North Dallas serves as the gateway to spectacular moments in Dallas, from high-class shopping and dining among some of the finest homes in the country. It's also home to local gem Dallas Love Field Airport, located just 15 minutes from Downtown Dallas, and giving locals and visitors alike a close connection to their next BIG adventure.
Where to Shop
Located near Southern Methodist University campus, Snider Plaza offers a plethora of dining and shopping options. Spend a day at the many boutiques shops here and stay for lunch or dinner after a day of retail therapy.
The Plaza at Preston Center
The outdoor shopping center at Plaza at Preston Center has everything you need and more with over a dozen shops and restaurants. Stop for dessert at Carlo's Bakery for a pastry or Sprinkles for cupcakes or ice cream.
Hop onto DART for easy acess to this popular shopping spot. Conveniently located across from the DART station, make this shopping center easy to access. Here you'll find restaurants, boutiques, a movie theater and a comedy club – so it's the perfect place to spend the entire day.
Places to Eat
This California-based cupcakery landed in Dallas in 2013 is worthy of all the hype. Try the gluten or sugar free options and get a doggie cupcake for your pup, and stop next door to the cupcake shop for Sprinkles Ice Cream, the latest offering from the cupcakery.
This modern taco shop serves up four types of quesos and all kinds of tacos and quesadillas that will leave your tummy happy. Go for all-day happy hour every Thursday and sip on a classic margarita or cocktail of your choice.
Sevy's Grill is a family-owned restaurant, serving American cuisine with flair, featuring everything from seafood to sandwiches and pastas. They're one of the few Dallas restaurants that offer more than 70 wines by the glass, so pick your favorite to enjoy with your meal.
Bubba's Cooks Country
Enjoy southern-style classics at this Dallas' favorite diner. The menu is loaded with fried goodness like the fried chicken, catfish and chicken fried steak. And save room for dessert – the apricot fried pie is a must-try.
Digg's Taco Shop
Treat your taco Tuesday craving at Digg's Taco Shop. Take your pick on the twelve plus taco options, or go for the burrito or quesadillas.
Edith's French Bistro
This French bistro offers delicious salads, sandwiches and a breakfast menu that is sure to delight. Check out the crepe station lets you choose from savory or sweet options like the prime rib or s'mores.
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Homemade buns and fresh ingredients are a top priority here. Order a milkshake and the parmesan truffle fries with your burger to complete your meal.
Kuby's Sausage House
Known for its legendary sausage, this European-style deli won't disappoint. Try the local favorite, The Wurst teller, a sausage plate made with homemade sauerkraut, hot German potato salad and red cabbage.
Peggy Sue BBQ
This old-school barbecue joint serves some of the best meats in town. From brisket to sausage and ribs, you can't go wrong. For dessert, order the world-famous fried pies with your choice of fruit fillings.
Penne Pomodoro serves fresh Italian cuisine in a casual, family-friendly setting. Mix and match homemade pastas with your favorite sauce for savory combinations, and have a seat on the patio to enjoy your meal.
Pho is for Lovers
This cozy noodle shop offers tasty Vietnamese eats with its specialty pho with chicken, beef or tofu. The Vietnamese sub, prepared on a French baguette, is a favorite.
Spin! Neapolitan Pizza
Pizzas are far from the only flavorful eats on the menu. Make your own pizza, or try an Italian sandwich or salad, and be sure to save room for the made-in-house gelato.
This budget-friendly spot is sure to please with its 40 plus sushi rolls and Japanese specialties. Try the local favorites like the spicy tuna or the traditional California roll.
Where to Drink
This hip bar hosts live shows and performances throughout the week, so check out the events calendar so you don't miss a beat. Have a seat outside at large backyard patio and sip on your favorite drink as you listen to some tunes.
This sports bar has everything you need and more. From the 15-plus TVs to watch a game to the plethora of games like foosball, darts and pool, it's the ideal hangout spot.
Inwood Tavern is one of the oldest bars and one of the best dive bars in Dallas. The laid-back feel here makes it the perfect spot to grab a beer and relax on the patio.
Time Out Tavern Sports Bar
Make Time Out Tavern your go-to bar to watch the latest sports game. The walls are covered in sports memorabilia and the crowd is always lively, so you know you're for a good time.
Known for its beer, live music and delicious food, this college bar is a good go-to on the weekends. Check out the fun line up of cover bands that play every Friday and Saturday.
Things to Do
President George Bush Museum
Located on the beautiful campus of Southern Methodist University is the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. The museum takes on a journey through Bush's time as president with exhibits, artifacts and videos throughout the space. Take your picture in the full-size Oval Office replica and check out the gift shop for a souvenir to take back home.
Angelika Film Center – Dallas
This movie theater specifically showcases a wide variety of independent films, as well as some the latest big-name movies. This theater also hosts numerous film festivals throughout the year including, the Dallas International Film Festival, Asian Film Festival and Dallas VideoFest.
The Meadows Museum
Also known as "Prado on the Prairie," the Meadows Museum holds one of the largest collections of Spanish art. The museum host exhibitions, public lectures and gallery talks featuring university professors and artists from around the world.
This theatre offers a unique experience with comfy couches and love seats to relax in while you enjoy a movie. Inwood Theatre is known for showing independent and foreign films, as well as mainstream movies, so whatever you're in the mood for they've got it.
Caruth Park is one of the largest parks in the city with a wide range of amenities from soccer fields and tennis courts to playgrounds and fishing ponds. There's also walking and jogging trails to get a work out in.
Pocket Sandwich Theatre
Home to hilarious and entertaining live theatre, Pocket Sandwich Theatre showcases their plays in whole new ways. This family-friendly venue is great to spend an evening that's full of laughs.
Williams/ Goar Park
The shining landmark of Goar Park is the open-air gazebo. It's ideal for concerts and weddings, and the walking and jogging trails nearby make it an enjoyable place to spend an afternoon. Goar Park is connected to Williams Park that has a fishing lake, tennis courts and a playground for the kiddos.
This neighborhood pool, featuring a diving board and water slides, at Curtis Park is always packed with people during the summer time. Take a walk on the trails and pack a lunch to enjoy a picnic in the park.