When you think about Dallas, Cowboy hats, The Dallas Cowboys, and the conservative social dynamic of the city initially comes to mind. It might be an instant turn-off to some with negative assumptions and immediately taking Dallas off the travel list. It shouldn’t matter where you go; there could be incredible hidden gems and unexpected activities near. If you’re an individual that enjoys daytime activities, be bold and explore. Dallas has plenty of activities you can enjoy, so let’s explore some places.
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Located on the shores of White Rock Lake, the Arboretum is 66 acres of plants and seasonal flowers. Included is a complete life science laboratory with endless discoveries. The Arboretum is gorgeous and relaxing to walk through. On any day, splurge 20 bucks for a sight scene of beautiful seasonal growth and a great view of the lake. If you’re sensitive to heat, come around October or late March. If you have bad allergies, visit around late June.
Not afraid of heights? Enjoy the Reunion Tower, a 470 feet tower where you can experience a breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of the city. A free digital photo and an indoor/outdoor observation deck will let you see for miles in any direction. The tower is located in downtown Dallas, offering plenty of activities and accommodation during your visit in the air. It is an excellent option if you like to see the whole city in one swoop. Reunion Tower is the city’s 15th tallest building, so I hope you’re not afraid of heights.
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
If you prefer an insightful indoor experience, the Perot Museum is one of your best options. It is a five-level museum filled with intriguing and interactive science fun. Each branch of science has a dedicated level, Physical Science, Life Science, and Earth Science. All the levels are interactive, offering readings to each finding and the opportunity to touch things as you observe. The museum building is stunning; you can see it from the highway driving into downtown Dallas. Twenty-five bucks can get you lost in science, making Bill Nye the Science Guy proud.
Enjoy these top three activities on your visit to Dallas. Hopefully, it will inspire you to venture off more into the city. But never underestimate a town and the activities it can offer.