We’re fortunate to have top-notch cultural institutions, great parks and an amazing skyline in North Texas. Everyone has favorite “best” spots, and we’ve compiled this partial list of ours.
, near Deep Ellum Station, has been in business since 1963 – it may even be the oldest bar in Dallas -- and if it’s not evident by the antique graffiti lining the walls, the classic burgers and the generally vintage vibe, the jukebox tells the tale: Think George Strait, Conway Twitty and Tammy Wynette, plus a few more modern selections for good measure.
Tucked away mere steps from Galatyn Park Station is the Galatyn Woodland Preserve
. The city fades away fast when you stroll on its multiuse trail through a creek valley area and along wetland ponds. There are also picnic areas, an animal sculpture playground and more. The trail links with the Spring Creek Nature Area
, another natural respite.
near Las Colinas Station is cool for many reasons – hiking, mountain biking, just general communing with nature – but it’s especially beloved by local birdwatchers. The trail stretches for miles and comprises both wooded and unshaded sections for a well-rounded birdwatching experience.
Maybe we’re biased, but we love the terrific natural vista point right at Camp Wisdom Station
. The station site is on a hill in an expanse of nature that is still wild. Standing at the overlook – located along the walkway near the site’s highest point – you can almost forget you’re in Dallas.
Klyde Warren Park
not only has children’s spaces, lawn games and loads of other kid-friendly activities, it also has a terrific splash pad, and the backdrop is the spectacular skyline. Both the M-Line and D-Link will get you there.
One of the coolest around is the Farmers Branch Market
. Not only do its vendors sell tons of fresh produce, but it often features live music, food trucks and other amenities that make for a great a Saturday morning. It’s shaded, too, situated mostly under an expansive grove of oak trees. The market is
near Farmers Branch Station.