Guidebook for Dallas

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Guidebook for Dallas

Drinks & Nightlife

Which would you rather have? Booze or Books? At The Wild Detectives you never have to make that choice. Our neighborhood favorite has books, booze, coffee, wine, & music. Artisan cheese plates & paninis. Record albums and author signings. This renovated house has a romantic backyard & cozy living room seating.
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The Wild Detectives
314 West Eighth Street
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Which would you rather have? Booze or Books? At The Wild Detectives you never have to make that choice. Our neighborhood favorite has books, booze, coffee, wine, & music. Artisan cheese plates & paninis. Record albums and author signings. This renovated house has a romantic backyard & cozy living room seating.

Sightseeing

The spot where John F Kennedy was assassinated.
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Dealey Plaza
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The spot where John F Kennedy was assassinated.
This small overlook offers a close-up view of the ever-growing Dallas Skyline.
Trinity Overlook Park
110 W Commerce St
This small overlook offers a close-up view of the ever-growing Dallas Skyline.
This pedestrian bridge was the first fully-concrete bridge to cross the Trinity River. It was the most important west-facing point of entry for the city until the mid 1950's. Today, it is purely pedestrian and offers spectacular views of Large Marge & the skyline.
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Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge
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This pedestrian bridge was the first fully-concrete bridge to cross the Trinity River. It was the most important west-facing point of entry for the city until the mid 1950's. Today, it is purely pedestrian and offers spectacular views of Large Marge & the skyline.

Food Scene

Excellent authentic Mexican cuisine in the heart of the Bishop Arts District. Go a little early to have time to walk the surrounding blocks full of shops & cafes.
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Veracruz Cafe
408 North Bishop Avenue
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Excellent authentic Mexican cuisine in the heart of the Bishop Arts District. Go a little early to have time to walk the surrounding blocks full of shops & cafes.
Take-out or delivery pizza made by hand. The cheese is always melted and the crust is always baked to perfection. Ready in 8-12 minutes! We have coupons on hand.
Raulinys Pizzería
2551 Fort Worth Ave
Take-out or delivery pizza made by hand. The cheese is always melted and the crust is always baked to perfection. Ready in 8-12 minutes! We have coupons on hand.
Trinity Groves is a series of upscale restaurants in a booming part of Oak Cliff. Many of the restaurants here have rotating menus, and some have celebrity chefs. (Not too vegetarian-friendly.) Parking is valet only, so I suggest an Uber. Afterwards, stroll over to the Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge and check out the awesome skyline view of downtown Dallas, Large Marge bridge, & the Trinity River.
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Trinity Groves
3011 Gulden Lane
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Trinity Groves is a series of upscale restaurants in a booming part of Oak Cliff. Many of the restaurants here have rotating menus, and some have celebrity chefs. (Not too vegetarian-friendly.) Parking is valet only, so I suggest an Uber. Afterwards, stroll over to the Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge and check out the awesome skyline view of downtown Dallas, Large Marge bridge, & the Trinity River.
Home-style and comfort food since 1956! They have generous portions and great for early birds. Blue plate specials have heaping servings. It's no wonder every local is a Norma's fan!
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Norma's Cafe
1123 West Davis Street
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Home-style and comfort food since 1956! They have generous portions and great for early birds. Blue plate specials have heaping servings. It's no wonder every local is a Norma's fan!
This vegan spot has vintage charm & is a local favorite. 100% animal-free fare tastes delicious! It's right on the Dallas streetcar line, too. Closed Mondays.
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Spiral Diner & Bakery
1101 North Beckley Avenue
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This vegan spot has vintage charm & is a local favorite. 100% animal-free fare tastes delicious! It's right on the Dallas streetcar line, too. Closed Mondays.

Parks & Nature

This nearby park is excellent for a dirty bike trail, jog, or just a pleasant stroll through fields & woods to forget you're in the city. Open from sunrise to sunset, totally free to enter & park. Some of the trails cross over water so they may be very muddy after a rain.
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Oak Cliff Nature Preserve
2875 Pierce Street
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This nearby park is excellent for a dirty bike trail, jog, or just a pleasant stroll through fields & woods to forget you're in the city. Open from sunrise to sunset, totally free to enter & park. Some of the trails cross over water so they may be very muddy after a rain.
Want to forget you're 15 minutes away from downtown? Try this audubon center and associated trails. Miles of tranquil river trails, wildlife, and scenery. Dogs are not allowed here.
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Trinity River Audubon Center
6500 Great Trinity Forest Way
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Want to forget you're 15 minutes away from downtown? Try this audubon center and associated trails. Miles of tranquil river trails, wildlife, and scenery. Dogs are not allowed here.
This small park & nature preserve is barely a mile away. You can easily walk, drive, or bike here. Dogs are allowed. This park is a must-visit for Texas bluebonnets in the springtime. It's a small park tucked into a neighborhood, free to visit and park.
Twelve Hills Nature Center
817 Mary Cliff Road
This small park & nature preserve is barely a mile away. You can easily walk, drive, or bike here. Dogs are allowed. This park is a must-visit for Texas bluebonnets in the springtime. It's a small park tucked into a neighborhood, free to visit and park.
This urban park is Dallas' answer to too many highways and not enough green space. A few years ago, private donations allowed this $80M park to be built over an existing highway. This turned previously unusable space into an urban oasis and bridged a divided downtown. You can check-out checkers or chess games for free from the attendants. They often have free live music or free movies in the park. There is also an upscale restaurant in the park. Within a block of several museums, opera & performing arts venues.
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Klyde Warren Park
2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway
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This urban park is Dallas' answer to too many highways and not enough green space. A few years ago, private donations allowed this $80M park to be built over an existing highway. This turned previously unusable space into an urban oasis and bridged a divided downtown. You can check-out checkers or chess games for free from the attendants. They often have free live music or free movies in the park. There is also an upscale restaurant in the park. Within a block of several museums, opera & performing arts venues.

Shopping

This small district comprised of a few square city blocks has boutiques, cafes, artisan chocolate, art galleries, bars, breweries, cider house, cigar lounge, and much more. Live music is often playing along intersections on the weekends.
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Bishop Arts District
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This small district comprised of a few square city blocks has boutiques, cafes, artisan chocolate, art galleries, bars, breweries, cider house, cigar lounge, and much more. Live music is often playing along intersections on the weekends.

Essentials

This neighborhood grocery store has food and all the essentials, plus a Starbucks, Washington Mutual, & Wells Fargo bank.
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Tom Thumb
315 South Hampton Road
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This neighborhood grocery store has food and all the essentials, plus a Starbucks, Washington Mutual, & Wells Fargo bank.

Getting Around

This is the main Train Station downtown. You can board a train to go to other cities, such as Fort Worth or Richardson.
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Union Station
400 South Houston Street
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This is the main Train Station downtown. You can board a train to go to other cities, such as Fort Worth or Richardson.
This is the nearest bus stop to our place. It's only two blocks away and can take you downtown.
Hampton @ Wentworth - S - NS
This is the nearest bus stop to our place. It's only two blocks away and can take you downtown.