I welcomed in the new year in Dallas, Texas – my first time in the Lone Star State, I was pleasantly surprised by this poised and chic city. Although we were visiting to go to the Cotton Bowl (because what would Texas be without football? Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose, y’all), we had some time to explore the wonderful shops, eats, and sights that Dallas has to offer.
Exploring the Neighborhoods
Dalls is split up into different districts, making it easy to explore the city neighborhood by neighborhood. The first day we visited the Arts District. Klyde Warren Park is a refreshing stretch of land lined with enticing food carts, reading material available for the community, and scenic arches. Henderson Avenue houses some more quirkly restaurants and boho boutiques, like the Gypsy Wagon. We shopped around the Greenville Neighborhood, which is full of eclectic shops, restaurants and bars with a very hipster vibe.
On New Years Day, we took the historic cable car line through several districts, which was a efficient, hospitable and enjoyable way to see the city. The line is free to riders, who can hop on and off as they please. We explored Uptown – McKinney Avenue is full of chic restaurants and is a quiet but modish neighborhood. We also visited the famous Pioneer Park Cattle Drive. It’s a massive and impressive art installment that I couldn’t resist taking some pictures in!
And there’s still so many more districts to explore! I can’t wait to return to Dallas and spend more time. This city is certainly young, chic, and up-and-coming, and offers a bit of something for everyone’s taste.
What travels do 2016 have in store for you?