The rolling planes, the unbeatable BBQ, the gigantic mansions, the cowboys…yep, we’re talking about Dallas. Right in the heart of Texas, this bustling city perfectly embodies southern hospitality and is famous for its nightlife, authentically southern food, and giant cowboy hats. If you’ve always wanted to visit Dallas, there’s no time like the present. We’re about to introduce you to all of the reasons why putting on a cowboy hat, hopping on a bus, and traveling to Dallas is the right idea for your bus trip!
Attend The Largest State Fair in The Country
If there is ever a state fair you need to go to, it’s the largest state fair in the country and that’s located in Dallas. Every year from September until October, this month-long state fair is quintessentially Texas. From insanely, delectably deep-fried fair food to rides to country music concerts, the State Fair of Texas has seemingly endless acres of attractions. People migrate from all over Texas just to attend this state fair so if you are in town when it’s happening, it’s worth dedicating a day of your itinerary to.
Enjoy International Cuisine in Trinity Groves
For good food in Dallas, you should go to Trinity Groves. An eclectic boutique marketplace with all the hottest, ethnic restaurants in the city, Trinity Groves has something for just about everyone. Make it a culinary tour around the world by starting the evening off with some Spanish tapas to warm up your palate. Then head over to a Mexican joint for a margarita or two before checking out a Mediterranean or Asian dining establishment for a full course meal. Polish off the night with a dessert wine or cappuccino paired with a tiramisu at a candlelight Italian restaurant before sleeping off your food coma.
Sniff The Roses at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens invites young and old alike to marvel at the lush greenery and vividly colorful, exotic gardens it has to offer. With over 66 acres to explore, a day at this arboretum and botanical gardens promise at least a couple hours of leisurely strolling on the beautiful grounds. After getting plenty of fresh air, you can bring the family to the Children’s Garden Cafe for a light lunch or opt to bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy in one of the picnic areas.
Shop (or Window Shop) in Highland Park Village
Want to know what it’s like to shop with some of the wealthiest residents of Dallas? Spend an afternoon at the luxury shopping destination, Highland Park Village. Even if you go with a limited budget, Highland Park Village offers an enjoyable experience and can even be a scenic place to grab an afternoon bite to eat. Some of the biggest brands in fashion are found at this outdoor shopping plaza including Hermes, Dior, Fendi, and Valentino. Want to shop for chic home decor items? Check out the colorful, eclectic collections at Anthropologie. Feel like splurging on a brand new pair of heels? Invest in some Christian Louboutins. Need a cozy, name brand sweater? Pick one up at Ralph Lauren. Keep yourself fueled throughout your shopping (or window shopping) experience with a fresh fruit smoothie from The Juice Bar or a strong venti cappuccino from Starbucks.
Get Your Fill of Thrills at Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park of Dallas
Unleash the thrill-seeking child within you and carve out a day in your itinerary for rides galore. The Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park has some of the best rides in the state. The park’s latest attraction, the Skyscraper, allows riders to hit four G’s. And if that isn’t enough, you can hop on over to the bungee jumping attraction and fly seven stories through the air. Another popular ride among both kids and adults is the Texas Blastoff, a “rocket ship” that shoots you straight through the air at 70 MPH!
Gather New Reading Material at Half Price Books
Once you’ve gotten yourself all tuckered out at the amusement park, head to the Half Price Books bookstore for a more relaxed activity. You can find just about every used or new book in this beloved chain bookstore and easily spend a couple hours browsing the vast selection of discounted reading material. The bookstore even has a decent variety of movies and music available for purchase.
Ready to indulge in all the southern delights that Dallas has to offer? Don’t delay! Buy your cheap bus tickets today!