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Top 9 Things to Do and See in Dallas

Everything’s bigger in Texas, and Dallas, Texas has just about everything to offer under the sun—supersized. Incredible museums, restaurants, and some of the best shopping in the country make Dallas a truly one of a kind place.

Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

The top highlight of the city is an incredibly informative museum on JFK’s family, life, politics, and theories on his death at the site of his tragic assassination.

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Dallas Museum of Art

The Dallas Museum of Art is one of the largest museums in American. The permanent collection is free to the public. Clear your day as five hours isn’t enough to take it all in.

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Dallas World Aquarium

Lots of winding levels and pathways will take you through different aquatic habitats around the world at the giant Dallas aquarium.

Dallas Zoo

Have fun feeding the giraffes and birds alongside the zoo’s friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great for animal-lovers of all ages.

Klyde Warren Park

Klyde Warren Park is the city’s green lung located in downtown Dallas. Great for an afternoon picnic or checking out the street food scene and getting lunch from a food truck.

Reunion Tower

Have dinner in the rotating restaurant at the top of Reunion Tower or just take in the breathtaking view of the Dallas skyline.

African American Museum

With one of the largest African American Folk Art collections in country, this museum offers quantity and quality. Bonus: Admission is free.

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Trinity River Audubon Center

This beautiful park is a little out of the city, but it’s a must-see. It’s a cornerstone for Sustainable Dallas as an incredible green facility located on a former landfill.

The Nasher Sculpture Center

The Nasher offers a relaxing stroll where natural and aesthetic beauty meet. Some call it one of the most fascinating modern museums in America.

Planning Your Dallas Visit

Mexican Food

Whether its real Dallas Tex Mex style—that’s a combo plate slathered in ranchero sauce—or traditional Mexican food, this city is home to some of the best in the country. Tacos are good for breakfast, lunch and dinner and there’s always room for guacamole while visiting Dallas.

Dallas Weather is Tricky

Don’t be fooled by its location on the map; a winter in Dallas can be cold and windy. And of course, for about four months of the year, it’s unbearably hot. Pack wisely; this ain’t Los Angeles.

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    Weather-wise, spring and fall are both great choices for a visit. However, the football season in the spring drives up prices, while a fall visit means you can visit the State Fair!

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Lovely Way To Spend Quality Time With A Loved One

Our gondola ride in Irving, Texas was a great way to spend some quality, special time alone without the kids, gliding through the calm waters of the Lake Carolyn. We enjoyed a basket lunch and sparkling cider while our incredible guide sang a few romantic Italian songs for us to swoon over. The tour was absolutely lovely, and I'd recommend it to anyone wanting to get away for a few hours to reconnect with their loved one.

Basket Lunch Gondola Cruise Reviewed by Shiloh, 02/25/2013

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