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WELCOME TO DALLAS Looking for a quick introduction to Dallas? Here’s what the president of the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau has to say ... Welcome to Dallas! “BIG Things Happen Here!” Dallas is a city where optimism and opportunity converge. And nowhere is this convergence more apparent than in and near downtown where more than $15 billion in development is transforming our city. During your stay, we invite you to explore and discover: • The Perot Museum of Nature and Science – Located in Victory Park, this new $185 million, state-of-the-art, interactive venue is a must-see for all ages. With 11 permanent and additional traveling exhibits, six learning labs and many other features distributed throughout the 180,000-square-foot building, it aspires to INSPIRE – and it definitely succeeds. • Klyde Warren Park and Dallas Arts District – Just blocks from the Perot Museum, this $110 million, 5.2-acre park links downtown and Uptown at the Dallas Arts District, bringing year-round activity, a children’s playground, a dog park, concerts, food trucks and more to the heart of Dallas. View the new Santiago Calatrava bridge against the skyline, dine and take a leisurely stroll through the museums in the nation’s largest urban arts district. • More than 14 entertainment and retail neighborhoods – Dallas neighborhoods are diverse and, from Main Street and Bishop Arts and Knox-Henderson Greenville Ave., each has unique history, cuisine and flair. • The seven-acre Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden will open at the Dallas Arboretum. Among the 150 interactive exhibits meant to educate and delight are features entitled Pure Energy, First Adventure, The Incredible Edible Garden, Texas Skywalk and Habitats, Plants are Alive and The Wild Wetland Walk – what child wouldn’t want to learn in this environment. • The 50th: Honoring the Memory of President John F. Kennedy is a tribute honoring the life and memory of President John F. Kennedy. The memorial itself will be a concise, understated and respectful public memorial that will allow us to reflect upon what a great loss his death was, not only for Dallas, but for the world. This year also marks the opening of The George W. Bush Presidential Center on the Southern Methodist University campus, which will debut on 24 acres, providing visitors with a 15-acre park in a Texas landscape, archives and a museum. This is just a start. There’s much to see and do. When you leave Dallas, keep in touch. Click VisitDallas.com regularly for updates and events. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely,

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We’d Like to Thank... This dedicated group of businesses has consistently supported the work of the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau above and beyond standard membership requirements. The companies listed below are leaders in their industries. We gratefully acknowledge their support of our mission to enhance Dallas as a preferred meeting and leisure destination.

Corporate Marketing Partners: • American Airlines • American Airlines Center • AT&T Performing Arts Center • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport • The Dallas Morning News • Galleria Dallas • Texas Motor Speedway

Chairman’s Club: • Adolphus Hotel • American Airlines Training & Conference Center • BusinessExec Sedan & Limousine Service • Capital One Bank • Centerplate • Crowne Plaza Dallas Downtown • Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders • Dallas Fort Worth Airport Marriott North • Dallas Marriott City Center • Dallas Marriott Quorum by the Galleria • Dallas Museum of Art • The Dallas Opera • Eddie Deen & Company, Inc. • Eddie Deen’s Ranch at Downtown Dallas • Fairmont Hotel Dallas • Freeman • GES Exposition Services • Gilley’s Dallas • GO Yellow Checker Shuttle • Hilton Anatole Hotel • Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre • Hyatt Regency Dallas • Hyatt Regency DFW Hotel • InterContinental Dallas • Legends Hospitality Management, LLC • Magnolia Hotel Dallas • Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament • Nasher Sculpture Center • NorthPark Center • Omni Dallas Hotel • Renaissance Dallas Hotel • Rosewood Crescent Court • Sheraton Dallas • Silvercar • Simpleview • Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza • Smart City Networks • Southwest Airlines • United • W Dallas – Victory • The Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport • Westin Park Central • Yellow Cab

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The party’s on as we celebrate 125 years as Big D’s most beloved family destination! With hands-on animal encounters, Monorail Safaris through the Wilds of Africa (named “Best African Exhibit” in the U.S.!), the expansive Giants of the Savanna, and the only koalas in Texas, there’s never been a better time to hop on DART’s Red Line and come on over. For More Great Reasons to Do The Zoo go to DoTheZoo.com/visitors

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46 Top Bunks 5 Dallas hotels earn spots among the World’s Top 500

SHOPPING

8 10 Big Dallas Experiences From groundbreaking parks to mechanical bulls, you have to see these Dallas musts

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49 Dallas Shopping Makes Headlines

GETTING AROUND IN DALLAS

The hottest Dallas events, including Summer Adventures at Fair Park

50 Getting Around Dallas-Style

YOUR GUIDE TO BIG D’S ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICTS

16 C heck out these popular parts of the city for art, dining, music, shopping and more

Driving, DART and streetcars

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51 Dallas Developments Big things are happening here

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54 Featured Resources

Find it all on our easy-to-navigate site Featured restaurants, attractions and highlights

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Work out, picnic, play ping pong ... it’s all here

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Act like a local and dive into these beloved city experiences

42 What to Do as a Family in Dallas Don’t miss the zoo, baseball games and the Contributing Writer new Summer Adventures Theme Park

ACCOMMODATIONS

44 Room for One and All Find the perfect Dallas lodging to fit your getaway

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Danielle Glick Better known in social media as “Dallas Foodie,” Danielle Glick has been relentlessly seeking the best restaurants and bars in Dallas since 2009. She also spent four years planning group social activities for her travel Meetup. As a result, Glick became a local expert on Dallas’ entertainment districts, and is Marketing Director and President of DGdesign, a Dallas Internet marketing company. In this issue of Visit Dallas, Glick reveals local dining, nightlife, shopping and cultural favorites in Dallas’ major entertainment districts.

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Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau 325 North St. Paul Street, #700 Dallas, TX 75201 214-571-1000, Fax 214-571-1008 VisitDallas.com Chairman Bill Boyd, CMP, CMM, CITE President & CEO Phillip J. Jones Executive Vice President/ Chief Financial Officer Matthew A. Jones, CTA Chief Marketing Officer/ Senior Vice President, Noelle LeVeaux, CTA Vice President of Strategic Alliances, Renee McKenney, CMP, CTA Vice President Communications Priscilla Hagstrom, CTA Director of Operations Connie Kredell, CTA

Published by Miles Sales Office: 214-293-5895, Fax: 214-276-1706 milespartnership.com Publication Team Content Director Lisa Pogue Graphic Designer Brittany Conrad Contributing Writers Hannah Brown, Danielle Glick, Mary Beth Heaton Sales Account Executive Jamie May-Barson Support and Leadership CEO/President Roger Miles COO David Burgess Senior Vice President Jay Salyers Account Director Rachael Root Visit Dallas is a publication of the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau. Contents and design ©2013, all rights reserved. Reproduction without written permission is strictly prohibited. Every effort was made to ensure accuracy of the information in this guide as of press time. However, the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau assumes no responsibility for errors, changes or omissions. Visit Dallas is published twice a year by Miles for the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau. The Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau (“DCVB”) and Miles make no endorsement, representation or warranty regarding the suitability, quality or availability of any goods or services advertised or listed in this publication. Listings and advertisements are provided by the subject companies, and DCVB and Miles shall not be responsible or liable for any inaccuracy, omission or infringement of any third party’s rights therein, or for personal injury or any other damage or injury whatsoever.

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Explore the life, death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Read what others are saying, then see for yourself. Tuesday–Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday Noon – 6 p.m. Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Big Dallas Experiences Culture in The Dallas Arts District: 1Find

A mix of performing and visual arts institutions, the district spans 19 blocks, making it the nation’s largest urban arts district. Grab a bite from one of the food trucks and enjoy the outdoor sculptures.

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Picnic-worthy lawn? Check. Playground for the kiddos? Check. Place for the pooch? Check. This brand-new park bordering the Dallas Arts District has it all.

Shop the Downtown Flagship 3Neiman Marcus: Style arbiter and luxury purveyor Neiman Marcus elevated shopping from an everyday errand to an experience. Its flagship location, which opened in 1907, is a must, especially at Christmas.

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Whether your boots just came out of the box or the barn, you’ll have a good time two-stepping around Cowboy’s dance floor. Relax—they offer lessons. Enjoy a drink and then test your mettle on the mechanical bull.

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WELCOME

Taste Our Gourmet Fare: The 5SixthTour 8 Floor Museum:

President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 50 years ago, but his life and legacy still fascinate. The museum, housed in the building where a sniper’s nest and rifle were found, presents an impartial view of the tragic piece of Dallas history.

Big-name chefs love Big D; you’ll love what they bring to the table, especially Tim Byres, chef and co-owner of SMOKE. He was named People’s Best New Chef for 2012 by Food & Wine magazine.

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Buy or Browse at Highland Park Village:

On the campus of Southern Methodist University, Laura Bush’s alma mater, the state-of-the-art research center and museum features archives and personal artifacts from the Bush administration.

The upscale retail development, designated a National Historic Landmark, was cutting-edge when it opened in 1931. Its boutiques and Spanish architecture still wow. In spring 2013, the village welcomes Dior to the neighborhood.

Cheer on the 10 Biggest Names

at the Perot Museum of Nature and 7Marvel Science:

Dallas’ new gem features 11 permanent exhibits, including a children’s museum and universe hall, while adults are invited to after-hours Social Science programs, complete with hands-on experiments and cocktails.

in Sports:

In 2011, Sporting News ranked Dallas the No. 1 city for sports. With five professional teams – the Cowboys, Mavericks, Stars, Rangers and the FC Dallas soccer team – and stellar venues like the behemoth Cowboys Stadium and the American Airlines Center, Dallas sports fans and visitors always have something to cheer for. Photo Credits (left to right, top to bottom: (large photo) ©Dallas CVB; ©6th Floor Museum; ©Smoke; ©Miles/ Denise Chambers; ©DCVB; ©GWB Presidential Library; ©Nicole Cross; ©Jim Cowsert; ©Klyde Warren Park; ©Kevin Brown; ©Mark Knight Photography

also a professional sports hub. An arts and culture pacesetter. A culinary capital and a shopping destination.

Big Things Happen Here Think you know Dallas? You might be surprised. It’s more than a business mecca. It’s not just a Fortune 500 hotbed. It’s

You can’t deny it—Dallas has much to love. Locals have long known that, and when it was time to choose a new tagline and logo for the city, thousands of them weighed in. With that feedback, the Dallas

Convention & Visitors Bureau introduces a new brand campaign: “Big Things Happen Here.” Watch for this new campaign across multiple media channels, and come discover for yourself what Dallas has to offer. Then, let us know what Big Things Happen Here for you. VisitDallas.com/big VisitDallas.com

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EVENTS

Save the date May 4–August 18 Summer Adventures at Fair Park

into nature in the Discovery Center’s plant and soil labs.

214-428-8000, fairparkfun.com

A maze, an acre of wetlands and a rooftop garden are just a few of the garden’s many attractions, but a sure favorite will be the 240-foot-long Texas Skywalk through a canopy of trees.

A ride on the tallest Ferris wheel in North America, the Texas Star, is a rite of passage in the Lone Star State. It used to be that the only opportunity to climb into its gondolas was during the Texas State Fair at Fair Park, but not anymore. Beginning in May, Fair Park opens to those seeking family-friendly fun all summer long. And there’s a brand-new attraction taking Fair Park’s appeal to new heights: Top o’ Texas. The tallest tower ride in the country, it offers amazing skyline views. Once you’ve checked that off your list, get soaked on the Flume Ride, challenge your son to a bumper car duel and pick your pony on the Dentzel Carousel. When you need a break from the rides, stroll through the Midway, and grab a Fletcher’s Corny Dog. Later, take in the Bird Encounter show or visit the Children’s Aquarium. *Open weekends only beginning May 4; open daily beginning June 7.

Fall 2013 Opening of the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, Dallas Arboretum 214-515-6500, dallasarboretum.org Equal parts amusement park, educational facility and botanical wonderland, the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden at the Dallas Arboretum flips the idea of a children’s garden on its head.

Want to learn about nature in nature? This is the place.

November 16 City Lights, Downtown Dallas 214-744-1270, downtowndallas.org City Lights is as much a part of the holiday season as eggnog and candy canes. In fact, there’s no better place to embrace your inner elf than at City Lights’ opening night. This kick-off for the holiday season takes place on Main Street and includes an outdoor market and musical performances. But it’s the Holiday Light Show, with fireworks, lights along Main Street, and the lighting of the 65-foot tree, that elicits the biggest oohs and aahs from the crowd. Bring your wish list in case you get a chance to bend the ear of the big guy. Santa always makes an impressive City Lights entrance. The holiday windows at Neiman Marcus debut this night as well (be sure to let your kids explore the Neiman Marcus crawl tubes, which let them enter the fantasy world). If you miss the Saturday celebration, don’t become a Grinch. City Lights includes special events and holiday programming all season long.

Seventeen indoor and outdoor galleries spread across eight acres, creating playgrounds of fun for every age. Toddlers scale a nine-foot ant and play in a plant petting zoo. School-age children enter a “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” world, where giant flowers tower and exhibits teach photosynthesis. Older kids explore art, math and science in the Kaleidoscope Gallery and dig

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EVENTS

Calendar of Events State Fair at Midway Park ©Dallas CVB

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During the past six years, the festival has featured the finest in U.S. and international cinema, including 981 films representing more than 50 countries. Various Dallas Area Locations, dallasfilm.org

Be moved by Glen Tetly’s beautiful and emotional Volunatires and Val Caniparoli’s visually stunning Lambarena. AT&T Dallas Performing Arts Center, texasballettheater.org

19th Annual Deep Ellum Arts Festival April 5–7 Six city blocks of Main Street in Dallas’ Entertainment District, Deep Ellum, will be transformed into one enormous street party featuring more than 100 original bands and singer songwriters on four open-air stages, over 200 top-notch juried decorative and visual artists, poetry, muralists, dancers, the renowned Pet Parade, and copious food and drink. deepellumartsfestival.com

Wicked April 10–May 5 Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the Land of Oz. One, born with emerald green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. Music Hall at Fair Park, dallas-theater.com

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Hotel Texas: An Art Exhibition for the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy May 26–September 15 In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the Dallas Museum of Art will bring together the works of art installed in the President’s suite at the Hotel Texas during his fateful trip in 1963. Dallas Museum of Art, dma.org

June Fleetwood Mac June 4 Fleetwood Mac, one of rock’s most enduring, beloved and successful bands, returns to Dallas. American Airlines Center, americanairlinescenter.com

Total Home & Gift Market June 19–25 More than 20,000 gift and home décor product lines are on display. The market also offers special events, seminars and networking that will help energize and sharpen your business. Dallas Market Center, dallasmarketcenter.com

July Fly July 2–August 18 “Fly” is a new musical where Peter Pan flies Wendy and John on an action-packed journey to Neverland that is both fun and scary, exciting and sad. AT&T Dallas Performing Arts Center, dallastheatercenter.org

Justin Bieber July 3 After playing to a sold-out Dallas audience in October of 2012 Justin Bieber returns to Dallas. American Airlines Center, americanairlinescenter.com

Malleable Forms: an Exploration of Texas Sculpture and Clay July 12–August 31 Filling the galleries with 3-D forms, the LCC will present recent developments in sculpture and clay highlighting the work of Texas artists working in these mediums. Latino Cultural Center, dallasculture.org

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August Apparel & Accessories Market August 8–11 Held every January, March, June, August and October inside Fashion Center Dallas, Dallas Market Center offers apparel and fashion accessories resources from leading designers and manufacturers across all categories, including women’s fashion, menswear and children’s products. Dallas Market Center, dallasmarketcenter.com

2013 Living History Series: Dr. Thomas McConnell August 24 The Living History series links the past to the present through individuals who witnessed the assassination of President John F. Kennedy or other historic events. A Dallas native, Dr. McConnell was Medical Officer of the Day at the Pentagon on Nov. 22, 1963, and was assigned duties at the White House, U.S. Capitol and Arlington National Cemetery that weekend. Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

MegaFest August 29–31 The world’s largest multi-day family festival is coming to Dallas. This is the go-to vacation destination for the entire family featuring inspiration, music, entertainment, informative seminars and good old-fashioned family fun. mega-fest.com

September Port-A-Cool Texas World Dirt Track Championship September 20–21 Watch the action unfold at Texas Motor Speedway’s Dirt Track. Texas Motor Speedway, texasmotorspeedway.com

State Fair of Texas September 27– October 20

November Hopper Drawing

A Texas tradition since 1886, the State Fair is the longest running fair in the nation (24 days) and features wide-ranging exhibits, entertainment and, of course, unique food and rides. Fair Park, fairpark.org

October The Lion King October 2–20 Based on the 1994 Disney movie and still going strong after 15 years, this Tony Award-winning extravaganza will delight, enthrall and bring out your inner cub. Music Hall at Fair Park, dallas-theater.com

Southwest Airlines State Fair Classic 2013 October 5 The Southwest Airlines State Fair Classic is always a vibrant, dramatic contest — between the football teams and the marching bands of Grambling State University of Louisiana and Prairie View A&M University of Texas. The classic showdown began in the 1940s and has been at Fair Park annually since the 1980s. Cotton Bowl at Fair Park, alwe.com

AT&T Red River Rivalry October 12 The University of Oklahoma and The University of Texas will once again do battle in the Cotton Bowl (during the State Fair of Texas) for the bragging rights of the Red River. Be a part of this fun-filled weekend in Dallas centered around one of the Big 12 Conference’s strongest rivalries. Fair Park, fairpark.org

November 17– February 16 The Dallas Museum of Art will present “Hopper Drawing,” the first museum exhibition to focus on the drawings and creative process of American artist Edward Hopper. The touring exhibition, organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, features more than 100 works by Hopper, including drawings, watercolors, prints and paintings. Dallas Museum of Art, dma.org

Holiday in the Park November 23– December 29 Six Flags is transformed into a winter wonderland with spectacular holiday shows, thousands of twinkling lights, traditional seasonal food and carolers. Six Flags Over Texas, sixflags.com

December MetroPCS Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and 5-Person Relay December 8 The 44th running of the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon begins and ends in Downtown Dallas and highlights the best areas of the city. Downtown Dallas, dallasmarathon.com

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bishop arts The Bishop Arts District and the greater Oak Cliff neighborhood are full of independent and quirky boutique shops, restaurants and arts. Spend an afternoon browsing the shops’ local products and you’ll find unique Dallas souvenirs. Stroll the sidewalks, admire the artistic graffiti and pause to listen to a street musician. Sample the authentic Southern cuisine, Mexican tacos or Texas BBQ, then catch an independent film or local band. Several shops cater to men, and Bishop Arts is an LGBT-friendly area. If you’ve never experienced a traditional, Southern-style Sunday brunch, you’ll find it here in several restaurants. Enjoy chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, mac-ncheese, migas, mimosas, locally roasted coffee and more. Brunch is very popular, so be prepared to wait or pass the time in nearby shops. Bishop Arts District is most active during dinner on weeknights or any time on weekends. Street festivals are common on spring and autumn weekends. Some businesses are closed on Mondays. On weekdays, most restaurants open around 5pm, so call ahead to check. bishopartsdistrict.weebly.com

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Why We Love It Food Authentic Mexican Street Food: This area boasts several excellent taquerías, elotes carts and mom-npop tortilla and tamale factories. Most are cash-only. Taquería El Si Hay, Cool & Hot, DallasTortilla. com, and more

Bolsa & Bolsa Mercado: Bolsa restaurant uses fresh, local ingredients, and their mercado sells them as groceries — take home a taste of Texas. BolsaDallas.com

DUDE, SWEET Chocolate: If you’ve never tried chocolate mixed with tobacco, blue cheese or other unusual ingredients, then stop by this shop on W. 8th St. for a free sampling. DudeSweetChocolate.com Emporium Pies: Set in a cute, old house, Emporium Pies makes Southern desserts the old-fashioned way. Grab a slice or a whole pie.

Lockhart Smokehouse: Texas BBQ is all about the smokes and rubs, and no sauces or serving ware. Their fatty brisket is the must-order item. LockhartSmokehouse.com

Shopping Epiphany & Epiphany for Men: These men’s and women’s boutiques carry hipster and vintage-style clothing, shoes and accessories, including stylized versions of Dallas’ professional sports teams’ official merchandise. IndieGenius: This 5,000-square footshowroom sells products from multiple local vintage and handmade artists who create fashion, accessories, furniture and decor. M’Antiques: Take advantage of their free beer while browsing the manly items for sale, including swords, old cars, clocks and antique industrial machines. DFWMAntiques.com

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Boulevardier: This neighborhood bistro boasts fantastic raw bar, oyster and champagne specials. Don’t miss their Sunday brunch. dallasboulevardier.com

Lake Cliff Park: Lake Cliff sits atop a hill with a sizeable lake in the center, providing a photo op view of the downtown Dallas skyline. A scenic jogging trail circles the lake, and a small children’s play area sits near the center.

Hattie’s: The American bistro with Southern low-country influence collects rave reviews for their shrimp and grits and mac and cheese. hatties.com

Best Kept Secret Lucia is an ultra-tiny, highly acclaimed, chef-owned Italian restaurant; and thus, reservations are usually booked a month in advance. However, four bar seats at their openkitchen counter are kept available for walk-in customers. LuciaDallas.com

 he Kessler Theater: An T art deco theater that opened in 1942, The Kessler was recently renovated and hosts indie films, bands, dance performances, art shows and other events. TheKessler.org

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Deep Ellum Deep Ellum first got its reputation as an arts and music district in the early 1900s. It was wildly popular during its heyday, but by 2007, many long-established businesses had closed. Fortunately, several of those businesses have reopened and new hotspots have moved in, making Deep Ellum a vibrant entertainment destination once again. This is where you’ll find several of the city’s best dive bars, live music bars and tattoo parlors. It’s also home to Dallas’ first painted bike lanes and two restaurants featured on The Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins & Dives” (Twisted Root Burger Co. and Il Cane Rosso, see next page). With its historic buildings, colorful murals and giant sculptures, Deep Ellum is a hot spot for photo opportunities. (Parking tip: Some businesses have free parking lots, but bring coins and bills just in case. Public parking lot spaces tend to cost $2–5 cash. Some streets’ coin meters are free 6am–7pm.)

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Why We Love It Nightlife Metal Bars: If heavy metal is your style, head to Reno’s Chop Shop and Saloon or Trees for live bands on most nights. RenosChopShop.com, TreesDallas.com

Live Jazz: Deep Ellum’s live jazz and blues roots beat strong. Go to The Free Man Cajun Cafe & Lounge for live jazz every night of the week. FreeManDallas.com

More Live Music: Almost every bar on Elm Street has a stage with a live band or DJ every weekend and on some weeknights, too. DeepEllumTexas.com

Food & Drinks 24-Hour Breakfast: After enjoying the weekend nightlife, walk to Café Brazil or Buzzbrews for a huge menu of breakfast items and flavorful coffees. CafeBrazil.com, Buzzbrews.com

Deep Ellum Brewing Company: Brewery tours and beer tastings are complete with a local food truck, live band and keepsake beer glass every Thursday at 6pm and Saturday at noon with $10 admission.

Great Burgers: Twisted Root Burger Co., Angry Dog and Stackhouse all make burgers that have been named to various Best in Dallas lists. TwistedRoot BurgerCo.com, AngryDog.com, StackhouseBurgers.com

Il Cane Rosso: Their Neapolitan pizza is certified authentic by the governing organization in Naples, Italy, and the fresh flavors will make a thin crust pizza lover out of anyone. IlCaneRosso.com

Arts & Outdoors Art Galleries: Multiple Deep Ellum art galleries rotate local and visiting artists’ work for sale. DeepEllumTexas.com

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Local Insider Tip Dance into the 1930s: Every Wednesday at 8pm, locals bring the fashion and dance moves of the swing dancing era back to life at Sons of Hermann Hall, a classic, wooden dance hall that’s 102 years old. Start with a cheap, stiff drink downstairs while browsing the historic photos and signed album covers of famous acts that once played here. Then head upstairs with $5 cash to take the beginner swing dancing lesson followed by an open dance night. SonsofHermann.com

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Outdoor Murals: You’ll find many vibrant, graffiti-style wall murals on buildings and bridge structures throughout Deep Ellum. DeepEllumTexas.com Outdoor Sculptures: The Deep Ellum DART train station features a bright, shiny, larger-than-life three-part sculpture series titled “The Traveling Man.” DeepEllumTexas.com VisitDallas.com

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Greenville Greenville Avenue emanates a welcoming neighborhood feel, with many approachable restaurants and bars at a variety of price points. Greenville Avenue is a main Dallas thoroughfare, but the core entertainment district spans from Ross Avenue on the south side to Mockingbird Lane on the north side, with the district split into business areas locally dubbed “Upper Greenville,” “Lower Greenville” and “Lowest Greenville.”

Delicious Secret Cheap Lobster Dinner: Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at Daddy Jack’s New England Lobster & Chowder House, a one-pound Maine lobster dinner with bread and butter, loaded baked potato and mixed veggies is only $13.95. DaddyJacks.org

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Why We Love It Food & Drinks

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Company Cafe: Specializing in all-natural, organic, cage-free, grass-fed ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner, your taste buds would never know most of the food is also gluten-free. CompanyCafe.net

Granada Theater: Built in 1946, the Granada is a classic example of art deco theater architecture. In 2004 it was converted from an old movie theater into one of Dallas’ premier live music venues for small touring acts. GranadaTheater.com

Middle Eastern Cuisine & Hookah Bars: Lowest Greenville features restaurants specializing in Afghan, Lebanese and similar foods, plus hookah. NoraDallas.com, KushDallas.com, QariahRestaurant.com

Society Bakery: Dedicated to giving back to community charities, this small bakery was voted Top 10 Cupcakes by the “Ellen Degeneres Show” and has won many local awards. SocietyBakery.com The Corner Market: Fresh pre-made salads span the possibilities from lettuce to veggies, pasta, potato, chicken and tuna. Don’t miss the cute floral shop connected to the back of the store. CornerMarketDallas.com

Rooftop Bars: Upper Greenville’s Dodie’s, The Londoner, Terilli’s and Sundown at Granada all have fully furnished rooftop bars with a great view of the neighborhood. DodiesTexas.com, LondonerGreenville. com, Terillis.com, SundownatGranada.com

The Libertine Bar: A neighborhood pub known for craft beer and cocktails, beer-pairing dinner events and a food menu befitting of a much finer restaurant. LibertineBar.com

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The Grape Restaurant: Texas Monthly magazine’s “2009 Best Burger in Texas” is here, and it’s only available all day Sunday and for dinner on Mondays. TheGrapeRestaurant.com

Terilli’s: A neighborhood staple Italian restaurant for more than 20 years, not even a total loss fire in 2010 could keep them closed for long. Most evenings feature a live pianist at the baby grand piano. Terillis.com

Buffalo Exchange: This clothing store buys, sells and trades men’s and women’s new and gently used vintage and designer clothing and accessories. BuffaloExchange.com

Even More Fun Greenville Avenue continues north and intersects with other entertainment districts, including SMU Blvd., which is a favorite nightlife district for nearby college students; and Lovers Lane, where you’ll find several large shopping plazas. VisitDallas.com

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Fair Park Fair Park is best known as the home of the State Fair of Texas, but many park attractions are open year round and cater specifically to children. For adults, the intersection just north of the Fair Park DART station is home to a small nightlife district containing a few of Dallas’ more casual and alternative bars, featuring live music on some nights. (Travel tip: As Fair Park is a 277-acre park hosting several major attractions, it is one of the most accessible entertainment districts in Dallas via public transportation on DART train and bus lines. dart.org)

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Esplanade Fountains: This long, art deco fountain and reflecting pool comes alive during special events with 272 water jets synchronized to music and lights. FairPark.org

Texas Discovery Gardens: As a certified 100 percent organic public garden and indoor butterfly house, this is a fun place to spend an afternoon with the kids. TexasDiscoveryGardens.org Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park: The museum’s child-friendly design allows kids to view fish, reptiles and amphibians and feed stingrays and sharks. ChildrensAquariumFairPark.com

Gexa Energy Pavilion: This large, outdoor amphitheater hosts popular touring concerts spring through fall. FairPark.org Roller Derby Bouts: Dallas’ Assassination City Roller Derby league hosts their home bouts indoors at the Coliseum at Fair Park January through July. ACDerby.com

Drinks & Nightlife Craft & Growler: Bring your own food or purchase it from the on-site food truck, then select one of 30 craft beers on draft—mostly Texan and Dallas-area microbrews— and they’ll give it to you to-go in a growler. CraftandGrowler.com

The Dallas Firefighter’s Museum: This museum caters to children and inspires awe in anyone who loves antique fire engines and fire fighting history.

The Amsterdam Bar: A large backyard patio under a tree strung with lights creates a casual hangout to enjoy cheap drinks. Don’t miss Mondays, when reputable local jazz musicians play for free.

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The Music Hall at Fair Park: A grand work of Spanish Baroque and Moorish architecture, the newly renovated Music Hall hosts Broadway musicals, opera, ballet, concerts, pageants and other dance performances. FairPark.org

Outdoor Experiences Art Deco Architecture: Fair Park is home to the world’s largest collection of art deco exhibit buildings, art and sculptures from the 1930s, so feel free to wander the park grounds and take photos. FairPark.org

Make Time For State Fair of Texas: For 24 days September into October, Fair Park becomes home to one of the largest state fairs in the United States. Learn about Texas’ past, present and future, and be sure to taste the weirdest fried food you can find (fried bacon cinnamon roll, anyone?). BigTex.com VisitDallas.com

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Knox-Henderson In recent years, Knox Street and Henderson Avenue (commonly called “Knox-Henderson”) has become one of the most popular entertainment districts in Dallas. The area features excellent home decor shopping, delicious restaurants and a very active nightlife scene. Take Interstate 75 to Exit 2—to the east is Knox Street, with slightly higher-end shopping and dining options, and to the west is Henderson Avenue, with slightly more casual dining and nightlife options. The Katy Trail borders the KnoxHenderson district to the far west and Ross Avenue borders it to the far east. You’ll find lots to do in between!

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Highland Park Soda Fountain: Open since 1912, this is an American culinary trip back in time. Sit at the lunch counter, order a grilled cheese and tomato soup, and then sip a butterscotch milkshake while you scan the historical newspaper clippings on the walls. HighlandParkSodaFountain.com

Club Dancing: The Slip Inn and Beauty Bar feature some of Dallas’ best live DJs and dance crowds. TheSlipInn.com, TheBeautyBar.com

Pearl Cup Coffee: As one of Dallas’ best independent coffee and espresso shops, it’s a prime hangout for reading, studying and laptop-ing. They also serve up excellent crepes and panini on weekends. PearlCupCoffee.com Modern Southern Cuisine: The section of Henderson Avenue closest to I-75 is a hotbed of casual fine dining restaurants putting creative twists on classic Southern fare. SissysSouthernKitchen.com, ThePorchRestaurant.com, VictorTangos.com

Velvet Taco: Modern, creative tacos with made-from-scratch ingredients, including fire-roasted whole chickens and corn, plus a soda fountain filled with independent brands. On weekends they’re open until 4am. VelvetTaco.com

Insider Tip Live Music Sunday Brunch: Local guitarist/singer Josh Goode plays acoustic versions of popular songs every Sunday morning during brunch while diners enjoy $1 sangria and mimosas at Sangria Mediterranean Tapas and Bar. SangriaTapasyBar.com

Barcadia Bar & Grill: Bar + Arcade = Barcadia. Drink while playing skeeball, vintage arcade games, giant Connect 4 and life-size Jenga. BarcadiaBars.com Whiskey Bars: The Dram and The Old Monk both feature a long list of whiskeys and other spirits. The big difference is The Dram is an upscale bar while The Old Monk is a casual pub. TheDramDallas.com, OldMonkDallas.com

Shopping Consignment: Art is Art showcases local artists’ original, modern artwork, and Consignment Heaven specializes in pre-loved furniture and home decor. ArtisArt.biz, ConsignmentHeaven.com

Home Decor: Knox Street features many home decorating stores, including major retailers Crate and Barrel, Z Gallerie, Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn, plus independent stores, all within walking distance. KnoxDallas.com Vintage & Handmade: On Henderson Avenue you’ll find several shops specializing in hand-selected vintage and handmade clothes, accessories and home goods. The-Gypsy-Wagon.com, WeAre1976.com, Facebook.com/ MilkandHoneyBoutique

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uptown Uptown Dallas is a very popular district for locals and visitors to enjoy shopping, patio dining, nightlife and weekend brunch. This see-and-beseen part of Dallas is where you’re most likely to run into local and international millionaires and celebrities, and many fashionable Dallasites. Uptown is slightly north, or “up,” from downtown Dallas and is easily accessible by the free M-Line Trolley. The backbone of activity is McKinney Avenue, from North St. Paul Street to Blackburn Street, bordered on the north by the Katy Trail and to the south by Woodall Rodgers Freeway. Most Uptown businesses feature a heated and cooled indoor/outdoor patio to maximize our great Texas weather. As a result, fair weather days bring bustle and lively fun to Uptown, particularly Friday through Sunday. (Tip: Most establishments offer free valet service.)

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Why We Love It Food  uthentic Sushi & Sashimi: A Naan Sushi, Nobu Dallas and Yutaka Sushi Bistro have all been named to various “Best in Dallas” sushi lists. NaanSushi. com, NobuRestaurants.com, YutakaSushiBistro.com

 ick & Sam’s Steakhouse: As one of Dallas’ most N notable fine dining steakhouses, the service and food are as impeccable as expected. Nick-Sams.com  outhern Seafood: S&D Oyster Company and S Hook, Line & Sinker serve excellent versions of Southern fried seafood. If you’ve never tried fried catfish, get it here. SDOyster.com

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Shopping & Outdoor Experiences Katy Trail: An old rail line converted to a 3.5-mile scenic, paved trail runs from Victory Park to McCommas Avenue. Lookout for trail regulars Troy Aikman and Owen Wilson getting their workout on. KatyTrailDallas.org

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 ixologist Cocktail Bars: The Standard Pour, M Tate’s and Private Social boast several of Dallas’ most inventive cocktails. Don’t order your usual drink here; trust the head bartender’s recommendation. TSPDallas.com, TatesDallas.com, PrivateSocial.com

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Best Kept Secret Crooked Tree Coffee House: From the outside it looks like the other residential houses in State Thomas Historic District, but inside, you’ll find locally roasted coffee, rotating local art for sale and a live local band on weekend evenings until midnight. CrookedTreeCoffeeHouse.com

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Downtown In the West End of downtown Dallas, you’ll find perhaps Dallas’ most famous piece of history, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza [JFK.org], which chronicles the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. But 2012 ushered in the grand opening of several major new attractions and restaurants along Woodall Rodgers Freeway, which connects Victory Park, the West End and The Dallas Arts District. Downtown houses almost all of Dallas’ biggest and best arts, culture and entrainment venues. Most of this district is pedestrian-friendly and was recently marked with bike lanes, so be prepared to pay to park, or lock your bike and wear your walking shoes.

Make Time For Lunch at the Dallas Arts District Food Truck Court: From 11am to 1pm on fair weather days, you’ll find several of Dallas’ best food trucks on the corner of Leonard and Flora Street. TheDallasArtsDistrict.org

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Why We Love It Arts & Culture

American Airlines Center: Dallas’ biggest arena hosts professional basketball and hockey games and concerts by music superstars. AmericanAirlinesCenter.com

Major Art Museums: Dallas Museum of Art (DMA), Nasher Sculpture Center and Crow Collection of Asian Art are located adjacent on Flora Street. Take advantage of free admission at DMA and Crow. TheDallasArtsDistrict.org The Perot Museum of Nature and Science: Opening its doors in December 2012, this hands-on learning museum is very popular with children and adults. Weekends often sell out by Friday. Buy tickets ahead of time at PerotMuseum.com. World-Class Performing Arts Venues: Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre and Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center host Dallas’ opera, theater, ballet and symphony performances. TheDallasArtsDistrict.org Wild Bill’s Western Store: A Dallas shopping institution for more than 40 years, Wild Bill’s Western Store is a cornerstone in cowboy culture. Visit the shop in Downtown’s historic West End and create your own custom cowboy boots or browse timeless fur felt and straw hats. wildbillswestern.com

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 tampede 66: S Nationally acclaimed chef Stephan Pyles opened this restaurant in November 2012 with a stunning, contemporary Texan interior and food inspired by cowboy, Southern and Mexican cuisines. Stampede66.com Tei-An: Incense and Japanese art provide the backdrop to fine dining twists on housemade soba and udon noodles. Take the elevator to the rooftop patio for a close-up snapshot of the downtown Dallas skyline. Tei-An.com W Dallas – Victory Hotel: Start with a gastropub dinner at Cook Hall, then meander past the reception desk to The Living Room Bar for late-night fun with DJs, cocktails and glamorous people-watching. StarwoodHotels.com

Outdoor Experiences  lyde Warren Park: Dallas’ new green gem features K a children’s play area, daily free activity classes, lawn games, a dog park, free Wi-Fi and outdoor concerts and films. KlydeWarrenPark.org The Dallas World Aquarium: It’s technically indoors, but it feels like you’re walking outside in a rainforest and then venturing under the sea. DWAZoo.com

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South Side & Central Downtown You may have already seen parts of this district in scenes from the new rendition of the “Dallas” TV show. From Main Street in the central part of downtown to the neighborhood south of Interstate 30 along Lamar Street—dubbed “South Side,”—you’ll find a historic, yet newly blossoming district brimming with lofts, dining, nightlife and entertainment. The South Side’s anchor building, South Side on Lamar, was built in 1910 as the Sears, Roebuck & Co.’s Catalog and Merchandising Center. When it was converted to apartments and business spaces in 2000, they kept much of the original warehouse features. South Sideon Lamar.com

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Why We Love It Food & Drinks

often host country and rock music concerts, plus they have a mechanical riding bull. GilleysDallas.com

Opening Bell Coffee: This basement coffee shop in the South Side on Lamar building features local singer/ songwriter nights, open mic nights and live bands every Monday–Saturday.

NYLO Dallas South Side: NYLO boasts an ultramodern, industrial chic interior design. Go to the rooftop bar to enjoy drinks by the infinity pool with an unobstructed, panoramic view of the downtown Dallas skyline. NYLOHotels.com

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Shopping & Outdoor Experiences

The Cedars Social: The owners pioneered the handcrafted cocktail scene in Dallas, and the interior looks like you walked into the 1970s.

Dallas City Hall & Park Plaza: Designed in 1978 by world-renowned architect, I.M. Pei, Dallas City Hall is an interesting inverted pyramid design. Several notable sculptures and a reflecting pool adorn the park. DallasCityHall.com

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Wild Salsa: An authentic Mexican sit-down restaurant with excellent tacos and margaritas. WildSalsaRestaurant.com

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Absinthe Lounge and Cigar Bar: In the basement of South Side on Lamar, you can smoke a cigar, sip absinthe dispensed from an antique absinthe dripper and listen to live music every night ranging from open mic to spoken word to DJs spinning hip hop, rap, jazz or soul. AbsintheLounge.net Dance Clubs: The core of Main Street in downtown Dallas is home to an ever-changing dance club scene. Dress to impress; it’s all about the glamour. PlushDallas.com

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Pioneer Plaza: Near city hall, Pioneer Plaza features a larger-than-life longhorn cattle drive sculpture with 49 bronze cattle on the run.

Neiman Marcus Flagship Store: Founded in downtown Dallas in 1907, the Neiman Marcus department store has been operating in the same Main Street building since 1914. Come for high-end shopping or simply admire their innovative window displays. NeimanMarcus.com

Local Tip Dallas Farmer’s Market & Pecan Lodge: Slightly outside the central Main Street hubbub is the freshest food in Dallas, open seven days a week. Most vendors offer free taste samples, and if you go before lunch rush Thursdays–Sundays, you can eat the award-winning Pecan Lodge BBQ—as featured on “Diners, Drive-ins & Dives”—before they run out. DallasFarmersMarket.org, PecanLodge.com

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The George W. Bush Presidential Center, home of the Bush Presidential Library and Museum and Bush Institute opened May 2013. The Bush Library and Museum houses the official records of the two-term Bush presidency, consisting of more than 43,000 artifacts, 4 million photographs, 70 million pages of paper records and 1 billion pages of email. The Museum's galleries showcase a full-scale replica of the Oval Office, a Texas Rose Garden modeled after the Rose Garden at the White House and a moving 9-11 exhibit, including a steel beam from the World Trade :enter. The Bush Center complex includes Cafe 43, a full-service restaurant, and a Museum Store. 2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, Texas, 75205 For facility rental information, please visit www.BushCenter.org.

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design district & oak lawn Oak Lawn Avenue connects the Cedar Springs area to the Dallas Design District both in traffic flow and in the businesses’ keen appreciation of the arts, design, food and nightlife. The Dallas Design District is where you will find that original art or antique showpiece that you’ve been hunting for. Dozens of antiques shops, art galleries and designer showrooms line the streets. Some galleries operate by interior designer appointments only, but many are open to the public without an appointment. Spend the afternoon gallery hopping, and then stay for an artfully plated dinner in one of several new fine dining restaurants. DallasDesignDistrict.com

The few blocks north of where Oak Lawn Avenue meets Cedar Springs Road is affectionately known as “the gayborhood,” where LGBT lifestyle-focused businesses thrive.

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Why We Love It Food  osmic Cafe: One of C Dallas’ few all-vegetarian restaurants, this converted house also hosts yoga, meditation classes and poetry readings on the second floor. CosmicCafeDallas.com

FT33: The modern menu revolves around seasonal ingredients. Daring dishes, like the gnocchi with beef heart morcilla, keep diners on their toes. ft33dallas.com Meddlesome Moth: A wall of 40 tap beers, around 85 bottled beers, two live ales, rare keg tappings and excellent gastropub fare beckon. Mothinthe.net Oak: Settle into a sleek, comfy leather booth and linger over global cuisine and creative signature cocktails. oakdallas.com

Nightlife

The Rose Room, you’ll find what is likely the best drag queen show in the Southwest. Station4Dallas.com, RoseRoomDallas.com

Sue Ellen’s: With two floors, this is one the largest lesbian bars in the country. Catch live bands Thursdays through Sundays. SueEllensDallas.com

The Library: Set in the historic Warwick Melrose Hotel, The Library bar looks like a Southern estate home’s private library, complete with a live pianist. The perfect nook to discuss business over drinks. WarwickMelroseDallas.com The Round-Up Saloon: Dallas’ only gay country western bar is a fun time for all, with a wooden dance floor, highly entertaining karaoke singers, billiards and free beginner dancing lessons at 8:30pm Tues. and Thurs.RoundupSaloon.com

Arts & Shopping Dallas Contemporary: This non-collecting art museum hosts an ever-changing stream of art exhibits and special events. DallasContemporary.org The Mews: 25,000 square feet house the galleries of more than 80 antique dealers. MewsAntiques.com

Local Insider Tip JR’s Bar & Grill: The huge balcony overlooks the constant pedestrian traffic on Cedar Springs Road, making it a prime people-watching spot. JRsDallas.com

S4/The Rose Room: S4 features 2,400 square feet of gay club dancing. On Saturday nights upstairs in

Most Likely Place to Spot a Living President: Go to the Mansion Bar on one of their nights featuring a Rat Pack singer or jazz quartet and take a good look at the crowd. You might find local residents, George W. and Laura, enjoying the music. RosewoodHotels.com

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OUTDOORS

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Find Your Zen in the City

Simply called The Park by Dallasites, Klyde Warren Park opens up 5.2 acres of urban green space on the edge of the 19-block Dallas Arts District (the country’s largest). The structural masterpiece rests atop Woodall Rodgers Freeway, connecting Downtown to Uptown, and is quickly becoming a Dallas icon and the perfect place to enjoy a picnic or sneak in a sunny mid-day nap under the Dallas skyline. From dancing and movies to yoga and kid’s games, we invite you to experience Klyde Warren Park.

The Big Idea In the beginning, organizers were picturing a simple space to toss Frisbees and go for walks. Private funding began to roll in and creative wheels started churning out dreams of a kid’s area, performance stage, eateries, a dog park and more, all leading to the grand park we enjoy today.

Child’s Play Klyde Warren Park’s two children’s playgrounds are divided up into a toddler’s area and an older kid’s area that combined hold up to 100 children. Kiddos can burn off some serious energy playing around the Rotary Learning Tree and the Butterfly Pavilion fountain feature, climbing on the big molecule and hitting the Reading & Games Room where they’ll find a lending library of books and magazines to read under the storytelling tree.

Eat Relish and Savor, a Thomas Phifer-designed restaurant concept, is slated to open in late summer 2013 and will feature a sit-down restaurant and take-out café. Visit the variety of food trucks that stop here from 11am to 4pm every day, including the permanently parked Relish Burger truck whose chefs mix “awesome relishes into the burgers so those great toppings don’t fall off.”

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Tune In

on the East Lawn. For a little mental exercise, there’s chess, checkers and backgammon in the Reading & Games Courtyard.

Bark Chase Fido around My Best Friend’s Dog Park or sit back and watch your four-legged friend mingle

Music lives at Klyde Warren Park with weekend festivals and noon and evening open-air concerts by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, jazz trios, pop guitarists and many more. Introduce the little ones to some new sounds at the Muse Family Performance Pavilion.

Move Golf buffs can hang out on the putting green while active moms and dads can pop in for a Stroller Boot Camp session. There’s also organized Zumba, yoga (youth and adult classes), Tai Chi and even ballroom dancing. Visit klydewarrenpark.org for a weekly fitness class schedule. Check out equipment for table tennis, croquet, board games and more for free

leash-free with up to 30 other dogs at a time. The in-ground water fountains shoot streams that hop from pool to pool—sure to turn furry heads and trigger some serious tail wagging.

Connect Enjoy the park’s free Wi-Fi network on your laptop or tablet. Just connect to “KlydeWarrenPark-WiFiAA.”

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Get Out on the Water Who is Klyde Warren? Dallas philanthropist and CEO of Energy Transfers Partners Kelcy Warren donated $10 million to the park, stipulating in the contract that his son Klyde Warren, a local fourth grader and the park’s namesake, help clean it up once a month. Now that’s a lesson in community and civic responsibility.

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Stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking and canoeing are all accessible just minutes from downtown Dallas on White Rock Lake. Embracing water sports that are typically reserved for more remote and rustic corners, White Rock Paddle Company delivers exciting water adventures to Dallas locals and visitors. Rent a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard and explore tranquil White Rock Lake alongside sail boats, turtles and cranes. The friendly outfitter rents canoes that seat up to three people, single and tandem kayaks and – the latest craze on waterways countrywide – stand-up paddleboards. New to the scene? No worries. Sign up for a lesson with a certified instructor. whiterockpaddle.com

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The Dallas Arboretum is a 66 acre display garden with spectacular views of White Rock Lake. Known for its stunning beauty all year long, USA Today recently noted the garden as one of the top great places that will make you say 'Ahhhh'.

Dallas Arboretum 214.515.6500 I www.dallasarboretum.org The Dallas Arboretum is a non-profit organization that is supported, in part, by funds from the Dallas Park& recreation Department.

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FAMILY

Dallas: F Kid-Approved Dallas Dining In Dallas, having kids doesn’t doom you to fast-food chicken nuggets. Many of the city’s restaurateurs pride themselves on providing spaces and menus that give kids and parents something to smile about. Chicken Scratch, Crossroads Diner, Dough Pizzeria and Lockhart Smokehouse have been called tops for kids by CultureMap Dallas for good, wholesome food and kid-friendly atmospheres. And a plethora of Dallas barbecue joints wouldn’t bat an eye at anyone eating with their hands—check out Sammy’s Bar-B-Q, Mac’s Barbecue or Off the Bone Barbeque.

Dallas Dining Trend: Playscapes One of the greatest new dining trends are playscapes, where parents can relax on a patio with a drink within sight of a playground keeping their kids occupied. Chicken Scratch churns out picnicworthy fried chicken, hand-made biscuits, fruity popsicles with a side of tetherball and hopscotch. At DreamCafe’s weekend brunch, you eat ricotta pancakes and sip mimosas while your kids bounce around the jungle gym. Mommy message boards also mention Garden Cafe, Lombardi’s Cibus, Si Tapas and Spanish Cuisine as places with good food and room for kiddos to run.

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Family time in Dallas means never having to say “I’m boooored.” Keep the kids busy with these 10 area attractions.

Adventures at Fair Park 1Summer

From the brilliant imaginations that bring you the State Fair of Texas comes a summer of activities just for kids. The new Fair Park attraction, open May 3– mid-August, will be packed with midway games, rides, fair food and other amusements for little ones.

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Offering the flexibility often required when touring with kids, the arboretum has a downloadable Kids’ Discovery Guide that will take you through the gardens at your own pace while using clues to hunt for bronze statues.

Baseball Games 3Texas Rangers

Baseball fans 13 and under can sign up to be Jr. Rangers, which for $20 gets you a bunch of Rangers gear and stickers, vouchers for select free games and front-of-the-line access to run the bases every Sunday afternoon.

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4Free Things

Get the most from Dallas without breaking the bank. Check out VisitDallas.com/things-to-do/ free-things-to-do/ for ideas like art walks and free museums, historic sites and nature spaces perfect for running off vacation energy.

5Dallas Zoo

It’s never hard to get a kid excited about going to the zoo, but scheduling a visit around the zoo’s Keeper Encounters adds a new level of fun. More than 20 options get you Q&A time with the keepers of your kid’s favorite critters.

6Dallas World Aquarium

Stroll through exhibits home to frisky river otters, cheeky monkeys, neon-hued toucans, slithering crocs and … oh yeah … hundreds of fish! Just try getting your child out of here in less than two hours. Luckily, the on-site Cafe Maya has a kid’s menu, so you won’t have to leave before they’re ready.

7Dallas Museum of Art

DMA has tons of ways to make art accessible for younger ones, from sketching sessions in the galleries, art-making activities, games and even bedtime stories as part of the Late Nights program. Check the schedule at dm-art.org to see what’s on during your visit.

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Explore exhibits where you can launch ping-pong balls with brain signals, ogle a terrarium filled with frogs and geckos and dig for dinos. There’s even a special area for babies and toddlers. (Note: Buying tickets online in advance for this popular new museum is a must.)

9Klyde Warren Park

This new urban green space has its own designated Children’s Park, where storytime, playgrounds, caterpillar fountains, theater performances, summer movies and much more compete for kids’ attention.

10Skate Parks

For older kids who don’t find storytime enthralling, check out one of Dallas’ skate parks. The Lakeland Hills Skate Park is just six miles from downtown, and a handful of others can be found outside of town in Plano, Grand Prairie, Allen and Irving.

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Room for Dallas caters to all trips and travelers. What brings you to Dallas? Is it a family weekend of fun or is business

If you’re ... traveling with the kiddos

If you’re ... on a girls’ getaway

Then you’ll love ... Hotel Palomar

Then you’ll love ... Hotel ZaZa

A cursory glance at this upscale hotel may make you think twice about letting Junior tag along, but don’t worry. He’ll be right at home. For the littlest travelers, this Kimpton property has cribs, high chairs and child safety kits. Older kids will appreciate the flat-screen TVs with Nintendo and a chance to have their very own companion goldfish to keep during your stay. Don’t forget about the kid-friendly dining and heated pool.

Ladies: This is the place to let your hair down, not for quiet evenings in your room. At ZaZa, it’s all about the scene, from the elaborate décor in the themed concept suites to the happening nightlife at the poolside lounge, complete with a DJ and a 21-and-up restriction after 10 pm. Be sure to make reservations for their restaurant, Dragonfly. And after a night of dancing with your gals, book The Morning After Scrub and Wrap treatment at the ZaSpa.

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ONE and all calling? Are you in need of a girls’ getaway or seeking some romance with your significant other? Whatever the reason, rest assured: Dallas has a room for every trip and traveler.

If you’re ... doing business in Dallas

If you’re ... spending a weekend away

Then you’ll love ... Omni Dallas Hotel

Then you’ll love ... Hôtel St. Germain

Business travelers often choose Omni for its sky bridge to the Dallas Convention Center. How’s that for convenience? The hotel itself offers 110,000 square feet of meeting space and 1,000 guest rooms. With four dining options (one seasonal) and a gourmet coffee shop, you can get your business done without ever stepping foot outside of the hotel. But if you want to, downtown attractions are nearby.

This former private residence and Relais & Chateaux property offers an intimate escape. Turn-of-thecentury antiques and canopy beds decorate the seven luxury suites, which also boast cozy fireplaces and soaking or Jacuzzi tubs. To ratchet up the romance, reserve a table at the restaurant where you’ll find candlelit tables, Limoges china and cut crystal glasses.

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Top Bunks: Travel + Leisure names five Dallas hotels to its 500 World’s Best Hotels list for 2013 The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas Why they’re worthy: Convenient Uptown location; Fearing’s, an award-winning restaurant on-site; Frette linens; outdoor heated pool; 12,000-square-foot spa with VIP couple’s suites and dry cedar saunas; chauffeured Bentley house car available to guests; Saturday afternoon tea.

Check out this perk: Each evening at 6pm in the lobby, the hotel’s own Guacamologist creates a daily guacamole from local market produce. Guests enjoy the chips and dip while also sampling complimentary mini margaritas.

Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas Why they’re worthy: Sits on 400 acres in the Texas hills; two restaurants and three lounges; four pools, including a family pool with a beach for building sandcastles; bedtime milk and cookies for the kids; championship golf; each room has a balcony or patio; European-style spa.

Check out this perk: The fitness facilities are beyond compare: indoor and outdoor tennis facilities, half-court basketball, squash courts, daily fitness classes, personal training, jogging tracks and more.

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Rosewood Crescent Hotel Why they’re worthy: Walking distance to The Dallas Arts District; exquisite lobby with marble floors and limestone walls; Nobu restaurant; courtyard-view rooms; 400-thread-count linens; nightly turndown service; fitness center; spa with more than 70 treatments.

Check out this perk: Families can take advantage of Rose Buds for Children, a program that offers baby monitors, in-room baby-proofing service and babysitting. They even have full-size cribs, changing tables, baby bath tubs and bottle warmers, eliminating the need to pack it all for your trip.

The Joule Why they’re worthy: Renovated 1920s Neo-Gothic building; Charlie Palmer restaurant; rooms designed by Adam D. Tihany include custom furniture, full martini stations and rainforest showerheads; stellar art collection includes works by Andy Warhol and John Holt Smith; steps away from the flagship Neiman Marcus; complimentary car service.

Check out this perk: Take a dip in the cantilevered rooftop pool, which extends eight feet beyond the building’s edge. Sip cocktails poolside, enjoy a menu created by Charlie Palmer and look for a pool attendant when you need a cool lavender mist.

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek Why they’re worthy: Former estate of a cotton baron; hand-carved fireplaces, marble floors and stained-glass windows; spacious rooms, some with French doors that open to a step-out balcony or private patio with a garden seating; Terrace Suites with more than 1,000 square feet of outdoor living space.

Check out this perk: Enjoy the cuisine of Michelin-star chef Bruno Davaillon at the Mansion Restaurant, considered one of Dallas’ top fine dining establishments. Photo Credits (top to bottom): ©Rosewood Crescent; ©The Joule; ©Don Riddle Images

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Family Fun Takes Front Row in Dallas New this summer, the Dallas Arboretum, Dallas Zoo, Perot Museum, State Fair of Texas and the Dallas CVB have teamed up to bring new family-focused attractions to Dallas.

No other city in the United States offers this many NEW family focused activities! Don’t miss these family fun hot spots:

Perot Museum

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The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is said to be a “world of wonder” by The Dallas Morning News. Passing the test of school children inspiring curiosity in all ages and boasting as a living science lesson, this new museum amazes visitors through hands-on learning experiences.

Situated on eight beautiful acres overlooking White Rock Lake, the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden will help children and their families appreciate nature with treetop walks, wetlands and areas focusing on making energy from wind, water and solar power. Enjoy 150 exhibits, 15 outdoor learning galleries and an indoor discovery center boasting the latest technology.

Dallas Zoo The Dallas Zoo’s new Giants of the Savanna exhibit along with the existing Wilds of Africa section is one of the nation’s finest African wildlife exhibits. Dallas Zoo is now the only zoo in North America where you can see elephants mix with other species, just as you would on the African grasslands.

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State Fair of Texas

Summer Adventures in Fair Park will provide a brand new, one-stop amusement park destination, featuring the 500-foot Top o’ Texas Tower ride. Entertainment is affordable and offers something for all ages. Rides, tasty fair food, shows, water features and education are all a part of the Summer Adventures experience. Photo Credits (top to bottom): ©Jason Janik; ©Kevin Brown; ©Kevin Brown

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Dallas Shopping Makes Headlines Shopping in Dallas means friendly encounters with trendy, historic, high-end and eclectic retailers. Bonus: Our year-round mild weather allows for leisurely outdoor shopping strolls any time of year. NorthPark Center: Art and Shopping in Harmony Just five miles north of Downtown Dallas, NorthPark Center is known for its prestigious collection of more than 235 stores and luxury boutiques that include Gucci, Bvlgari, Valentino, Cartier and Louis Vuitton. The amazing couture isn’t the only thing turning heads. NorthPark Center’s world-class art collection features acclaimed 20th century works sprinkled throughout the grounds and the 1.4-acre CenterPark Garden. Artwork by Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, Barry Flanagan and Beverly Pepper, among others, adds to the ambiance. Award-winning architecture, a long list of events and first-class amenities – such as valet service and luxury car washes – round out the experience. It’s no surprise NorthPark was named as one of the “7 Retail Wonders of the Modern World” by Shopping Centers Today.

Tax-Free Shopping Attention international travelers! Two of Dallas’ most popular shopping destinations – NorthPark Center and Galleria Dallas – now offer tax-free shopping. International shoppers can receive refunds on Texas sales tax at TaxFree Shopping, Ltd., located within NorthPark Center’s management office and at Galleria Dallas’ TaxFree Shopping Booth on Level 3. Visit TaxFreeTexas.com for more information and the latest list of participating stores.

Belk Arrives at Galleria Dallas Galleria Dallas’ new anchor store Belk is set to open in spring 2014, bringing three levels of modern, Southern style to the world-class shopping destination. The family-owned and operated department store has 301 stores in 16 Southern states, and stocks higher-end brands such as Ugg, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren, Lilly Pulitzer, Free People and Eileen Fisher. USA Today calls Galleria Dallas “One of the top 10 places to spend it all.” The international collection of shops is the only North Texas home of Thomas Pink, TOUS, BCBGeneration, Tourneau, Brahmin, Sony, ZARA, Karen Millen, Club Monaco and American Girl and offers exclusive dining options and a year-round ice skating rink.

West Village Transforms Historic Dallas into Boutique Heaven Known as Uptown’s Downtown, West Village is one of Dallas’ top landmark destinations. Dallas natives put down roots in this original beloved neighborhood, and today the walkable West Village shopping and dining district boasts an impressive mix of nationally known retail shops and boutiques along with 19 restaurants serving up local, chef-driven dishes. The revitalized West Village is the perfect place for a new culinary adventure, al fresco coffee with a friend, taking in a movie at the Magnolia Theatre or browsing the latest fashions. Photo Credits (top to bottom): ©Jeff Stephens; ©Jeff Stephens; ©Miles/Denise Chambers

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getting around dallas-style Driving:

When planning your trip to Dallas, be sure to make VisitDallas.com your first stop for maps, driving directions, public transportation information and even trip reservations, all in one place.

In Dallas, you may hear numbered freeways referred to in local lingo. Here’s a cheat sheet: Woodall Rodgers Freeway

Directly north of Downtown; connects I-35E with U.S. Hwy. 75 and I-45

LBJ (I-635)

Begins at the north entrance of DFW Airport and circles the city from the north, east and south

North Central Expressway

U.S. Hwy. 75 from I-35E to I-635 north of Downtown

DART: The largest light rail system in the country, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) boasts 48 miles of light rail, 120 bus routes and the new Green Line to Fair Park. DART will complete the final stages of its expansion project connecting downtown Dallas to

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DFW International Airport (Terminal A) via the Orange Line in 2014.

Popular shopping and entertainment destinations near DART Rail stations in Dallas include: NorthPark Center and Upper Greenville Avenue (Park Lane Station), West Village (Cityplace/ Uptown Station), Mockingbird Station (Mockingbird Station), the Dallas Museum of Art (St. Paul Station), American Airlines Center (Victory Station), the entertaining West End Historic District (West End Station), Fair Park (Fair Park Station and MLK, Jr. Station), the Dallas Convention Center (Convention Center Station) and the Dallas Zoo (Dallas Zoo Station). It’s a breeze to get around Dallas with public transportation. Visit dart.org for routes and schedules.

M-Line Streetcar: Also called the McKinney Avenue Trolley, the free, nostalgic cars of the M-Line connect Uptown with the Arts District and run every 15 minutes during peak hours and every 20 minutes during off-peak hours. Visit mata.org for more information.

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Dallas Developments Big Things Happen Here

Changes are on the horizon. Keep an eye out for these Dallas makeovers happening in coming years.

McKinney Avenue Trolley Extension The McKinney Avenue Trolley will complete the extension of the trolley line from McKinney Avenue southeast on Olive Street to connect with DART light rail between the Pearl Street and St. Paul Stations. In late 2013, construction will begin on an Arts District loop which will connect the existing St. Paul line with the new Olive Street extension (to be completed in 2014) and will provide service to Klyde Warren Park.

Dallas Love Field Evolution Dallas’ beloved Love Field airport is the recipient of a much needed – and even more welcome – $1 billion major renovation, which recently rounded the corner on two of its four years of scheduled construction to consolidate the airport’s original three concourses into a central hub for all of its airlines. Most notably, recent years

have seen some of the Love Field Modernization Program’s (LFMP) most significant milestones – the January 2012 opening of the new security checkpoint along with the first half of the new lobby, and the new Ticketing /Check-In, which opened November 2012. Together, these major milestones now allow Love Field to service travelers with more efficiency and elegance than ever before (thanks to the LFMP’s Art Program, through which art from renowned local artists has already begun adorning the halls of completed portions of the airport). And in April 2013, the airport officially opened 12 of its 20 new gates. The project is slated for completion in 2014.

Katy Trail Expansion The popular hike and bike path Katy Trail will be extended 4.3 miles from its current north terminus at McKinney Avenue/ McCommas Boulevard to the

DART White Rock Station through three phases, with an estimated completion in mid-2014. Once completed, the 7.8 miles of the Katy Trail will link the American Airlines Center, West Village, Knox-Henderson, Mockingbird Station and White Rock Lake offering users a true urban trail experience.

Dallas Midtown Beck Ventures is giving back to the community by leading the redevelopment of North Dallas with the transformation of Valley View Center into Dallas Midtown. Upon completion in 2015, Dallas Midtown will be an urban oasis with mixed-use retail, international recognized hotels, high-rise office buildings, and family and luxury residential towers and will feature a mix of locally owned retailers and nationally recognized brands including AMC Theatres, Sears, JC Penney and more! For more info, check out VisitDallas.com. Photo Credits (top to bottom, left to right): ©Dallas CVB; ©Miles/ Denise Chambers; ©Katy Trail

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3805 Beltline Rd. Addison, TX 75001 (972) 620-0021 300dallas.com 300 Dallas opened its doors in 2006 with the goal of being more than just your average bowling alley. This 42-lane facility more than accomplished that goal by incorporating the atmosphere of a trendy bar and grill with upscale décor into a bowling alley. The facility features 23 large flat screen televisions, 6 professional sized billiard tables, leather couches, animated scoring displays at each lane, a full-service bar, a chef-inspired menu and wait staff at the lanes.

Adrenaline AdventuresZero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park 11131 Malibu Dr. Dallas, TX 75229 (972) 484-8359 gojump.com Zero Gravity Dallas is the world’s only “Thrill Amusement Park” featuring 5 different extreme thrill rides. We offer the Bungee Jump, Nothin’ But Net, Texas Blastoff, Skycoaster and the Skyscraper.

Adventure Landing

17717 Coit Rd. Dallas, TX 75252 (972) 248-4653 adventurelanding.com Family Fun, Miniature Golf, Go Karts, Laser Tag, Bumper Boats, Batting Cages and Video Arcade. Birthday party planning and coordination with group rates available.

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Amazing Jake’s Food & Fun!

831 N. Central Exwy. Plano, TX 75075 (972) 509-5253 amazingjakesplano.com More than 95,000 square feet of indoor food and entertainment for the entire family. With a 60-foot buffet, go-carts, rock climbing, laser tag, miniature golf and more, Amazing Jake’s Food and Fun is the perfect place for your next party or event.

The Fatal End in the West End

603 Munger Ave. Dallas, TX 75202 (214) 736-3162 dallashaunt.com Indoor haunted house attraction, retail and guided ghost tours in the West End.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center DFW

Grapevine Mills Mall 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway Grapevine, TX 76051 (972) 539-9386 legolanddiscoverycenter.com LEGOLAND Discovery Center DFW is an indoor children’s attraction. LEGOLAND Discovery Center has three rides, a 4D cinema as well as a café and LEGO shop. LEGOLAND is the perfect place to bring your children.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

2021 Stemmons Frwy. Dallas, TX 75207 (214) 761-1801 medievaltimes.com Feast on a fabulous banquet in our European-style castle while watching an all-new, multimillion-dollar production. See Andalusian stallions dance and a falcon soar and witness brave knights in jousting matches and games of skill.

Six Flags Over Texas

2201 Road To Six Flags Arlington, TX 76011 (817) 530-6000 sixflags.com For more than 50 years, Six Flags Over Texas has been providing family fun with more than 100 thrilling rides and attractions, including mega-coasters like Titan and the all NEW Texas Giant. Enjoy a variety of family-friendly shows and attractions, plus fun-filled themed areas like Looney Tunes USA for the kids.

SpeedZone

11130 Malibu Dr. Dallas, TX 75229 (972) 247-7223 speedzone.com SpeedZone features four unique race attractions including the 300 horsepower Top Eliminator Dragster, the New Thunder Road Family track and the exciting Slick and Turbo go-kart tracks. SpeedZone recently added the six story high Fire Ball! Looping Coaster, taking daring riders on 6 head over heel inversions.

State Fair of Texas

3921 Martin Luther King Blvd. Dallas, TX 75210 (214) 565-9931 bigtex.com The State Fair of Texas runs for 24 days. The State Fair of Texas has more than 70 rides-- including the 212-foot Texas Star Ferris Wheel and a parade through the park every night.

AQUARIUMS The Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park

1462 First Ave. Dallas, TX 75210 (214) 670-8443 Electric eels, moon jellyfish, endangered green sea turtles and a giant alligator snapping turtle are just a few of the 5,000 aquatic animals featured from around the world. The Amazon Flooded Forest exhibit showcases fish of the Amazon River. Scheduled shark and other fish feedings.

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ATTRACTIONS Dallas World Aquarium

1801 N. Griffin Dallas, TX 75202 (214) 720-2224 dwazoo.com The adventure at The Dallas World Aquarium begins at the top of the rainforest exhibit, where exotic birds, such as Cocks-of-the-rock and many species of toucans, can be seen. Lounging around are Two-toed and Three-toed sloths. Endangered animals, such as Orinoco crocodiles, Giant river otters, Antillean manatees and several species of monkeys are part of the many conservation projects.

SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium

3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy. Grapevine, TX 76051 (972) 539-9386 sealifeus.com SEA LIFE is a two-story, 45,000-square-foot aquarium. This one-of-a-kind experience will get you face-to-face with amazing under water creatures like sharks, sea stars, jellyfish and thousands of colorful fish!

MUSEUMS/GALLERIES African American Museum 3536 Grand Ave. (in Fair Park) P.O. Box 150153 Dallas, TX 75315-0153 (214) 565-9026 Housed in four vaulted galleries, this museum explores the African-American experience through exhibits and displays. Closed Mondays.

American Airlines C. R. Smith Museum

4601 Texas Hwy. 360 Fort Worth, TX 76155 (817) 967-1560 crsmithmuseum.org Experience the history of commercial aviation. This exciting establishment acquaints visitors with American Airlines, from its humble beginnings through five eras of flight. Activities include interactive displays, video presentations, hands-on-exhibits, a 2-seat flight simulator, an IWERKS movie “ Spirit of America,” and many other educational flight related activities.

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Crow Collection of Asian Art

2010 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 979-6440 crowcollection.org The Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art contains more than 700 scrolls, paintings, objects of metal and stone, and large architectural pieces from China, Japan, India, and Southeast Asia. Over 300 works are on display in the galleries including precious jade ornaments from China, delicate Japanese scrolls and a rarely seen 28-foot by 12foot sandstone facade of an 18th century Indian residence. Open: Tues.-Sun, 10am - 5pm and Thurs. until 9pm. Admission is free.

Dallas Arts District

2200 Ross Ave. Ste. 4600E Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 744-1270 thedallasartsdistrict.org The Dallas Arts District is the largest arts district in the nation, spanning 68 acres and 19 contiguous blocks. The district is comprised of museums, performance halls, corporate offices, residences, restaurants, churches and even a school. Our 90-minute architecture walking tour is led by a trained tour guide and will examine buildings from the 1890’s to the present day. You will explore the architectural detail of the district as well as the institutions, individuals and visionaries who are a part of this fascinating story. Tours are held on the first and third Saturdays of each month, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the ceremonial entrance to the free Dallas Museum of Art (Flora and Harwood). The tour is held rain or shine.

Dallas Firefighters Museum

3801 Parry Ave. Dallas, TX 75226 (214) 821-1500 dallasfiremuseum.com History. Honor. Education. The Dallas Firefighters Museum preserves the history of the Dallas Fire Department and teaches fundamental safety lessons.

Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance

211 N. Record St., Ste. 100 Dallas, TX 75202 (214) 741-7500 dallasholocaustmuseum.org The Dallas Holocaust Museum/ Center for Education and Tolerance is located in the Historic West End at the corner of Record and Pacific at the DART rail line. The Dallas Holocaust Museum is not recommended for children below the 6th grade level. Parental discretion is advised.

Dallas Museum of Art

1717 N. Harwood St. Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 922-1200 dallasmuseumofart.org The Dallas Museum of Art’s collection includes American masterpieces by Church, O’Keeffe and Wyeth, contemporary art by Pollock, Rothko, Warhol and Lichenstein, European and impressionist art by Renoir, Van Gogh, Cezanne, and Monet, and art of the Americas, Africa Asia and the Pacific. Special temporary exhibits are on display throughout the year. General admission is free.

Frontiers of Flight Museum

6911 Lemmon Ave. Dallas, TX 75209 (214) 350-3600 flightmuseum.com From the Kitty Hawk to the Moon Walk, relive the History of Aviation amidst one of the world’s finest collections of artifacts, scale models, photographs and other exciting memorabilia. Over 100,000 square feet of exhibit space, including 25 aircraft, 20 interactive displays, educational workshops, and regular presentations from space shuttle astronauts and NASA officials.

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ATTRACTIONS George W. Bush Foundation

2943 SMU Blvd. Dallas, TX 75205 (214) 200-4303 buschcenter.org The George W. Bush Presidential Center is a state-of-the art facility in a prominent 23 acre site on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas funded by the George W. Bush Foundation. In addition to the permanent exhibit, the building also features a temporary exhibit gallery, and auditorium, a Presidential records research center, and multiple classrooms.

Heritage Farmstead

1900 W. 15th St. Plano, TX 75075 (972) 424-7874 HeritageFarmstead.org The Heritage Farmstead Museum offers a four acre complex with row crops, gardens, a windmill, and a handsome 1891 Victorian farmhouse with 12 original outbuildings. The museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Ice House Cultural Center

1004 W. Page St. Dallas, TX 75208 (214) 670-7524 dallasculture.org The Ice House Cultural Center provides a Latino-focused venue to promote the arts and cultural events which reflect the diversity of Oak Cliff and vicinity.

International Museum of Cultures

7500 Camp Wisdom Rd. Dallas, TX 75236 (972) 708-7406 internationalmuseumofcultural.org Through exhibits and events, the IMC celebrates contemporary peoples of diverse culture to promote greater understanding of cultural differences at home and abroad.

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Irving Arts Center

3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. Irving, TX 75062 (972) 252-7558 irvingartscenter.com The Irving Arts Center houses two state-of-the art theaters, four art galleries, and an outdoor sculpture garden on a six acre site. More than 300 theatrical, family, symphonic and chorale performances are held annually.

Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!

601 E. Palace Pkwy. Grand Prairie, TX 75050 (972) 263-2391 palaceofwax.com Located at I-30 and Beltline Road, 15 min. west of downtown Dallas. The Palace of Wax features movie stars and historical figures in lifelike detail. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! offers eye-popping collections from around the world. Group rates available. Open daily.

Meadows Museum

5900 Bishop Blvd., SMU Dallas, TX 75275 (214) 768-2516 meadowsmuseumdallas.org The Meadows Museum features a permanent collection of 15th - 20th-century art from Spain, as well as special exhibitions and a sculpture garden.

Museum of the American Railroad P.O. Box 153259 Dallas, TX 75315-3259 (214) 428-0101 Relive the golden age of the passenger train at this excellent outdoor exhibit. Features the world’s largest diesel electric locomotive.

Mustangs of Las Colinas

5205 N. O’Connor Blvd., Ste. #155 Irving, TX 75039 (972) 869-9047 Nine larger-than-life bronze mustangs splash their way across a stream cut through a stone-andgranite plaza to form the world’s largest equestrian sculpture.

Nasher Sculpture Center

2001 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 242-5150 nashersculpturecenter.org Home to one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculptures in the world. The Center, which was designed by Prizker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, is located on a 2-acre in the heart of the Dallas Arts District.

National Scouting Museum

1329 W. Walnut Hill Lane Irving, TX 75038 (972) 580-2100 nationalscoutingmuseum.org Enjoy family fun at the National Scouting Museum, the official museum of the Boy Scouts of America. View the Norman Rockwell Art Gallery, and experience Scouting’s 100+ year history through artifacts and interactive exhibits!

Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture 100 S. Houston Dallas, TX 75202 (214) 745-1100 oldred.org Located in the 1892 Dallas County Courthouse, the museum tells the story of Dallas County from prehistoric times through J.R. Ewing and beyond. Featuring historic artifacts, photographs, one of the only hands on history galleries in the U.S.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

2201 N. Field St. Dallas, TX 75202 (214) 428-5555 perotmuseum.org Offers dynamic experiences to stimulate curiosity in visitors of all ages. With 180,000 square feet of space, standing 170 feet tall (equivalent to an average 14-story building) the revolutionary Perot Museum extends beyond the typical “museum” perception offering provocative illustrations of engineering, technology and conservation. Five floors house 11 permanent exhibit halls containing state-of-the-art video and 3-D computer animation with thrilling, life-like simulations where visitors can exercise their brains through hands-on activities, interactive kiosks and educational games.

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Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

411 Elm St. Dallas, TX 75202 (214) 747-6660 jfk.org The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is located in the former Texas School Book Depository where significant evidence of a sniper was found following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The Museum presents the social and political landscape of the early 1960s, chronicles President Kennedy’s assassination and its aftermath, and reflects upon his lasting impact on our country and world. Open 7 days a week 10a.m.-6p.m. Tuesday-Sunday and Noon-6p.m. Monday. Admission includes audio guide, available in several languages. The Museum Store + Café, located at 501 Elm Street, is open to the public daily, 9:30a.m.-6p.m.

South Dallas Cultural Center 2618 Warren Ave. Dallas, TX 75210 (214) 939-2787 Owned and operated by the city of Dallas, the South Dallas Cultural Center was built in 1986 as an arts center with an African American focus.

Thanks-Giving Square

1627 Pacific @ Ervay Dallas, TX 75313 (214) 969-1977 thanksgiving.org Designed by Philip Johnson, Thanks-Giving Square promotes the spirit and value of giving thanks in our community, nation and the world. The Square includes a park, chapel and museum, featuring a bell tower, courtyard and a spiral chapel with a world-renowned stained glass window.

NIGHTLIFE Dave and Buster’s

9450 N. Central Expwy. Dallas, TX 75231 (972) 834-4425 daveandbusters.com Dave and Buster’s is an American restaurant and entertainment business that delivers an unparalleled guest experience through the best combination of food, drinks, and games in an ideal environment for celebrating all out fun.

Double Wide

3510 Commerce St. Dallas, TX 75226 (214) 887-6510 double-wide.com One of Dallas premiere Texas-themed watering holes and favorite little ol’ trailer park, serving up the coldest beer, stiffest drinks and the best live music this side of the Trinity, close to downtown!

Gilley’s Dallas

1135 S. Lamar Dallas, TX 75215 (888) GIL-LEYS gilleysdallas.com All things Texas is exactly what Gilley’s creates with the mechanical bull, armadillo racing, dance instructors, live entertainment and much more.

House of Blues Dallas

2200 N. Lamar St. Dallas, TX 75202 (214) 978-2583 hob.com/venues/clubvenues/dallas/ Crossroads at House of Blues brings you everything! We offer live music and southern inspired cuisine amidst an eclectic décor of folk art. House of Blues is an amazing experience for 2 -2,500 people. The cuisine is created by one of the hottest chefs in America, Aarón Sanchez. Crossroads at House of Blues is truly the place where food, music and art intersect.

Plush

1400 Main St. Dallas, TX 75202 plushdallas.com With a state-of-the-art Funktion One Sound System, two story media wall and all the hottest people in DFW, Plush will entertain you. Enjoy the nightlife of Vegas in Dallas.

Q Bar

15201 Dallas Pkwy. Addison, TX 75001 (972) 386-6000 intercontinental.com Spacious lobby bar serving a wide variety of beverages, as well as hot and cold snacks. Perfect for drinks and aperitifs, one on one meetings, or just to relax at the end of the work day.

Spread Eagle Saloon

1608 Elm St. Dallas, TX 75201 thespreadeaglesaloon.com Laid back restaurant and bar featuring live music, pool, darts and shuffleboard. More than 40 varieties of beer are served cold alongside a full cocktail menu and bar food that is far from standard.

PARKS /GARDENS/ LAKES Dallas Arboretum

8525 Garland Rd. Dallas, TX 75218 (214) 515-6500 dallasarboretum.org Just minutes from downtown on the shore of White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum features 66 acres with 11 lush display gardens that offer seasonal color all year long. Home of Dallas Blooms Spring, the Southwest’s largest outdoor floral festival, the Arboretum provides a tranquil oasis where visitors are surrounded by the beauty of all four seasons.

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ATTRACTIONS Dallas Zoo

650 S. R. L. Thornton Freeway Dallas, TX 75203 (214) 670-5656 dallaszoo.com The world-class Dallas Zoo covers 106 acres and features many rare and endangered species. Don’t miss the award-winning Giants of the Savanna. The 11-acre multi-species habitat is home to elephants, giraffes, lions, cheetahs, and more.

Fair Park Dallas

1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd. Dallas, TX 75210 (214) 670-8400 fairpark.org Fair Park is Dallas’ largest cultural center, and an historical treasure of national importance. Established in 1880, Fair Park is owned and operated by the City of Dallas and has nearly 300 acres of museums, exhibit facilities, and park areas; alone, it rivals many cities in its diverse selection of meeting venues.

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

2299 County Rd. 2008 Glen Rose, TX 76043 (254) 897-2960 fossilrim.org Fossil Rim is an 1,800-acre world-class conservation, research and education center where endangered species are protected and up to 1,000 exotic animals can be viewed from your car window. Located 1 1/2 hours from Dallas on US 67.

Klyde Warren Park

2012 Woodall Rogers Freeway Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 716-4500 theparkdallas.org Klyde Warren Park, which opened on Oct. 27, 2012, is Dallas’ open air community center offering green space, beautiful amenities, varied and engaging programs and terrific events all for free and in the heart of our city.

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Lee Park & Turtle Creek

Turtle Creek Blvd at Lemmon Ave. Dallas, TX 75219 (214) 521-2003 This beautifully landscaped park stretches for several miles along a scenic creek, and includes a statue of Robert E. Lee and a replica of his home.

Pegasus Plaza

Main at Akard streets, Downtown Dallas, TX 75201 The Pegasus has long been recognized as the symbol of Dallas and her indomitable spirit. Located in the heart of downtown in Dallas City Center, Pegasus Plaza at City Center features a hot spring fountain and is frequently the site of special events.

Pioneer Cemetery

1300 Young St. Dallas, TX 75202 Dating back to 1852, the grave markers of Pioneer Cemetery tell the story of Dallas County’s early prominent pioneers including Civil War veterans.

Pioneer Plaza

Corner of Griffin and Young Street, Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 953-1184 texastreefoundation.org The Plaza commemorates Dallas’ beginnings by celebrating the trails that brought settlers to Dallas. The site features native plants and trees and a flowing stream in a natural setting and a re-creation of a cattle drive in bronze with longhorn steers being driven by three cowboys on horses. Pioneer Plaza represents the largest public open space in the central business district.

White Rock Lake and Greenbelt Park

830 E. Lawther Dallas, TX 75218 (214) 670-8281 Minutes from downtown to the east, White Rock Lake features a scenic park with 9 miles of running, biking, and walking trails as well as excellent fishing, sailing and various picnic and leisure activities.

SIGHTSEEING/TOURS Big D Fun Tours

411 Elm St. Dallas, TX 75202 (214) 400-9020 bigdfuntours.com Go back in time to November 22, 1963. Experience the JFK assassination as if you were there. Ride in the comfort of our climate controlled trolley and travel the motorcade route and the timeline of Lee Harvey Oswald. Was it as simple as a lone gunman?...or something more?

Cotton Bowl

Fair Park 300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd. Dallas, TX 75210 (214) 939-2222 cottonbowlstadium.com Home of the annual New Year’s Heart of Dallas Bowl football game, Dallas’ famed Cotton Bowl has been host to SMU football, the Dallas Cowboys, the annual University of Texas/Oklahoma University football game, six soccer games of the 1994 World Cup as well as thousands of sporting and entertainment events.

Dallas by Chocolate Taste Tours

5450 W. Lovers Lane Dallas, TX 75209 (972) 442-6963 dallasbychocolate.com Tour Dallas’ finest chocolate finds, learn about chocolate, landmarks. Other tours: pizza, BBQ, wine, beer, burgers, ethnic and farmers markets. Visit 3-4 venues by bus, taste samples, shop. Enjoy wine, water. Tours for 20 people or more. Also available are Bishop Arts Walking Food and Historical Tours.

Dallas City Hall

1500 Marilla Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 670-3011 dallasparks.org Designed by internationally renowned architect, I.M. Pei, this building is the hub of city government and services hosts numerous festivals and special events at its broad plaza.

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ATTRACTIONS Dallas County Historical Plaza

Market, Elm, Commerce and Houston Street Downtown Dallas, TX 75201 This plaza is marked by an open area, several historical monuments and a cluster of historical buildings including: The Old Red Courthouse, John Neely Bryan Cabin, Kennedy Memorial and a terrazzo map of Dallas County from the 1800s.

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Dallas Tourist Information Center

Old Red Courthouse 100 S. Houston St. Dallas, TX 75202 (214) 571-1301 The Tourist Information Center, located in the historic Old Red Courthouse at Main and Houston, is a high-tech resource for Dallas visitors. Internet Cafe’ for personal e-mail & Internet access, a video room and rows of brochure racks displaying the latest information on Dallas.

Foodie Tasting Tours

4825 Stranz Ln. Plano, TX 75093 (972) 382-7918 foodietastingtours.com We offer a taste of a lifetime at many leading restaurants on our tour program. We design tours for visitors as well as members of associations, local organizations, charities, conventions and corporate groups.

Freedman’s Cemetery Memorial

1010 S. Pearl St. Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 939-2808 dallasfarmersmarket.org One of the largest open-air markets in the country, the Dallas Farmers market was established in 1941 and is recognized nationally as a true farmer’s market where farmers sell their crops directly to the customers. Open 7 days a week from 7am to 6pm.

Dallas Wine Tours

100 S. Houston St. Dallas, TX 75202 (817) 259-9463 grapevinewinetours.com Dallas Wine Tours operates daily excursions to the city’s outstanding wineries and wine-themed establishments. Led by a professional tour guide, each three-hour adventure includes plentiful wine tastings and hors d’oeuvres at three locations.

2904 Floyd St. Dallas, TX 75205 (214) 670-3284 Located less than one mile north of Downtown Dallas is Freedman’s Cemetery, a pre-Civil War African-American burial ground in what was once the Freedman’s Town Area - a small Dallas community formed by Blacks freed from slavery in the mid-1860s.

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Heritage Tours, LLC

1515 S. Harwood St. Dallas, TX 75215 (214) 421-5141 dallasheritagevillage.org “The Village” rests on 13 lush acres and provides a revealing looking into how Dallas and North Texans lived from 1840 to 1910. Open for self and docent-led tours.

Dallas Segway Tours

1907 N. Lamar St. Dallas, TX 75202 (972) 821-9054 dallassegwaytours.com Experience the most unique and fun guided sightseeing tours of downtown Dallas imaginable. With several daily tours to choose from. Discover the sights and history of Dallas in a whole new way, riding a Segway.

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Food Tours of America

Dallas, TX (469) 248-6389 foodtoursofamerica.com Enjoy amazing food while soaking up Dallas history on our food tasting and cultural walking tours. Come hungry, because on our Uptown Dallas tours we serve up generous tasting plates in unique, casual local restaurants. We dine on authentic Tex-Mex, our own favorite neighborhood specialty dishes, and award winning desserts. For $2 off tickets, use Promo code: VDW2D

6320 LBJ Frwy. #129 Dallas, TX 75240 (214) 265-7782 heritagetoursllc.com A Dallas-based tour operator since 1992, we specialize in historical and cultural tours of the area. Tours are customized to the time, length and cost of the group. We serve individuals as well as groups of any size. Most popular themes are Dallas history and culture, the Arts Scene, and JFK Assassination sites. A+ Rating from the BBB.

John F. Kennedy Memorial

Main and Market Streets (Downtown) Dallas, TX 75201 Phillip Johnson, a Kennedy family friend, constructed this stark and simple memorial to the late president. Located in the Dallas County Historical Plaza, this site is visited by hundreds of thousands of people annually. Commemorations are conducted every November 22.

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Segway Nation

800 Jackson St. Dallas, TX 75202 (214) 983-6225 Segway Tours are the premier way to sightsee any city for visitors, locals, and group activities. Here in Dallas, Nation Tours offers 6 Segway tours of downtown, that are both informative and highly entertaining.

South Side

1401 S. Lamar Dallas, TX 75215 (214) 426-0771 southsideliving.info Live music concerts. Gallery exhibits. Theater performances. Exclusive resident events. Shopping. Dining. Everything you’re looking for is at your doorstep.

Southfork Ranch Event & Conference Center

3700 Hogge Rd. Parker, TX 75002 (972) 442-7800 southforkranch.com Explore the homestead of the Ewing Family from the long-running “Dallas” television show on a guided tram tour - other highlights include the “Dallas Legends” exhibit, Miss Ellie’s Deli, shopping, meeting and conference facilities and more.

Victory Park

3030 Olive St., Ste. 210 Dallas, TX 75219 (214) 416-9020 victorypark.com This 75-acre master-planned urban development is located in the heart of Dallas and includes distinctive dining, retail, class A office space, dramatic residences, W Hotel and entertainment venues.

Wildcatter Ranch & Resort

6062 Hwy. 16 South Graham, TX 76450 (940) 549-3500 wildcatterranch.com/index.html A 1,500-acre upscale Ranch Resort located two hours west of Dallas in North Texas Hill Country with guest cabins, steakhouse, spa services, horseback riding, skeet shooting and more. Great facilities for meetings, events and weddings.

SHOPPING Allen Premium Outlets

820 W. Stacy Rd., Ste. 163 Allen, TX 75013 (972) 678-7000 premiumoutlets.com/allen Find an exciting collection of 100 outlet stores from the world’s finest designers and name brands. Save 25% to 65% every day at Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Coach, Cole Haan, Guess, J.Crew, Kenneth Cole, Liz Claiborne, Michael Kors, Nautica, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Polo Ralph Lauren and many more.

Bishop Arts District

P.O. Box 3733 Dallas, TX 75208 bishopartsdistrict.com Come and see the historical district where Dallas originally started. Revitalized, the district offers a culinary experience with a wide variety of casual and upscale restaurants, unique shops and services. It’s one of Dallas’ best-kept secrets! Enjoy shopping, dining, listening to live music or relaxing with a vintage soft drink.

Bulgari

8687 N. Central Expwy., #614 Dallas, TX 75225 (214) 414-9666 bulgari.com Since 1884, Bulgari has been synonymous with bold Italian styling, innovative design and pure luxury. A forward-looking creative spirit which never ceases to draw inspiration from timeless beauty of Greek and Roman art.

Galleria Dallas

13350 Dallas Pkwy., Ste. 3080 Dallas, TX 75240 (972) 702-7100 galleriadallas.com Recognized by USA Today as “One of the top 10 places to spend it all,” Galleria Dallas is the most dynamic shopping environment in North Texas. An international collection of shops and boutiques sets the standard for world-class shopping in Dallas. Galleria Dallas is the only North Texas home of Thomas Pink, TOUS, BCBGeneration, Tourneau, Brahmin, Sony, ZARA, Karen Millen, Club Monaco and American Girl – plus favorites like Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Juicy Couture and Sephora.

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Grand Prairie Premium Outlets

2950 W. Interstate 20 Grand Prairie, TX 75052 (972) 602-8383 paragonoutlets.com The center offers more than 100 stores including Bloomingdale’s Outlet, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Coach, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, Gap Outlet, and Banana Republic Factory Store, at the Grand Prairie Premium Outlets. Opened in Aug. 2012 at the northeast corner of Interstate 20 and Texas 360.

Grapevine Mills

3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy. Grapevine, TX 76051 (972) 724-4910 grapevinemills.com With a dynamic mix of over 200 stores, restaurants and entertainment venues, Grapevine Mills brings great shopping and entertainment to North Texas. Join us on Facebook!

HEB/Central Market

5750 E. Lovers Lane Dallas, TX 75206 (214) 234-7000 centralmarket.com At Central Market extraordinary food is our passion, pleasure and promise–a food lovers marketplace abounding with artisan-baked breads, exotic teas, 600 cheese varieties, 700 vegetables, fruits, herbs, the largest selections of fresh meats and seafood.

LocalSugar

4415 Hollow Oak Dr. Dallas, TX 75287 (214) 728-2858 shoplocalsugar.com LocalSugar is a city guide comprised of locally owned shops, eateries, gathering places and gourmet food trucks. Our listings are hand picked. We sift through the treasures born and raised in the Metroplex, add a few imports, then follow the trends to offer an organized search to the sweetest spots in the city. Search by category or neighborhood.

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ATTRACTIONS Luke’s Locker

3607 Oak Lawn Ave. Dallas, TX 75219 (214) 528-1290 lukeslocker.com Specialty retail (athletic shoes, apparel and accessories) and fitness programs.

Macy’s

13375 Noel Rd. Dallas, TX 75240 (619) 645-3283 visitmacysusa.com Macy’s, America’s favorite department store known for affordable luxury, has two premier locations at the Galleria and NorthPark Center, as well as 13 other convenient locations throughout the Dallas Metroplex. A complimentary Visitor Welcome Packet offers visiting shoppers exclusive savings.

Neiman Marcus

1618 Main St. Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 741-6911 neimanmarcus.com The flagship Neiman Marcus in Downtown Dallas has set the standard for fashion and elegance since its grand opening in the early 1900’s.

NorthPark Center

8687 N. Central Expwy. Dallas, TX 75225 (214) 363-7441 northparkcenter.com NorthPark Center is the ultimate shopping, dining and entertainment experience in the Southwest. NorthPark Center offers the finest collection of more than 235 stores and luxury designer and trendsetting boutiques including, Gucci, Bvlgari, Valentino, Bottega Veneta, Versace, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Oscar de la Renta, and top-tier anchors – Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Dillard’s and AMC NorthPark 15.

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Pinto Ranch Fine Western Wear

NorthPark Center 8687 North Central Expwy. Dallas, TX 75225 (214) 217-6200 pintoranch.com Honoring the Western lifestyle tradition, Pinto Ranch offers authentic Western fashions, fine jewelry, sterling silver buckles, as well as the largest handmade boot inventory in the U.S.

The Shops at Park Lane

8080 Park Lane Dallas, TX 75231 (214) 365-0222 parklanedallas.com The Shops at Park Lane is a 33.5-acre mixed-use development located directly across from NorthPark Center in Dallas, Texas. In the equivalent of five city blocks, this project offers a unique urban experience and an unbeatable variety of shopping and dining options, enhanced by easy car and light rail access, ample parking and wide, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks.

TaxFree Shopping

14665 Midway Rd., Ste. 150 Addison, TX 75001 (214) 368-9067 TaxFreeTexas.com TaxFree Shopping, Ltd. offers exemplary services to international shoppers claiming sales tax refunds in the state of Texas. As the #1 Tax Refund Service Provider in Texas, TaxFree Shopping, Ltd. boasts 13 locations and over 4,500 participating retailers.

Ted Baker London

8687 N. Central Expressway Ste. 1432 Dallas, TX 75225 (214) 363-6690 Established in 1988, Ted Baker London is a global lifestyle brand offering menswear, women’s wear, accessories and everything in between. Renowned for high quality and an unswerving attention to detail.

Uptown Popcorn

201 Gold St., Ste. 200 Garland, TX 75042 (830) 377-1660 uptownpopcorn.com Uptown Popcorn offers over 50 flavors of gourmet popcorn as well as a large selection of specialty tins and gift boxes. Located inside NorthPark Center. Open 7 days/ week. Free popcorn samples!

West Village

3699 McKinney Ave. Dallas, TX 75204 (214) 443-9118 westvil.com Known as Uptown’s Downtown, West Village is Dallas’ most vibrant walkable shopping and dining district. This genuine in-town neighborhood boasts highly differentiated retail shops and a carefully curated collection of boutiques. Adding to this dynamic experience is a nationally significant lineup of 19 full-service restaurants and local, chef-driven concepts.

Wild Bill’s Western Store

311 N. Market St., Dallas, TX 75202, (214) 954-1050 wildbillswestern.com “For over 40 years” Wild Bill and his family invite you to enjoy a fun filled, “Texas Style” shopping experience for the whole family. Wild Bill’s Western Store offers everything from Texas Souvenirs to custom made one of a kind cowboy boots, hats and the best in Western wear.

Sports/auto racing Texas Motor Speedway

3545 Lone Star Circle, 6th Floor Fort Worth, TX 76177 texasmotorspeedway.com With speeds nearing 200 mph, Texas Motor Speedway is currently the fastest track on the NASCAR circuit. “The Great American Speedway!” as it has come to be known also has an estimated capacity of 191,122. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series, and Camping World Truck Series each run two races a year at the track in addition to an Indy Racing League IndyCar Series race. Recognized as one of the most modern speedways in the world, Texas Motor Speedway is full of action-packed events nearly every day of the year.

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ATTRACTIONS Sports/Baseball Texas Rangers Baseball

1000 Ballpark Way Arlington, TX 76011 (817) 273-5100 texasrangers.com The Texas Rangers play Major League Baseball from April through September at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The complex includes the Legends of the Game Baseball Museum, Children’s Learning Center and Dr. Pepper Youth Ballpark.

Sports/Basketball Dallas Mavericks

2909 Taylor St. Dallas, TX 75226 214-747-6287 nbamavericks.com The Mavs are bringing new energy and excitement to the Metroplex this year. Feel the excitement as NBA All-Star Dirk Nowitzski takes this team to the next level.

Sports/Football Cowboys Stadium

1 Legends Way Arlington, TX 76011 (817) 892-4000 stadium.dallascowboys.com The home of true Texas-sized hospitality. Come and experience an amazing venue, designed to exceed guests’ expectations, for groups up to 4,000 people. More than 22 flexible event locations provide the perfect setting specific to your event needs.

Sports/Hockey Dallas Stars Hockey Club

2601 Ave. of the Stars Frisco, TX 75034 (214) 387-5500 dallasstars.com Experience the coolest game on earth at the American Airlines Center! Stars hockey offers the best value in Dallas to entertain clients, reward employees or experience a fun family outing. Call 214-GO-STARS for more information!

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Sports/Horse Racing Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie

1000 Lone Star Pkwy. Grand Prairie, TX 75050 (972) 263-7223 lonestarpark.com World-class major league sports venue features live horse racing during the spring and fall. Television monitors inside an enclosed climate controlled grandstand and infield giant screen Jumbo Tron that assures unimpeded racing views.

Sports/Rodeo Mesquite Championship Rodeo at Resistol Arena 1818 Rodeo Dr. Mesquite, TX 75149 (972) 285-8777 mesquiterodeo.com The Rodeo Capital of Texas for the legendary Mesquite Rodeo located in the air-conditioned Mesquite Arena. Doors open at 6:30pm and rodeo starts at 7:30pm. We offer fun for the whole family with year-round events for all ages, concerts, Hispanic events, ArenaCross and of course, rodeos!

Sports/Soccer

Dallas Golf Courses Dallas is the perfect location for those looking to brush up on their golf swing or improve their handicap. With more than 200 courses of varied levels of play, the area has plenty to offer the golf enthusiast. Ample sunshine, gorgeous fairways and low green fees are just a few of the many reasons why Golf Digest ranked Dallas as the best golf city. For more information, check out visitdallas.com/ things-to-do/sports/ golf-courses-in-dallas. American Airlines Center

THEATER/ PERFORMANCE HALL

2500 Victory Ave. Dallas, TX 75219 (214) 222-3687 americanairlinescenter.com American Airlines Center is the premier sports and entertainment venue. Located on 12-acres, north of the historic West End, it is the most technologically advanced sports arena in the country. It is home of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team and the Dallas Stars hockey team.

Addison Conference Centre & Theatre Centre

Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico

FC Dallas – Major League Soccer

9200 World Cup Way, Ste. 202 Frisco, TX 75033 (800) 323-4625 fcdallas.com FC Dallas is a charter member of Major League Soccer and hosts 18 matches per year in Frisco, TX. March through October.

15650 Addison Rd. Addison, TX 75001 (972) 450-6201 actconline.com An award-winning facility that offers flexible event space that can accommodate a variety of functions. State-of-the-art A/V, conference planning assistance and free parking.

4422 Live Oak St. Dallas, TX 75204 (214) 828-0181 One of the Southwest’s leading Ballet Folklorico troupes. Dedicated to instilling pride and cultural awareness in Hispanic youth while educating the general public about this culture’s contribution to the community. Offering a variety of programs and performances designed to entertain and enlighten.

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AT&T Performing Arts Center

2403 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 954-9925 attpac.org The AT&T Performing Arts Center encompasses 10 acres within the downtown Dallas Arts District. The Center includes four unique venues: the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Annette Strauss Square and Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park, as well as Lexus Red and Silver underground parking areas.

Bath House Cultural Center

521 E. Lawther Dr. Dallas, TX 75218 (214) 670-8749 dallasculture.org/bathhouse culturecenter Built in 1930 and used as a bath house by several generations of White Rock Lake swimmers, the facility is home to art exhibits and theater performances.

Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Inc.

Dallas Convention Center Theater Complex 650 S Griffin St. Dallas, TX 75202 (214) 743-2443 The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Inc is a 27-year old Dallas based multi-disciplined cultural arts institution. The “cultural icon” of the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. TBAAL presents and produces programs in the literary, visual and performing arts.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre

2700 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 871-2376 The professional dancers that comprise the Dallas Black Dance Theatre have studied, trained and performed with some of the pre-eminent choreographers in the American dance world including Alvin Ailey, Martha Graham and Twyla Tharp. The contemporary modern dance company offers regular season performances in Dallas.

Dallas Chamber Orchestra

2215 Cedar Springs Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 321-1411 The Dallas Chamber Orchestra performs 17th and 18th-century music, European-style (without a conductor), in an intimate concert setting.

Dallas Children’s Theater

5938 Skillman Dallas, TX 75231 (214) 978-0110 dct.org Dallas Children’s Theater is a professional theater serving a youth and family audience and was named, “one of the top 5 theaters for children in the country” by Time Magazine.

Dallas Contemporary

161 Glass St. Dallas, TX 75207 (214) 821-2522 dallascontemporary.org Dallas Contemporary presents art in a forum that cultivates artists. Ignites and inspires the community through changing exhibitions and learning programs. The range of Dallas Contemporary’s programs serves DFW area.

The Dallas Opera

Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 443-1043 dallasopera.org Presents five international productions each season, with evening and matinee performances. Additionally, this outstanding company has led the way in introducing the opera experience to thousands of North Texas school children.

Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc.

P.O. Box 710336 Music Hall at Fair Park Dallas, TX 75371 (214) 421-5678 dallassummermusicals.org The best of Broadway musical theater for over 70 years. You can enjoy Broadway musicals and theater year round.

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Dallas Symphony Orchestra

2301 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 692-0203 dallassymphony.com The DSO is the largest performing arts organization in the Southwest, and recently named world-renowned conductor Jaap van Zweden as music director.

Dallas Theater Center

2400 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 522-8499 dallastheatercenter.org One of the leading regional theaters in the country, Dallas Theater Center (DTC) performs to an audience of more than 90,000 North Texas residents annually. DTC is a resident company of the AT&T Performing Arts Center and presents its mainstage season at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre.

Gexa Energy Pavilion

1818 First Ave. PO Box 150648 Dallas, TX 75315 (214) 421-1111 livenation.com Formerly Superpages.com Center and Smirnoff Music Centre. This outdoor performing arts theatre features a covered performance pavilion and 7,533 reserved seats. An additional 12,578 seats are available on the lawn.

Latino Cultural Center

2600 Live Oak Dallas, TX 75204 (214) 670-3320 dallasculture.org/latinoCulturalCenter.cfm The VISION of the Latino Cultural Center is to provide artists, cultural organizations and the Latino community with the facilities and opportunities to develop and celebrate the unique cultural talents and gifts. The Center presents opportunities for education and experience in quality visual, literary, media and traditional arts.

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ATTRACTIONS Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

2301 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 670-3600 meyersonsymphonycenter.com The I.M. Pei-designed Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center has been cited as one of the acoustically finest halls in America and features the Lay Family pipe organ. Home to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the 2,062-seat hall is also available for corporate meetings, trade shows and a variety of performance events.

Music Hall at Fair Park 909 First Ave. at Parry Dallas, TX 75210-9998 (214) 565-1116 dsmmanagementgroup.org Home to the Dallas Summer Musicals, The Dallas Opera, Broadway Contemporary Series, Ft. Worth/Dallas Ballet as well as numerous concerts and special events throughout the year.

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Pegasus Theatre

6333 E. Mockingbird Lane Ste. #147 Dallas, TX 75214 (214) 821-6005 Professional theater company specializing in original comedies; performances year-round.

Sammons Center for the Arts

3630 Harry Hines Blvd. Dallas, TX 75219 (214) 520-7789 samonsartcenteofartr.org To provide aspiring and emerging artists and organizations the resources and facilities needed to foster development, Sammons Center for the Arts was founded in 1981 as a multipurpose arts center. The Center features Sammon Jazz featuring local jazz artists and the Ethnic Arts and Culture Series.

Theatre Three, Inc.

2800 Routh St., #168 Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 871-3300 theatre3dallas.com Located in the Quadrangle shopping center, Theatre Three is a theatrical showcase for the best of local talent.

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DINING American/New American Al Biernat’s

4217 Oak Lawn Ave. Dallas, TX 75219 (214) 219-2201 albiernats.com Al Biernat’s is an upscale American restaurant specializing in steaks, seafood and jumbo lobster. Our Mediterranean decor presents a casual elegance in a relaxing atmosphere. If you’re a wine lover, the wine list offers over 430 selections from carefully selected award-winning vineyards.

Blue Fire Grill

4545 W. John Carpenter Freeway Irving, TX 75063 (972) 929-4500 westin.com/irving Allow Benton’s Chef’s to delight you with our American Regional Cuisine. For Breakfast we offer a bountiful buffet including all of your favorites! Our Theme Lunch Buffets feature Peel and Eat Shrimp, Homemade Salads, Carved Meats, Fresh Fish and much more. For Dinner try Benton’s Festival of Foods, a nightly themed buffet.

Bristol Bar & Grill

Crowne Plaza Dallas Market Center 7050 Stemmons Freeway Dallas, TX 75247 (214) 630-8500 crowneplaza.com/dal-market-cp The breakfast buffet includes traditional favorites. Lunch menu offers specialty salads and sandwiches. Dinner features an assortment of entrees.

Cafe Biarritz

7800 Alpha Rd. Dallas, TX 75240 (972) 233-7600 dal-crowne.crowneplaza.com This casual open-air dining room features an upscale breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet.

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The Colonnade

Fearing’s

Marriott City Center Dallas 650 North Pearl St. Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 979-9000 marriott.com/daldt Enjoy savory local dishes made simply with the freshest ingredients from local producers. This Dallas Restaurant offers comforting dining options with an intense focus on seasonality as well as hand made cocktails and local Texas beers. Cooper Guest Lodge Hotel Conference Center 12230 Preston Road Dallas, TX 75230 (972) 386-0306 dallas.com/cooper-guest-lodge/ The Colonnade offers a wide variety of meal choices including heart-healthy dishes from our very own Cooper Clinic Cookbook.

Courtyard Cafe

Courtyard by Marriott-Dallas Market Center 2150 Market Center Blvd. Dallas, TX 75207 (214) 653-1166 marriott.com/dalch The Courtyard Cafe is open for breakfast and dinner. Lounge open in the evening.

Crockett’s American Grill

5410 LBJ Freeway Dallas, TX 75240 (972) 701-5160 dallaslincolncentre.hilton.com You are invited to relax and unwind in our newly redesigned Crockett’s restaurant and bar. Come experience our signature restaurant featuring New American cuisine with Texas flair, specializing in game and seafood.

Del Frisco’s Grille

3232 McKinney Ave., Ste. 125 Dallas, TX 75204 (972) 807-6152 delfriscosgrille.com/dallas Del Frisco’s Grille takes the classic bar and grille to new heights, combining a comfortable and social atmosphere with exciting cuisine, an expansive wine list, hand-crafted cocktails and food built to share.

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3025 Main St. Dallas, TX 75226 (214) 741-1111 epiccones.com Epic Cones is a unique and fun way to enjoy eating your favorite taste sensations. From the first moment we experienced this cutting-edge concept, we knew it was a perfect addition to our restaurant, catering a nd event center. 2121 McKinney Ave. Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 922-4848 fearingsrestaurant.com Celebrity chef Dean Fearing has created seven spectacular dining and gathering settings, all featuring “Elevated American Cuisine - Bold Flavors, No Borders.” Diners can sample Dean’s innovative menu, including Texas farm-to-market specialties, and the restaurant’s gracious, attentive service in a succession of unique indoor settings and outdoor environments.

Founder’s Grill

302 S. Houston St. Dallas, TX 75202 (214) 651-8101 hotellawrencedallas.com Founder’s Grill offers eclectic American cuisine, and a relaxing, alluring atmosphere. We offer Happy Hour M-F from 4-7 and all night Thursday. Join us for t he best experience downtown has to offer!

Gator’s Croc & Roc

1714 Market St. Dallas, TX 75202 (214) 748-0243 gatorsdallas.com Gator’s Croc & Roc serves a delicious blend of Cajun, Mexican, American and Tropical specialties daily from 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Gator’s provides entertainment 7 nights a week with our sing-a-long piano bar as well as live bands on our rooftop patio.

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Hard Rock Cafe

2211 N. Houston St. Dallas, TX 75202 (469) 341-7625 hardrock.com The premier restaurant and retail experience. World famous for its authentic ROCK’n atmosphere. Inside you will be surrounded by Dallas’ iconic memorabilia collection.

Hilton Anatole Hotel

2201 Stemmons Freeway Dallas, TX 75207 (214) 748-1200 hiltonanatole.com Dallas’ newest, most sophisticated steakhouse – 27 stories up! Succulent steaks, the freshest seafood, a world-class wine list and the best views in Dallas await.

iT’Z Family Food & Fun

1201 W. Airport Freeway Ste. 400 Euless, TX 76040 (817) 283-3700 itzusa.com iT’Z is more than a place to eat. iT’Z features indoor go-karts, laser tag, route 66 mini-bowling, bumper cars, video and redemption games and more! Plus a delicious buffet of pizza, pasta, salad, soups and desserts.

Jacob’s Spring Grille

Hyatt Regency DFW Hotel International Parkway DFW Airport, TX 75261 (972) 453-1234 dfwairport.hyatt.com Features scrumptious New American cuisine. Traditional breakfast buffet and made-to-order noodle bar at lunch daily. New American entree favorites are served a la Carte for dinner.

The Landmark Restaurant

Melrose Hotel, 3015 Oak Lawn Ave. Dallas, TX 75219 (214) 521-5151 melrosehotel.com Breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch are all served in this elegant ninety two-seat hotel restaurant featuring a fusion of Asian and American food.

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Le Meridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh

2927 Maple Ave. Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 871-7111 stoneleighhotel.com Step out of the ordinary and into T/X, a unique restaurant in Uptown Dallas serving innovative dishes that showcase cuisine with a distinctive Texas twist. T/X offers guests a unique experience built around fresh flavors, radiant colors and textures, perfectly in tune with the hotel’s fashionable aura and timeless style.

McArthur’s

Crowne Plaza North Dallas Near the Galleria, 14315 Midway Road Addison, TX 75001 (972) 980-8877 cpgalleria-nr.crowneplaza.com McArthur’s is one of Addison’s best-kept secrets. Enjoy New American food that is upscale, but not uptight.

Meddlesome Moth

1621 Oak Lawn Dallas, TX 75207 (214) 628-7900 mothinthe.net The Moth is located in Dallas’ Trinity Design District, on Oak Lawn and Hi-Line. The Moth has a full bar and features 40 draught beers with a few live ales and at least 75 bottles rounding out a selection of Dallas’s best beer menu.

Private Social

3232 McKinney Ave. Dallas, TX 75204 (214) 754-4744 privatesocial.com Private Social is where casual and upscale effortlessly mingle, creating an ideal setting for elegance with ease. While the menu is chef-driven, by Executive Chef Tiffany Derry, of Top Chef fame, and voted fan favorite, it remains accessible to every palette and every wallet.

The Pyramid

Fairmont Hotel 1717 North Akard St. Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 720-2020 fairmont.com/Dallas The award-winning Pyramid Restaurant is one of Dallas’ finest dining spots. Superb food and fine wine make a memorable dining experience.

Q DE CHEVAL RESTAURANT 15201 Dallas Pkwy. Dallas, TX 75001 (972) 386-6000 intercontinental.com A modern Texas-inspired menu focusing on fresh local favorites from the region with subtle influences from France...think Texas chic! Viola!

Rainforest Cafe

3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy. Grapevine, TX 76051 (972) 539-5001 rainforestcafe.com A wild place to shop and eat! Discover a realistic indoor rainforest complete with waterfalls, tropical rainstorms, aquariums, trumpeting elephants and more. The menu features pastas, seafood, salads, sandwiches and desserts.

The Ranch at Las Colinas

857 W. John Carpenter Freeway Irving, TX 75039 (817) 358-4700 twinpeaksrestaurant.com At The Ranch at Las Colinas we source neighboring towns for fresh ingredients, musicians and spirits. Come relax on our porch for happy hour and live entertainment or dine in our restaurant for your business or pleasure.

Red Dog Right

3311 E. Hwy. 114 Southlake, TX 76092 (817) 289-7444 reddogright.com Red Dog Right’s an all-American sports restaurant with a cool country club-like ambiance serving 29-degree draft beer, your new neighborhood hang out.

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Sambuca Restaurant Plano

7200 Bishop Rd., #270 Plano, TX 75024 (469) 467-3393 sambuca360.com 360, an American Grill, features moderately priced comfort food and live music nightly. Open for lunch, dinner, social hour and late night, starting at 11am daily. Additional locations include Uptown (2120 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX 75201, 214-744-0820).

Scoops Diner

4545 W. John Carpenter Freeway Irving, TX 75063 (972) 929-4500 harveyhotels.com Offering a variety of food and beverage items sure to satisfy the biggest of appetites. Featuring hamburgers, salads, cold and hot sandwiches, milk shakes, malts, sundaes, specialty coffee drinks and all of your diner favorites. Full beverage service to include draft beer, premium cocktails and frozen drinks along with a variety of TO GO items.

Seasons 52 at NorthPark Center

8687 N. Central Expwy. Ste. #B307, Dallas, TX 75225 (972) 506-7262 theranchlc.com Enjoy a fresh dining experience that celebrates living well at Seasons 52 Fresh Grill and Wine Bar, located at NorthPark Center. Experience seasonally-inspired dining choices, an adventurous wine list and a casually-sophisticated ambiance.

Texas Spice

555 S. Lamar Dallas, TX 75202 (972) 503-7325 Texas Spice, serving three meals daily, captures the true flavor of Texas with an emphasis on local ingredients and southern style offering a twist on hometown classics. The innovative farmto-market concept incorporates using the freshest ingredients to create great food and a casual dining experience.

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Twin Peaks Addison

5260 Belt Line Rd. Addison, TX 75254 (972) 668-4732 twinpeaksrestaurant.com Twin Peaks is the ultimate man cave. We serve hearty man food and ice cold beer. We are your ultimate sports headquarters and event location. Additional locations include Bedford (1700 N. Airport Freeway, Bedford, TX 76022, 972-270-7625), Frisco (3475 Preston Rd., Frisco, TX 75034, 972-81-1601), Mesquite (18995 IH 635, Mesquite, TX 75150, 214-823-8358), and Plano (1700 N. Central Expwy., Plano, TX 75074, 214-522-6035).

Velvet Taco

3012 N. Henderson Ave. Dallas, TX 75206 velvettaco.com Velvet Taco will change your world. Velvet Taco offers 20 chef-driven tacos made from scratch emphasizing local and sustainable ingredients.

Village Marquee - Texas Grill and Bar

33 Highland Park Village Dallas, TX 75205 marqueegrill.com Village Marquee - Texas Grill and Bar is a critically acclaimed New American restaurant and lounge featuring wood-fired steaks and seafood as well as creative cuisine creations from “Top Chef AllStar” Tre Wilcox. Private rooms and dining options for 4 people to 300. Marquee Grill is located in Historic Highland Park Village, and features cocktail creations from author and celebrity mixologist, Jason Kosmas.

Whiskey Cake Kitchen and Bar

3601 Dallas Pkwy. Plano, TX 75093 (972) 993-2253 whiskey-cake.com Whiskey Cake serves up tasty farm-to-kitchen dishes and cocktails out of our scratch kitchen and bar. We use slow-cooking methods on our live wood grill, smoker and spit because everything tastes better that way.

Asian Fusion Dragonfly Restaurant and Bar/Urban Oasis

2332 Leonard St. Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 550-9500 hotelzaza.com The hotel’s social scene revolves around the Dragonfly Restaurant and Bar/Urban Oasis seating 144 guests. The Dragonfly is intimate and always energetic. The ambiance stimulates the senses with it’s comfortable ethnic design, exceptional cuisine, intoxicating music and stylish clientele.

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck

Reunion Tower 300 Reunion Blvd. Dallas, TX 75207 (214) 741-5560 reuniontower.com Dallas’ horizon brightens with the debut of Five Sixty atop Reunion Tower. The skyline’s distinguishing 560-foot landmark with the distinctive glowing ball houses the master chef’s first fine dining restaurant in the city.

Nobu - Dallas

400 Crescent Ct. Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 252-700 noburestaurants.com Nobu Dallas features Chef Nobu’s innovative Japanese dishes as well as Dallas favorites such as Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno, Toro with Karashi Sumiso, Ranchero Ribeye Steak and Chilean Sea Bass with truffle soy and mirin.

Bakery Corner Bakery Cafe West End 301 N. Market St., Ste. 100 Dallas, TX 75202 (214) 651-8650 cornerbakerycafe.com Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. We also have catering and we deliver.

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Panera Bread Catering-Iving

7600 N. MacArthur Irving, TX 76092 (972) 869-1640 panerabread.com Panera Bread Catering exceeds your expectations with the quality of our food, the presentation of our product and our dedicated catering coordinator delivering excellent customer service. Serving Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily for 10 to 5,000 guests. Additional locations include Park Lane (7839 Park Lane, Dallas, TX 75225, 214-692-1299), and Southlake (2140 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake, TX 76092, 817-416-5566).

Barbeque Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse

302 N. Market St. Dallas, TX 75202 (214) 350-1800 sonnybryans.com Sonny Bryan’s is the most famous barbecue joint in Dallas. Since 1910, presidents, chefs, celebrities and everyday folks have rubbed shoulders over Bryan’s barbecue. Brisket, ribs, onion rings and a secret sauce you’ll want to holler about.

Brazilian Fogo de Chão Churrascaria

4300 Beltline Rd. Addison, TX 75001 (972) 503-7300 fogodechao.com We are an authentic Churrascaria (Brazilian Steakhouse). At Fogo de Chão you will be pampered by our authentic Gaucho chefs who come to your tableside to carve a variety of succulent meats right off their skewers. Our 15 different meats have been slow-roasted over an open flame and lightly seasoned to preserve the unique taste of each tender cut.

Continental Villas Grill

1055 Regal Row Dallas, TX 75247 (214) 634-8550 sterlinghoteldallas.com A casual eatery featuring a bountiful breakfast and lunch buffet with a fabulous made to order pasta bar. A-la-carte dinner menu also available.

Windsor’s

Radisson Hotel & Suites 2330 West Northwest Highway Dallas, TX 75220 (214) 351-4477 radisson.com/dallastx_nwhwy Enjoy our extensive luncheon buffet, Mon-Fri. Enjoy dinner, wine and pleasant conversation as the moonlight glistens off the courtyard pool.

Deli Capriotti’s

902 Ross Ave. Dallas, TX 75202 (214) 740-1110 Capriotti’s Sandwich shop, home of the “Bobbie” - voted “the greatest sandwich in America” - is located in a 1923 Magnolia Gas Station in the Historic West End, features hot and cold sandwiches, salads, and vegetarian selections.

Cindi’s N.Y. Delicatessen Restaurant & Bakery 306 S. Houston Dallas, TX 75202 (214) 744-4745 cindisnydeli.com Cindi’s is a classic NY-style deli with traditional southern foods like chicken and dumplings. They also serve breakfast all day from cheese blitzes to omelets. Bakery goods are baked fresh daily, like their award-winning bagels.

Jason’s Deli

1409 Main St. Dallas, TX 75202 (214) 672-9340 jasonsdeli.com Jason’s Deli, a chain with 223 locations in 28 states is privately owned by a family in Beaumont, Texas. Health & Parents Magazine have named Jason’s Deli as one of the healthiest restaurants in America.

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Panera Bread Catering

3826 Lemmon Ave. Dallas, TX 75219 (972) 965-0889 panerabread.com Panera Bread Catering exceeds your expectations with the quality of our food, the presentation of our product and our dedicated catering coordinator delivering excellent customer service. Serving Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily for 10 to 5,000 guests.

Dining Reservations Front Burner Restaurants

4803 Broadway Rd. Addison, TX 75001 (972) 212-6879 Front Burner Restaurants, LP is a Privately Held company in the Retail industry. Its headquarters is based, Addison, Texas. Restaurants include The Ranch at Las Colinas, Velvet Taco, Ojos Locos Sports Cantina, Red Dog Right, Whiskey Cake Kitchen and Bar, and Twin Peaks.

Ticket To The City

17194 Preston Rd., Ste 102 Dallas, TX 75248 (214) 709-7220 tickettothecity.com Offers a complimentary publication and event concierge service. Also provides advance and onsite restaurant reservations and the knowledgeable assistance needed to enjoy Dallas.

Eclectic Abacus Restaurant

4511 McKinney Ave. Dallas, TX 75205 (214) 559-3111 kentrathbun.com Abacus features upscale dining in a casual atmosphere. Iron Chef American Winner Kent Rathbun creates contemporary global cuisine with Pacific Rim influences. With Forbes Four Stars and AAA Four Diamonds, Abacus features an extensive wine list, a contemporary non-smoking atmosphere, and impeccable service. Chef’s Table, Private Dining and Catering available.

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French The French Room

1321 Commerce St. Dallas, TX 75202 (214) 742-8200 hoteladolphus.com The French Room serves classic French cuisine transformed to contemporary American tastes in a setting that The New York Times describes as, “...indisputably the most striking and sumptuous restaurant in Dallas...”

Home Cooking Mama’s Daughters Diner

2014 Irving Blvd. Dallas, TX 75207 (214) 742-8646 mamasdaughtersdiner.com We have over 50 years experience making our own pies, corn bread, roll and good ol’ home cooking. Featured in Southern Living and Paula Deen magazines. Close to downtown and Market Center.

Italian Arcodoro & Pomodoro

100 Crescent Court, Ste. 140, Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 871-1924 arcodoro.com Italian restaurateur Efisio Farris is putting the island of Sardinia on the map as he gains international acclaim for his rustic traditional cuisine. Arcodoro sweeps you away to timeless Sardinia as you taste homemade pastas, award-winning steaks and Mediterranean seafood.

Buca di Beppo - Frisco

8580 State Hwy. 121 Frisco, TX 75034 (972) 668-3287 bucadibeppo.com Buca di Beppo gets to the heart of AUTHENTIC ITALIAN cooking with family-style recipes like Chicken Parmigiana and Fettuccine Alfredo. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Located in Dallas, Frisco and Southlake (2701 E. State Hwy. 114, Southlake, TX 76092, 817-749-6262).

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Campisi’s Restaurants

1520 Elm St., Ste. 111 Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 616-9243 campisis.us Campisi’s is world famous for our award-winning pizza. We also are serving great Italian food since 1946. Our downtown location is large enough to seat 250 people. Private rooms available. We also cater and deliver.

Parrino’s Oven

300 Reunion Blvd. Dallas, TX 75207 (214) 712-7144 dallasregency.hyatt.com Pizza - pasta - pesto! This casual Italian bistro features an open-air kitchen with its own wood-burning oven to create authentic regional specialties. Great food and great fun.

Porta di Roma

1623 Main St. Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 752-0855 portadiromaitalianrestaurant.com Authentic Italian food in the heart of downtown Dallas with a full bar, daily lunch and dinner specials. Open until midnight Sunday-Thursday with great late night menu. Friday-Saturday until 2am. The best in town!

Spaghetti WarehouseWest End

1815 N. Market St. Dallas, TX 75202 (214) 651-8475 meatballs.com This well-known eatery will not let you down in service, taste or atmosphere. The sourdough is an added treat to the 15-layer lasagna and many other great Italian specialties.

Mexican Iron Cactus

1520 Main St. Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 749-4766 ironcactus.com The Iron Cactus’ sophisticated standard with three stories of Texas limestone, glass and a rooftop waterfall are unmatched. Featuring two patios facing

Pegasus Plaza and the spectacular rooftop patio, the Iron Cactus provides the ultimate in downtown dining and atmosphere. Our style is assembled from various regions throughout Mexico and the Southwest.

Ojos Locos Sports Cantina - Dallas

10230 Technology Blvd. East Dallas, TX 75220 (972) 354-5626 ojoslocos.com Ojos Locos is the place to watch every sports event from soccer to UFC. We offer ice cold beer served in 100 oz. balcones and authentic street tacos. Additional locations include Fort Worth (515 Houston St., Fort Worth, TX 76102, 817-289-5626).

RJ Mexican Cuisine

1701 North Market, Ste. 102 Dallas, TX 75202 (214) 744-1420 rjmexicancuisine.com Unique Mexican cuisine offering a variety of specialties; seafood, steaks, quail, ribs and traditional Mexican entrees. A relaxing ambiance with a full service bar and patio dining convenient to downtown hotels & convention center. Private Banquet Room & Offsite Catering available.

Pub/Brewery Flying Saucer Draught Emporium-Addison

14999 Montfort Dr. Addison, TX 75254 (972) 991-7093 beerknurd.com With 80 beers on tap and over 175 bottled varieties, the Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, a true American pub, boasts the largest selection of imported and domestic quality craft beers in the metroplex. The Saucer also offers menu featuring authentic German bratwurst and kraut, along with fresh salads, pizza and sandwiches. Additional locations include Fort Worth (111 E. Fourth St., Sundance Square, Fort Worth, TX 76102, 817-336-7470) and Garland (4821 Bass Pro Dr., Garland TX 75043, 972-226-0725).

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The Londoner Pub Addison

14930 Midway Rd. Addison, TX 75001 (972) 458-2444 londoneraddison.com British pub serving British and American comfort food. Wide beer selection. Huge soccer spot. Additional locations include Frisco (5454 Main St., Suite 123, Frisco, TX 75034, 214-618-5025) and Watters Creek (932 Garden Park Dr., Allen, TX 75013, 214383-2500).

Seafood Dallas Fish Market

1501 Main St. Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 744-3474 dallasfishmarket.com Dallas Fish Market features the finest in fresh seafood & fish with an emphasis on seasonal & small catches from the best purveyors worldwide. In Dec 2008, Bon Appetit featured Dallas Fish Market in its top 10 seafood restaurants in the U.S.

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood

4023 Oak Lawn Ave., Ste. 110 Dallas, TX 75219 (214) 890-1500 eddiev.com Prime Seafood restaurant serving prime steaks as well. Features a Raw Bar, V-Lounge, quiet dining room and second dining room overlooking the V-Lounge. V-Lounge features Happy Hour and live music seven days a week.

Flying Fish-Garland

4430 Lavon Dr. Garland, TX 75040 (972) 414-2103 flyingfishinthe.net The Flying Fish centers on a relaxed lakefront atmosphere and simple, healthy, and hearty fare. The main selections are fresh catfish, shrimp and oysters, though the restaurant offers a wide selection of fried and grilled fish, shrimp and fish cocktail, crab legs, burgers, chicken and mudbugs, in season.

Ocean Prime

2101 Cedar Springs Dr. Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 965-0440 oceanprimedallas.com Ocean Prime is the Modern American Supper Club featuring a large selection of prime seafood and steaks as well as handcrafted cocktails and award-winning wines. Open weekdays for lunch and nightly for dinner with live piano music and an outdoor terrace. Additional locations include Dallas (2401 McKinney, Dallas, TX 75201, 214-220-2401) and Southlake (1420 Plaza Pl., Southlake, TX 76092, 817-912-0500).

Southwestern Cuisine Blue Mesa Grill Addison

5100 Beltline Rd. Addison, TX 75240 (972) 934-0165 bluemesagrill.com Blue Mesa Grill Delivers the bold, colorful tastes of the Southwest with an emphasis on grilling, fresh ingredients and one-of-a-kind recipes in a high energy environment. Famous for our award-winning Sunday Brunch and our Tequila Bar. Additional locations include Fort Worth (1600 S. University Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76107, 817-332-6372), Plano (8200 Dallas Pkwy., Plano, TX 75024, 214-3874407) and Southlake (1586 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake, TX 76092, 817-416-0055).

Centennial Cafe

300 Reunion Blvd. Dallas, TX 75207 (214) 712-7148 dallasregency.hyatt.com Our bright and charming cafe features breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner. Southwestern cuisine so authentic even the locals love it! Sample our heart-healthy Cuisine Naturelle selections or be tempted by our fabulous desserts.

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Rathbun’s Blue Plate Kitchen

6130 Luther Lane Dallas, TX 75225 (214) 890-1103 kentrathbun.com Relying heavily on the freshest, regionally-grown produce and ingredients from local purveyors, Rathbun’s Blue Plate Kitchen reinvents classic southern food and old family favorites by celebrating the roots of cooking.

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

2821 Turtle Creek Blvd. Dallas, TX 75219 (214) 559-2100 rosewoodmansiononturtlecreek.com Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek® is one of the most celebrated destinations in America. Considered a Dallas icon by both locals and visitors alike, the Mansion retains the intimate ambiance of the private residence it once was.

Stephan Pyles

1807 Ross Ave., Ste 200 Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 999-1229 stephanpyles.com Award-winning Chef Stephan Pyles has launched the 160seat Stephan Pyles restaurant located in the Dallas Arts District. Featuring New Millennium Southwestern Cuisine, the restaurant employs architecture and design to salute the arts of fine cooking and dining.

Wild Salsa

1800 Main St., Ste. 100 Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 741-9453 wildsalsarestaurant.com Modern regional mexican cuisine served in an upscale Día de los Muertos-themed restaurant. Awarded three stars by Dallas Morning News.

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Sports Bar Cricketer’s Sports Bar and Grill

5410 LBJ Freeway Dallas, TX 75240 (972) 701-5157 dallaslincolncentre.hilton.com Cricketer’s features happy hour and dinner in the Sports Bar atmosphere. The menu consists of hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, appetizers, salads and others.

The Fan Sports Lounge

2990 Olive St. Dallas, TX 75219 (214) 272-3908 thefansportslounge.com The Fan Sports Lounge is a state-of-the-art, 8,000 sq. ft. sports themed restaurant located in the heart of Victory Park, directly across the street from the American Airlines Center. Through a partnership with CBS Radio’s sports-talk station, 105.3 FM ‘The Fan’, The Fan Sports Lounge boasts several live broadcasts per week.

Monduel’s

Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion 300 Reunion Blvd. Dallas, TX 75207 (214) 651-1234 hyattregencydallas.com A great place to visit with friends, watch the big game, or seal the deal! Your favorite beverages are served in our breezy 18-story atrium lobby bar. Game room features shuffle board and billiards in addition to a private lounge for parties. Located on the 2nd Floor Atrium Level.

The Owner’s Box

555 S. Lamar Dallas, TX 75202 (214) 979-4529 omnihotels.com The Owner’s Box at the Omni Dallas Hotel is a sports lover’s dream with state-of-the-art features and the latest technology including a 16 foot screen for viewing the game. The full-service bar and authentic menu is just the start to an amazing sports bar.

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Steak Bailey’s Prime Plus

8160 Park Lane, Ste. 130 Dallas, TX 75231 (214) 750-8100 baileysprimeplus.com Bailey’s Prime Plus offers exceptional steakhouse cuisine including prime steaks from Allen Brothers Meats, unique seafood dishes, outstanding desserts and a world class wine cellar plus a supper club style lounge/bar with live entertainment.

Bob’s Steak and Chop House

555 S. Lamar, Dallas, TX 75202 (214) 979-4529 omnihotels.com Bob’s Steak & Chop House is a nationally renowned steak house specializing in the finest corn-fed, Midwestern prime beef. The menu formula is simple: incredible meat, gigantic shrimp, fabulous salads and decadent desserts. Classic steak house food prepared and presented in a manner that Bon Appétit calls “the kind of fare you’ll want to go back for again and again.”

The Capital Grille

500 Crescent Ct., Ste. 135 Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 303-0500 thecapitalgrille.com Boasting an atmosphere of power dining and relaxed elegance, this traditional steak house specializes in dry aged steaks and an award-winning wine list. The extensive menu also includes North Atlantic lobsters, chops and fresh seafood. Private dining is available. Let the masters of steak provide the perfect dining experience.

Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House

5330 Belt Line Rd. Dallas, TX 75254 (972) 934-2467 chamberlainsrestaurant.com Consistently rated a “Four Star Steak House” by the Dallas Observer, Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House continues serving the

finest steaks, seafood and prime rib seven nights a week in our traditional fine dining atmosphere. Five beautifully appointed private dining rooms are available for events for ten to 100 paired with our extensive wine list and available state of the art audio visual equipment ensure that your next special evening will be a memorable one.

Dallas Chop House

1717 Main St. Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 736-7300 dallaschophouse.com Owner Mike Hoque and Executive Chef Kenny Mills have developed a menu for Dallas Chop House that is presenting fresh approaches to many of the classic recipes served in American Steakhouses, with the entire team guaranteeing that you and your guests have a great dining experience.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House

5251 Spring Valley Rd. Dallas, TX 75254 (972) 490-9000 delfriscos.com The cornerstone of Del Frisco’s cuisine is USDA Prime Beef and Australian Cold Water Lobster Tail. We offer outstanding appetizers, fresh seafood, fresh vegetables and our sides are served family style.

Hoffbrau Steaks-West End

311 N. Market St., Ste. 100 Dallas, TX 75202 (214) 742-4663 hoffbrausteaks.com A Texas tradition that’s been serving Dallas for over two decades, Hoffbrau features delicious steaks, chicken, gulf shrimp, crisp green salads, and half pound hamburgers. Large groups are welcome with reservations recommended. For good ol’ Texas hospitality. Great lunch specials, party facilities and full bar. Come see us!

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JW’s Steakhouse

Dallas Ft. Worth Airport Marriott North, 8440 Freeport Parkway Irving, TX 75063 (972) 929-8800 marriotthotels.com/dfwap JW’s Steakhouse offers classic American steakhouse fare in an elegant and relaxing atmosphere. Our signature menu includes the finest selection of premium aged cuts of beef, fresh seafood, wonderful chops and an extensive wine list.

Morton’s - The Steakhouse - Dallas

2222 McKinney Ave., Ste. 200 Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 741-2277 mortons.com Morton’s The Steakhouse has excellent steaks, impeccable seafood and seamless service that is unmatched by any other restaurant. Our mouth watering dishes leave every quest at Morton’s truly satisfied. Since 1978, we take pride in every last detail.

Palm Restaurant

701 Ross Ave. Dallas, TX 75202 (214) 698-0470 thepalm.com New York City steak and lobster house. Casual atmosphere, large prime aged steaks and Nova Scotia Lobsters. Caricatures of the famous and infamous are on the walls.

Pappas Bros Steakhouse

10477 Lombardy Lane Dallas, TX 75220 (214) 366-2000 pappasbros.com Pappas Bros. Steakhouse is a fine dining restaurant specializing in Prime Beef with over 2300 selections of wine, single malt scotches, rare cognacs, and cigars. Private dining rooms accommodate up to 80 guests. Located off I-35 and Loop 12 at Northwest Highway and Lombardy Lane.

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille

2000 McKinney Ave. Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 855-5151 Since 1979, Perry’s Steakhouse has been known for its butcher-fresh Prime Beef, its famous pork chop, succulent seafood, tableside chateaubriand, flaming desserts and world-class wines. Join us for lunch, dinner or social hour. At Perry’s its always Rare & Well Done.

Place at Perry’s

2680 Cedar Springs Rd. Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 871-9991 placeatperrys.com Place at Perry’s is a Dallas original restaurant that has been open over 10 years serving prime steaks and sustainable seafood. Recently relocated into our SHINY NEW DIGS, Place at Perry’s is a casual chic modern day steakhouse with soaring ceilings, a wrap around patio, serpentine crimson bar and more.

Trail Dust Steak House of Arlington

2300 E. Lamar Blvd. Arlington, TX 76006 (817) 640-6411 traildust.com Texas themed steakhouse located in the entertainment district, close to Cowboys Stadium, The Ballpark, and many other attractions with dance floor, live music and two-story slide.

Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse

702 Ross Ave. Dallas, TX 75202 (214) 744-3287 yoranchsteakhouse.com Located in the historic West End, the Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse is a downtown Dallas institution. Noted for its Texas cuisine, Y.O. offers the finest cuts of steaks, chops and fresh fish cooked to perfection in a casual atmosphere. Y.O. also has an extensive wild game selection, with many of the same animals roaming freely over their 48,000 acre ranch in the Texas Hill Country.

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Tex-Mex La Hacienda Ranch Carrollton

3300 N. I-35E Carrollton, TX 75007 (972) 323-5242 laharanch.com Fine Mexican cuisine since 1971. All margaritas made with 100% Blue Agave Tequilas. Birthplace of the frozen margarita machine. Inducted into the Smithsonian. The legend continues at five additional outposts. Additional locations include Colleyville (5250 Hwy. 121, Colleyville, TX 76034, 817-318-7500), Dallas (17390 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75252, 972-248-2424) and Frisco (4110 Preston Rd., Frisco, TX 76011, 972-335-2232).

Mariano’s Mexican Cuisine Arlington

2614 Majesty Dr. Arlington, TX 76011 (817) 640-5118 marianosrestaurants.com Fine Mexican cuisine since 1971. All margaritas made with 100% Blue Agave Tequilas. Birthplace of the frozen margarita machine. Inducted into the Smithsonian. The legend continues at five additional outposts. Additional locations include Dallas (6300 Skillman Rd., Dallas, TX 75231, 214-691-3888).

Mario’s Mexican & Salvadoran Restaurant

5404 Lemmon Ave. Dallas, TX 75209 (214) 599-9744 mariosrestaurantdallas.com Close to Market Center/Downtown, delicious Tex-Mex and El Salvadoran specialties. Amazing top-shelf margaritas. Delicious Limito del Puerco, brisket tacos and homemade flan. Friendly service and fun atmosphere.

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Ojeda’s Mexican Restaurant

4617 Maple Ave. Dallas, TX 75219 (214) 528-8383 ojedasdallas.com Known for its enchiladas, fajitas, and margaritas. Run by the Ojeda family for 40 years. We have build a reputation on good food, prompt service and reasonable cost, and this tradition exists today.

Sol Irlandés Mexican Grill

1525 Main St. Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 744-9400 solirlandes.com The Texas way of saying Tex-Mex at its best. Gorgeous indoor/ outdoor patio lounge & private banquet room. Full flavored selec-

tions of steak, shrimp, fish, fajitas, ribs, tacos and burgers. Live music on the patio every Thurs and Sun evening.

Themed Restaurant Gilley’s Dallas

1135 S. Lamar Dallas, TX 75215 (888) GIL-LEYS gilleysdallas.com All things Texas is exactly what Gilley’s creates with the mechanical bull, armadillo racing, dance instructors, live entertainment and much more. If Texas is not your theme, Gilley’s multi-purpose facility also provides versatility of space that can be adapted to the needs of your group. Entertain and wow clients from across the country with events from 50 to 5,000 people.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

2021 Stemmons Freeway Dallas, TX 75207 (214) 761-1801 medievaltimes.com Feast on a fabulous banquet in our European-style castle while watching an all-new, multimillion-dollar production. See Andalusian stallions dance and a falcon soar. Witness brave knights in jousting matches and games of skill.

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SERVICES Transportation Avis Budget Group

P.O. Box 610530 Irving, TX 75261 (800) 527-0700 avis.com Reliable, professional service with a wide variety of cars, trucks and vans. As the world’s third largest car and truck rental system, Avis and Budget are committed to service and convenience - operates more than 3,200 rental locations.

Carey Limousine Dallas, Inc.

8615 Directors Row Dallas, TX 75247 (214) 638-4828 carey.com Carey has pioneered and let the chauffeured services industry for more than 80 years, the world’s most demanding travelers, travel arrangers, and meeting and event planners have counted on Carey for the highest level of service, reliability and value.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit

P. O. Box 660163 Dallas, Texas 75266 (214) 749-3278 DART.org Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) gets you around Dallas and 12 surrounding cities with modern public transit services and customer facilities tailored to make your trip fast, comfortable and economical. Our extensive network of DART Rail, Trinity Railway Express (TRE) and bus services moves more than 220,000 passengers per day across our 700-square-mile service area.

DFW Airport Visitor Information

Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport, TX 75261 (972) 574-3694 dfwairport.com DFW Airport Visitor Information provides airport information as well as information on metroplex area hotels, attractions, museums, conventions, and more.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8200 John Carpenter FreewayDallas, TX 75247 (800) Rent-A-Car enterprise.com Enterprise Rent-A-Car serves the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex with over 100 locations - with one near you. We provide excellent customer service and a large variety of clean, well maintained vehicles. If you need a ride to pick up your car rental - Remember - “Pick Enterprise, We’ll Pick You Up!”

Executive Car Service

1400 Bradley Lane Carrollton, TX 75007 (972) 385-2228 ecslimo.com Executive Car Service is a nationwide ground transportation company founded on the belief that a client’s time is their most important commodity. Our fleet consist of luxury sedans, SUV’s, limousines, Mercedes Sprinter vans, mini-buses and coach.

GO BusinessExec Sedan & Limousine Service

2515 Irving Blvd. Dallas, TX 75207 (214) 352-9700 Dispatch dallasyellowcab.com/sedanlimo.html When a taxi isn’t enough, BusinessExec can provide you a luxury sedan with a professional business attired chauffeur. Major credit cards and corporate charge accounts are always welcome. Flat rate.

Premier

1341 W. Mockingbird Ln. Ste. 201 W Dallas, TX 75247 (214) 351-7000 premierofdallas.com Our management team, staff, and chauffeurs invite you to experience the finest chauffeured transportation service in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. Premier is DFW’s ground transportation leader for exceptional customer service, 24-hour reservations and support manned by both a dispatch and a live reservation agent, you will never be put into voicemail.

TRANSPORTATION Silvercar

DFW Airport - Car Rental Center (855) 359-2227 silvercar.com Silvercar has re-imagined the way you rent a car, from reservation to return. Rent a silver Audi A4 for the same price as a “standard” rental at other companies. Additional features include - Nav system, Incar Wi-Fi, Satellite Radio, Free toll tracking and a “pay for only what you use” gas model. Reserve online or with your iPhone or Android using our free app.

Smith Limousine

2233 Vantage St. Dallas, TX 75207 (214) 951-0600 smithlimo.com We have built our reputation offering the most distinctive and luxurious vehicles, driven by professional chauffeurs.

SuperShuttle / ExecuCar

1(800) BLUE-VAN/1(800 410-4444 Supershuttle.com/ExecuCar.com SuperShuttle offers Home & Hotel Airport Rides, serviced daily 24 hours. For your Private ride to or from the airport, charters and VIP transfers, ExecuCar is here for you.

Wynne Sedan & Motorcoach

7650 Esthers Blvd. Irving, TX 75063 (972) 915-7300 golimo.com Conveniently located on the north side of DFW Airport in Irving, Texas, provides executive sedan and limousine transportation to both corporate and leisure travelers.

Yellow Cab

2515 Irving Blvd. Dallas, TX 75207 (214) 426-6262 Dispatch dallasyellowcab.com As Dallas’ premier taxi company, with over 1000 taxicabs, we dominate the transportation market by providing unparalleled service; full size sedans and vans ensure passenger comfort. Your credit card is always welcome. Prearranged pickups at the airport provided limousine service at a fraction of the cost.

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Dallas trends to try right now

1SODA Bar:

Enter NYLO Dallas Southside, a new boutique hotel, and make your way to their rooftop SODA Bar. From your perch six floors up, take in incredible views of the Dallas skyline—and the rooftop infinity pool—while sipping a Rum Roller or Salty Kiss.

Groves Restaurant Incubator: 2Trinity

4Creative Architecture:

No need for building buffs to globe-hop when 15 works by Pritzker Prize–winning architects can be found right here. In the Arts District alone, there are four venues designed by Pritzker winners, including the I.M. Pei–designed Meyerson Symphony Center. Pei’s Dallas résumé also includes City Hall and Fountain Place.

When an innovative restaurant idea needs a helping hand to get off the ground, the Incubator is there to help. It’s home to several must-eats, including Babb Bros. BBQ. The public gets to vote on the chef and the restaurant design, which changes every three months. Sample craft brews at Four Corners Brewery and keep an eye out for Kitchen LTO.

South American 5Cuisine: Dallas food lovers are buzzing about restaurants featuring Bolivian, Peruvian and Brazilian fare. At Joyce & Gigi’s Kitchen, a mother-daughter duo serves up South American-style päté, empanadas, churrasco and more. Nazca Kitchen is a casual spot known for fresh ceviche, fish tacos and roasted chicken. It’s open for breakfast too.

3Dallas by Chocolate Tours: 6Stand-up Paddleboarding:

The ultimate way to indulge in Dallas! A private bus takes you to local chocolatiers, bakeries and specialty shops to sample everything from traditional treats to surprising chocolate pairings. These three-hour tours come in a variety of themes, and all will satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Dallas offers a wealth of attractions for city slickers. But outdoorsy types feel right at home, too, especially at White Rock Lake, where locals know what’s SUP—as in stand-up paddleboarding. Rent a paddleboard by the hour from White Rock Paddle Co. and give it a try. It’s easier than it looks. Photo Credits (top to bottom): ©Miles/Denise Chambers; ©Babb Brothers BBQ; ©Four Corners Brewery.

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