtown Dallas. Some amenities include:
- food truck court
- performance stage
- children’s playground
- dog park
- and more.
Klyde Warren Park is the perfect place to spend a day outdoors enjoying the best of Dallas.
8. Sip And Sample Your Way Through Deep Ellum
Deep Ellum is Dallas’ hipster haven and home to some of the best local bars and breweries. Spending an afternoon sampling local craft beer and spirits is a must while visiting Deep Ellum. Our favorites include BrainDead Brewing, Armadillo Ale Works, and Texas Ale Project.
Dallas offers visitors a wide range of activities to enjoy during their stay. Even on the holidays! From world-renowned museums to delicious food options and everything in between, there’s something for everyone in this great city. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip to Dallas today!