Dallas Travel Guide

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Dallas Things to Do

  • World Aquarium

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This place gave me a pleasant surprise, I had never really heard of it so I thought it would be a rather small collection. However it winds through 3 floors and provides an excellent collection of birds, reptiles and fish.

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  • Reunion Tower

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Reunion Tower observation area is expected to reopen sometime in 2012, but no expected date has been given. In the meantime, you can either eat at the restaurant or go up to the bar to be able to get a vew of the city from the rotating section of the ball.

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  • Southfork Ranch

    I suppose you would have to be of a certain age to enjoy this, but there once was a television series called "Dallas" which was extremely popular. The exterior shots were filmed using the house and grounds shown in these pictures. Interior shots, however were filmed in Southern California studios. Please click the photo to see 4 more, including...

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  • Antares

    4 out of 5 stars

    More than food drinks are very nice...unexpensive. The restaurant operated all the year round. Wear casual clothes in daytime , during the night kids are not allow and wear semi casual . I recommend if u wanna enjoy the dinner made a phone call and get the reservation..usually weekend time is long waiting list. Sometimes tips are included in u...

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  • Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse

    4 out of 5 stars

    When in Texas, you must have barbeque. Though the original Sonny Bryan’s is located in Inwood, there are seven locations throughout Dallas including one right inside the Macy’s at the Galleria. At this location, I had a brisket sandwich. Sonny Bryan’s makes it easy to order. Just decide if you want your meat on a plate or in a sandwich, pick your...

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  • Landry's Seafood House

    4 out of 5 stars

    Landry's is a nationally recognized seafood restaurant that first opened its doors in 1980 in Katy, Texas. There are now over 300 restaurants and properties nationwide. If you like seafood you'll most likely enjoy Landry's. When my mother and sister came for a visit over Thanksgiving, my husband and I took them for a spin around the West End, then...

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Dallas Nightlife

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  • DEEP ELLUM

    I have been to Deep Ellum a couple of times. The first time was to see a band...Lifehouse, I believe. And the second time was to eat at the Angry Dog (which you can see in my restaurant tips). Both times I felt it was very low key. While I was in college it was the "place to be" but I believe shortly after I graduated it was getting lots of...

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  • Dancing

    If your visiting dallas and want to roll you could get lucky here. They play trance, techno, dance, house, everyone has there glow sticks and beware lots of young punks, it is 18 and up. I havent been in a year but i figure its still the same.

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  • Eating / Drinking

    It's a good English style pub which has many different international beers on tap - as well as wine and food. I knocked back my share here. It usually gets pretty crowded on weekends. The bar was named after the book, The Ginger Man, by J.P. Donleavy - strangely enough, it's about a guy who drinks too much. casual

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Dallas Transportation

  • D.A.R.T. / Other Trains

    Only recently has light rail service been added to DFW Airport. The Orange Line takes you from the airport to downtown and then north through the heart of Dallas. If you arrive at DFW Airport, after leaving security or baggage claim, you'll need to make your way over to Entry A10 in Terminal A. If you are in Terminal A, just stay on the upper...

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  • Airports / Flights

    I know about getting to DFW - the plane lands there. I am not sure about getting to Dallas, since I have never been out of the airport, but I am sure that cannot be too tough. There are six half rings with domestic flights concentrated on the east side and international flights - and many American Eagle shorter domestic flights - centered on the...

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  • Cars / Bigger Cars

    I am not sure, but I think this is at the site of the "High Five" project which is the Texas Department of Transportation's (TXDOT) master plan for unsnarling the tangle that has been created over a period of three decades at the interchange between the IH635 east/west loop and US75, the major north/south freeway running through the Dallas...

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Dallas Shopping

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  • For Bargin Hunters

    The primary items at this place are architectural salvage items. Doors, windows (photo 5), mantles for fireplaces (photos 3 and 4), bathtubs, wood, flooring, etc. But they also weld together these interesting looking decorative birdhouses and lamps (photo 2). Now that people are rehabbing their houses and want the atmospheric old time touches,...

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  • Dallas Galleria

    The Galleria is an awesome, upscale shopping mall…and this is coming from a Los Angeles shopaholic, who frequents the stores in Beverly Hills! The main anchor department stores are Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Nordstrom’s. This mall combines some of the best stores of Rodeo Drive such as Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, and Versace with more common...

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  • Farmers Market

    Dallas farmers market is outdoors, under a "carport" type canopy, about 1 acre in extent. The vendors are the growers, not employees, and very friendly and helpful. The items offered are excellent in quality and well displayed. However, the vendors receive no help whatever from the city or the market organization to whom they pay rent, as far as...

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Dallas Local Customs

  • Cultural Events

    There are various Asian food stalls which are not huge in variety but are not bad. A lot of the dancing and singing are performed by children and there are many stalls offering activities specifically for children. Along with the sponsors stalls, there are various Asian stalls offering goods from their respective countries.

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  • The Lingo

    Okay, just so you know where this knowledge is coming from, a little bit about me: I was born in Dallas, lived there until I was 4, then moved to Kansas, moved back home to Texas when I was 10. From 10-16 I lived in small-town East Texas, just north of Dallas (near Sherman/Denison). When I was 16 I lived in Topeka, Kansas, then at 17-19 moved back...

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  • Texan Attitude

    Being caucasian, I have never had to deal with discrimination. Unfortunately, discrimination still pervades our society/generation as present generations of colored people whose forefathers have been in America for generations, still claim that the present "white" man must be held accountable for the sins of past "whites". Where in the Bible does...

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Dallas Warnings and Dangers

  • Areas to Avoid / Crime

    I've got to say, that although I've only been in Dallas about 2 weeks, even the "ghetto" areas here are a breath of fresh air compared to the California ghetto's I am used to. Since arriving here from the Sacramento area I feel that I can actually expect people to be somewhat respectful regardless of their walk of life. I don't have to keep my...

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  • Driving / Traffic

    As you may have heard on the news, locking children in your car is a life-threateningly dangerous thing. In Dallas TX, Pop-A-Lock offers FREE emergency door unlocking for any emergency situation where someone is locked in a vehicle or building. It is a FREE SERVICE offered to the community by Pop-A-Lock. While in Dallas, you should keep the...

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  • For Your Consideration

    In Dallas I was constantly asked for money. Sometimes it was quite intimidating. People come and give you information and directions whether you want it or not and then ask to be paid for it! A few times we were made to feel guilty with a sob story. We were sometimes followed when we ignored people asking for money and ended up giving them some...

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Dallas Tourist Traps

  • The West End

    I went to the West End many years ago & had a blast with my kids & my brother. We walked around, took the carriage ride & learned some Dallas history on the trip, got hit up by the rose peddlers, listened to street musicians, looked in the shops at the warehouse & had the best time listening to the guys at the fudge factory - singing while making...

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  • Disappointments

    it sucks. you're better off looking at the website. in fact i'll even give you the url www.southfork.com unless you have a lot of time on your hand and nothing else to do or are just a huge "Dallas" fan, skip it. if you have to go see it and you will be in plano,tx (the suburb of dallas where southfork is actually located) maybe head to connemara...

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  • No Traps Here

    Shopping Shopping and Shopping! My favorite thing to do besides travel~ There is a skating rink in the mall which is strange, because it gets over 100 degrees in the summer....Just stay inside in the air conditioning in Dallas! VERY HOT HERE!

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Dallas What to Pack

  • Weather Related Clothing

    Although you can probably leave out your snow boots, I would suggest being prepared for almost any other kind of weather (especially in spring)! You can never tell what the weather is going to be like. One day it is a hot, dry, 95 degrees, and the next day is 70 and raining. I would definitely suggest being prepared for the rain. You will almost...

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  • March Packing List

    The temperature for the most part in March is going to be mild, although Dallas has been known to have winter slip past the end of February a couple times. Overall, around the middle of March however the entire day will be nice and calm. You will most likely want to wear short sleeves and a light pair of pants or jeans, but I would keep a light...

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  • Dallas in December - Packing List

    Always travel small. If you are coming by plane, just bring a carry on bag. No one will notice if you wear the same pair of jeans on a couple days of the trip! December in Dallas is truly a mixed bag. So far in 2007, we have had a day in the 80's several in the 30's, and plenty in between. The normal average is in the high 50's, so bring a couple...

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Dallas Off The Beaten Path

  • Parks / Lakes

    I decided to walk from West Village to Mansion on Turtle Creek. Tell you the truth I didn't see anything interesting about Mansion; however, I discovered nice park area along the creek with tall fashionable buildings. Try Turtle Creek Dr and Cedar Springs to see new condominium buildings with prices of condos counting in millions. I know I don't...

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  • Other CITIES

    There are various reasons you may head South when you leave Dallas. Most people want to do the Texas trifecta, heading from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, south through Austin to San Antonio. On this journey, there are a ton of neat little towns to stop in, including Luling, Salado, Gruene, New Braunfels, San Marcos, and many others. One of the...

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  • Tours

    You read about, see and utilize the products...the pink cars are everywhere, so when visiting Dallas, why not stop by the headquarters facility and visit the offices of Mary Kay. The building is gorgeous and Mary Kay's office is magnificent...not to mention she had a wonderful view of the city.

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Dallas Sports & Outdoors

  • Dallas Mavericks

    The American Airlines Arena is the site of many events, but it was the Dallas Mavericks game that drew us there over Christmas. The arena was jam-packed, so we had to split our group between two sections, which were across the court from each other. Our visit began with a bang, when our granddaughter caught one of the free lunch coupons launched...

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  • Other Venues

    The American Airlines Center is the marquee location to watch multiple different entertainment events, including the Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, NCAA College Basketball, Music Concerts, the Circus, and many others. If you attend an event in this center, you will quickly learn there are no bad seats in the house. The entire center has great...

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  • Dallas Cowboys / Stadium

    We attended the final game at Texas Stadium on Saturday, December 20, 2008 (Victoria's birthday!). Cold, cold, cold, but we stayed until the bitter end. Outdoor football watching requires lots of layers and maybe even some winter silks!

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  • Architecture / Historic Buildings

    If you are anywhere near the West End or the JFK sites, you'll notice the old Dallas Courthouse sitting proudly on 100 S. Houston Street. The former courthouse, affectionately called OLD RED is a Romanesque Revival style building, which was erected in 1892 and is comprised of old granite and sandstone. Architects Orlopp & Kusener designed this...

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  • About Dallas / Texas

    Dallas is a huge sports town. The Dallas Burn is a new major league soccer team. The Dallas Cowboys , the Dallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers, Dallas Sidekicks, Dallas Desparados and the Dallas Stars are some of the professional teams in Dallas. There are 4 local college teams (SMU, TCU, UTA, and North Texas). Local high schools also have their fans,...

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  • Dedicated to JFK

    Interesting museum, filled with photos of JFK, videos and personal things. I didn't take audio tour, I think there are a lot of things to read on your own. I was excited to see the boxes that were there in the moment of assassination. Also it is worth to look on the stands with different theories who odered the assassination. I would recommend...

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Comments (1)

  • CruisingGoddess's Profile Photo
    Oct 25, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    My heart will always belong to the Big D!

    • rudysmom626's Profile Photo
      Nov 14, 2012 at 5:34 PM

      Dude, Tinstar is SUPER GOOD. Their roasted tomato salsa is delish!! I miss it mucho!

    • mccalpin's Profile Photo
      Nov 14, 2012 at 6:38 PM

      Hmmm, Blake, it will take a lot to get me to abandon our local Tex-Mex place called Holy Frijoles...mostly because I know the owner, Mario, who has built it up to three restaurants now...and since I don't care for salsa, oh, well...

      Hey, Rebecca, no TinStar here, and Frisco is rather too far to go for Tex-Mex when there are plenty of places closer...hey, the same is true even of the location in Plano...nope, I've got great stuff just down the street ;-)

      Bill

 
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