April 26, 2017

About The Author

Amanda Lauro

I'm a homeschool teaching, blog writing, Pilates-loving, wife/mom/step-mom. I married my fun hacker husband, Tony, almost 9 years ago and moved to a loft in downtown Dallas to fulfill our lifelong dreams of reenacting Big. After a brief stint in suburbia, we followed our hearts back to the city for more urban living. Check out my blog post at Miles Away From Suburbia; all the pictures I post of my kids on IG, and all the dinners I'll never make on Pinterest.

Having lived at the heart of this city for the past 10 years, I’ve watched Dallas go through a dramatic transition. This city continues to amaze with impressive new architecture, incredible cuisine, a bumping nightlife, and a world-renowned arts scene. No matter your preference — Dallas offers it all and proudly does it bigger and better!

Our Stunning Skyline

Downtown Dallas, Texas at night with the Trinity River in the foreground

With the newly added Margaret Hill Bridge, the breathtaking beauty of the Arts District, the iconic green Bank of America building and a dozen other beautifully designed and colorful structures, the Dallas skyline is arguably one of the best in the US. New designs seem to be surprising us on the regular with the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the Margaret McDermott Bridge (close to completion), the Trinity River Project and a burgeoning Uptown all adding to the vibrant nature of the city.

Dallas Arts District

Dallas downtown - Arts district, Texas

One might be surprised to learn that Dallas is home to the largest arts district in the nation. Covering 68 acres and 19 contiguous blocks, the arts district consists of the Dallas Museum of Art (one of the largest art museums in America and free to the public), the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Crow Collection of Asian Art, and the gorgeous Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. Also included is the city’s very own central park — Klyde Warren, a 5-acre park atop a sunken freeway that offers everything from food trucks to live performances on the regular.

Culinary Delights

A traveler girl is looking at Dallas skyline during in the evening.

Home to the frozen margarita, you will not want to miss the seemingly endless supply of Tex-Mex options. But don’t let Dallas fool you — the city’s cuisine certainly reflects its diversity as well.  Whether you are craving amazing sushi, a dim sum brunch, the best tacos in the state, or the best steak of your life — Dallas has it all.

Night Life

Happy friends using mobile phones in jazz cocktail bar - Young people are addicted to new trends technology - Online social concept - Focus on right girl face - Unfiltered photo made with flash

Texans do everything bigger and better, and the nightlife scene is no exception. With seemingly endless options, you can get your live music fix in Deep Ellum, or hit up the more casual bars on Lower Greenville. You can also dress up for the more upscale nightlife that Downtown and Uptown have to offer. With everything from wine bars to jazz bars, breweries to dance clubs, Dallas knows how to party!

Local Tips

Restaurants

Lark on the Park  – With an amazing view of Klyde Warren Park and the Dallas skyline, Lark on the Park still manages to offer a more impressive menu than its location. Do not miss the seared foie gras.

Meddlesome Moth – Head to Dallas’s Design District for brunch and prepare your taste buds.  This tapas style restaurant offers over 40 beers on tap, an extensive menu, good portion sizes and awesome décor.

Urban Taco – Great drinks, gorgeous patio and the best tacos in Dallas, hands down.

Bars and Nightlife

Midnight Rambler – Exclusive underground bar in the heart of Dallas with excellent drinks and awesome music.

The Happiest Hour – Amazing views of Dallas. Has a huge patio, great drinks and a fun atmosphere — one of Dallas’ newest hot spots.

HG Supply Co – Another amazing view of Dallas from Lower Greenville, this rooftop bar is a great place to start off your night.

Dallas Hot Spots

Bishop Arts / Trinity Grove – For shopping and good eats, this revamped neighborhood is across the bridge and is sure to impress.

Klyde Warren Park – From yoga in the park to the food trucks to the splash pads, this is not your typical park. Take the trolley ride around Uptown for even more fun.

See for yourself how everything is bigger and better in Texas — Plan your trip down to Dallas!

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