Oak Lawn & Uptown
Oak Lawn is one of Dallas' many thriving residential neighborhoods, and is widely considered Dallas' first suburb. It is one of the more rent-friendly areas of Dallas, boasting a bevy of condominiums, townhomes, duplexes, and high rises. One of the more affluent areas in Dallas, Oak Lawn features numerous well-known restaurants and shops. Uptown comprises the McKinney Avenue area, which features an array of diverse dining spots and upscale shopping. This historic neighborhood has easy access from Downtown patrons via the McKinney Avenue Trolley, an antique (and free!) form of transportation that remains a tangible source of Dallas pride.
- Stanley Korshak - Need a designer look? This chic department store has it for you, whether it's Balenciaga or Louboutin. The store itself is designed around a fountain in an open courtyard, and a regal winding staircase brings you upstairs if you eschew the elevator. Stanley Korshak is the premier of shopping for style in style.
- Jones Walker - Looking to modernize your home? Jones Walker has you covered with their selection of contemporary furniture and accent pieces. Located in a trendy, historic loft on Dragon Street, owners and designers Max and Tony will work with you to find exactly what you're looking for, whether it's stunning modern décor or art pieces from local artists.
- Norcostco Costume - This is Dallas' premiere costume store. They specialize in costume rentals, perfect for Halloween time if you need to make a splash at a party with a professional costume look. Drama departments throughout Dallas rely on Norcostco for their stage makeup needs as well.
- Genesis Benefit Thrift Store - Thrift shopping that gives back. Genesis is clean, well-organized, has name brand items in a variety of styles, and as the name implies, even benefits abused women to boot. Be prepared - this place is HUGE and can get mighty crowded on weekends, but 100% of proceeds go directly to Genesis Women's Shelter.
- Mi Cocina - Tortilla soup. Brisket tacos. Margaritas. These are a few of your favorite things? Then you'll love Mi Cocina, one of the more well-known Tex-Mex spots in Dallas. Their mambo taxi is a frozen margarita floating in sangria!
- EatZi's Market & Bakery - Fight the instinct that tells you to run from any restaurant that serves sushi alongside pizza and steaks. EatZi's pulls it off - and then some. Always fresh, the wide array of dine-in and pre-made meals will satisfy even the pickiest eater. Also known for their bakery and salad bar, you'll never get tired of their selections!
- Inwood Winery & Tasting Room - A winery smack dab in the middle of Dallas proper, Inwood uses all Texas grapes to produce great in-state vino. Try the cabernet tempranillo, one of their most popular blends. Located in an industrial district, Inwood can be hard to find, so be patient!
- Fearing's - Brainchild of renowned chef Dean Fearing, this is one of Dallas' finest restaurants. It's location inside the Ritz-Carlton Hotel adds to its cache, as does the actual dining experience. Some of the more buzzed-about dishes include buffalo tenderloin, fried lobster, tortilla soup and the Hudson Valley foie gras.
- Reverchon Park - Adjacent to Turtle Creek, this 46-acre, nearly 100-year-old park is a haven for a sports enthusiast. Play baseball, tennis, basketball, take a yoga class, or just let the little ones run wild!
- Perot Museum of Nature and Science - The museum for those who are not ‘museum people'! The Perot boasts a bevy of interactive stations, its dinosaur exhibit is incredibly captivating, and the architecture of the building, both inside and out, is simply breathtaking.
- Katy Trail - Any day spent in and around Katy Trail is a day well spent. It runs alongside numerous major city establishments like American Airlines Center, the Dart Train, West Village and Knox Henderson, and myriad bars, restaurants and boutiques line the trail as a result. Get your run on and enjoy the people watching!