Do you love to eat? Do you like to drink? Do you like to shop?
If you answered yes to any of these questions then Dallas, Texas is the perfect city for you to visit. Dallas, Texas had incredible food, amazing drinks, and a store on every corner! The sizes are definitely bigger- from the size of houses to the size of a drink. I was pleasantly surprised by the bigger drink sizes. I also loved the affordable prices! There is a lot of unique history in Dallas from Kennedy to oil. I learned about this unique city. I think an extended weekend to Dallas is a great idea and anywhere from 2-4 days is a good amount of time to visit.
Things to do:
When in Dallas, you must go to the Bishop Arts District! It's a cute little area filled with beautiful street art, unique boutiques, great food, and bars. The Bishop Arts district has a great laid back vibe. It's the perfect place to get a picture for the gram too! It doesn't take that long to cover this area- probably about 2 hours total. But I recommend going during the day so you have good lighting for the pictures.
I highly recommend going to visit downtown Dallas. The architecture is beautiful and there's some fun things to do there.
While in downtown Dallas, check out the Reunion Tower. I got the combination ticket ($31) for the Reunion Tower and the Trolley Tour of Dallas. The view from the top of the tower was stunning. You can see all the way to the city of Forth Worth, Texas! The trolley tour was so much fun! The guide shared so many interesting stories about Dallas and it's history. The tour was about an hour and half. It was a great way to see the full city. Dallas isn't like New York City where there is something on every block so it's not easily walkable if you want to see everything.
The restaurants in Trinity Grove are known to be really good! I didn't get a chance to try them but I heard each restaurant was amazing. They have a huge outdoor seating area too which gave it a really cool vibe, However, I did try out Cake Bar and I have to say you MUST try the cake there. I'm more of a pie gal so when I like a cake, it's on another level good. I tried the strawberry and key lime, both tasted like heaven! It was the perfect amount of sugar, moist, and the frosting was creamy.
There is also a lot of great food in downtown Dallas. The Omni Hotel has multiple restaurants inside that are yummy! There's also the well known restaurant that started 'Tex-Mex'. The food trucks by Klyde Warren park are also good so if you're in that area, make sure to try it out. Dallas is known for its steak, so if you're a meat lover like me, grab a tasty bite at a steakhouse.
For brunch, make sure to try Mash'd! This restaurant is decorated in true Texan style- the space is huge, wooden seating, tall bar stools, and even bigger booths. They have $2 mimosas!! No that was not a typo! Make sure to try out the French toast! It was some of the yummiest French toast I've ever had.
If you're in the mood for Mexican food, try Gloria's. There are tons of great Mexican restaurants in Dallas that I'm sure are excellent. Gloria's black bean dip was to die for! Super simple but I could not stop eating it! Try the steak for a yummy filling dinner. Oh, and don't forget the margarita!
For drinks, try Happiest Hour! It's a super cool two story bar with an amazing rooftop area. I loved the vibe of this place and the drinks were really good. You can play games, watch sports, or just soak up the Dallas sun at the patio.
Thank you for reading!
Photography by Ashley Gallerani