Activities in the Area

Thanks for the flowers, WolfgangThere are a myriad of activities available in the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex area. It is a great place to bring the family to see the sights. A sampling of interesting places and activities are listed below.

Arts & Cultural

Meadows Museum — A stunning collection that spans centuries, it focuses on the aesthetic and historical importance of Spanish art.

Meyerson Symphony Center — Since 1989, it has been a Dallas landmark and known as a world-class concert hall, rivaling the best.

Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie — A spectacular space for live music, Broadway tours and other events, this venue features indoor seating for 6,350.

Gexa Energy Pavillion — The very best of live music with bands and artists on national tours.

Points of Interest

Bachman Lake — A fresh water lake that covers more than 200 acres, it's great for boating, fishing or just lounging in the surrounding park.

Dallas Arboretum — Contains 66 acres of lush plantings, including 2,800 species of azaleas alone. Most popular is Dallas Bloom, featuring more than 400,000 spring bulbs.

Dallas Market Center — World's largest wholesale merchandise mart, showcasing apparel, gifts, home and garden furnishings, lighting, and floral and gourmet products.

Dallas World Aquarium and Zoological Garden — The ten main tanks feature the aquatic life of Japan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the Bahamas, Fiji, Palau, southern Australia, the Solomon Islands, and more.

Dallas Zoo — Features 95 acres to explore, with thousands of animals and a huge variety of family activities. It's the largest in the great state of Texas.

Deep Ellum District — This renovated warehouse district, located just three blocks east of downtown, is known as the alternative from the "norm." It's home of fashion-forward, trend-setting style and the birthplace for many new bands.

Fair Park — Site of the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition, Fair Park boasts the world's largest collection of Art Deco exhibit buildings, art and sculpture.

Fort Worth Stockyards — The only place in the United States that has a daily cattle drive! For the history buff, museums and historic locations are plentiful to learn everything about cowboys and livestock.

Frontiers of Flight Museum — Spanning from the 1920s to today, this unique museum explores all things aviation related. Here you'll notice an emphasis on Dallas' contribution to the WWII effort.

Granada Theatre — Originally constructed as a movie house, it is now a popular live music venue, voted the best in Dallas for two years running.

Downtown Grapevine — This charming historic district features shops, restaurants, galleries, and even an 1896 steam engine railroad with open-air cars.

Grapevine Wine Trail — Ten local wineries offering tastings, group tours and more. This is vintage Texas.

JFK Memorial — Created by renowned architect and visionary Phillip Johnson, this simple yet powerful memorial dominates a square just 200 yards from where the president was assassinated.

Sixth Floor Museum at Delany Plaza — This unique space examines the life, death, times and legacy of President John F. Kennedy.

West End Historic District — Voted number one for the most walkable neighborhood in Dallas, it's buzzing with liveliness and entertainment all week long. Tree-lined streets, brick-paved walkways and the completely restored Romanesque revival masterpiece, the Old Red Courthouse.

White Rock Lake — This urban oasis is a 1,015-acre city lake with lots of outdoor activities, including miles of hiking and bike trails.

Shopping

Bass Pro Outdoor World — Outdoor skills workshops, store events and more at Dallas' premier sporting goods emporium.

Cedar Springs District — The most eclectic street in Dallas, with great shopping, restaurants, bars and more.

The Galleria — Great upscale shopping with a wide array of stores and boutique, plus a lovely ice rink.

Grapevine Mills — Just two miles from DFW Airport, this complex offers more than 180 stores for you to explore.

Greenville Avenue — Upper Greenville is best known for cosmopolitan pubs, bars and restaurants, while Lower Greenville offers an assortment of one-of-a-kind shops and outdoor dining within this well-kept 1920s neighborhood.

Highland Park Village — Elegant shopping and dining in this tony Dallas neighborhood.

Mockingbird Station — Retail, eateries, movie theaters and even a DART station are all close by.

Northpark Center — You can find antiques and collectibles in one of Dallas' oldest shopping districts.

Uptown/McKinney Ave — Great shopping, fun bars, and even local events, it's all here.

Restaurants

Bob's Steak and Chop House - Grapevine — An award-winning steakhouse with the best in USDA prime Texas beef.

Medieval Times — Step back in time with epic battles, jousting tournaments, and a lavish royal feast.

Ojeda's Restaurant — Authentic Mexican cuisine served in a lovely setting.

Sports & Amusement

American Airlines Center — Watch the Mavericks, Stars and Desperados play. Plus, great live music can be heard here.

Billy Bob's Nightclub — The world's largest honky tonk, featuring weekly live bull-riding, great music, dance floor, and more.

Dallas Cowboys Stadium — Home to the one and only Dallas Cowboys and lots of gridiron action. Tours are available year-round.

Double D Ranch — Features 70 acres of fun that can accommodate large groups for an outing. Horseback riding, boating, fishing, volleyball, and more.

Lone Star Park — The excitement of quarter horse and thoroughbred horse racing, plus live music events.

Rangers Ballpark in Arlington — Come join in all the excitement as the Rangers slug it out.

Six Flags Over Texas / Hurricane Harbor — A 212-acre park featuring awesome rides, great shows, and incredible attractions.

Texas Motor Speedway — Home of NASCAR in Texas, with a thrilling 1.5-mile oval track and all the excitement you can handle. It hosts the Samsung 500, Dickies 500, and IndyCar's Bombardier Learjet 550k.