Top sights, things to do, and local favorites you simply cannot miss on your next trip to Dallas!
Dallas is one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. right now, people are flocking to this large, low-cost, and diverse city. Other than its more practical advantages (great transportation, low cost of living, friendly people), it’s just plain fun!
Whether stopping over for a short layover, visiting for the weekend, or relocating for good, we’ve got you covered.
Below we’ve listed some of the best sights, hidden gems, and local favorites that are absolute musts on your next trip to this sprawling metropolis.
The Best Free Things to do in Dallas
If you’re trying to tour Dallas on a budget, there’s nothing better than hoofing it around the beautiful neighborhoods of Deep Ellum, known for its intriguing musical history.
More than 100 years ago, jazz and blues magicians got their big break in the music venues and theaters that line the streets of the neighborhood. Take a stroll and grab a drink in the home of the city’s music center.
If the weather doesn’t permit walking around, try one of the city’s many free transportation options for a quick view of the architectural sites. For a vintage trolley experience, grab the McKinney Avenue Trolley through downtown. The trolley stops at several interesting points like the West Village, Hotel Zaza, Shops at The Crescent, and the Dallas Arts District.
Instagram Worthy Spots in Dallas
If you’re looking for great spots to increase your followers, or just snap some great photos, we have three perfect spots for you.
Check out the 30 ft. Eye Sculpture downtown for a unique pic with your friends, we recommend stopping by The Woolworth’s for a rooftop drink before or after.
The second spot for a great year-round pic is the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, whether you’re visiting in the fall for the pumpkin festival or in the spring for the tulip festival, you’re sure to find a stunning, colorful backdrop.
And finally, the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, a modern white architectural marvel sure to impress your IG friends with views of the Dallas skyline.
Local Dallas Hangout Spots
For great atmosphere, delicious food, and tasty drinks, you’re going to want to check out the following local favorites.
Emporium Pies is a classic specialty pie shop great for people watching and rewarding yourself after a stroll through the famous Bishop Arts, McKinney, and the Deep Ellum neighborhoods.
The Truck Yard is a unique evening hangout with rotating food trucks and three stationary bars. There’s nothing better than enjoying a Dallas evening with a pal, a live band, and a drink served out of a vintage Airstream.
And finally, we highly recommend Jasper’s Uptown outdoor dinner and movie experience. You and your table will enjoy a full bar, dinner menu, and the best of the cult classics.
Sports, Games, and Events
If you’ve never caught a professional football game in real life… now is your chance! Watching a Dallas Cowboys game in the flesh is one of life’s great joys. Buy a jersey, paint your face (or your belly if you’re planning to bring friends), stuff yourself full of hotdogs and enjoy the fun. You won’t regret it.
If sports are less your style, but music and food are, enjoy one of our many great multicultural food festivals and outdoor concerts in Lake Cliff Park.
Well, there you have it. If you’d like more info about local hangouts and trendy spots, feel free to give our team at Dallas Metal Roofs a call whenever! We love to talk shop, but also anything that has to do with our beloved city!