As a large city it's no surprise that Dallas has thriving museums, arts, and entertainment. However, this city is so dedicated to art that is has the largest contiguous arts district in the U.S. The Arts District is on the northern end of downtown Dallas, and includes the Dallas Museum of Art, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and the Nasher Sculpture Center, among others.
You can also find the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in downtown Dallas. This immense natural history and science museum is a great way to spend the day. If the science museum or Dallas Contemporary's collections aren't quite unique enough to tempt you, consider the American Museum of the Miniature Arts for something out of the ordinary.
Visit the original hub of jazz and blues in the South when you explore the Deep Ellum neighborhood. This neighborhood is still home to musicians and artists, and you can find a variety of murals and graffiti art features throughout. Don’t forget to build time for delicious meals into your itinerary. Dallas is known for both Tex-Mex and Mexican food, in addition to barbecue. Depending on when you visit, you might just be able to catch the annual Cinco de Mayo or Juneteenth celebrations, or the Halloween season "Zombie Walk" that makes its way (haltingly) through the Arts District.
There's so much to do in Dallas that you won't be at a loss. Don't forget to check sports teams' game schedules or to make a list of local parks to check out during your stay. Whether you want to bike, hike, or cheer, Dallas has the spot for you.