Welcome to Welge Travel Report's Dallas city guide. Here you'll find the best of Dallas. WTR's Dallas map shows you the location of our favorite things to do and see in Dallas - including the Dallas Arboretum and The Amon Carter Museum of American Art.
You'll also find the best dining in Dallas, guided by our own Carlota Cuisine. Fine dining in Dallas includes Stampede 66 and Gemma . Then you're off to Ft. Worth.
Welge Travel Report Notables in Dallas
Gettting around in Dallas
Public Transportation in Dallas
WTR's Tony Transit says Explore Dallas Area Rapid Transit (www.DART.org) – The DART Travel Agent shows how visitors, shoppers, fun seekers and sports fans can get around by bus, train or a combination of both.
Amtrak (www.amtrak.com) - Your connection to more than 500 stations in 46 states. For online information and train schedules visit www.amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245)
Shopping in Dallas
Shopping here is a sport, a social activity and entertainment. Nieman Marcus calls it home, but our Shari Shopper says the best shopping is done in its upscale malls. It's a good place to get those Western duds for Halloween. The sales tax is 8.25%.
People Watching in Dallas
Many say this activity is relegated to Sundays and in particular the Farmer's Markets, but our Francois Flaneur found a glimmer of "PW" at the Pioneer Plaza Cattle Drive area.
Beverages in Dallas
Home town favorites are Dr. Pepper and frozen margaritas.
Dining in Dallas
For our cuisine driven travelers WTR's Carlota Cuisine the best dinner at Flora Street Cafe - L: M-Th, D: M-Sa, 2330 Flora St, #150, 214-580-7000
Carlota suggests the Spanish Blur Fin Toro or the beef tartare for a starter. Share the lobster tamale pie. Your main is the roasted Guinea hen or the venison with grilled baby corn and kale pesto grits. Dessert is their hibiscus sorbet and your wine is the '14 Walt Pinot Noir.
Nightlife/Entertainment in Dallas
Our Shauna Showtime says the best nightlife scene offers large nightclub venues, upscale lounges, D.J.'s and dancing.
Recognition for Dallas
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our featured museums such as: Dallas Museum of Art
Now to December 9, 2018 see Asian Textiles: Art & Trade Along the Silk Route
The works on view come from India, Central Asia, China, and Japan, with some objects featuring colored ink paintings on textile backgrounds. The garments range from a Japanese fireman’s coat to an Indian sari and a Chinese dragon robe.
Asian Textiles highlights the passage of luxury goods along the Silk Road between eastern Asia, India, and places like Uzbekistan.
This historical trade route led to an interchange of arts and crafts from the Mediterranean to India and the Far East.