Top 5 Things To Do In Downtown Dallas

Things to Do In Downtown Dallas

Photo: Robert Hensley [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]

Dallas, Texas has been constantly growing in recent years. There’s ongoing construction in various areas at any given time, and new establishments are starting up en masse. In various parts of the city, districts are efficiently attracting returning and new visitors. At the heart of the city, however, downtown Dallas still champions the city’s welcoming spirit. Both physically and socially, the downtown area has become more inclusive in recent years. Whether it’s for a few days or for a few years, newcomers always want to find some of the best places to visit. Downtown Dallas is full of attractions that you can fall in love with, here are five:

5. Perot Museum of Science

We open up our Top 5 Things To Do In Downtown Dallas with the fabulous Perot Museum. The Perot Museum of science is one of the youngest museums in the city, and also one of the most intriguing. With several floors, each one focused on a specific branch of science, the museum tells the history and fun facts of popular sciences. Everything from atomic particles to zero emission travel is covered in the five floors inside the building, and even on the outside as well!

On the outside of the museum there’s a myriad of kid’s installments and instruments that leads up to the museum’s front door. The building itself is a marvel to behold. The museum’s unique architecture could be closely associated with terms like geometric and angular when visitors see it. From many sets of the escalators inside the building, one can see different parts of downtown and surrounding areas. At the bottom, the sub-level offers many programs and events for the smaller children to enjoy. The Perot Museum is one of many establishments built recently that always has a crowd, and with features like these, it’s no surprise why.

4. Klyde Warren Park

Since its construction in the early 2010’s, the Klyde Warren Park has been a mainstay for pedestrian outdoor lounging and recreation in downtown Dallas. Much like the pedestrian bridge in Trinity Groves, Klyde Warren Park has become a popular spot for landmark photography in the area, and dozens of visitors could be seen taking photos of the park at any given time. Mostly a large field, patio-style seating can be found along the two edges of the park. Right outside the seating is a street of food trucks on one end, and a luxury restaurant on the other.

Klyde Warren Park has become a thriving social spot for groups of friends, couples, small organizations, and the like who travel the area on foot. Just one of many options for a pedestrian to look into while downtown, Klyde Warren Park has become well known for its specific location, as well. On top of a local highway, the free-to-visit Klyde Warren Park is also across the street from another popular attraction that’s free of charge.

3. Dallas Museum of Art

Across the street from KWP is the Dallas Museum of Art. If you’re an art enthusiast, or if you like looking at new things, the Dallas Museum of Art cycles through new art displays. There was once an art display that focused on ancient African gold pieces, and another one had displayed the pieces of local modern artists as well. The museum also has permanent displays available for viewing, but the attention, I’ve noticed, always lies where the travelling display galleries are at. Where most museums would charge for general admission, the Dallas Museum of Art only charges for these travelling displays like the ones mentioned earlier. General admission is free, so visitors can visit the museum’s permanent installments at their own leisure.

2. House of Blues

The House of Blues, located at the edge of West End, is a world famous venue that has been home to most of the entertainment that comes to downtown Dallas. The House of Blues is a ‘jazz-n-blues’ themed establishment, and most of what they have to offer the public is very representative of that type of setting. It’s seen in both the types of artists that prefer to perform there, and in the venue’s food selection as well.

This historic venue doubles as a restaurant, both parts complete with bars. The House of Blues has a lower level that has been home to countless historic acts, and still hosts many events to this day. Up top, the restaurant offers food that matches the joint’s jazz-and-blues atmosphere: cajun food, barbeque, and tex-mex are all on the menu. The venue broadcasts its upcoming main event performances on a fence, where anyone on North Lamar street can see as they pass by.

1. Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse-West End

One thing Texans will always pride themselves for is their barbeque. Often, Texan cooks who cook well enough choose to open up shop. Restaurants like Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse is a great example of both of those claims. Found in several locations across Dallas, Sonny Bryan’s West End location is one of the best places downtown to get an all-star plate of brisket, or a hearty BBQ baked potato. Their world famous onion rings are no small side, either. Available in a full order or a half order, these onion rings can make for a full entree by themselves.

Sonny Bryan’s comes highly recognized and recommended on local newspaper The Observer, and for good reason too; almost everything on its menu personifies the phrase, “Everything’s Bigger in Texas.” If ever you find yourself in downtown and in need of a filling barbeque meal, Sonny Bryan’s should be your first stop.


Of course, these locations aren’t the only places that bring in visitors and locals alike in downtown Dallas. There are countless other options to experience on Main street alone. However, these are the five that I know has never failed to brighten up a dull day. Some notable mentions would definitely be the free commuting vehicles, the city tram and the 722 “D-Link.” These are free public transit routes offered by the city of Dallas and Dallas Area Rapid Transit. Next to these, a great place to visit while downtown is, of course, the American Airlines Center. Sports fans and music fans both find joy in seeing their favorite teams and artists perform at the AAC, and the location of the center allows for any time spent outside the center just as equally enjoyable.

Best Ways To Get Around New York City
Best Ways To Get Around New York City
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Food And Fun Guide
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Food And Fun Guide
Best Times To Visit The Empire State Building
Best Times To Visit The Empire State Building
10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Oklahoma City
10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Oklahoma City
Best Hats For Summer
7 Best Hats For Summer
Sexiest Women’s Lingerie Sets
Top 10 Sexiest Women’s Lingerie Sets
Sexy Shoes For Summer 2022
Sexy Shoes For Summer 2022
Sexiest Bikinis For Summer 2022
10 Sexiest Bikinis For Summer 2022
10 Best Outlet Stores In Suffolk County, New York
10 Best Outlet Stores In Suffolk County, New York
Best Places To Go Shopping In Salt Lake City, Utah
10 Best Places To Go Shopping In Salt Lake City, Utah
Best Places To Go Shopping In St. Louis, Missouri
10 Best Places To Go Shopping In St. Louis, Missouri
Best Boston Shopping
10 Best Places To Go Shopping In Boston, Massachusetts
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Season Eleven Recap
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Season Eleven Recap
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Season Ten Recap
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Season Ten Recap
The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills: Season Nine Recap
The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills: Season Nine Recap
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Season Eight Recap
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Season Eight Recap
10 Best BBQ Restaurants In Austin, Texas
10 Best BBQ Restaurants In Austin, Texas
10 Best Seafood Restaurants In Austin, Texas
10 Best Seafood Restaurants In Austin, Texas
Best Tex-Mex Restaurants In Austin, Texas
10 Best Tex-Mex Restaurants In Austin, Texas
10 Best Italian Restaurants In Austin, Texas
10 Best Italian Restaurants In Austin, Texas
Nightlife Districts in Fort Worth, Texas
Top 10 Nightlife Districts in Fort Worth, Texas
Best Nightlife Districts in San Diego, California
10 Best Nightlife Districts in San Diego, California
Nightlife Districts in Jacksonville, Florida
10 Best Nightlife Districts in Jacksonville, Florida
10 Best Austin, Texas Nightlife Districts
Top 10 Nightlife Districts In Austin, Texas
Boston California Chicago Florida Georgia Las Vegas Minnesota New Orleans New York North Carolina San Francisco Seattle Texas Virginia
Breakers Hotel Palm Beach Florida
How To Have A Grand Getaway At Florida’s Breakers Hotel
Where We Found The Best Clam Chowder In Boston
Aquarium of the Americas_
5 Reasons to Visit The New Orleans Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
London Manchester York
London Bin Man
Working As A London Bin Man During The Covid-19 Pandemic
Best Hotels in Manchester
5 Best Hotels In Manchester, England
Manchester Museums
Exploring The Best Of Manchester’s Museums And Galleries
Paris
French Snails
Why You Must Try Snails In France
The 5 Best Spas in Paris
Amorino Gelato
Amorino Gelato Is The Place For Amazing Gelato In Paris
Rome Venice
5 Best Hotels In Venice
5 Best Hotels In Venice, Italy
Lost In Venice
Getting Lost In Venice: And Why It’s So Much Fun
Deserted Venice
Exploring Deserted Venice In The Summer
Best Amsterdam Sandwich
Best Amsterdam Sandwich In Amsterdam
Heineken Experience Tour
Why Amsterdam’s Heineken Experience Tour Is So Much Fun
Amsterdam's Canals
How To Experience The Beauty of Amsterdam’s Canals
Amsterdam Bicycles
Amsterdam Bicycles Keep Tourists Eyes Off Their Cellphones
Cologne
Cologne Bridge
Power Of Steel, History And Love Locks On Germany’s Cologne Bridge
Munich City Center
Exploring The Munich City Center
Top 5 Hotels In Cologne
Top 5 Hotels In Cologne, Germany
Best Restaurants In Ontario, Canada
10 Best Restaurants In Ontario, Canada
Best Things To Do In Toronto, Canada
10 Best Things To Do In Toronto, Canada
Shopping In Vancouver
Top 5 Places To Go Shopping In Vancouver
Date Night Ideas In Vancouver
5 Best Date Night Ideas In Vancouver