Dallas; No Shortage Of Things To Do
Here at Frank Kent Country (GM), we would love the opportunity to put you into a Chevy. Dallas Local or not, if you have a car purchasing need or question we will be happy to remedy any situation you have. We take pride in the fact that we are not a team of robots whose sole function is to sell you a car you don’t need. We are regular people, who value your and our own free time. As such, we’ve compiled a list of ten things that you can do while out in our neck of the woods after (or before) you have visited our lot. The Dallas area is beautiful, and there is no shortage of attractions to enjoy while making that final decision to lease that new sedan. We’ve tried to include a good variety of things to do for all types of adventurers and day trippers. That way, rain or shine, everyone should be able to have a good time.
1. The Sports Fan
The Dallas Texas community are huge fans of the local sports teams. If you have a sports fan in your group, they’ll be happy to check out the local areas and maybe even catch a game. Feel like seeing titans clash and battle through the brute strength alone? The AT&T stadium hosting a Cowboys game can be an unforgettable experience. Prefer a slightly faster game that show’s off a little more technique? Stop by the American Airlines Arena to party with others while watching the Mavericks or the Stars duke it out. If you have a sports fan to entertain, Dallas has plenty of opportunities for them to cheer and have a good time.
2. The Movie Buff
Perhaps in your group, you have someone that enjoys sitting in a cool movie theater while cheering/laughing/crying with those around them. We recommend that you check out the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. While the movie selection may be limited, when they bring everyone a hot meal and a cold beer, you’ll quickly melt into the experience. There is truly nothing like the Alamo Drafthouse anywhere else, some locations offer karaoke and a taproom. For a time that the whole family will enjoy (but the movie buff will love), we recommended a meal and movie at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.
3. The Food Critic
There is no shortage of places to get delicious food in Dallas. No matter what you are craving at the time, Dallas has you covered. If you want a proper steak, you need to check out Pappas Bros. Steakhouse. If you’re more in the mood for an authentic pizza, you need to check out Cane Rosso. Finally, If some flavored chicken is calling your name, Wing Bucket is the place around to munch on some wings with your buddies. There’s no reason to have an empty stomach in this city.
4. The Pop-Culture Fanatic
For the member in your group that loves all things pop-culture, you need to make a stop at Anime Pop. Whether you like figures, pins, plushies or electronics, Anime Pop has it all. If you’re able to get your timing right, Dallas will also host the occasional convention if you prefer large groups and big reveals. Everything from tabletop games to video games will make its way through town at one point or another. There will always be a plethora of stuff to do for the pop-culture fanatic in your life.
5. The Outdoor Enthusiast or Horticulturist
Dallas is an absolutely beautiful city. Whether you’re looking to go on an adventure or help the kids expel some energy, Dallas will have something for you. If going for a long walk in a charming garden sounds like the right activity for you, then the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden can’t be missed. If you’d rather tire out out a young one, you’re best bet is to head downtown to the Klyde Warren Park. During the summer there is a summer movie series, events, music, putting and other activities, and even a dog park. These are just a small fraction of the outdoor activities available. The outdoor enthusiast will have no problem getting fresh air in Dallas.
6. The Scholar
When some people travel, they like to visit all of the places that they’ve read about in articles and books. Finally, you can see first hand how Bonnie and Clyde lived and where they have been buried thanks to a tour through the Dallas Historical Society. If you’d rather wander around without a tour to keep up with, there are no shortage of local museums. If that’s the case, The Old Red Museum is a fun way for the whole family to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a few hours. For a more mature experience, The Sixth Floor Museum at the Dealey Plaza tells the story about the JFK assassination and can be an interesting way to learn about his history.
7. Those Who Are Up All Night
If you don’t get up until the sun comes down, you’ll be able to find plenty of nightlife to keep you entertained. For those who prefer to get dressed up for a night out, the Candleroom nightclub should help set your group up for an unforgettable evening. If you’re not looking for anything wild or extravagant, and you just want to have a good time with friends and strangers alike, The Grapevine Bar is a widely recognized and respected dive bar in the community. Regardless of your preferred environment, there will be a bar or a club for you to call home during your visit to Dallas.
8. The Music Junky
Some of us just prefer the sound of live music over anything else. Live music can be found throughout the city in many of the various bars and music halls. Your largest and most popular experiences are going to be held in the Dallas House of Blues and the American Airlines Arena. For a more intimate experience, get a little closer to the musicians at smaller music venues such as The Kessler Theater. The Bomb Factory is also a great place to catch a show; they host big names like Marina Diamandis and Tenacious D regularly. Whether you prefer to jump around on the floor or enjoy a meal with your show, Dallas will keep your ears pleased and your foot tapping.
9. The Gamer
If you’re looking to scratch that video-gaming itch you’re going to need to find yourself a bar that specializes in arcade games. Unfortunately, kiddies will have to stay home! If you want to simply pay a cover charge and play arcade games for free while drinking one of the 30+ choices of Bishop Cider and wine, Bishop Cidercade will put a huge smile on your face. This bar will put your local Dave & Buster’s to shame with the free games and lots of amazing drink choices (we recommend the “I Am Brut” or the “Darkcide”). If you enjoy working out your reflexes, you’ll find plenty to do during your trip.
10. The Team Building Outing
Need to get everybody in your family or business on the same page? Check out the Dallas Panic Room to give your collective minds a challenge. With three different rooms to choose from, open communication is required and everyone gets a chance to help solve the puzzle. If you’ve never done an escape room before, be prepared for a challenge unlike any other.
Never Sleep on Dallas
Dallas is a large, thriving city with culture and entertainment in every corner. No matter what your hobbies, there’s never a reason to waste time in the city. Any time of day and in any weather, you can go out and enjoy either time to yourself or time with others. Dallas, “big things happen here.”