If youíve been to Dallas, Texas, you know thereís a lot more going on than Cowboys games, big belt buckles and bigger hair. Whether youíre moving for work or family, there are so many fun and unique attractions that Dallas has to offer. Weíve compiled a list of our Five Favorite Attractions in Dallas.
1. Klyde Warren Park
Donít let the super highways and skyscrapers fool you, thereís plenty of green space to be found in Dallas. Our favorite spot is the relatively new Klyde Warren Park. The 5.2-acre park sits atop the recessed Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Pearl and St. Paul streets in downtown Dallas. There are designated parks for dogs, children and thereís even free WIFI. Right now the park offers food from rotating food trucks, but Relish & Savor, a Thomas Phifer designed restaurant, is set to open this summer! Check out its website for daily activities. The park has everything from fitness boot camps to musical concerts.
2. Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Located in Victory Park in downtown Dallas, the Perot opened to the public in December 2012. Kids and adults alike can discover a pre-ice-age Dallas, witness the fossils of the fearsome T-Rex, use technology to study your own body in motion, see the Big Bang in action, create their own Texas animal footprints and much more! For kids 5 and younger, the Moody Family Childrenís Museum offers age-appropriate crafts and activities for discovery and fun.
3. White Rock Lake
More than 1,015 acres and nine miles of surrounding hike and biking trails make White Rock Lake a popular spot for Dallas residents of any age. Walking, jogging, hiking, rowing, fishing and bird watching are all options for White Rock visitors. High-powered motorboats are prohibited on the lake, but those looking to get on the water can sail, row, canoe, kayak and paddleboard freely.
4. Spoon Bar & Kitchen ($$$$)
Top Chefís John Tesar put Dallas on the culinary map with Spoon. Never mind that Dallas is landlocked - Spoon delivers the best fresh oysters and seafood in the city. Make sure to reserve your table in advance. Spoon is the ultimate in Dallas fine dining.
5. Off-Site Kitchen
Never underestimate the power of an incredible burger. Thatís just what youíll get at Dallasí most popular burger spot. This roadside burger joint is famous for its affordable classics and inspired flavor combinations. Donít miss the "Do it Murph-Style" cheeseburger or the individual pecan pies.
Weíre confident that exploring Dallas will keep you more than occupied during your stay. To find all bills paid apartments in Dallas near our top five attractions, make sure to contact free Dallas apartment locators. We hope that this list and those services will make your move and stay in Dallas an easy and enjoyable experience.