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Things To Do in Dallas

Make the most of your trip to Dallas and take in the local sites and cuisine! We've compiled some of the highlights of things to do in Dallas located conveniently by our host hotel, the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. Remember to check the current requirements to visit each location including reservations, masks, and hours.

Things to Do in Downtown Dallas

 

Arts & Culture

DMA (Dallas Museum of Art)

Walking Distance from Hotel: 0.4 miles | 1717 North Harwood Street | (214) 922-1200

Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation, and public engagement. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 24,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Located in the nation’s largest arts district, the Museum acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary events, and dramatic and dance presentations. Since the Museum’s return to free general admission in 2013, the DMA has welcomed more 3.2 million visitors. Learn More

Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Walking Distance from Hotel: 0.9 miles | 411 Elm Street | (214) 747-6660

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the assassination and legacy of President Kennedy. Located in the historic Texas School Book Depository building, the Museum presents the social and political landscape of the early 1960s, chronicles President Kennedy's assassination and its aftermath, reflects upon his lasting impact on our country and world, and connects the past to the present for students, families and visitors. Learn More

Dallas World Aquarium

Walking Distance from Hotel: 0.8 miles | 1801 N Griffin St | (214) 720-2224

The adventure at The Dallas World Aquarium begins at the top of the rainforest exhibit, where exotic birds, such as Cocks-of-the-rock and many species of toucans, can be seen. Lounging around are Two-toed and Three-toed sloths. Endangered animals, such as Orinoco crocodiles, Giant river otters, Antillean manatees and several species of monkeys are part of the many conservation projects. The aquarium portion displays interesting marine life, including Japanese crabs, jellyfish, Leafy, Weedy and Ribbon seadragons. Black-footed and Blue penguins can be seen swimming as guests enjoy the outdoor South Africa exhibit. Sharks, rays and sawfish are only a few of the fish living in the Mundo Maya cenote. Safe from Neotropical eagles, are euphonias, tanagers and hummingbirds. Reptiles and amphibians, both of significance to the Maya culture, can be seen throughout the exhibit. Learn More

Crow Museum of Asian Art

Walking Distance from Hotel: 0.4 miles | 2010 Flora St | (214) 979-6430

The Crow Museum of Asian Art inspires and promotes learning and dialogue about the arts and cultures of Asia through our exhibitions, the research and preservation of our collections, artistic and educational programming, and visitor experience and engagement. We accomplish this in accordance with the highest professional standards, through collaboration with our diverse public and partners in our communities, nationally, and internationally. We define Asia as endlessly diverse, and not of one place, time, or idea. By cultivating compassion and inclusivity through our work, we build greater awareness and a shared sense of what it means to be human. Learn More

Klyde Warren Park

Walking Distance from Hotel: 0.4 miles | 2012 Woodall Rogers Freeway | (214) 716-4500

Klyde Warren Park, which opened on Oct. 27, 2012, is Dallas' open-air community center offering green space, beautiful amenities, varied and engaging programs and terrific events all for free and in the heart of our city. Learn More

Things to Do in Dallas Food

Dining

Downtown Dallas has an extensive range of dining options to satisfy any craving. We’ve listed a small sampling of restaurants below including steaks, local hotspots, tex-mex, brewing companies, and more!

Meat Sweats

Fogo de Chao

Walking Distance from Hotel: 1 mile | 2619 McKinney Avenue Suite 150 | (214) 720-2777 | Web Site

Located at the corner of historic McKinney Avenue and Routh Street on the ground floor of the exclusive One Uptown luxury high-rise, Fogo de Chão is just minutes from the area’s finest cultural and lifestyle attractions. Fogo will feature an open kitchen showcasing the centuries-old Southern Brazilian grilling technique of churrasco, an expansive patio for al fresco dining, and a taste of traditional Southern Brazilian culture, cuisine, and cocktails in the heart of Dallas.

 

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse

Walking Distance from Hotel: 0.6 miles | 2323 Olive St | (972) 490-9000 | Web Site

Recognized as one of the Sexiest Restaurants in the U.S. by Zagat, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse in Dallas is nestled in chic and pedestrian-friendly Uptown. Featuring our signature service and plenty of Southern hospitality, guests can enjoy high-quality steaks and seafood while gazing at the Dallas skyline from our outdoor patio in one of the best restaurants in Uptown Dallas.

 

The Capital Grille

Walking Distance from Hotel: 1 mile | 500 Crescent Ct | (214) 303-0500 | Web Site

Experience a refined lunch, dinner, or group dining in the sophisticated comfort of The Capital Grille at the Crescent Hotel in Dallas, TX.

 

Local Standouts

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

Walking Distance from Hotel: 0.8 miles | 2121 N. Pearl St Suite #170 | (469) 208-2441| Web Site

James Beard-nominated and award-winning Yardbird Southern Table & Bar is a house of worship to farm-fresh ingredients, classic American cooking, hailed bourbon selection, and top-notch hospitality. We’re serving up a fresh, inventive take on regional Southern fare seven days a week with a foot-stompin’, soul-healin’ brunch on the weekends. Whether you are celebrating a special life moment, planning an event, or looking for your newest neighborhood spot, we’ll keep a place set for you.

 

CBD Provisions

Walking Distance from Hotel: 0.5 miles | 1530 Main Street | (214) 261-4500 | Web Site

Open daily, CBD Provisions is a modern Texas Brasserie inside The Joule hotel in the heart of Downtown Dallas. We celebrate the natural bounty and culinary traditions of Texas with a commitment to making things in-house with the finest ingredients.

 

TRUE Kitchen + Kocktails

Walking Distance from Hotel: 0.5 miles | 1933 Elm St | (972) 764-8783 | Web Site

Created to deliver the best in food, drinks, and vibes to Dallas, Texas, Kitchen + Kocktails is here to please. A dynamic comfort food restaurant at its core, Kitchen + Kocktails will focus on nicely plated comfort foods, including flavored fried chicken and lobster tails, shrimp and grits, creative waffles and other southern classics made with a twist. In addition, Kitchen + Kocktails will feature oxtails, greens, black eyed peas, and candied yams to go with desserts such as peach cobble, lemon cake and banana pudding.  

 

Dahlia Bar & Bistro

Walking Distance from Hotel: 1 mile | 3300 Ross Ave | (469) 466-8604 | Web Site

With a wide array of dining choices expertly crafted by Chef Ozzy Samano, there is a little taste for everyone at Dahlia. From top sirloin to short rib sliders to seared seabass, each meal is prepared with precise attention to detail and subtlety of flavor. The floral-inspired cocktails are bound to tickle your tastebuds with natural flavors drawn from fresh herbs, vegetables and edible flowers. Choose from any of the 14 craft cocktails that pair perfectly with the menu, or sample wines from around the world from the extensive wine list.

 

Deep Ellum Brewing Company

Walking Distance from Hotel: 1.1 miles | 2823 St. Louis Street | (214) 888-3322 | Web Site

Proud to be the first craft brewery in Dallas, we’re Deep Ellum. Since opening our doors in 2011, we’ve become as well known for our innovative brewing and exceptional quality as we have for our healthy disdain for the status quo. Like out notorious neighborhood, we’re bold, fearless, and unapologetic. We never blend in – at the bar or on the shelf. So, help us annihilate bland corporate beer, and share a little bit of the bigger, bolder, beer from Deep Ellum, Texas.  

 

Tex-Mex

Miriam Cocina Latina

Walking Distance from Hotel: 0.5 miles | 2015 Woodall Rodgers Fwy | (214) 855-5275 | Web Site

Miriam Jimenez, along with partner Shannon S. Wynne, opened Miriam Cocina Latina in May 2019 in the Dallas Arts District situated on downtown’s Klyde Warren Park. Offerings include shared plates, soups, salads, tacos, enchiladas, combination plates, main courses and desserts from Mexico with vegetarian options. A combination of authentic dishes and new creations are prepared using fresh ingredients as well as house-made sauces and moles prepared with bold, aromatic chiles.

 

E Bar Tex-Mex

Walking Distance from Hotel: 1.5 miles | 1901 North Haskell Avenue | (214) 824-3227 | Web Site

E Bar Tex Mex is a new trendy Uptown Dallas Restaurant serving amazing traditional Tex Mex as well as Beer, Wine, and cocktail drinks.

 

Barbecue

 

Pecan Lodge

Walking Distance from Hotel: 0.8 miles | 2702 Main St| (214) 748-8900 | Web Site

Where there's smoke. There's flavor. That's Pecan Lodge in a nutshell. Our BBQ pit burns 24 hours a day, fueled by nothing but wood and passion. We grind and stuff our own sausage. And anything we can make from scratch, we make from scratch – from our Southern Fried Chicken to Aunt Polly’s banana pudding to our Mac n’ Cheese to the collard greens.

 

Sammy's BBQ

Walking Distance from Hotel: 0.8 miles | 2126 Leonard Street | (214) 880-9064 | Web Site

Family owned serving hickory smoked barbecue since 1992 in downtown Dallas.

 

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