City Guide: Dallas

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By: The Perennial Style

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As three twenty-somethings who love to travel, we are always seeking out exciting weekend getaways to curb our wanderlust. Regardless of what budget any traveler has for a city stay, finding the best way to travel without breaking the bank is always our favorite!

Though Dallas is our home, the city is constantly growing and evolving, so we are always exploring to stay up-to-date on what's new! We've rounded up some of our favorite places and activities to share with you all for your next Dallas getaway. Despite the glitz and glamour of this Texas city, exploring on a budget is definitely accessible! Check out some of our favorites below and be sure to add Dallas to your must-see city list! (Don't forget to give us a shout when you visit too!)

WHERE TO STAY
Trendy:
Hotel ZaZa
The Joule
The Lumen
W Hotel Dallas

Classic:
Warwick Melrose
The Highland
The Mansion on Turtle Creek

Off the Beaten Path:
Belmont Hotel
Nylo South Side

WHERE TO EAT
Mi Cocina Highland Park
Mercat Bistro
Uchi
Hattie's
Toulouse
Cane Rosso
CBD Provisions
Savor
Villa-O
Zodiac at Neiman Marcus Downtown
Food Trucks at Klyde Warren Park

WHERE TO SHOP
The Shak at Stanley Korshak
Forty Five Ten
Elements
Rio Ritz
Neiman Marcus Downtown (Flagship Location!)
Highland Park Village
Lion & Witch
Milk & Honey Boutique

WHERE TO GRAB DRINKS
Sandals
The Grove
HG Supply Co
TruckYard
Ice House

Stilettos
Midnight Rambler
Lounge 31
The Mansion on Turtle Creek
The Eberhard

WHERE TO SWEAT
Exhale Spa at The Highland
Pure Barre Preston Hollow
bodyBar Studios
Terlingo Cycle
City Surf Fitness

WHAT TO DO
Pack a picnic for a sunny day at the Dallas Arboretum
Check out the local museums – Our recommendations: The DMA, The Nasher, The Perot Museum of Nature & Science, and the George W Bush Presidential Library on the beautiful SMU Campus (Pony Up!)
Run (or walk) the Katy Trail and stop at the local restaurants along the way
Listen to music or grab a bite from the food trucks at Klyde Warren Park
Taste samples at the Dallas Farmers Market
Explore your artsy side in the Bishop Arts District
Visit the Grassy Knoll for a moment in history where the JFK Assassination took place
Catch some live music in Deep Ellum
Obligatory photo op: Pose as the "I" in the Dallas "BIG" signs scattered throughout the city
Cross the beautiful Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and venture intoTrinity Groves for more flavors of the city
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