With so many great neighborhoods in Dallas, it’s hard to pick which to explore
When you hop off the bus in downtown Dallas we want you to explore the best our city has to offer. Dallas has several neighborhoods surrounding downtown, each with their own distinct characteristics that make each of them a great place to go. If it’s your first time to Big D, we definitely want you to see the JFK Memorial and Klyde Warren Park, but once you’re done, pick one of these neighborhoods to head to next.
Bishop Arts District
After filling up at Trinity Groves, make your way to the Bishop Arts to walk off your meal. Stroll into locally-owned, small businesses and art studios to take it all in! The district itself might be small but you can spend hours wandering around this part of the city.We are 1976
While the name pays homage to the 1970s, this shop is perfect for modern gifts, art, and other designed-inspired goods. Here you’ll find a variety of things from stationery and jewelry to paper goods, toys, and prints for your home.Address: 313 N Bishop Ave, Dallas, TX 75208
If you’re in need of new candles, Society has you covered. Their boutique is filled wall-to-wall of soy candles in scents like laundry day, camp fire, and cut grass.Address: 403 N Bishop Ave, Dallas, TX 75208
Dallas Grilled Cheese Co.
Allow them to change your mind on what grilled cheese is supposed to be. The menu features plenty of choices but with bi-monthly experiments leading to a new spin on an American classic, you won’t be able to predict what specialty grilled cheese sandwiches will be a part of the off-menu specials.
Address: 310 W 7th St, Dallas, TX 75208
There’s always room for a top-notch, flavor-filled dinner or brunch, and celebrity Chef Blythe Beck created the perfect place to indulge in comfort food with a swanky southern flair. Their menu is full of family recipes, some posted on the wall as décor, and every dish is worth a taste… especially the Maker’s Mark banana pudding.
Address: 642 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208Click here to see a full list of stores in the Bishop Arts District.
Trinity Groves is the place to go for great dining and an even better patio. Stretching the length of the building, the covered patio gives each restaurant ample room for guests to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful Texas weather once fall arrives. (Don’t worry – there’s plenty of indoor seating as well.) The area’s ever-growing and changing line-up of restaurants has a wide variety of choices to pick from.LUCK (Local Urban Craft Kitchen)LUCK is a craft-beer inspired kitchen promoting the local craft-beer industry by serving only drinks that have been brewed within a 75-mile radius of Dallas. While you’re here get a delicious meal full of comfort food with a Texas twist.Address: 3011 Gulden Ln #112, Dallas, TX 75212
The menu here is a blend of Asian dishes with Latin ingredients inspired by Chinese immigrants who moved to South America.Address: 3011 Gulden Ln #110, Dallas, TX 75212
When in doubt, eat dessert first. Whenever you’re in need of a slice or two of cake, head to the Cake Bar for a *very* wide variety of delectable cakes.Address: 3011 Gulden Ln #117, Dallas, TX 75212
Click here for the full list of restaurants in Trinity Groves.
Once Dallas’ go-to place for jazz and blues in the 1920s, Deep Ellum has stayed true to its roots a century later. It is one of the city’s best known neighborhoods for live music, great food, and grade-A art. You can stroll the streets taking in all the street art, and pop in and out of local shops while you pick where to go from some seriously amazing eateries. Whenever exploring downtown, hop on DART and head east just a few stops to check out this cool neighborhood.
The line is long but the wait is worth every second. Get here early because once they sell out, they’re done for the day. There’s a reason this place is constantly ranked as one of the best barbeque joints in the state.
Address: 2702 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226
When you’re looking for a pizza joint with true local flare, stop by Serious Pizza. Between the graffiti on the wall, stickers everywhere, and colorful posters, this place is true to Deep Ellum style. While you wait, watch them spin the dough in the window. Their huge pizzas deliver giant slices so you won’t walk away hungry.
Address: 2807 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
Monkey King Noodle Co.
It might be a hole-in-the-wall but if you’re looking for authentic northern-Chinese street food then this is your place. From noodles to dumplings, you can grab your dish from the counter to go or take it upstairs to the rooftop patio to enjoy it.
Address: 3014 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226
If you’re wanting a nice dinner and cocktails then the bottom level is perfect, but make sure to take a trip upstairs where the views are immaculate and so are the vibes. The top level of Stirr can be perfect for brunch but follows suit of the other bars in Deep Ellum and transitions into a club atmosphere with plenty of dancing and drinks at night.
Address: 2803 Main St #110, Dallas, TX 75226
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Whether you want brunch with a view, a cool place to sit and chat with friends or something to cool down with on a warm day, this is the place to go.Truck YardThis place is perfect for adults and kids during the day which is why it's become a local favorite. Get a Philly cheesesteak or ice cream then grab a seat in the back yard or on the patio. There are also rotating food trucks that make an appearance at the Truck Yard throughout the day so you just might find yourself spending the day here.This is where meat-lovers and vegetarians can eat in harmony. Here you'll find delicious and modern variations of the hunter and gatherer theme. You can eat inside but when the weather is nice, don't miss the opportunity to sit outside on the rooftop patio.No matter the weather, sometimes you just want to cool down with a popsicle. While walking around Lower Greenville, Steel City Pops is your go-to spot. While they have traditional flavors it's the specialty pops that they're known for. From creamy pops like avocado, coffee, coconut, and peanut butter to fruity pops like blackberry, raspberry-lemon, and mango, there's a flavor or two for whatever you're craving.Address: 2012 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206Click here for more information about Lower Greenville.
With so many things to enjoy in this area, Fair Park is a place for people of all ages. Catch a concert, see a play, visit a museum, or take the kids to the aquarium.
African American Museum
Founded in 1974, the African American Museum is the only one of its kind in the Southwestern Region devoted to the preservation and display of African American art, cultural, and heritage. It has one of the largest African American Folk Art collections in the United States.
Address: 3536 Grand Ave, Dallas, Texas 75210
Music Hall at Fair Park
More than just a cultural center, the Music Hall provides a refined venue for corporate meetings, black tie affairs, luncheons, and banquets. Combining the elegance of fine dining with the beautiful views of Fair Park, M Dining at the Music Hall Restaurant offers a gourmet buffet prior to musical, opera, and ballet performances. It's the ideal location for dinners, receptions, meetings, and private parties.
Address: 909 1st Ave, Dallas, TX 75210
The Children's Aquarium at Fair Park has been designed with kids in mind. With eye-level, interactive zones, and exhibits, everyone can enjoy and learn something new about our aquatic friends from around the world.
Address: 1462 1st Ave, Dallas, TX 75226
State Fair of Texas
Since 1886, the legendary State Fair of Texas has celebrated agriculture, education, and quality, family-friendly entertainment. The fair kicks off the last Friday in September every year and lasts for 24 consecutive days, making it the longest-running fair in the nation and one of the largest.
Address: 3921 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dallas, TX 75210
Click here for the full list of things to do in Fair Park.