I’m combining my trips to Dallas because both were fairly short trips. My first trip to Dallas was back during spring break, and it consisted of me and Danh just leaving early in the morning and driving back at night, so less than a day there. My second trip was this past weekend, for a wedding, so we really only had Friday to explore since Saturday was the wedding, and we returned back to Austin on Sunday.
Known as Dallas’ eccentric arts and entertainment. Walking around the Deep Ellum district, there’s unique graffiti along each wall, street performers everywhere at night, and of course my favorite, these 3 traveling man sculptures that are laid out one by one down the street. Most of the warehouses have been closed, but there are quite a large number of great food places here that are still open and definitely worth trying as well.
Bishop Arts District
I loved the old fashioned look of this area. We didn’t get much time to walk around and look at everything sadly, but definitely a fun date place to grab a cup of coffee and just walk around and browse around the many local shops here.
Klyde Warren Park
So during our first trip, we drove underneath this park on our way back, so we added this to our list of places to check out during our second trip. Definitely worth it. This cute small park has events happening each weekend, as well as food trucks and a great view of that lovely Dallas traffic. It’s also located next to the Dallas Museum of Art, which is probably worth checking out as well.
Margret Hunt Hill Bridge/ Trinity Skyline Trail / Trinity Groves (?)
There’s quite a story for this photo. So I looked up quite a few places that were popular for a Dallas skyline. The Commerce bridge was our target destination. Obviously, the location didn’t exist on Google maps. Then while I tried to randomly guess directions to turn to find this bridge, I may have told Danh to turn last second like a broken GPS. We got pulled over by a cop shortly after for not signaling while turning. Then while telling this cop our story and about how we were idiot tourists just trying to find a date night spot, he instead told us the directions to this bridge instead, the Margret Hunt Hill Bridge. I think our faces still looked quite confused as he was explaining, so he offered to take us there. A police escort! Danh jokingly commented that must’ve been a really slow night for him if he was willing to do that for us. I forgot the name of the officer, but we were both extremely grateful to be shown this spot. It was definitely a terrifying and hilarious night.
White Rock Lake
Sunday afternoon. It was 100° already, and felt like 1000°. But we really wanted to check out this lake before we headed back to Austin, so we drove around half of this huge lake, and found this quite and nice looking small dock to take this photo at before we left. (We were literally sweating and dying during the 5 minutes trying taking this photo.) Would definitely walk the trails around here instead of driving around the lake if we came during the evening. (Aka it’s cooler and the sun isn’t burning through everything.)
Overall, Dallas is such a large city it’s so difficult to pick places to see, but these were definitely my favorite spots that we’ve toured so far! Hopefully the next time we go, we will find more great spots to see. Oh, and I also have a long list of Dallas foodie spots, but I want to wait for another trip to Dallas before making a post about that. 😉
Til next time,