Things to do in Dallas

Dallas needs to introduction, but Vinnie needs to talk about how much he loves this place. From the food to the music history and local culture, Dallas is a wonderful place to visit.

If you're heading to Texas, where bigger is better than Dallas needs to be on your itinerary.

Dallas Annual Events

State Fair of Texas

This month-long state fair in Fair Park is more than 120 years old, and attracts visitors from across the country. Join the huge crowds for the rides, games, and tons of fried fair food. See you there!

Dallas St. Patrick's Parade and Festival

Dallas is one of the best places to celebrate St. Patrick's Day — who knew! Every year the parade gets bigger and bigger, and has room for both kid and adult fun. There are also huge music performers - past performances include Snoop Dogg - making this one of the year's most hotly anticipated Dallas events.

Deep Ellum Arts Festival

Dallas is known to have a fascinating art scene, and this free three-day festival in April celebrates it. Main Street in Deep Ellum is taken over by hundreds of artists selling original works of art, hundreds of musical performances, and food trucks selling delicious local cuisine.

Dallas Landmarks

Pioneer Plaza

This public park in the Convention Center District of downtown Dallas is one of the city's most important landmarks. It also holds the larger-than-life and iconic "Western" sculpture, which depicts cattle traveling along the Shawnee Trail. Pioneer Plaza is also right next to Pioneer Park Cemetery, which holds the Confederate War Memorial. For a big slice of southern American history, there's no better place to visit.

Reunion Tower

For Dallas's most recognizable landmark, look no further, or higher, than Reunion Tower. Also known as "The Ball", this structure was built to host a radio station in the late 1970s. It stands at over 550 feet — you couldn't miss it if you tried!

300 Reunion Boulevard E
Dallas, TX 75207

Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

This museum is a site of pilgrimage for many American history buffs. The sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building commemorates the life and death of President John F. Kennedy. It was from this spot that Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed him on November 2nd, 1963. If you are in town for just a short while, make this iconic museum a priority.

411 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75202

Dallas Arenas and Stadiums

American Airlines Center

This multi-purpose arena is the home of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, and the NHL’s Dallas Stars. It’s also a great place to catch a concert!

2500 Victory Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219

Dallas Neighborhoods

Dallas is a great place for a segway tour, and there are several reputable companies that offer fun options, such as Dallas Segway Tours or Segway Nation Dallas. If you want the insiders' scoop on where to get the best Texas eats, try Food Tours of America's Dallas walking tour. If the weather is hot and you'd prefer to be under a roof, McKinney Avenue Trolley will take you on a free loop of the city.

Dallas Restaurants

The number of amazing eateries in Dallas is dizzying. Luckily for you, Vinnie Van GO has pulled together his top spots for you to try out.

City Hall Bistro

This midcentury modern design bistro is one of the classiest spots to lunch in town. The light fare is perfect for a business brunch, but make sure to call ahead - this place fills up fast!

1321 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75202

Don't Tell Supper Club

Top Chef contestant Tre Wilcox's restaurant is one of the city's hottest new spots. This restaurant serves up lavish dishes. Stick around until 11 when it turns into a nightclub with dancing, burlesque, and crazy cocktails.

2026 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75201

Hot Joy

This Asian-inspired restaurant is another local and critic favorite. Try the crab fat caramel wings and anything off of the extensive tiki cocktail menu!

3130 Lemmon Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

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