February 28, 2019

Events, Food, and More: Top Dallas Destinations

Whether you are planning a trip to Dallas or looking to move to the area permanently, it helps to know what the city has to offer. There are an abundance of activities in Dallas and there are always new events popping up in town. We’ve compiled a list divided into categories that can give you an idea of the variety of fun things you can do that will help you appreciate this expansive city.


Dallas offers an abundance of flavor spanning a variety of cuisines. You can try a little bit of everything in this city. Here are our top picks:

E Bar Tex-Mex

4.5 stars on Trip Advisor

No visit to Texas is complete without trying some good Tex-Mex food, a combination of southern style cooking and traditional mexican flavors.


Kenny’s Italian Kitchen

4.5 stars on Trip Advisor

Kenny’s delivers traditional Italian food to the Dallas community and they do it with style.


Truluck’s Seafood, Steak, and Crab House

4.5 stars on Trip Advisor

Every city has its go-to seafood spot and for Dallas, Truluck’s is it. They offer private dining options and an extensive wine list in addition to great food.


Off the Bone Barbecue

4.5 stars on Trip Advisor

Barbecue is a Texas staple that Off the Bone Barbecue does right. Choose from juicy brisket, loaded baked potatoes and more. Enjoy buttery slices of bread, which are served with every plate.


2019 Events

We have highlighted a variety of events taking place in Dallas that are both fun and family friendly. However, you can easily turn any of these events into a date night for two. The choice is yours!

February 23
Mardi Gras Texas Style

Celebrate Mardi Gras with a Texas twist with live country music acts and fairground food favorites. You can even pay for VIP cocktail services for an exclusive experience.

March 2
Garland’s Gone Fishing

This event welcomes both fishing experts and beginners alike to Ablon Park Pond, with special prizes given out to the best catches of the day. Fishermen of all ages are welcome to bring their fishing poles, although participants 16 years and older do need a fishing license to participate.

March 21-23rd
Dallas Arboretum Food and Wine Festival

Locals and visitors are invited to experience delicious food and wine among the beauty of nature at the Dallas arboretum and botanical garden. This event offers a chance to mingle and experience new flavors and sights.

June 1
Klyde Warren Park 2019 Summer Movie Series

Throughout the summer, this Dallas park provides free outdoor movie screenings for families to enjoy together. Attendees can bring their own food and also grab a snack from one of the many on-site food trucks. Animated favorites and popular blockbusters are scheduled to play starting in June, just in time for school to end and summer vacation to begin.


Day-trip Destinations

Dallas Zoo

The Dallas Zoo is Texas’ largest zoo, featuring exciting animals like penguins, cheetahs, cougars, gorillas and more.

Dallas World Aquarium

This aquarium goes above and beyond visitors’ expectations to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience. In addition to the fantastic display of a variety of fish, including sharks, this aquarium also features a rainforest exhibit.

Six Flags Over Texas

Six Flags is great for families looking for a thrilling experience and a day of fun.  

Dallas Museum of Art

Art lovers will be thrilled to know that the Dallas art scene is alive and well. The Dallas Museum of Art features prominent works as well as concerts, talks and tours.


DFW Communities

You can experience and appreciate Dallas every day when you live near all the excitement. Britton Homes offers a variety of communities to choose from, with beautiful homes in convenient locations.

Star Trail

Tennis courts, pools, playgrounds and a great community all located just west of the Dallas North Tollway. The homes located within this community are expansive and elegant.

Legacy West

These upscale villas located in Plano are beautifully designed, with modern architecture and state-of-the-art appliances. The Villas at Legacy West are located within two top-performing school districts near the intersection of Communications Drive and Headquarters Drive.