Do you think of cowboy boots and pick-up trucks when you think of Texas? Not in Dallas! The city has some great arts, entertainment, and food to offer as well as several sights and museums that are modern and far from the rustic cowboy flair that many visitors had pictured in their minds. Dallas is sure to surprise in the most exciting way.
Downtown Dallas, Oak Lawn, and Uptown are areas that will leave your thirst for retail, restaurants, and nightlife fully satisfied. Moreover, Downtown Dallas contains the Arts District, a cultural harbor for the performing and visual arts. Not only can you visit theaters, museums, and galleries in this convenient location, but there are also many impressive architectural features to behold.
Deep Ellum is a trendy arts area close to downtown. It is home to hundreds of artists, bars, pubs, and concert venues. Adding to the artsy vibe, a number of public spaces are covered in graffiti murals. This makes Deep Ellum perfect both for a street art walk and an evening out. Design District is known for its interior design showrooms and art galleries. It is also home to fine dine establishments.
Who does not love markets? Dallas hosts a daily and nightly Farmers Market, where you will find local farmers and eateries as well as yard sales, classes, workshops, and festivals. Locals especially love the Community Brewing Company, which taps classic and seasonal beer. Visit on a Saturday, to attend a tour, sample food from the trucks and enjoy live music.
To top it all off, Dallas is famous for its barbecue, authentic Mexican, and Tex-Mex cuisine. Try some Tex-Mex at the family-style El Ranchito, visit Fuel City for some of the best tacos around, and enjoy some cocktails at The Cedars Social.