Since the start of the show, Dallas has been my home away from home. I have really grown to love what Dallas has become.
Linda Gray, actor and VisitDallas Ambassador
SEE IT FOR YOURSELF
DALLAS FARMERS MARKET
The Dallas Farmers Market is a one-stop-shop for a weekend adventure. Head outside to The Shed for fresh produce and local goodies then head inside for lunch. The Market, the indoor food hall and artisanal vendor market, houses more than a dozen food options and you'll have to pick between Taqueria La Ventana, Rex's Seafood, Cajun Tailgators and others. Good luck choosing!
MCKINNEY AVENUE TROLLEY
Hop on the McKinney Avenue Trolley that takes you through Downtown, The Dallas Arts District and Uptown. Look for the "M-Line" maroon sign located at each stop along the route and use the trolley's app to track its location.
BETO & SON
Beto & Son is a chef-inspired new generation of Mexican restaurant in Trinity Groves headlined by father and son duo, Beto and Julian. Everything on the menu is made from scratch, locally sourced and prepared to perfection. You can't go wrong with Chef Beto's tableside guacamology and the famous liquid nitrogen margarita – which is featured on the Margarita Mile!
The flagship Neiman Marcus in Downtown Dallas has set the standard for fashion and elegance since its grand opening in the early 1900s. Considered a historic landmark, it is the last of the original department stores still serving the Downtown area and is the official headquarters of the luxury retailer. The nine-story store includes the Zodiac, an elegant lunch spot on the sixth floor known for decadent seasonal entrées and their famous Mandarin Orange Soufflé.
FORTY FIVE TEN
Located across the street from the Joule Hotel, Forty Five Ten brings high-end fashion to Downtown. This boutique shop sells emerging and top designers clothing for both men and women, as well as home décor, jewelry and specialty gifts, on three levels, with the fourth floor of the luxury retailer dedicated to Mirador, a rooftop restaurant and lounge.
Treat yourself at NorthPark Center, one of the top shopping centers in the U.S. The center holds an impressive array of designer stores interspersed with retail favorites and luxury boutiques with more than 230 stores in all. Stop by CenterPark, the outdoor garden, for a breath of fresh air between stores, or check out the extensive art collection throughout the center.
Stop by Galleria Dallas and stroll through three levels of shopping with tons of stores for every budget. There's also an ice skating rink open all year as well as more than 30 dining options on property.
NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER
The longtime dream of the late Raymond and Patsy Nasher, the Nasher Sculpture Center located in the Dallas Arts District is one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculptures in the world. The 55,000-square-foot space is enclosed by a glass fascade, providing continuous views from the street, through the building and across the length of the 1.4 acre outdoor gallery and garden.
KLYDE WARREN PARK
Klyde Warren Park is a central green space in the middle of a bustling Downtown scene. The 5.2-acre park delivers a comprehensive activities calendar for locals and visitors, including daily fitness classes, a dog park, a children's play area, games and live music.
DALLAS ARTS DISTRCT
Spread over 20 square blocks and encompassing 68 acres, The Dallas Arts District boasts the largest contiguous urban arts district in the nation. This walkable Downtown hub of creativity features art for all the senses with award-winning museums, performing arts venues, restaurants and bars, while an arts magnet high school, Booker T. Washington, inspires tomorrow's brilliant artists.
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