A whole mile of margaritas? In Dallas, you bet! Get ready to explore the Margarita Mile, where you can find the best frozen margaritas in Dallas. As the Official Home of the Frozen Margarita, you can sip, savor and enjoy Dallas’s favorite beverages across the metropolis. From classic recipes to hand-crafted unique creations, you’re sure to imbibe in your favorites.
Epic sports, fascinating culture, and outstanding cuisine await you in Texas’s most visited city. After all, this is Texas where everything is bigger and better. Believe it!
Dallas is the cultural capital of Texas with a ton of interesting museums. Top of your list should be the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, which offers interactive learning experiences for both adults and children. Recognized as the gateway to the Dallas Arts District, you can’t miss the museum with its diagonal stairway that turns into, wait, you’ll have to see for yourself.
Explore the 11 permanent exhibit halls on five floors as well as the new Origins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind. Making its American debut at the Perot Museum, this unique, new exhibit is only on display in Dallas. Dig deeper into the ancient human story with this groundbreaking exhibition that now questions the origins of humanity. This once-in-a-lifetime engagement invites guests to get up close and personal with the authentic fossils of Australopithecus sediba and Homo naledi – two recently discovered species of ancient human relatives that are now changing our understanding of evolution. Created in partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University) in South Africa and the National Geographic Society, the 5,000-square-foot exhibition explores the dramatic discovery of these fossils that have never been displayed outside of South Africa – and likely never will again. In this exhibit, you can be a paleontologist, search for fossils on your own, and discover other interactive experiences.
Head to the Top
The GeO-Deck at Reunion Tower is the iconic centerpiece of Dallas, providing beautiful, 360-degree views of the ever-changing skyline. View the high-definition zoom cameras, telescope, Wolfgang Puck Café, play with the interactive touch screens, 360 Degree Video Experience and take home a free digital photo. Go at night for exquisite neon views.
Learn more about history at the George W. Bush Library
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is a new state-of-the-art facility in on the campus of Southern Methodist University that recaps the legacy of the 43rd president who served the U.S. from 2001 to 2009. It was an especially trying time for our country with both 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina impacting our citizens. I especially liked the videos about his daughters and their thoughts about living in the White House. Come see an authentic reproduction of the Oval Office when he was president.
New Holocaust and Human Rights Museum Opens in Dallas
Just opened in September, the new Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum uses the latest technology to talk about the Holocaust and other genocides in a way that is both immersive and interactive. The museum is designed to tell the story of the Holocaust, the emergence of international human rights following the war, and the development of human/civil rights in America. This Dallas museum offers compelling and creative programming, internationally recognized exhibits, and world-class speakers.
Nasher Sculpture Center
Be sure to visit the Nasher Sculpture Center, boasting one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculptures in the world. Enclosed by a glass façade, the museum features sculptures by Calder, Matisse, Joan Miro and more. Don’t miss the sculpture garden with its glorious fountains and other works of art.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanic Garden
Just minutes from downtown is the Dallas Arboretum, located on the shores of the beautiful White Rock Lake. Built on the grounds of two former mansions still standing, this urban oasis boasts 66 lush acres of lush gardens, beautiful gazebos and picnic groves. Check out their cooking demonstrations, historical tours and seasonal tastings. Experience one of Garden’s many festivals, walk through the perfectly manicured grounds in any season and discover a garden of earthly delights.
Where to Eat
Dallas is known for its great Tex-Mex, mouth-watering steaks and southwestern cuisine. Here are just a few restaurants to try.
Located in Klyde Warren Park, Savor serves new American dishes, classic cocktails and decadent desserts with floor-to-ceiling windows that let you watch the fun in the park. Recommended is the Tomato and Burrata appetizer, Chopped Kale and Rotisserie Chicken and Warren Park Picnic.
Beto & Son
Located in the funky Trinity Groves complex filled with unique restaurants, Beto & Son is a chef-inspired new generation of Mexican restaurants. Beto and son Julian bring a fresh vibe to traditional family cooking with locally-sourced Mexican dishes. Enjoy the vibrant flavors in this chef-to-table dining. Start with an appetizer like Chef Beto’s Tableside Guacamology, a fire-roasted take on the classic favorite and chow down on Chef Julian’s 10 Taco – Taco Board.
Fearing’s, home of the Bold Flavors, No Borders cuisine of celebrity chef, and best-selling cookbook author, Dean Fearing is located inside the posh Ritz Carlton. Discover the best of the Southwest with Fearing’s innovative menu, including Texas farm-to-market specialties and the restaurant’s gracious, refined service. Try the 2121 Cobb Salad with Chicken Fried Lobster or Pan Seared Louisiana Red Snapper on Texas Mushroom Congee.
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