Downtown Dallas combines fine arts, culture, history and first-rate entertainment into a dense, 1.4 sq mile area. At its heart, Klyde Warren Park is a 5.2-acre urban green space that offers a wide variety of daily free programming to city-goers. Dealey Plaza is a city park and a nice downtown refuge that boasts one of the most visited museums in Texas, the Sixth Floor Museum. The Plaza of the Americas offers visitors 15 stories of retail paradise, including an indoor ice rink. North Downtown Dallas is the city's cultural epicenter, featuring The Dallas Museum of Art, a sprawling array of exhibits from locales worldwide, as well as the awe-inspiring Meyerson Symphony Center.
- Neiman Marcus - This luxury department store is a Dallas original. The flagship store boasts an impressive selection of fine clothing, shoes, accessories and more. While the price points are high, it is worth the window shopping if your budget is tight.
- Wild Bill's Western Store - If you're looking to bulk up your Texas wardrobe, look no further than Wild Bill's. Here you can find cowboy hats, quality boots and customer service that are second to none.
Guns and Roses Boutique - Don't let the hard rock name fool you! Guns and Roses is the kind of place where you can find upscale style and a great deal of variety. They carry several luxury brands and still have more budget conscious options for both men and women.
- Dallas Farmer's Market - The Downtown Dallas Farmer's Market is brimming with things to see, taste and purchase. The Market provides the standard fresh produce offerings as well as meat, and many local vendors bring in their farm fresh seasonal goodies. You can also eat here and shop for anything from tacos to fudge or Bar-B-Q! Some parts of the Market are dog friendly as well!
- Campisi's - The original Campisi's on Elm has been a Dallas institution for more than 50 years. Known for their mouth-watering pizza and equally delicious crab-claws, this old school Italian joint is not a place to miss. Lunch and dinner are equally popular, so grab a famous red booth and prepare to be impressed.
- El Fenix - If you're on the hunt for authentic Tex-Mex, you've come to the right place. The Martinez family has been cooking in Dallas for over 90 years and counting. Loyal patrons come back for the guacamole, tamales and famous enchiladas. This is definitely a place to go if you're new to the Tex Mex phenomenon!
- Tei-An - Perhaps the best sushi and soba in Dallas that you've never heard of. Hidden away in the corner of One Arts Plaza, this Japanese gem offers exquisite white seaweed salad, Dungeness crab with sea urchin risotto and miso braised Kobe beef among a great many other tasty options. The serene and tranquil ambiance also lends to the subtle and unique flavors, and the rooftop bar allows for a very nice view of downtown.
- Dallas World Aquarium - The Dallas World Aquarium doesn't stop at marine life. Sloths, toucans, crocodiles, monkeys and otters are among many other wild animals that call the Aquarium home.
- The Sixth Floor Museum - History buffs will certainly appreciate this historical landmark where the life, death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy are chronicled. Children and adults alike will be moved by the interactive, educational programs offered by the museum.
- Dallas Museum of Art - This beautiful museum hosts exhibits that range from world famous masterworks to fun and creative children's programs. There is always something special going on here, so be sure you make it in for a visit!
- Nasher Sculpture Center - This simple, elegant sculpture exhibit is and has a beautiful garden where you can stroll through and see outdoor sculptures as well. There is also a small café that serves light bites that are just as enjoyable as the art itself.