Discover Dallas – More Than Just ‘The Cowboys’
Not everybody wants a tour of the Cowboys stadium when they visit ‘The Big D,’ as Dallas is affectionately known. Whenever you’re planning a trip to a new destination, it’s a great idea to find out about the different neighborhoods. Check out three of Dallas’ best neighborhoods for a little inspiration on what to do on your next trip.
The Neighborhood For Nightlife – Deep Ellum
The neighborhood of Deep Ellum is quite small, but it’s a lively entertainment district that features something for both lovers of the arts and music. Deep Ellum is only a couple of blocks, so you can either walk around and discover it on your own. You can even jump on a bike tour to explore the area. Deep Ellum is a popular spot for art lovers. It has a variety of galleries, jazz & blues bars, and performances to catch at any time of the year. The relaxed and fun atmosphere make this neighborhood a must-see for travelers wanting to discover an area with a more edgy, hipster vibe.
The Neighborhood For Luxe Everything – Uptown
Uptown is a short trolley ride from downtown and has a more upscale and classy vibe to it. Uptown is the place to experience exquisite shopping and fine-dining options frequented by those in the know. For some high-end shopping, visit Stanley Korshak’s which is located inside the fabulous Hotel Crescent. Another favorite shopping spot is The West Village. This is where to find your favorite designer brands such as Ann Taylor, Kendra Scott and J Crew. The West Village has a charming village-like atmosphere. With some of the best clothing stores, beauty spas, and entertainment offerings on the luxe end of the spectrum, it’s a discerning shoppers paradise.
The Neighborhood For Independent Talent – Oak Cliff
Head southwest of downtown Dallas to The Bishop Art District in Oak Cliff. This unique part of Oak Cliff with its eclectic offering of both history and the arts. The area is home to over 60 independent proprietors. Enjoy the variety of offerings including vintage shopping, pop-up markets, art, and great dining experiences.
Want to see what’s new in fashion? Duck into Zoomo’s Pop-up. Discover up and coming entrepreneurs, designers, and artists showcasing their latest designs and pieces. For the vintage-lover, check out Maria’s Closet to search for that must-have retro piece, to add to your collection. The Ginger Fox Gallery and peruse the artwork and pottery from both Ginger Fox and other emerging artists. The Bishop Arts District also hosts various events such as their ‘1st Thursdays.’ ‘1st Thursdays’ have different themes including poetry readings and jazz nights. You’ll want to linger in this neigborhood for a while as it’s got a lot to offer. Stay in this stylish apartment where you’ll be close to all that Oak Cliff and the surrounding area has to offer.
Dallas offers a big-city experience with southern-hospitality. Events like the State Fair of Texas and football games draw many tourists to this ever-improving city every year. If you want to experience a little more than what the average city tour can offer, then explore the outer neighborhoods which hold the key to discovering Dallas.