The Best Attractions and Activities in Dallas

Your complete guide to spending time in this southwestern city

by The Editors of DuJour | September 20, 2016 1:00 pm

Winspear Opera House

Bass Performance Hall
525 Commerce Street
basshall.com[1]
The “crown jewel” of Dallas’s cultural district, this magnificent facility houses the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Texas Ballet Theatre, the Fort Worth Opera and the Cliburn Concerts. The performance hall is designed in the classic European opera house form, with 2,056 seats under the great dome.

Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre

Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre

Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre
2400 Flora Street
attpac.com[2]
Nestled in the Arts District, this Rem Koolhaas-designed theater is one of four structures that comprise the AT&T Performing Arts Center. The versatile venue currently plays host to the Dallas Theatre Center and the Dallas Black Dance Theatre.

Klyde Warren Park

Klyde Warren Park

Klyde Warren Park
2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway
klydewarrenpark.org[3]
On of the city’s most charming attractions, Klyde Warren Park is a 5.2-acre green space built over a recessed freeway in the heart of downtown Dallas. The park offers all kinds of events and activities to the public, from yoga to book signings and outdoor concerts and films.

Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House

Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House

Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora Street
attpac.org[4]
Home to the Dallas Opera and the Dallas Ballet Theatre, this 21st century reinterpretation of a traditional opera hall seats 2,200 people in the conventional horse-shoe configuration—but with a modern touch. The building is wrapped entirely in a glass façade, allowing the audience to see out to the surrounding performance park.

Meyerson Symphony Center

Meyerson Symphony Center

Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora Street
dallassymphony.com[5]
This iconic concert hall was designed 25 years ago by the famed Pritzker Prize-winning architect I.M. Pei, and the renowned acoustician Russell Johnson. Home to the world-class Dallas Symphony, the Meyerson is the beating heart of the city’s Arts District.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
8525 Garland Road
dallasarboretum.org[6]
From March through November, this 66-acre urban sanctuary features blooming flowerbeds, ornamental shrubs, manicured lawns and lush trees, attracting more than 950,000 visitors. If you decide to experience the breathtaking colors yourself, be sure to take a look at the over 2,000 varieties of azaleas.

Written by The Editors of DuJour

Endnotes:
  1. basshall.com: http://www.basshall.com
  2. attpac.com: http://www.attpac.com
  3. klydewarrenpark.org: http://www.klydewarrenpark.org
  4. attpac.org: http://www.attpac.org
  5. dallassymphony.com: http://www.dallassymphony.com
  6. dallasarboretum.org: http://dallasarboretum.org

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