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10 most popular things to do in Dallas – plan a weekend itinerary

Dallas is one of the fastest growing metroplexes in the country and the DFW airport is one of the busiest in the world today. Dallas has perfect balanced weather throughout the year and is easily accessible from either coast. Find great architecture, hip cafes and adventure in this southern city. The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area offers fascinating museums, chic restaurants, trendy bars, live music venues, theatre and other exciting adventures. Here is a Dallas itinerary with the most popular places you need to go see.

J.F.K. Memorial & 6th floor museum

Dallas is infamous for JFKs murder. Read all the back story and the research that went into this murder mystery that shocked the world. Check out the 6th Floor museum, see the spots where he was shot and walk down to the beautiful memorial building.

Location: JFK Memorial Plaza – 646 Main St and 6th Floor Museum – 411 Elm St

Dallas Arboretum

This 66-acre botanical garden is located right in the heart of the city. With each season, the Arboretum has different things to offer. They have tons of activities for the kids through the week and special programs over the weekends. Don’t miss their $1 special every day of August every year!

Location: 8525 Garland Rd

Reunion Tower

Dallas Reunion Tower by Deepika Pillai

It is the most unique towers in the skyline and a trademark of Dallas. Buy the super saver tickets and you can visit during the day and go back the same day to get the night time view of the city. The Geo Deck offers unmatched views of the entire metroplex.

Location: 300 Reunion Blvd E

Pioneer plaza

The Pioneer Plaza provides a focal point with historical significance for downtown Dallas, celebrating the trails that brought settlers to Dallas. Created by artist Robert Summers, the site features native plants and trees and a flowing stream in a natural setting and a re-creation of a cattle drive in bronze with longhorn steers driven by 3 cowboys on horses. You can also find a waterfall, man-made cliffs, native plant life and the small historic details on the sculptures.

Location: Corner of Griffin and Young Street

Giant Eyeball

This 30 ft eyeball surely catches your attention from near or afar. This is one of the most weirdest instagrammed things that the city has to offer.

Location: 1607 Main St, Dallas

Fair Park – Texas Discovery Gardens

Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park

Fair Park is a city inside the city, with numerous attractions and activities that you can do. My top pick here (when the State Fair of Texas is not on) is the Texas Discovery Garden. It’s lovely to watch the butterflies in natural habitat and interact with them. Don’t miss the Big Tex on your way out.

Location: Fair Park

Klyde Warren Park

Kylyde Warren Park amalgamates the vibrant Uptown to the artistic Downtown of Dallas. There are events & food trucks all around the year and fun events for family like Yoga & Zumba that you can find on any weekend. There is a great Children’s Park & play area.

Location: 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy

Dallas Museum of Art

The is hands down, one of the most interesting museums located in the nation’s largest art district. It is closed on Monday’s and make sure to check their website for specials so that you can plan ahead and save some $$.

Location: 1717 N Harwood St

Trinity Groves

(submission by Michelle Stelly of The Wandering Queen)

Dallas by Michelle Stelly

One of my favorite places in Dallas is the Trinity Groves area. Packed with restaurants, the Margeret Hunt Bridge, and stunning views of the Dallasskyline, Trinity Groves is an area that shouldn’t be missed.
The popular destination has several restaurants with various cuisines including seafood, barbeque, Mexican food, American, Italian and much more. The restaurant area is unique in that they all have an outdoor area to enjoy food and drinks while enjoying the view. If your sweet tooth is kicking, it is advisable to check out the Cake Bar or Kate Weiser Chocolate for dessert. After indulging in the yummy sweets, take a stroll towards the Margeret Hunt Hill Bridge. The bridge opened in 2012 and has become one of the iconic symbols of Dallas. The unique beauty of the bridge and the views of the downtown Dallas skyline has made this a prime photography spot of the city.
The eateries, fantastic views, and an iconic bridge create a fun, unique experience everyone would thoroughly enjoy.

You can cover all these over a weekend. Do hop on the DART to utilize the public transport and avoid rush hour traffic.  

I highly recommend buying a City PASS if you want to have a quick look at the most famous attractions in the city. It offers the best value for money and is worth buying if you have family visiting!

A lot more posts coming up on things to do in the Dallas area, so keep watching this space for more!



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58 thoughts on “10 most popular things to do in Dallas – plan a weekend itinerary

  1. I was in Dallas for more than 2 months on work(many many years back) and I din’t end up seeing anything much except some malls and I visited Fort Worth. But I did spend a weekend is Texas A&M because a couple of my friends studied there. Would have loved to see some of these places!

    Namratha from #firstgreenstep

  2. We visit Dallas mostly to meet our friends but never explored it a lot. Thanks for compiling this list.May be once the weather starts getting better, we will plan a trip to Dallas
    #MothersGurukulreads #Myfriendalexa

  3. Wonderful list of places to visit. I was fascinated by the Reunion tower and the Margaret Hunt bridge. JFK memorial also sounds promising as I am a great admirer of President Kennedy. #MyFriendAlexa #JaiSReads

  4. My brother lives in Dallas and has been pestering me to visit this metropolis. I have been told that if you love shopping you can expect real good deals in Dallas.

  5. Virtual drooling indeed!! Loved all the images. I think I don’t need to google or read any more if once I happen to find myself visiting Dallas..all of a sudden. Haha haha …Great narration too.

  6. Very well written post dee. I had never get a chance to visit Dallas, but after reading your posts, I wish to make a plan to go there soon. as usual crisp description. loved the way you narrate things.

  7. I have been to Dallas, only for 2 days that too for work. Always thought about it as any other metro city. You changed my view dear. Thanks for this post. #MyFriendAlexathereader

  8. Thank u Deepika for a detailed weekend gateway plan. I will visit each of these places & repeat the JFK museum when I come in next. U truly have mastered this art. Awaiting your next blog…..

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