Plan For Vacation in 2022


Work from home can't replace vacation time. Who's ready for a change of scenery? Let this be the year you put
your vacation days to great use!

Book Now, Travel Later

Americans leave nearly a third of their PTO unused each year. Make the change this year by planning out your vacation days on National Plan For Vacation Day on Jan. 25. 

Plan to use those days well with a mid-week visit to Dallas! Take advantage of hotel deals, easier access to dining reservations and smaller crowds at our local attractions.

Locals can partake too! A staycation is still a vacation. Take mid-week PTO to rediscover your own city. It's the change of scenery you deserve, right here at home. 

Annual Festivals

AAPI Showcase at the AT&T Discovery District
Sat - May 21

AAPI Showcase at the AT&T Discovery District

The AT&T Discovery District is proud to celebrate Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with an art exhibit featuring local AAPI artists, and AAPI artists from...

Daily through May 31

AT&T Discovery District

Klyde Warren Park's Memorial Day Movie Marathon
Sat - May 28

Klyde Warren Park's Memorial Day Movie Marathon

Bring the whole family to the Park on Saturday, May 28, for a Memorial Day weekend movie marathon as part of Movies in the Park presented by Scott K. Ginsburg and Family. 3 - 5 PM Raya and the...

Klyde Warren Park

Free First Saturdays
Sat - Jun 04

Free First Saturdays

Look, learn and love your time at the Nasher every first Saturday of the month. Bring the whole crew to create, discover and make new memories together. Each month features a rotating schedule of...

Nasher Sculpture Center

Dallas Arts District 2022 Pride Block Party
Fri - Jun 17

Dallas Arts District 2022 Pride Block Party

Dallas Arts District, collaborating with the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, and Crow Museum of Asian Art of the University of Texas at Dallas, will present the fifth annual Dallas...

Dallas Arts District

Movies in the Park presented by Scott K. Ginsburg and Family: Soul
Sat - Aug 13

Movies in the Park presented by Scott K. Ginsburg and Family: Soul

From blockbusters to animated favorites, from musicals to comedies, you won't want to miss any of these fun, free, family-friendly flicks in our 2022 lineup presented by Scott K. Ginsburg and...

Klyde Warren Park

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble
Fri - Oct 28

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble

NRITYAGRAM ENSEMBLE in collaboration with THE CHITRASENA DANCE COMPANY (India/Sri Lanka) is a stunning partnership that celebrates centuries of rich Indian and Sri Lankan cultures. These artists...

Daily between Oct 28 and Oct 29

Winspear Opera House

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Find Your Vibe


Get Lively in Deep Ellum

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Deep Ellum is the live music capital of North Texas as well as a hub for the performing arts from theater to comedy. Every night of the week presents an opportunity to experience local music, performances, art shows, and more!

Head to Uptown

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Just a tad north of downtown Dallas and connected by Klyde Warren Park, Uptown is a dynamic district with more than its fair share of shopping, restaurants, and nightlife destinations that are as popular with those calling the neighborhood home as they are with visitors.

Downtown morning

West End Historic District | Directions

Wander over to the West End Historic District, stopping to take in the key sites related to President John F. Kennedy's 1963 assassination. Just outside the former School Book Depository is the infamous 'grassy knoll' where an indelible mark was left on history. Nearby is the John F. Kennedy Memorial. Designed by family friend and renowned architect Phillip Johnson, the memorial is an open-roofed, concrete-walled monument symbolic of an open tomb.

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Explore Victory Park

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Victory Park is a bustling neighborhood has quickly become one of the hottest neighborhoods near Downtown Dallas. After the game, stop by HERO, located right outside the AAC, for drinks on the patio or walk a few minutes to local favorite House of Blues for some live music. 

See the Arts District

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Head to the Dallas Arts District, the nation's largest urban arts district, spanning 19 contiguous blocks and home to eye-popping architecture and incredible museums. Wander through the Dallas Museum of Art, where you can step into five rooms recreated with furnishings and art from Coco Chanel's 1927 Mediterranean Villa La Pausa. Walk to the Nasher Sculpture Center, where the quiet ambiance of their outdoor sculpture garden will provide a moment of escape and relaxation.

Nightlife in Oak Lawn

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Make it a night to remember in Oak Lawn, the heart of the Dallas LGBTQ+ community and nightlife for more than three decades. Get your boots scooting with dance lessons at the Round-Up Saloon, boasting the best-looking cowboys for 34 years. Ready for round two? Join the rollicking dance party and drag shows at Dallas Woody's or enjoy live music at Sue Ellen's.

Evening Indulgence

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Head across acclaimed architect-engineer Santiago Calatrava's soaring Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge to Trinity Groves in West Dallas. Grab a drink at ArtPark and relax before dining at Beto & Son, a chef-inspired new-generation Mexican restaurant in Trinity Groves.

Afterward, indulge in hand-painted chocolates and house-made ice cream from Kate Weiser Chocolate. The luxurious confections almost look too good to eat, though you'll certainly find a way. Handpick some for your bestie back home –perhaps lavender ganache with apricot – or save them for yourself.