Seeing Dallas TX With A CityPASS {top attractions}

top things to do in Dallas

Dallas offers a ton of things to do for families, couples, and more! Take a vacation to Dallas and buy a CityPASS. It’s the best way to see all that Dallas has to offer, but for a fraction of the cost! 


Dallas offers a ton of things to do for families, couples, and more! Take a vacation to Dallas and buy a CityPASS. It's the best way to see all that Dallas has to offer, but for a fraction of the cost!Seeing Dallas TX With A CityPASS {top 11 attractions}

Seeing Dallas TX With A CityPASS {top 11 attractions}

The Dallas metroplex spans many cities that each have their own attractions. The top 10 attractions in Dallas are some of the best in the state, and even CityPASS thinks so because they have a great Dallas CityPASS pack to help you save money on 4 of them. Dallas has a little bit of everything from history on two presidents, a fun zoo, gardens for nature lovers, cattle drives, and more! I’ve been to Dallas three times in the past year. First, on a girlfriend getaway, then back for a conference, and finally on a solo vacation with my youngest son. I still haven’t checked out everything on the CityPASS list due to time, which tells you just how much there is to do! 

things to do in Dallas Sixth Floor Museum

Sixth Floor Museum – This is the museum of the events leading up to and following the assignation of President John F Kennedy. The museum is in the building and even on the same floor where Lee Harvey Oswald shot JFK. This museum talks about why the president was in Dallas, about the course his vehicle took, and the events following the shooting including Lyndon Johnson being sworn in. The tour is an audio headset tour, and you can even look out the window the shot was fired from and see the X on the road where the fatal blow was received. Right across the street is a JFK Memorial Park with beautiful water features and it’s a great place for a picnic. {FYI: you are not allowed to take photos inside} {on the CityPASS}

top things to do in Dallas

Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens – One of the most beautiful places to visit in the city. The views here were breathtaking, and it’s calm and peaceful! From the famous tree-covered walkway to the historic homes on the property there is plenty to see. They decorate each year for fall and again for their 12 Days of Christmas. For their 12 Days of Christmas, they have displayed throughout the park for each of the 12 Day of Christmas themes from the song. During Christmas, the DeGolyer House is open only at this time each year and decorated with a Christmas tree in each room, and over 800 Santa’s! {on the CityPASS}

top things to do in Dallas

Dallas Cowboys Stadium – Love them or hate them, the stadium tour is a must see for any sports fan! They offer four different tours, the self-guided tour and VIP tour cover the most popular areas and depending on the day you can even get down on the field. The Educational Tour is geared towards students and shares behind the scenes details with a more educational twist. The fourth option is the art tour. The stadium has many professional art murals on the walls, and the art tour dives into the stories behind them.

George W. Bush Presidential Library – Every president leaves their mark on history and since George W. Bush was president during the September 11th attacks his presidential museum holds so much history from that time. There is also a recreation of the Oval Office and several hands-on exhibits for kids. Follow his history from childhood all the way to the presidency and even what he is doing now. {on the CityPASS}

top things to do in Dallas

Dallas Farmers Market – While not your traditional attraction, if you are in the city, you shouldn’t miss it. This farmers market is one of the largest farmers markets in the state, with over 150 vendor stalls selling everything from produce, meat, cheese, local honey and more. There is also a 26,000 square foot food hall that any foodie would love. There are also a variety of goods and items being sold, plus you can take in some great views of Dallas. Did I mention the Market is open seven days a week?

top things to do in Dallas

Reunion Tower GEO-Deck- If you want to get a good view of the whole city, Reunion Tower is the place to be. The best time to go is at night during the week. {on the CityPASS}

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District – Just outside the Dallas city limits (but still in the metro area) is the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. Twice a day you can watch a traditional cattle drive down the streets of the Stockyards. Every Friday they host a rodeo, and there are plenty of shops and famous steakhouses to try out here, along with several museums. {not on the CityPASS, but offers a discount for those with a CityPASS}

Sea Life Aquarium Dallas – Featuring 16 interactive zones to explore including their stingray bay exhibit and their shipwreck exhibit with their giant octopus. The kids will also love their underwater ocean tunnel, where you can see sharks, stingrays and even Boomer and Eddie who are rescued green turtles.

top things to do in Dallas

Perot Museum of Nature and Science – This is one of my favorite things to do with a CITYPASS.  This museum is over 180,000 square feet and spans several floors. Most exhibits have a hands-on feature for the kids. Some points of interest include a dinosaur exhibit that features several skeletons and not reproductions or casts from the originals. There is also a 5-foot geode, and the ability to experience an earthquake. There is also a dinosaur dig on the children’s floor and an exhibit where you can build robots and even produce music. {on the CityPASS}

top things to do in Dallas

Dallas Museum of Art – Anyone who can appreciate art doesn’t want to miss this 370,000 square foot art museum in the heart of Dallas art district. A few of the more famous artists featured here are Monet, Picasso, and Pollock. Keep in mind you will also find beautiful art around the city and in many of the hotels. 

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Klyde Warren Park – Another unlikely attraction, but this one is a must if you have kids visiting with you. This is a nationally acclaimed park that is set atop a sunken freeway and spans 5 acres. There is an area for kids, one for pets and even a section for board games. This is also a popular destination for food trucks to park along the sides of the park as well.

top things to do in Dallas

Just outside of Dallas you will find a fun little town called Grapevine. Although Grapevine’s activities are not on the CityPASS, you will find a ton of things to do with the whole family. You can read more about things for families to do in Grapevine to get a better idea before planning your trip! 

More about Dallas and things to do (and surrounding areas)

Have you visited Dallas Texas? What were your favorite places to visit? Drop me a line below (or let me know what I may have missed!) Be sure to check out the CityPASS and grab one today! 

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1 Comment

  1. May 7, 2017

    OK thank you so much for this. I usually buy city passes whenever we travel. It takes the guesswork out of traveling and what to visit when we get there, and it always saves money.

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