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Dallas City Guide

Travel · March 12, 2018

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Hey friends! I was born and raised in Dallas and love living here. I get a lot of emails when readers are traveling to the area always want to know where to go eat, what to see etc. So today I am sharing MY Dallas city guide with you guys. These are my favorite places, favorite things, and can’t misses.

Dallas City Guide

Stay: There are a ton of amazing hotels in Dallas. Some of my favorites include the Omni Downtown, The Crescent Hotel, The Joule, The Four Seasons Las Colinas (a bit out of the way but can’t be beat).

Eat/Drink: For a great patio environment check out Hillstone, Nova, and The Rustic. For delicious Mexican food go to Mi Cocina(lots of locations) or Jose. Check out The Porch, Sissy’s, and Up On Knox for delicious food and a great atmosphere. Check out Neighborhood Services and Town Hearth who happened to be owned by the same group. For great brunch check out Taverna, Yolk, La Bilboquet, or Buzzbrews.

Shop: There are great places to shop that have tons of stores as well as great boutiques. Here are some of my favorites: Northpark Center if you want a big mall with lots of luxurious stores like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom. It also has stores like The Gap, J.Crew, Madewell, Lululemon, and Zara. There are also great restaurants as Nothpark as well! Highland Park Village is majorly upscale. Stores like Chanel, Jimmy Choo, Hermes, and more. The Galleria is a bit more touristy in my opinion and has a lot of the same types of stores as Northpark. It’s connected to a hotel so if you are staying at the Westin it’s a great option. Bonus, there is a Mi Cocina! For more boutiques check out Forty Five Ten, Gypsy Wagon, Outdoor Voices (fav workout gear), and tons more!

See: Make sure to visit where JFK was assassinated (because when in Dallas). The Dallas Zoo and Dallas World Aquarium are great places to take kids as well as The Perot Museum. We love the George Bush Library at SMU. The SMU campus is also gorgeous and great to walk around. Klyde Warren Park is always fun and there’s always something going on. Downtown there are also tons of museums both small and big. The Katy Trail is a great place to walk/run and there are restaurants all up and down the trail. You can also go to White Rock Lake to go for a walk/run and check out the Dallas Arboretum, which is nearby.

These are my favorite things in Dallas and my version of a Dallas City Guide. If I had friends visiting these are the things I would point out!

Have you been to Dallas?

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  • 29 thoughts on “Dallas City Guide

    1. Tabitha Blue

      I love visiting Dallas!!!! The Omni downtown is my fave place to stay πŸ™‚ I’m an Omni fan though. Great city guide, I’ll have to come back to it next time I’m coming into town.

      I get emails when people come to Clearwater and Tampa areas, I need to pick back up on my city guides for here too! Thanks for the reminder. πŸ™‚

    2. Peter

      I was in Dallas once about 15 years ago Forbes a few days and loved it. Keeping this post for when I go back

    3. Joline

      Nothing beats tips from a local! When we visit a new city we try and do as locals do and avoid all (ok, some lol) the tourist traps. Hope to visit one day!

    4. Wendy

      This is very helpful although I haven’t been there yet I’d like to! It is always good to know from a local what the best places to eat and shop really are!

    5. [email protected]

      I was in Dallas in October for the FinCon conference. I’ve visited before but it had been YEARS. I really enjoyed it and had the opportunity to enjoy a posh dinner at Mirador above the 4510 Boutique.

    6. Katie

      I have a couple cousins that actually live in Dallas! I’ve been once but probably need to go back again, see more of the city, and spend some time with family.

    7. Tracie

      I’ve never been to Texas. This guide would be worth the trip just because. I don’t know anyone in Texas and that is one reason I have never been.

    8. Hey Sharonoox

      I’ve never been to Dallas but heard many great things about this place. I hope to visit someday and this list compilation will be helpful. Thanks so much for sharing!

    9. Amanda

      My sister went to SMU. I wish we had your post when I would go to visit her! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

    10. Alicia

      I have been to Dallas once before and loved it. But, this is a lot more helpful than just going to destination needed such as mall or airport. I will have to save this post for future traveling.

    11. Jaz

      I’ve been to Dallas a ton of times over the years and still haven’t made my way to Mi Cocina. All that’s changing the next time I head that way.


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