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January 2014

20 Things To Do In Dallas
Enjoy 20 Ways To Be Entertained In Dallas


By: Adrianna Lacarra




#20 Granada Theater

Built in 1946, the Granada Theater is consistently named one of the best live music venues in Dallas.


#19 Dealey Plaza
Chronicle the assassination of President John F. Kennedy with a cell phone walking tour or stroll around the historic landmark.


#18 King Spa and Sauna

Open 24/7, this place has 13 rooms including a theatre and a food court- because spa-ing makes you hungry.


#17 White Rock Lake

1,000+ acre city lake where you can get in touch with nature with a variety of outdoor activities, including the Dallas Arboretum, 9 mile hike/bike trail and fishing piers.


#16 The State Fair of Texas



If you love deep fried goodness and a man who greets your with the words “Howdy Ya’ll” then you’ll love The State Fair of Texas. What goes better with rides, carnival games and farm animals than fried butter?


#15 Knox/Henderson

One of the oldest and most popular areas in Dallas is home to some of the most fantastic eateries and bars as well as eclectic shopping and lively nightlife. Driving from Knox Street, over Hwy 75, to Henderson provides off the beaten path treasures tucked between mainstream places we all know and love; local neighborhood classics include a 100 year old soda fountain; and if you can swing it drive all the way down Henderson and grab a bite at Louie’s Pizza. You’ll be glad you did!


#14 West Village



In the heart of Uptown, West Village has you covered for the perfect day. Shop, eat and catch a movie- all without moving the car.


#13 Deep Ellum

One of the most historic neighborhoods in Dallas, Deep Ellum has some of the best music, food and art- and there is something new popping up every day.


#12 Klyde Warren Park



There’s something for everyone here, including yoga, concerts and movies. Just in case a huge park over the freeway isn’t enough for you.


#11 McKinney Ave. Trolley



Ride the free M-Line trolley all around Uptown and save your pedicure as you get around town.


#10 Billy Bob’s and Joe T. Garcia’s

Ok, it’s not technically Dallas, but it’s something that everyone needs to do at least once. There’s something magical about two stepping under that rhinestone saddle after mind blowing Mexican food on Joe T’s patio.

#9 Dallas Mavericks Game



Dallas has the best fans and the energy at these games is infectious. Grab a beer and some nachos and take it all in.


#8 Reunion Tower/FiveSixty



Possibly one of the most recognizable landmarks in Dallas also has one of the most spectacular views of the city. In case that’s not enough, dine with the word at your feet at Chef Wolfgang Puck’s Asian influenced masterpiece, FiveSixty.


#7 The Perot Museum of Nature and Science


Perot Museum, photos by Shanna Anderson for Cocktails and Joints

Life sized dinosaurs, earthquakes and tornadoes make you wish it had been around when you were a kid because field trips would have been so much cooler.


#6 The George W. Bush Presidential Center

Located on the SMU campus, it’s a piece of history, just down the street from that frat party you forgot you went to.


#5 Uptown Bars and Restaurants



Mutts, The Rustic and The Katy Trail Ice House are all must sees. Bring your furry friend to Mutts during the day check out some tail. Then head over to The Rustic for live music and local Texas beers. Round out the day making new friends over a beer or two at The Katy Trail Ice House’s huge outdoor patio.


#4 Bishop Arts District

Home to over 60 independent restaurants, bars, shops and galleries. It’s off the beaten path and has a little bit of everything for everyone.


#3 The Dallas Museum of Art

Admission is free, you get to see famous works of art and you walk out a little more cultured than you walked in. Win, win.


#2 The Galleria

Upscale shopping, Ice Skating and excellent dining, need we say more?


#1 The Katy Trail



Walk it, run it or bike it; no matter how you get on it, The Katy Trail is the place to see and be seen.












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