Welcome to the Lone Star state’s fastest growing city, Dallas! There is a simple trick for covering most of the Must-See Destinations in Dallas in one day. You’ll find a restaurant on every corner and the largest museum district in the nation. But with so many attractions, where does a traveler start?
To get the best view and taste of the city, all one has to do is jump on the McKinney Area Trolley in uptown for a complimentary ride through Dallas.
1. Grab food and Jump on the McKinney Area Trolley
The easiest (and safest for families) access point for the trolley is located in West Villiage directly in front of Starbucks. There is coveted, free, garage parking in the middle of the shopping center.
Prior to hopping on, grab a burger at the Villiage Burger Bar. Each platter is served with a fresh baked, buttery bun with a variety of meats and toppings. Get the local favorite to go, sweet potato fries. They make a delicious treat on the trolley for the kids.
2. Get educated at the Perot Museum
The trolley will take you down McKinney Avenue and straight to an interactive education. In December of 2012, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science relocated to the stunning and award winning building in Victory Park.
The Perot features 11 permanent exhibit halls that will engage your family in a hands on learning environment. Two additional temporary and ever changing halls have featured exciting, traveling exhibits such as Inside Out and Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed.
3. Take a Break at Klyde Warren Park
After a long morning exploring, you’ll need a break. Just down the street is the Dallas city jewel, Klyde Warren Park. This park was built on top of a major highway and includes a splash park for the kids, library, dog run, and performance stage!
If you’re ready for another bite to eat, enjoy a variety of gourmet food trucks. Each member of the family can pick their favorite cuisine from lobster to tacos.
4. Wind Down in A Cultural Haven
Just across the street from Klyde Warren Park is the largest museum district in the nation. Discover artwork by Monet and Rembrandt with a walk through the Dallas Museum of Art.
If you’re feeling modern, the Nasher Museum of Modern Art offers a beautiful indoor and outdoor garden of streamlined masterpieces. Don’t forget to venture past the Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art to see the Japanese kimonos and gold inlay hair pins.
After so many action packed stops, it’s time to head back home. The McKinney Area Trolley will take you straight back to West Villiage.
Just remember to pack light for your Dallas adventure because you’ll be on foot all day. There are just so many Must-See Destinations in Dallas, and it becomes tiring trying to cover them all in one visit.