The Lone Star State offers a lot for those who love to travel. Each city has its own vibe. Houston is all about energy, all about oil. Austin, on one side, has a lively music scene. Dallas is all about big personalities, football, and of course who will forget the TV series named after the city. Autumn is the best time to visit Dallas when the temperature is a lot milder.

Best things to do in Dallas

Best Destinations Dallas

In recent years, there has been a good effort that focused on the arts. The Dallas Arts District had a different vibe when the Performing Arts Center was built and opened in 2009. In addition to this wonderful structure are the twelve-storey high Wyly Theather and the Winspear Opera House. There is also the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Meyerson Symphony Center. Such a cultural nexus, right?

You can also visit the Dallas Museum of Art and see paintings by local artists, Mediterranean jewelry, African headwear, special exhibits, and other permanent displays.

After exploring the art museums, you can head to Klyde Warren Park. This is a five-acre grassy deck just near the freeway. It connects the downtown to the lively uptown. This is a nice green space in an urban jungle. The space is still being developed to have grounds for picnicking, dog park, interactive foutnain, and a botanical garden.

On the northern side of the freeway, travelers can visit the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. This museum done by Thron Mayne will be opening in January.

If you are a history buff, you cannot miss the chance to see the Sixt Floor Museum located at Dealey Plaza. This former depository of books is where Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly positioned himself during the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Dining in Dallas

Best Restaurants Dallas

If you are in Oak Cliff, look for Oddfellows where favorite American, Italian, and Mexican dishes are served.Aside from their best sellers, you must also try a cup of Cuvee Coffee grown in Spicewood, Texas.

Craving for unusual treats? Head to Dude, Sweet Chocolate where you will find spreads, sauces, and bonbons made from ingredients like blue cheese, tequila, or porcini mushrooms.

On the eastern part of downtown Dallas, check out Rosemont. This is a modern diner near the nightlife district. They serve hearty and simple meals for breakfast and for lunch. Feast with their generous servings of waffles, sandwiches, and doughnuts.

Find the best fried chicken in Dallas at Sissy’s Southern Kitchen and Bar. This restaurant of Lisa Garza also serves other southern food classics.

Where to shop in Dallas

Shopping in Dallas

Dallas is the birthplace of the popular Neiman Marcus brand. You can still find the first shop of the brand in the downtown area.

Dallas also has Forty Five Ten is a lifestyle emporium that carries the big brands for both the gents and the ladies. Alexander McQueen has a boutique here, as well as Dries Van Noten. Aside from the big brands, you can also find excellent lines of jewelry, linens, antiques, and a lot more.

There is also the Urban Flower Grange Hall. This shop offers consumers with the unusual and unique stuff that they cannot find in other shops. You will find unique necklaces, taxidermic animals, and bird skulls.

V.O.D. Also ofers a contemporary line of fashion items. This brand was founded by Liz Thompson and Jacki Bolin.

If you are looking for nice cowboy boots, head to West Village and look for Cowboy Cool.

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