Some of the finest treasures are found walking around on foot. Dallas is no different. I kept a few destinations in mind that I stopped by while walking through the southern city but I couldn't help myself from taking a few detours. From hidden old buildings to sculpture gardens, this city has more to offer than meets the eye. Much of it can be seen from the top of Reunion Tower but a lot more of it can be found up close and personal on foot.
Dallas has a ton of water fountains scattered throughout the city. They provide a peacefulness that I can say from experience does not normally exist in such a large urban area. A few residential buildings had beautiful lawns with lights and landscaping. One of my favorite finds was a brick building tucked behind a church. It has an old charm that is reminiscent of something out of an old movie.
The Dallas Museum of Art is a must visit while in the city but it's greatest achievement has to be the sculpture garden. It's serene and beautiful with pieces of art displayed throughout. It's a great spot to sit and collect your thoughts or read a book.
Klyde-Warren Park is another must on the Dallas to-do list. There are so many things to do that the park offers on a weekly basis, not to mention the food trucks at lunchtime every day. Visitors can enjoy concerts here, there's a restaurant, library, kids activities and more. My suggestion: grab a book, grab a blanket and enjoy an afternoon in the sun.
A few other spots to hit in Dallas include the 6th Floor Museum, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Reunion Tower GeO-Deck, Dallas Zoo and more. Thanks to Visit Dallas, I was given a complimentary CityPass to explore these great spots. The Dallas Arboretum is absolutely gorgeous and they have all kinds of fun in the fall with pumpkins. I've already written a review of Reunion Tower's GeO-Deck where you can find some of the best views of Dallas. The Sixth Floor Museum is a must if you are a history nerd like myself. Don't miss the grassy knoll when you leave either.