Get Down in Dalllas!
It’s not the official motto, but saying that everything is bigger and better in Dallas sure could be. It is home to the Dallas Cowboys, large urban districts and a high ratio of excellent Tex-Mex food. But, this doesn’t mean you have to bring a lot of cash to this big city. Anyone traveling on a budget or looking for free things to do can easily enjoy their stay in Dallas.
Public Art Walk Dallas: Did you know that there are over 200 days of sunshine in Dallas? Enjoy the great outdoors and embark on the free self-guided art walk. The Public ArtWalk Dallas promotes creative expression all around Dallas. The tour will take you all over the city to view different art pieces. Some favorites in downtown Dallas include the floating sculpture and the Pegasus.
Thanks-Giving Square: No, this is not the place where the first pilgrims landed from the Old World. Thanks-Giving Square is a complex in downtown Dallas. Call it some sort of private park with interesting art. It’s somewhat of a religious space with a Wall of Praise quoting scriptures from the Bible, and the Chapel of Thanksgiving. You can be of any religion or race to appreciate this small, spiral tower where you can simply give thanks. It’s a slice of oasis in such a big city.
Texas Discovery Gardens: If there is a lot of sunshine in Dallas, there must be just as much green space. In such an urban city, it’s almost a surprise that Dallas is home to the Texas Discovery Gardens. Being located in the historic Fair Park, this year round attraction is the first to be 100% certified organic. The organization does a great job maintaining these beautiful gardens and it’s almost a crime that it is free. Enjoy over seven acres of diverse plants, botanic and native wildlife, like butterflies and birds at the Texas Discovery Gardens.
Ride the M-line: While public transportation isn’t free – unless you get around by foot of course, the DART- Dallas’ public transport system does offer something for tourists. The M-Line Trolley is a historic trolley that rides up and down McKinney Avenue. Take a trip back into time on this restored antique trolley that dates back to the early 20th century. Stay tuned if you’re booking an airline ticket to Dallas in the future because this line will most likely be extended further into downtown Dallas.
Observation Area in Founders’ Plaza: There is always that point in your trip when you have to say goodbye to your fun-filled trip. Make it extra special in Dallas by paying a visit to Founders’ Plaza. While most tourists enjoy the view from the plane overhead, you can enjoy watching different aircraft take off. There are telescopes and historic information to explain why this is such a neat place. Best of all, free of charge and open every day.