5 Classic Things To Do In Dallas
1. Visit Klyde Warren Park
Klyde Warren Park is an oasis in the middle of downtown Dallas that is packed with fun & unique things to do. The beautiful park is filled with an array of food trucks that is sure to please the tastebuds. With games to rent (with just an ID), an assortment of books/newspapers, plenty of outdoor space to toss a ball, a special playground for the kids, and lots of space to sit and relax, you’re bound to have a pleasant time at Klyde Warren Park. To top it off, almost every week, you’ll find special events going on with concerts, company sponsored fairs, and other fun things to do to make sure you don’t get bored each time you go!
2. See the Dallas Museum of Art
Conveniently located right across the street from Klyde Warren Park, is the DMA (Dallas Museum of Art) where you’ll find multiple floors of galleries with beautiful art – 24,000 works of art from all cultures and spanning 5,000 years of human creativity to be exact. Be immersed and inspired in all that the DMA has to offer. And the best part? General admission is FREE!
3. Eat your Way through the Dallas Farmer’s Market
Every weekend, you’re sure to find a crowd bustling at the Dallas Farmer’s Market with hundreds of vendors selling artisan crafts, fresh produce, and unique Texan dishes. Here you will find a variety of tastes you cannot find anywhere else from Tex-Mex to Asian-Fusion foods, BBQ, Corn, desserts, pastries, and much more! With the newly renovated main building in 2016, the Dallas Farmer’s Market is expected to see even more growth in visitors, vendors, and the impact it will have on the DFW metroplex.
4. Spend a Day at White Rock Lake
The beautiful White Rock Lake boasts thousands of outdoor enthusiasts who come to enjoy the scenery White Rock Lake has to offer. Spanning over 9 miles in one loop around the lake, cyclists and runners alike can not only get a great workout but along the way, they get to see various aspects of the lake including bridges, old traditional buildings, dams, docks, and more. If you’re feeling a bit more lazy, join the others who come to have a BBQ or Picnic as the Lake has plenty of BBQ pits, gazebos, and space to host a relaxing get-together. If you’re feeling adventurous, try one of the paddling or kayaking classes they have. On many occasions, you may also find a special event going on with hundreds of cycling events, marathons, and more going on around the Lake. But don’t worry- they only take a portion of the Lake so you’ll still be able to find a peaceful spot anytime.
5. Visit Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff
More recently, the Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff has really transformed the community of Oak Cliff with its wide array of artisan stores selling hand-made chocolates, pies, art, gift ideas, and so much more. When you walk into the area, you will almost immediately notice its own unique touch that gives it a creative funk. It is the entire community of the Bishop Arts District in the middle of not the best place in Dallas that makes it a worthwhile visit. Don’t forget to try the coffees and Tex-Mex there as well that still keeps it aligned with the Texas spirit.