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The best thing about the Dallas-Forth Worth area is that you get two cities for the price of one. Each has its own personality and events, but both are quintessentially Texas. Dallas is the flashier of the two, with tons of restaurants and shopping, as well as being the heart and soul of the area's business community. Fort Worth is true to its roots, a down-home city that embraces its cowboy culture. But it's not all rodeos and cattle shows. Fort Worth has a great historical district and a vibrant arts scene that few can deny. Whichever way you're leaning, from cowboy cosmopolitan to cowboy charm, you won't be at a loss for things to do in Dallas and Fort Worth. Let's saddle up and ride. Hyatt will show you the way.

Dallas Arts & Culture
ARTS/CULTURE
Artisan's Collective

410 North Bishop Avenue

Dallas, TX

+1 214 356 0818

Featuring the work of local artists, this gallery has drawn rave reviews for its displays, as well as its ability to make a dream or two come true.

Dallas Black Dance Theater

2010 Flora Street

Dallas, TX

+1 214 979 6430

Internationally acclaimed choreographers create the moves, while graceful, gossamer dancers put on the show.

The Grenada Theater

3525 Greenville Avenue

Dallas, TX

+1 214 824 9933

The live shows can draw a crowd, but the architecture and the theater’s history get a standing ovation every time.

Grapevine Opry

300 South Main Street

Dallas, TX

+1 817 481 8733

Although the Grammy winners grace the stage of this music venue, people know the house band is the star of the show.

Hip Pocket Theater

1950 Silver Creek Road

Dallas, TX

+1 214 246 9775

Never afraid to experiment, this theater produces everything in the realm of performance, from plays to puppet shows. And it's all outside, which is nice.

Inwood Theater

5458 Lovers Lane

Dallas, TX

+1 214 764 9106

Not only does this theater have a history—it was built in 1947—but you can watch a movie the way we all should: while sitting in a beanbag or a recliner.

McKinney Avenue Contemporary

3120 McKinney Avenue

Dallas, TX

+1 214 953 1212

It doesn't matter what the discipline is-sculpture, painting or otherwise-this museum only cares about one thing: showing the best contemporary art.

Nasher Sculpture Center

2001 Flora Street

Dallas, TX

+1 214 242 5100

Yes, there's another museum just down the way from here, but it might be hard to make it there once you step inside Nasher.

The Sixth Floor Museum

411 Elm Street

Dallas, TX

+1 214 747 6660

All the information you need, from the Zapruder film to day-of-the-event newspaper articles, this museum will please conspiracy theorists and history buffs alike.

Space

2814 Main Street

Dallas, TX

+1 214 334 4481

Innovative photographs with simple motifs provide an impact beyond the visual. Proceeds go to eliminate homelessness in the gallery’s Deep Ellum neighborhood.

Places to Visit in Dallas-Sculpture Park
PLACES
Fire Station #1

Second Street and Commerce Street

Fort Worth, TX

+1 972 262 4479

A cornerstone of the city's history, this firehouse was in operation from 1907 to 1980 and currently houses the "150 Years of Fort Worth" history exhibit.

Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge

Confederate Park Road at Jacksboro Highway

Fort Worth, TX

+1 817 392 7410

Technically, you can't have a home here, but you can at least see where the buffalo roam.

Fort Worth Herd at the Stockyards

North Main Street and West Exchange Avenue

Fort Worth, TX

+1 817 625 9715

Twice a day, in memory of old Stockyard, cowboys on horseback lead of a herd of cows up Exchange Street for all to see.

Highland Park Pharmacy

3229 Knox Street

Dallas, TX

+1 214 521 2126

One of the few pharmacies that still has a soda fountain, you don't go here to get a prescription filled as much as you do for the malts.

Ice Skating at Galleria Dallas

13350 Dallas Parkway

Dallas, TX

+1 972 392 3361

Located in the center of the Galleria's shops and restaurants, the ice rink is a people-watching paradise whether you're on the ice or not.

Team Texas High Performance Driving School at Texas Motor Speedway

3575 Lone Star Circle

Dallas, TX

+1 817 430 4343

This place makes driving in circles fun, mainly because you'll be in a Corvette whizzing around the Texas Motor Speedway.  Not ready for the track? Opt for a tour instead.

Ribs-Places to Eat, Drink & Play-Dallas
EAT/DRINK/PLAY
Artin's Grill

5840 Legacy Drive, Suite D100

Plano, TX

+1 469 366 3660

It may come as a surprise to see no salt shakers on the tables, but after you savor the short ribs, you'll realize all the seasoning has been done perfectly for you.

Babe's Chicken Dinner House

1456 Beltline Road

Garland, TX

+1 972 496 1041

Although locals mainly come here in droves to eat the crispy, juicy fried chicken dinner, you'll be happy to know that Babe's serves fried steak too.

Bolsa

614 West Davis Street

Dallas, TX

+1 214 367 9367

People come here to get out of the sun under the covered patio, but stay for the ice-cold Lone Star beers or a vanilla-ice-cream-and-scotch concoction named the Betty Draper.

Joe T. Garcia's

2201 North Commerce Street

Fort Worth, TX

+1 817 626 4356

There's nothing more Texas than margaritas and fajitas, but this restaurant's décor helps take Tex-Mex cuisine to whole different level.

Lonesome Dove Western Bistro

2406 North Main Street

Fort Worth, TX

+1 817 740 8810

At this restaurant known for its inventive cuisine, it takes a manly appetite to devour the rabbit-rattlesnake sausage.

Maximo

5301 Alpha Road

Dallas, TX

+1 972 233 5656

With all the fruity-flavored cocktails out there, it's nice to know that someone had the courage to come up with a jalapeno margarita.

Neighborhood Services Bar and Grill

5027 West Lovers Lane

Dallas, TX

+1 214 350 5027

This Dallas restaurant-bar is crowded on any given night of the week, but you'd expect that from a place that makes the neighborhood vibe so attractive.

The Porch

2912 North Henderson Avenue

Dallas, TX

+1 214 828 2916

With gourmet burgers and hearty fair, the food at this restaurant is down-home good, while the grapefruit agave gimlet appeals to an Uptown sensibility.

The Railhead

2900 West Montgomery Street

Fort Worth, TX

+1 817 738 9808

The Texas barbecue is so authentic at this local favorite that you'll start working words like "y'all" and "yonder" into your vocabulary.

Suze

4345 West Northwest Highway

Dallas, TX

+1 214 350 6135

Sure, the strip mall location may not clue you in to the sophistication of this small restaurant, but a bite of the Kobe beef carpaccio will.

Great Shopping in Dallas
SHOPPING
V.O.D.

2418 Victory Park Lane

Dallas, TX

+1 214 754 0644

Known as an arbiter of great taste, the exclusive and up-and-coming designers featured in this store don't detract from the come-one, come-all vibe.

Betty Reiter

4030 Villanova Street

Dallas, TX

+1 214 373 9990

Sometimes it's not a matter of purchasing a piece for your wardrobe; it's about purchasing a piece of art that you can wear.

Cowboy Cool

3699 McKinney Avenue

Dallas, TX

+1 214 521 4500

Cool is the operative word in the name, as this store specializes in cowboy fashions with a rocker's edge.

Dallas Farmers Market

1010 South Pearl Expressway

Dallas, TX

+1 214 939 2808

It’s like being in an outdoor grocery store, except you can actually talk to the farmer who grew your produce.

Dolly Python

1916 North Haskell Avenue

Dallas, TX

+1 214 887 3434

This place isn't known for its merchandise being overwhelmingly organized, but it is known for excellent vintage selections that may take a little while to find.   

Forty-Five Ten

4510 McKinney Avenue

Dallas, TX

+1 214 559 4510

It doesn't matter if you're a man or woman at this boutique; all the fashions are world class.

Mallasadi Men's Boutique

5100 Belt Line Road

Dallas, TX

+1 972 404 4045

When Esquire magazine said this men's boutique was one of the finest in the country, we couldn't find a reason to disagree.

NorthPark Center

8687 North Central Expressway

Dallas, TX

+1 214 361 6345

One of the best malls in the United States, this place defies stereotypes with a range of stores, from Barney's to The Gap, set among sculptures like a bronze outstretched rabbit.

Uncommon Market

100 Riveredge Drive

Dallas, TX

+1 214 871 2775

Whether you're searching for a Belgian armoire or a wicker basket as an accent piece, the top designers would tell you to go here, and so would we.

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