Dallas Travel Guide: Tips for 2023

Dallas Travel Guide
Dallas Travel Guide

Dallas is a well-established metropolitan city known for its skyscrapers, restaurants, parks, sports venues, and various other attractions making it a tourist hub. People travel miles just to have one look at Dallas’s most famous spots and enjoy their time with family and friends.

The city appears to be pretty crowded and overflowed with its attractions which might make it difficult for tourists to explore the beauty of Dallas properly. This Dallas travel guide will help you choose the best places to visit as per your interest and budget.

Top Tourist Places to Visit in Dallas

We here provide some of the best tourist attractions of Dallas that will surely make your day and leave a beautiful mark on your consciousness.

1. Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art or DMA is one of the biggest known museums in America. Founded in 1903, it is located in downtown Dallas a 2 min walk from Nasher Sculpture Center.

The museum contains a stunning collection of around 22,000 pieces of art belonging from the third millennium BC to the present day. Apart from the exhibitions, the museum is also known for its media works, off-paper report, sculpture presentation, and local events.

General Information:

  • Distance from Dallas Love Field Airport: 5.53 miles
  • Distance from AT&T Stadium: 17.18 miles
  • Distance from DFW International Airport: 15.97 miles
  • Some of the events to be held in the month of May-June 2023 are
SnoEvent NameDate TimeDescriptionTicket Price
1Boshell Family LectureMay 25, 20237:00 PM –8:00 PMThe talk show will be hosted by Dr. Orlando Hernández Ying, revisiting the ancient history of metallurgy art in America.Free
2A&LL: Ann NapolitanoJune 06, 20237:00PM –8:00 PMIn conversation with Susan Norman, author Ann Napolitano talks about her latest creation.$35
3Art in ThirtyJune 13, 20232:00 PM –2:30 PMA talk show discussing art, hosted by James H. Clark, The Lillian and Anabelle Gambert-JouanFree
4A&LL: Peace Adzo MedieJune 13, 20237:30 PM –9:00 PMAuthor Peace Adzo Medie talks about her latest novel, Nightbloom.$25

2. Dallas World Aquarium 

Dallas World Aquarium(DWA) is a combined aqua and wildlife preservation center that works under the cooperative breeding program. It is located in the West End Historic District of Dallas, Texas.

DWA organizes an 8-hour tour of the house that is mainly divided into 2 stages. The first stage consists of marine creatures and giant groupers such as snakes, lizards, leaf-nosed bats, stingrays, and many more. The second level consists of various Aves and Macaos including Scarlet Macaws, Humming Bird, and Pelicans.

General Information:

  • Open Hours: Monday – Sunday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Closed Days: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
  • Fee:
    • Adult – $29.95 + tax
    • Child – $19.95 + tax (3 to 12 years)
    • Child–free (2 years and under)
    • Senior – $24.95 + tax (65+ years)
  • Special Instruction: Food not allowed on premises

3. Reunion Tower

Reunion Tower is one of the greatest landmarks of Dallas, Texas. This three-story 561 tower allows its visitors to capture a breathtaking 360-degree view of the Dallas skyline from the height, an indoor-outdoor observation desk, and a free digital photograph.

The top of the tower is lit with LEDs at night that produces a beautiful scene to gaze at. Apart from buying the tickets, you can also use other services such as Hop On Hop Off Dallas Tour and Dallas Sightseeing Bus Tour which costs $32 per adult and $850 per group respectively.

General Information:

  • Tickets: The prices are different based on the type of ticket you choose. There are 4 types of tickets available namely:
    • Two Views one price
    • Main office box
    • Group Tickets
    • Pogo passes
  • The prices vary for each ticket type such as It costs $24 for an adult in Two Views One Price ticket whereas $19 for Main Office Box.

4. The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is around 66 acres of land that is preserved. It is situated in East Dallas, Texas. The authorities host various traditional festivals and activities throughout the year to entertain their visitors as well as work towards the preservation of the flora and fauna of the garden.

The activities are carried out throughout the day and differ for each day. The schedule of 20th May 2023(Saturday) contains Early Morning Walks in the main Garden from 7:00 am to 9:00 am available for members only, Daily Contempapry Tasting from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm simultaneously with DeGolyer Housing Tour, and the last activity for the day is entertainment performances at Jeanne’s Pavilion from 12 pm-2 pm.

General Information:

  • Opening Time: 9 am–5 pm daily
  • Administrative Hours: Monday–Friday(8:30 am–5 pm)
  • Customer Service Hours: Monday–Friday(9 am–5 pm)

Ticket Cost:

Adult (13 yrs -64 yrs)$20
Senior (65+ yrs)$16
Child (2 yrs-12 yrs)$12
Children’s Adventure Garden$3
Parking (online)$11

5. Six Flags Over Texas

Six Flags Over Texas is a 212-acre amusement park with many fun activities and rides in Arlington, Texas which is located mid-way between Dallas and Fort Worth. The park offers around 46 different rides, a wide variety of self-entertainment games, 40 different snacks and dining options, 16 beautifully build gift shops, and a series of special events.

General Information:

  • Address: Arlington, TX 76011, United States
  • Opening Hours:
    • Friday: 11 am – 7 pm
    • Saturday: 11 am – 9 pm
    • Sunday: 11 am – 8 pm
  • Upcoming Special Events:
    • Selfie Scavenger Hunt(Saturdays-Sundays, 1 pm – 5 pm)
    • Fireworks at Six Flags Over Texas(June 23rd – August 5th)
    • Oktoberfest Food Festival(September 16th – October 29th)
    • Fright Fest(September 16th – October 29th)
    • Kids Boo Fest(September 16th – October 29th)
    • Veterans Weekend(November 11)

The above-mentioned places are just a peek into the beauty of Dallas. Its beauty cannot be sustained in a handful of places. The nightlife, classic old buildings, decorated cafes, street-styled food, and street life all contribute to making Dellas one of its kind in the world.

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