Dallas has plenty to offer but sometimes you want a quick and easy list of recommendations when it's coming time to travel. I've gone back through my two weeks in Texas to round up my top five recommendations for Dallas. From restaurants to great views of the skyline, these are a great start for your trip whether you're going for a weekend or staying a little longer.
1. See the city from above at Reunion Tower's Geo-Deck. For arguably the best view of the city, this is a must. It's inexpensive, the view is unforgettable and there are plenty of things to do while visiting as well. I suggest visiting close to sunset. The view is absolutely breathtaking and the colors will leave you speechless.
2. Walk down McKinney Avenue in Uptown. This is my favorite Dallas neighborhood. There is plenty of shopping, dining, nightlife and more to experience in Uptown. If you're unsure where to start, McKinney Avenue is a great place to begin. Head over to Sip Stir Cafe to plan out your afternoon while sipping a cappuccino, grab a burger at Village Burger Bar and take a ride on their old-fashioned trolley.
3. Grab a slice at Emporium Pies. Indulge your sweet tooth with an enormous piece of pie at Emporium Pies in the Bishop Arts District. Their pie list may change occasionally as their menu is seasonal but you can always expect deliciousness during every visit. This is seriously a do not miss if you can help it.
4. Take a walk through Klyde-Warren Park. Located in downtown Dallas, this park is a great stop any day. Each afternoon, there are several food trucks where you can grab a bite. They have a library and reading area, live music, a restaurant, regularly scheduled activities and more. If you're not inspired to plan a day for yourself, visit their website to see the schedule of events and spend the whole day here.
5. Visit The Wild Detectives. This hybrid coffee shop/bookstore/bar is one of the most unique, cool places I have ever been. They have a full service coffee and espresso bar, they serve alcohol, they have a beer garden out back and they are also a bookshop. Oh...and they brew some of their own beer. This place is also located in the Bishop Arts District. So if you stop at Emporium Pies walk just a few blocks over to visit this gem as well.