Sports Weekend

Getting away with just the guys or planning a weekend trip with the family? Dallas has what you're looking for, whether it's a professional sports game, some good tunes and brews, or a heaping plate of mouthwatering BBQ.

Breakfast at Flying Horse Cafe


Have a cup of coffee, roasted in house, and some fresh baked pastries at Flying Horse Café. Impress your crew with your knowledge of Dallas trivia: The café's name refers to the Pegasus, a historic piece of art that sits at the top of the Magnolia Hotel, which was the city's first skyscraper, and at one time, the tallest building West of the Mississippi.


Live your NFL dreams

3 hours | Directions

Tour AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. Take the lead with a self-guided tour of the stadium and check out must-see stops like the locker rooms of both the Cowboys and Cheerleaders and the post-game interview room. Wrap up your visit with a run out on the field and don't miss your chance to take your picture at the 50-yard line. Tour Guides are stationed in each area for questions.

Swing away

2 hours | Directions

Engage in some friendly competition at Topgolf Dallas, where chip-embedded balls leave no doubt who hit that terrible shot. The driving range booths come equipped with flat-screen TVs so you won't miss your favorite games and there's plenty of local brews on tap to try.

Smoked meats, please!


If you've got a crew of four or more, order the "trough" at Pecan Lodge, which Texas Monthly called one of the top four barbecue joints in the world. You'll get some of everything, including beef ribs, crazy-good brisket, pulled pork and sausage links, which are made in-house.

Explore Deep Ellum

2.5 hours | Directions

Wander a few blocks to Deep Ellum Brewing Company and take a tour before sampling one (or several) of the craft beers made there in the taproom. How about some music? Don't miss Adair's Saloon, one of Dallas' best known dive bars for live country music, offered seven nights a week. The tables are worn and the walls are covered with mementos from past patrons, so you know it's the place to be.

Breakfast at All Good Cafe


Shake off the night with a hearty breakfast from Deep Ellum's All Good Cafe. This Dallas mainstay is a favorite with music lovers and features Texas-style plates of hearty fare like chicken-fried steak and eggs and huevos rancheros.

Great Trinity Forest

2 hours | Directions

Head south to the Great Trinity Forest, at 6,000 acres, the country's largest urban hardwood forest. Dare your buddies to a test of agility at the Trinity Forest Adventure Park, featuring six aerial courses with military-style obstacles and more than 20 zip lines.

Need a Ride?

Check the schedule for Dallas’ light rail system DART and the free M-Line Trolley for convenient rides through the Downtown Dallas and surrounding areas. After 6 pm, call or text Efrogs, a free golf-cart rideshare program that gets you going without the hassle of a car.

Lunch at Owners Box


Head back to the Omni Hotel for lunch at The Owner's Box. This sports bar is the perfect place to catch a game on their 16-foot screen. Grab a beer from the bar and enjoy a burger or nachos on the outdoor patio.

Catch a game


Enjoy an evening of sports at the American Airlines Center, home to both the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars. You'll feel right at home with Dallas fans as the crowd cheers on the home team!

Grab a seat at one of Dallas' favorite patios


Finish off the night with a nightcap at Truck Yard. This super-hip spot (with a treehouse bar!) offers a wide range of beers and cocktails that you can enjoy in the vast outdoor space. Indulge in the made-to-order cheesesteak, or grab a snack from one of the food trucks.

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