Uptown Your Way through Dallas with UTrip

Design you own Dallas Uptown getaway with UTrip

Posted on Jan 23, 2017

There is no limit to the variety of restaurants, nightlife and shopping Uptown, one of the liveliest neighborhoods in Dallas, has in store for you. Use UTrip to create your custom list of things to do based on all the things you love to do on vacation. We gave UTrip a go and designed one itinerary option for you to explore – check it out! 

DAY 1

Dragon Park

If we were doing a day in Uptown, we'd start with Dragon Park. This isn't just the best-named park in Dallas, it is also home to a vast collection of eclectic statues – you'll find dragons, angels, fairies, effigies, and Buddha heads throughout the grounds. The park has a peaceful, relaxing ambiance to meditate or practice your favorite yoga moves. Don't forget your baby carrier when you stop by – there's quite a few steps and stairs.  

Katy Trail

Once a railroad line, the historic Katy Trail is now an iconic destination for locals and visitors and a popular way to spend a Saturday morning. The trail, surrounded by plush trees and plants, runs from Uptown into Downtown, with the popular Katy Trail Ice House just off the path.  

Dinner at Mi Cocina in Uptown Dallas
Perfectly plated for your night out at Mi Cocina.

Mi Cocina

Your trip to Dallas isn't complete without a taste of Tex-Mex cuisine. Mi Cocina, right in the heart of the West Village outdoor shopping center, blends Texas and tradition to offer a uniquely modern dining experience. Start with the brisket tacos and the Mambo Taxi margarita, a refreshing mix of house-made Sangria with pinot noir.

Storefront of Stanley Korshak in Uptown Dallas
Uptown Elegance from Stanley Korshak.

Stanley Korshak

Uptown is fully prepared for your BIG shopping adventure. Stop by the Stanley Korshak for an unparalleled selection of the best designer labels as well as home goods and bridal wear.  Step into this heaven of luxury and splurge on some of your preferred brand names with the finest trends in fashion!

S&D Oyster Company

Shrimp and oysters dominate the petite menu, focusing on their specialties but leaving enough room for compelling cocktails and a great selection of bottled brew. If you're missing out on your desires to eat your favorite seafood, this place should be on your map for Dallas' eateries.

McKinney Avenue Tavern

The McKinney Avenue Tavern high-spirited sports bar that's a perfect place to watch a game with more than 25 televisions. They don't skimp on the necessary classics either with menu items like nachos and pizzas.

Day 2:

Klyde Warren Park

The spacious park connects the Downtown and Uptown neighborhoods and was uniquely built over a major highway. The park hosts fitness classes, yoga, food trucks for lunch, concerts and other exciting events. If you are a Pokémon fanatic, this park is a prime hunting ground to catch 'em all.

Meso Maya

Your Dallas visit needs to uncover the best places for Mexican cuisine and Meso Maya is definitely on the list. The ambiance is perfect – young and hip and hits the fine line between casual and upscale. Every table receives the house made tortilla chips with salsa and the menu is a fusion between Texan and Mexican dishes to enrich your foodie desires.

McKinney Avenue Contemporary

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary is a non-profit space that is free to public and has played host to more than 1,300 media-spanning artists and their pristine artwork. start at the Kitchen Dog theater to experience a play land for the most enthralling and avant-garde performers in Dallas.

Bread Winners

Bread Winners is a staple brunch restaurants in Dallas. The location of this quaint café is an old brick house with an open courtyard creating a romantic setting perfect for a brunch date. From the fresh bread they serve upon your arrival to the American classics of the menu, Bread Winner is sure to fulfill your brunch dreams.

Performance at Uptown Players theatre in Uptown Dallas
Taking to the stage at Uptown Players Theatre

Uptown Players Theatre

Uptown Players is an acclaimed non-profit theatre charged with the goal of creating positive public awareness for the LGBTQ community through a variety of plays and musicals.  The Dallas cast performs on diverse themes to bridge cultural divides through an accessible art for any visitor.   

The patio at The Quarter Bar
Enjoy an evening with a view on The Quarter Bar's patio!

The Quarter Bar

The Quarter Bar is the sister property to Bread Winners, a popular breakfast and brunch spot and comes to life after dark. The two restaurants share the same space and cozy, intimate setting, but The Quarter Bar provide an exciting spot for you and your friends to enjoy a night of drinks and laughter. Whether it's out on the patio enjoying a game or inside for entertainment, this Uptown favorite won't disappoint.

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