Dallas is a bustling and vibrant metropolitan city in Texas and it makes for the perfect getaway spot. With a lively entertainment scene in the city center, innumerable museums, theme parks, historical sites, and interesting natural attractions, such as zoos and outdoor parks, you will never run out of things to do in Dallas.
Dallas as well as the Fort Worth area is chock-a-bloc with shopping, dining, and amusement facilities that turn this whole place into a huge entertainment hub. It's a tourist's paradise and the only problem you are going to have is deciding what to include and what to leave out of your itinerary. Here are some of the top things to do in Dallas:
1. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
This museum is a memorial to President John F. Kennedy and it chronicles the details related to the assassination of the President. As you can make out from the name, this museum is located on the sixth floor of what used to be an early 20th century warehouse and is currently the Dealey Plaza. It was opened two decades after the death of Kennedy in 1989. Highlights of the museum include an audio guide where you can hear snippets from radio broadcasts made on the fateful day of the assassination and testimony of the witnesses.
Admissions tickets can be bought for $13.50 for adults and 12.50 for youths and senior citizens. Admission tickets include audio guides.
2. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
If you love bright and beautiful flowers standing proudly in a backdrop of emerald green foliage, you will love this place. It's a very popular attraction and it must be put on your list of "Things to do in Dallas." These gardens are also as a venue for musical concerts and in the springs, you can enjoy a three-course tea in the afternoon for $38. That includes lathery soups, tarts, and flavored tea. For just $2 more, you can have the champagne tea offer.
The gardens are open from 9-5 everyday and admission charges are $10 for adults. Children can enter for free.
3. Museum of American Railroad
The Museum of American Railroad holds the distinction for being the "Best Railway Museum in Texas." Here you get to see an impressive collection of historical passenger trains, railroad equipment, steam locomotives, and World War II artifacts.
You can opt for guided tours that are available from Wednesday to Sundays, 10am to 5pm. The costs are $5 for adults and $2.50 for students.
4. Dallas Holocaust Memorial Center
Yet another of the many popular Dallas tourist attractions, this museum is dedicated to the memory of the Holocaust. There are many photographs and artifacts that preserve the memory of days gone by. Guests can also participate in seminars and workshops that are regularly organized for students and teachers.
The Dallas Holocaust Memorial Center is open Mondays to Fridays, 10am to 5pm and weekends, 11am to 5pm. Admission charges are $6 for adults and $4 for children.