The Dallas metroplex is huge and spread out, so it may be difficult choosing what to do in a single day. Fortunately, 10best is here for you and your local expert has plenty of ideas and suggestions!
Visitors will need lots of energy for their busy day in Dallas, so start off the day with a delicious brunch. Weekend visitors should go to Ozona Grill and Bar, a local favorite for everyone - families, college students, young professionals and more. If it's nice weather, sit on the beautiful patio, and don't miss the make-it-yourself Bloody Mary bar. Some favorite brunch items include classic Tex-Mex staples, including migas, breakfast tacos and steak and eggs, which all come with rosemary potatoes and fruit. If you're visiting on a weekday, go to the original Cafe Brazil on N. Central Expy. This eclectic, 24-hour cafe has a wide variety of fresh brewed coffees and a Latin-focused menu. Some favorite items include the chicken crepes and french toast plates.Start off the day with brunch at Ozona grill and bar. — Photo courtesy of Ozona Facebook Page
After you've had a hearty meal, it's time to shop! Head on down to the nearby NorthPark Center where you'll find a wide variety of stores, including many luxury boutiques. Bargain shoppers can skip the mall and go to Preston Center Pavilion, located at NW Hwy and Preston Rd. This large shopping complex has a Ross, Marshall's and a DSW Shoe Warehouse (a shoe lover's dream store) all within walking distance. Grab a snack at the nearby Sonic or get some cheese fries or fried pickles at Snuffer's on Preston Rd. Book lovers should then mosey down to Half Price Books on NW Hwy, the largest one in Dallas.One of the atrium areas inside NorthPark Center. — Photo courtesy of Labelscar
As Dallas features moderate winters and lots of sunshine, most days are perfect for outdoor activities. The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is the ideal spot to spend a beautiful afternoon (as well as to work off those cheese fries and fried pickles). This local attraction features many seasonal exhibits and gardens, such as a gigantic pumpkin patch during the fall that's a great background for photos. Stroll around the 66 acres of blooms and regional gardens.Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden — Photo courtesy of Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden Facebook Page
End the day with a light meal at a nearby neighborhood restaurant or bar. If you're traveling with kids, go to the Dixie House in the Lakewood neighborhood. This restaurant is part of the Black-eyed Pea chain, but it definitely has its own unique charm. Kids will like it as it has chicken strips and burgers. Adult visitors should head on over to the Knox-Henderson neighborhood to relax on one of many patios that feature great people watching. The Porch and the Old Monk both have a wide variety of beers and delicious cuisine, while Cafe San Miguel features authentic Mexican food and pomegranate margaritas.Wrap up your day with a drink and meal at The Porch. — Photo courtesy of The Porch