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.
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
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