Venturing off the beaten path in order to unfold some of the best kept secrets of Dallas is the most pleasurable way of exploring the city. But how do you find those special places? You can’t depend on asking locals once you arrive in Dallas. You need to plan your itineraries from before. Luckily for you, we have compiled a list of some of the greatest off the beaten path attractions in Dallas. So make the most out of your stay with our insider tips that cover some of the best kept secrets of Dallas.
The Texas Theater
The Texas Theater transforms its guests into the 1960s era as very little has changed at the theatre since the days of Lee Harvey Oswald. Today, the Texas Theater is considered to be one of the best places for indie rock shows. It also boasts of having one of the best bars in the city.
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is a 66 acre oasis that is located on the banks of the White Rick Lake. If offers the locals and tourists with a pleasant respite from the hustle bustle of the city. The garden is considered to be home to one of the most breathtaking floral displays in America and it was also rated among the Top 10 Botanical Gardens in the US by the Travel Chanel in the year 2013.
Goodfriend Beer Garden
If you’re looking for an authentic place to try out some of the local beer, there is no better destination than the Goodfriend Beer Garden. It is located in the Whiterock area of Dallas and is also known to boast of having some of the best burgers in town.
Meadows Museum of Art
The Meadows Museum of Art focuses on the Golden Age that ran from the mid 1550s to the 1800s. It focuses entirely on Spanish art and offers its visitors with some of the most beautiful and exquisite artistic displays. The museum is defined by its mesmerizing moving wave sculpture located and is also known to be home to the best collection of representative Spanish art outside of Spain.
The Deep Ellum
The Deep Ellum neighborhood, also known as the Deem Elm area, was considered to be one of the major nightlife hotspots in Dallas till the year 2004. A change in zoning restrictions completely transformed the image of this area and the number of bars and restaurants shrunk over the years. However, the area is still known to host some of the best kept secrets of Dallas. Some of the most popular landmarks in the Deep Ellum area are Deep Sushi and Twisted Root. The Door, a popular place to see live bands in action, is also worth a visit.
White Rock Lake
The White Rock Lake is a reservoir that was formed by damming the White Rock Creek. The White Rock Lake area boasts of a magnificent 1015 acre park that is an ideal spot for bird watching, hiking, running, people watching and fishing. For most of the part, the pathways located inside the park are quite wide and easy to jog in. However, if you plan to visit the White Rock Lake area during a holiday, be prepared to expect huge crowds.