Things to Do & See in Dallas (and eat and drink)

Art Materials World 2018 will take place March 4 - 6 at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas.
PHONE:  214.939.2750      ADDRESS:  650 S Griffin St, Dallas, TX 75202

The Dallas Arts District is said to be the largest contiguous urban arts district in the nation.  The Dallas Museum of Art is located in this neighborhood.

Public Art

There is amazing public art to be found all around Uptown, if you just know where to look . . .

Culture Map Dallas     15 Street Murals in Dallas


Things To Do Close to the Convention Center

List from Trip Advisor - includes a 30-foot tall Eyeball sculpture, Wild Bill's Western Store, and amazing Cattle Drive sculptures.


Visit the Past

Remember JR Ewing? For those of you who are old enough to have been a fan of the hit series Dallas from 1978 to 1991 (or maybe you caught the reincarnation in 2012), you might want to take a trip down memory-lane and visit the South Fork Ranch which is approximately 30 miles north of the Convention Center.

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza is located within the former infamous Texas School Book Depository building where you'll find chronicles if the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. It's about a mile from the Convention Center.

Coffee Shops in Downtown Dallas

Weekend Coffee is a third wave craft coffee shop provides an experiential environment pairing great coffee with a playful atmosphere.

Stupid Good Coffee is a local java joint offering coffee drinks, sweets & root beer from early morning to early evening.

The Hospitality Sweet has two locations in Downtown Dallas -  offering breakfast, lunch, coffee, and of course, sweets!

Mudsmith Dallas
serves Avoca coffee, has rotating beer, wine and kombucha on tap along with bottled soda and fresh juices, e pastries, granola and sandwiches of all sorts including veggie and vegan options.

Starbucks at 1700 Pacific Avenue, Seattle-based coffeehouse chain known for its signature roasts, light bites and WiFi availability.

Always check days and times open before going.

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Beer Pubs

The Ginger Man Uptown pub has a beautiful upstairs library-style lounge and outdoor balcony, and a comfortable beer garden in back.

The Craft and Growler was founded by a husband and wife team who quit their careers as patent attorneys, and jumped into the beer business by creating a place where you can bring home growlers of local and regional microbrews that are not bottled. They carry a large selection of growler, and a huge assortment of beer-related stuff.

Strangeways is a neighborhood bar with good food, spirits and craft beer.

Always check days and times open before going.

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Awesome Places for Tourists to See

The Nasher Sculpture Center,
located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, is home to one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculptures in the world.

Reunion Tower
has a landmark observation deck featuring light shows, 360-degree city views, 2 restaurants & a gift shop. It is located right next the Hyatt Regency Dallas.

10 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions & Things to Do in Dallas - from PlanetWare

25 Best Things To Do In Dallas (TX) - from The Crazy Tourist



At Meso Maya Dallas the fare is unrelentingly faithful to the dishes you’ll find throughout the regions of Central and Southern Mexico. Dallas is the flagship location and is recognized by Preservation Dallas for the history and culture of the Dallas Community.

Avila's Restaurant offers chiles rellenos, brisket tacos & other homestyle Tex-Mex dishes in a long-running cozy landmark. Avila’s has been a Dallas staple for the past 25 years.

LARK on the Park is a contemporary, urban restaurant located on the edge of Klyde Warren Park in downtown Dallas. Features chalk illustrations by local artists.

Water Grill Dallas specializes in fresh fish flown in daily, with a large selection of oysters, live king crabs and fish.

Avanti Ristorante features live music and northern and southern Italian dishes made with seafood, steaks, veal and homemade pasta. A chic neighborhood restaurant for over the past twenty-six years.

Bob's Steak & Chop House
Texas-born local chain serving big slabs of beef, seafood & a large wine list in a woodsy ambiance.

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House
Opulently outfitted chain restaurant specializing in prime steaks & seafood along with fine wines. Vegetarian options.

Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse
Fne dining featuring elk, bison, seafood and more in a Western ambiance with a patio. True Texas cuisine.

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille
Perry's sits between the Ritz Carlton Hotel, the new Klyde Warren Park, The Crescent, Hotel Zaza, and The Arts District. Fresh-cut prime beef, signature pork chop, five Private Dining rooms, and a wine wall featuring more than 5,000 bottles.

Always check days and times open before going.

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