Known as Uptown’s Downtown, West Village is Dallas’ most energetic walk able shopping and dinning district. The in-town neighborhood shows off highly differentiated retail shopping and hosts a collection of boutiques. Adding to this dynamic experience is the nationally significant lineup of 19 full-service restaurants and local, chef-driven concepts. The West Village is one of the city’s top Landmark destinations with its access to the DART Rail, the McKinney Avenue Trolley and the Katy Trail. For more information on what’s around West Village, Click Here.
Bishop Arts District
The Bishop Arts District is a two-block, former warehouse area in southern Dallas. Some would describe it as Dallas’s best kept secret. It is home to the most sought-after restaurants, coffee shops and funky boutique shopping. This part of Dallas is to influence its local flavor and to persuade you to eat local, shop local, and live local. The farm-to-table restaurants and vintage spots ensure the corporations stay out of this neighborhood where the origins match the organic food.
Dallas World Aquarium
Come explore the depths of the deep at Dallas World Aquarium. It beholds a rainforest along with a massive 80,000 gallons of saltwater exhibits that consists of sharks, stingrays, and hundreds of reef fish all in living coral reef ecosystems. Exotic plants and creatures from around the world inhabit The Dallas World Aquarium where you can explore a South American rainforest or take a walk through a water tunnel surrounded by reef life from the Continental Shelf. Observe monkeys, piranhas and penguins in their natural habitat. The aquarium also offers a restaurant, café and a gift shop. Private functions are also available. For more information on this magnificent aquarium, Click Here.
Although we would like to refer to Knox-Henderson as a single district, it actually is two unique neighborhoods in one. Named after two streets crossing Central Expressway, Knox-Henderson is a study in contrasts. The Westside is Knox; a picture perfect city street of traditional home décor shops, al fresco dining, spas and salons. The Katy Trail, which bookends the street to the west, is a 3.2 mile running trail. It is one of the most pedestrian friendly neighborhoods in the city. To the east, visitors will find the funkier vibe of Henderson Avenue where vintage shops, gastro-pubs and popular patio bar dominate a street that not so long ago was underutilized. Henderson has become a destination for not only the city’s hipsters, but also Dallas’ elite. After all, some of the best bars and restaurants in the city are located on this lively street in East Dallas. To view more on this entertainment district, Click Here.
The only “Thrill Amusement Park” in the world, Zero Gravity features 5 different extreme thrill rides. They offer the Bungee Jump, Nothin’ But Net, Texas Blastoff, the Skycoaster and the Skyscraper. It is a one of kind thrill park with 5 adrenaline-pumping rides. Zero Gravity is the best place to have parties and events for families and friends. To learn more about their rides and schedule Click Here.
Dine and Dash
This two hour tour is for those who have a big adventurous appetite for Dallas! You enjoy three sit down restaurant tastings, a complimentary cocktail, and one bonus dessert tasting. With over 15 diverse bites and sips this tour is enough to fill you up for lunch. The tastings provided within each restaurant are all within a five minute walk.
Cost: $45 per ticket. Ages 8 and above. Gratuity not included
Duration: Approximately 2 to 2.5 hours
Included: Food, Beverages, 10% VIP Card
Capacity: 20 people per tour
Dietary Restrictions: With more notice, they can accommodate most requests.
Meet: McKinney Ave. in Uptown. Near downtown hotel and convention center
To contact Food Tours of American about this tour call: 888-871-2052
Fort Worth Walking Tour
The 125-acre venue is one of the most popular stops in Fort Worth, and is home to the world’s only cattle drive. Guests may not be driving cattle, but they can still have a great time during this historical walking experience. After its birth in the 1840’s, drovers ran millions of cattle through Fort Worth on to the Red River, zigzagging their way north to the railheads in Abilene, Kansas vie the Chisholm Trail. The Stockyard Station, in Fort Worth, has many shops, restaurants, horseback riding, and a vintage steam engine. Also included is the Live Stock Exchange, the heart and soul of the old livestock business. The 3 hour tour is $65.00 per person with complimentary transportation to and from most Dallas Hotels. To visit their website Click Here.
Cowboys Stadium Tour
How ‘bout them Cowboys! Enjoy a VIP guided tour of the Dallas Cowboys’ new football stadium. With one of the largest video screens in a stadium today, the Cowboy Stadium is one of the most expensive sports venues build today with costs in the billions. Tour this grand stadium and all that it includes such as the radio box, the press boxes, the private suites, the Cotton Bowl, Dr. Pepper Star Bar, and the Ford Motor Company Fountain. Each of these areas will surely impress you, but the real fun can begin when you walk into the field. As you stand on the field and throw a ball, you’ll experience what it feels like to be a football star. Then, just as if you were a player, head to the locker room, the post- game interview room, and even see the infamous Dallas Cowboys’ cheerleader’s locker room.
JFK Assassination and Museum Tour
Travel to the Grassy Knoll and the infamous car ride that made history on November 22nd 1963. Many people remember what they were doing when they discovered the tragic assassination of John F. Kennedy as he drove through Dallas. The assassination, assumed to be by Lee Harvey Oswald, is one of the most talked about and wondered unsolved mysteries of our time. Take a tour to the Old School Book Depository and the Sixth Floor Museum, where you may look over Dealey Plaza, Grassy Knoll, and the Kennedy Memorial. Then continue the journey of controversy and conspiracy to the home of Oswald, said to be where JD Tippit was killed. This is considered a twist in the conspiracy theory of the assassination. Lastly, follow up with a stop along the way at the historic Texas Movie Theater in Oak Cliff, a beautiful and historic are of downtown Dallas. For more information on this tour Click Here.
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