Downtown

Three Things to Do In Downtown Dallas

Thursday, May 31st, 2018
They say that everything is bigger and better in Texas and that couldn’t be more true than in Downtown Dallas! Here you can find some of the biggest and best attractions in the country. Continue reading to learn our top three downtown places!

Dallas Farmers Market

Located on the east side of downtown, the Dallas Farmers Market is widely recognized as one of largest markets in the state!

This cute market has over 153 vendor stalls showcasing seasonal produce, naturally raised meats, cheese, eggs and honey in an open-air pavilion. There is also a huge indoor food hall as well that features artisanal food stalls and eateries, along with shops peddling everything from T-shirts to Mexican imports and antique furniture.

In addition to shopping and eating, the Farmers Market hosts regular activities, ranging from yoga classes and cooking demonstrations to live musical performances and special seasonal events.

Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Do you love history mixed in wit a little bit of conspiracy? We have just the place for you! The Sixth Floor Museum is an interesting source of information about the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. The museum’s exhibits contain over 45,000 items documenting Kennedy’s presidency through to his final days.

One of the highlights of the tour is the Plexiglas enclosed area where Lee Harvey Oswald is believed to have fired the fateful shot. But there’s much more to see here, including a host of powerful images, documents, artifacts, video footage and home movies.

Klyde Warren Park

This park was opened in 2012 for the purpose of encouraging more pedestrian foot traffic to the area as well as to be a central gathering place for locals and visitors to enjoy.

Today, there are constant events happening all the time ranging from fitness sessions, dance lessons and lawn games to children’s entertainment, musical performances and film screenings. There are also special areas within the park allocated for dogs, board games and children.

What are your favorite downtown Dallas spots? Tell us in the comments below!

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Best Dallas Day Trips

Friday, April 13th, 2018
The Dallas-Fort Worth area has some amazing day trip opportunities!Whether it’s fun in the sun at a Texas state park or a small road trip to other Texas landmarks, there’s plenty to do with friends and family!Here are some spots to check out:

Jefferson

Jefferson is a city located in the Piney Woods region of Texas, and it is home to many historic homes, landmarks, and museums. Several of the area’s historic homes are available for touring, and some of them operate as bed and breakfasts. Jefferson is located in the center of the Big Cypress Bayou, one of the four bayous attached to Caddo Lake.

Visitors can take a tour of the Big Cypress Bayou by river boat. The city is a shopper’s paradise with boutique shopping as well as antique shops to browse. If you want to learn a bit more about the history of Jefferson and the Piney Woods region, check out one of the town’s museums.

Glen Rose

About an hour and a half outside the city, you’ll find one of the best parks around – Fossil Rim Wildlife Center.

Giraffes, emus, zebra, bison, and even gazelles roam these gated parts of Texas. The 1,700 acres of land is a leisurely drive for the whole family as up to 50 different species come to say ‘hello’ and eat some treats out of your hand. Stop halfway through the park to check out the petting zoo and amazing views of the park.

Cedar Hill

Just 20 minutes from Irving is a huge state park! It spans almost 1,900 acres and has tons of camping space and amenities. There’s also spots to bike, swim, and fish. This is an awesome getaway!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park

Head up north near Denton for this beautiful property in Pilot Point, TX. The sunset can’t be beat as you take advantage of the full-service marina for boat rentals. It’s all worth the drive for some amazing opportunities to camp, hike, bike, ride horses, or go backpacking. Who says you have to travel hundreds of miles for some good, old-fashioned summer fun?

Know of any other day trips? Comment your favorite spots below!