When you're visiting a city for the first time, there's nothing more valuable than tips from a local on where to eat, where to shop, and unique tourist suggestions beyond the usual guide book offerings. They say everything is bigger in Texas and while Dallas’ big city vibe is testament to this, the city doesn’t forgo its Texan charm and civic pride.
We caught up with proud Dallas Texan Tanya Foster, former film festival president and CEO, current fashion blogger, for her tips on honky tonk dancing, Texas steaks and Dallas’ wide open spaces.
The Wild Detectives – Part bookstore, part bar, part coffeehouse, The Wild Detectives is the Bishop Arts District’s perfect place to hunt for – and hole up with – a new book and a drink.
Klyde Warren Park – It has a dog park and some really great places to eat too. Here, you are within walking distance of Dallas Museum of Art, Winspear Opera House, Dallas City Performance Hall and Nasher Sculpture Center.
Nasher Sculpture Center – Contemporary and modern sculpture filling a building designed by famed architect Renzo Piano makes the Nasher unlike any other collection in the world.
Deep Ellum – One of Dallas’ most soulful and historic neighbourhoods, Deep Ellum is packed with bars, restaurants, cafes and boutiques.
Insider info #2 – Get a breakfast taco at La Ventana in the Dallas Arts District then take a stroll through Klyde Warren Park and nearby Flora Street, stopping to view stunning architecture.