Dallas is the ninth-largest city in the United States, yet it has more restaurants and more shops per capita than New York. The city combines the traditional flavor of the Southwest with the sophisticated, contemporary corporate and cultural amenities of one of the country’s key business centers.
The third-largest city in Texas, Dallas boasts the culture, sports, art and commerce of a major metropolitan city – all with a warm Texas charm.
Things to do in Dallas
Concierge Recommends: Dallas
The Concierge at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas reveals the best things to see and do in this Texas metropolis – from dancing the two-step to dining at the city's top restaurants.
A Weekend in Dallas
Our two-day itinerary blends high art, gourmet cuisine, cowboy culture and traditional Texas fun.
Romantic Dallas: Vacation Ideas for Couples
Make the most of a romantic getaway to Dallas by visiting intimate restaurants, colourful parks and city landmarks.
A tour of world’s largest indoor stadium, with its mega-technology and world-class collection of art, make this a one-of-a-kind experience.
Dallas Farmers Market
The Dallas Farmers Market is another Dallas gem that connects communities to local vendors and provides the freshest fruit, vegetables and flowers galore!
For an evening of some real Texas honky-tonk, head to Fort Worth and try two-stepping at Billy Bob’s or the White Elephant.
Visit Cowboy Cool in the West Village or Pinto Ranch at North Park Center to outfit yourself with some cowboy boots for wrangling or dancing.
Dallas Museum of Art
The museum's incredible collections range from pre-Columbian art to Impressionist paintings.
Throw on your cowboy boots and head to the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. This is fun for the whole family with over 25 unique shops, a winery, art galleries and several restaurants. Don’t miss the daily cattle drive that rides through the stockyards every day at 11:30 am and 4:00 pm.
Nasher Scuplture Center
The Nasher has more than 300 sculptures together with 20th-century paintings and drawings, which are rotated in thematic installations throughout the Center’s seamless blend of indoor and outdoor exhibition spaces. Settle down onto a bench and lean in toward the water wall at the far end of the garden, and you’ll easily forget that you are in downtown Dallas.
Reunion Tower GeoDeck
Get of 360 degree view of Dallas from the Observation Deck or dine with a unique view seven days a week at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck at the top of Reunion Tower.
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Get ready to amaze your brain through hands-on learning experiences! This very popular museum is located in Victory Park near Downtown Dallas. The museum is said to be a “World of Wonder” by The Dallas Morning News. Special programs are designed for guests of ALL ages – because learning comes in all shapes and sizes.
The Dallas Arboretum is home to seasonal outdoor festivals, concerts, art shows and more. Throughout the year, guests enjoy both indoor and outdoor dining in either Restaurant DeGolyer in our historic DeGolyer House or on the Lula Mae Slaughter Dining Terrace overlooking downtown Dallas.
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
The museum, opened in 2013, highlights critical events and issues from the administration of President George W. Bush and is the repository for domestic and foreign presidential gifts as well as other donated artefacts relating to the life and career of President George W. Bush and Mrs Laura Bush.
Texans know their BBQ and pride themselves on southern hospitality. While there are a variety of BBQ restaurants to choose from, Pecan Lodge, Lockhart Smokehouse, and Railhead Smokehouse are a few local favourites that are authentic to Dallas/Fort Worth.
Klyde Warren Park
This amazing 5-acre deck park built over the freeway between Uptown and Downtown Dallas is a central gathering green space for all. Take a leisurely stroll, participate in yoga on the green, or listen to live music while taking in the city’s most breathtaking views.
Sixth Floor Museum
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza honors the legacy of President John F. Kennedy and chronicles his assassination.
Bishop Arts District
Located in the heart of North Oak Cliff, one of Dallas’ most unique neighbourhoods, the Bishop Arts District is home to more than 60 independent boutiques, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, theatres and art galleries.
Dallas Segway Tours
Glide in style with the original and most respected Segway touring company in North Texas. The downtown city tour provides an adventure through Dallas’ rich past and modern future, makes multiple stops, and is fully narrated by an accredited “Certified North Texas Tourism Ambassador.”
House of Blues Dallas
The House of Blues in Dallas is one of the best live music venues in town, entertaining guests with shows by local singer-songwriters and big-name rock bands. On Sunday mornings, find yourself at the House of Blues experiencing the world-famous Gospel Brunch. This Southern-style breakfast made for kings will certainly spice up your morning.
Texas Musicians Museum and Music Garden
The Texas Musicians Museum and its adjacent Music Garden are the newest additions to Irving’s thriving arts, entertainment and tourism scene. The museum offers an up-close and personal encounter with memorabilia from hundreds of music icons hailing from the Lone Star State with exhibits featuring items from artists and groups representing multiple musical genres, including Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Destiny’s Child, Willie Nelson, Janis Joplin, Waylon Jennings and many more.
IRVING MUSIC FACTORY
DFW’s newest entertainment venue, The Music Factory is an all-in-one dining, retail, movie theater and entertainment destination. This new lifestyle center will be anchored by the Live Nation Pavilion, a groundbreaking convertible venue that can easily convert from a 4,000 seat indoor concert hall to an 8,000 seat outdoor amphitheater, accommodating a wide variety of entertainment throughout the year.