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Dallas delivers more than a weekend full of Texas-size adventure, with highlights including the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden and The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Check out our trip guide for ideas to plan your stay.

Do

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden Explore 66 acres of themed gardens­—including a fern dell and color garden—curving along White Rock Lake. dallasarboretum.org

Photo courtesy of Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.

George W. Bush Presidential Center Check out this museum about No. 43 for the poignant 9/11 exhibit and full-size Oval Office replica. bushcenter.org

Klyde Warren Park This downtown green space above a freeway is a popular place for food truck lunches and free rounds of table tennis and foosball. klydewarrenpark.org

Perot Museum of Nature and Science Ride out an earthquake on a shaking platform and descend 6,000 feet into a gas well on a drilling simulator at this high-tech draw. perotmuseum.org

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza Engrossing audio tours in the former Texas School Book Depository cover President John F. Kennedy’s 1963 Dallas visit and assassination. jfk.org

Photo courtesy of The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. 

Eat

Lockhart Smokehouse Sliced-to-order brisket and ribs are boldly spiced, perfectly tender and wrapped in butcher paper. lockhartsmokehouse.com

Meso Maya Unwind on an enclosed patio with refreshing cucumber margaritas and enchiladas. mesomaya.com

Rapscallion During Sunday brunch, pair savory Southern comfort (think buttermilk biscuits and sausage gravy) with sweet cocktails like the Cinnamon Toast Punch. dallasrapscallion.com

Rise Choose from 10 savory varieties of soufflés (we love the cauliflower and Brie), then split a sweet bread pudding soufflé for dessert. risesouffle.com

Stay

Belmont Hotel This renovated 1940s Art Moderne motor court has simple rooms but plenty of character. Relax at the bar with cedar wood-infused tequila. belmontdallas.com

The Highland Dallas Curtains become canvases for black-and-white art, and swirl-patterned carpeting gives a nod to the oil and gas industries. thehighlanddallas.com

The Joule, Dallas Carefully curated art displays, unparalleled service and luxury spa experiences reflect the attention to detail at this downtown gem. thejouledallas.com

More information: visitdallas.com

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