By Silke Jasso, NewsCastic
Everyone has some sort of bucket list lying around at the bottom of their bed hoping to be done one day. It happens, sometimes we get so caught up with work or school that we forget it’s actually there. Don’t worry, we’ve all been in that position. Sometimes i’ts fun to imagine going places across the world and falling in love with the world. Yet for most of us, flying across the world is impossible due to certain reasons. Well, this is where we come in. We have created the ultimate Dallas Texas Bucket list for you to complete before you die. Go out there and have fun in your own city. Explore what Dallas has to offer you and add these spots to your list.
1. Visit the Sixth Floor Museum
What better way to start your day by visiting the tribute of one of America’s favorite Presidents. The Sixth Floor museum at Dealy Plaza displays the life and legacy of John F. Kennedy, America’s 35th president. The museum is actually located in the former Texas School Book Deposit where evidence of the sniper who assassinated President Kennedy was found. The Museum has collections of political and social landscapes of 1960, President Kennedy’s assassination and aftermath, and the history of America. If you love anything to do with the history of the United States and the Presidents, then this is the spot for you! Get some headphones and take an audio tour while discovering the History of our beautiful country. Don’t forget to check out the Museum store and café for a coffee after your long walk!
Prices: Adult $16, seniors $14, Youth $13
Location: 411 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75202
2. Visit the Dallas World Aquarium
Located in the West End Historic District (downtown Dallas) the aquarium, also a zoo, holds animals from all around the world. There are animals from the Orinoco Rainforest, Three-toed sloths, electric eels, crocodiles, vampire bats, coral, jellyfish, and more. The best part about the aquarium is the large 40-foot tunnel, which is an actual tank showing off the aquarium and its aquatic animals. People can actually walk under while fish swim around you. This is the perfect spot to come with the family and spend the whole day exploring one of the best places in Dallas. Don’t forget to check out the sloths, they a real crowd favorite.
Prices: Adult $20, senior $16, Child $14
Location: 1801 N Griffin St, Dallas, TX 75202
3. Try Tim’s Love’s Burgers at The Love Shack
These burgers will have you dreaming about them for years! The Love Shack is known for their flavorful burgers and live patio music. From milkshakes, burgers, sandwiches, and tasty fries, the love shack brings out your taste buds to a whole new level. A customer favorite is the Love burger, which includes a perfect quail egg on top and chips on the side. If you want a small snack instead of a whole meal, the onion rings are a must try. Sit inside or brave the Dallas weather and take a ‘picnic’ outside and enjoy the wonderful venue.
Customer Favorite: Caliente Fries
Location: 110 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164
4. Watch a Dallas Cowboys Game in Person
Let’s face it, we will always love our Dallas Cowboys no matter what happens. If you are a big Texas fan, this would be their perfect bucket list item. The AT&T Stadium located west of Dallas, is one the largest stadium in the world. With over 300 suites, the Dallas Cowboys Football Club is one of the most successful and famous sports groups in the world. Don’t want to watch a game, but sill want to see the stadium? It’s okay, go on and schedule a tour around with a professional guide. Tours are available all week, and will show you around the home of the “boys”.
Location: 1 AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011
5. Eat a delicious Donut from Hypnotic Doughnuts
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Do you ever crave bacon? Do you ever crave maple syrup? What about both at the same time? Hypnotic Doughnut is your next stop! With over 20 different flavors, Hypnotic doughnuts are known for their quirky flavors, delicious morning chicken biscuits, and crazy flavored doughnuts. Feeling down at 6 am? Don’t worry, grab the Espresso Yo-Self doughnut that is made out of chocolate cake, salted caramel and a spike of ground coffee for the road. If that doesn’t wake you up, I don’t know what will. They also have a vegan/ vegetarian option for my fellow veggies out there. Make the stop, don’t miss out on some of the best desserts your tongue has laid flavor on! Your diet can wait till next Monday.
Customer Favorite: Breaking Bad Doughnut / Maribeth Chicken Biscuits
Location: 9007 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218
6. Take a walk around the Meadows Museum of Arts
The perfect spot for all the art lovers out there. If you love art and Spanish history, this is the place for you. The Meadow Museum is one of the largest collections of Spanish art from the 10th to the 21st century. Filled with years of Spanish heritage, the collections include some of the world’s greatest artists like Picasso, Murillo, Goya, and Velazquez. Some of the famous Baroque canvas, Rococo oil sketches, Renaissance altarpieces, and 20th-century masterpieces. Go look at the wonderful art and fall in love with color!
Location: 5900 Bishop Blvd, Dallas, TX 75205
7. Visit the Dallas Holocaust Museum
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We all know that the history of the Holocaust one way or another. This museum enhances our knowledge and opens our eyes to a new perspective of it. With a history lesson, artifacts from the camps, and a beautiful memorial room, the Holocaust Museum is a must for anyone how want’s to learn more about the time period. Take an audio tour and walk along the exhibits, and experiencing the emotions of the people. Throughout the year, the museum has special events with guest speakers that will share their experiences and are open to the public. Usually they post the information a few months ahead to give people time to grab tickets, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet some inspirational people.
Location: 211 N Record St #100, Dallas, TX 75202
8. Attend the Dallas St. Patrick’s Festival
The Dallas St. Patrick’s Festival takes place on Greenville Avenue, where the fun never ends. Although Greenville is not exactly a place, rather than the main road, it runs north to south through Central expressway and is home to many bars restaurants and retailers. What makes this so special? Simple. It has everything you need in one street including The St. Patricks’ Day Festival once a year. It is one of the largest parades that honors the holiday and its lucky descendants. The festival runs two miles, has more than 90 parade floats, more than 1,700 participants and over 125,000 attendees! This year, the Festival will take place on Saturday, March 19th from 11 am and on! Best part about the whole festival? It’s is actually free! Your presence is the only thing that’s needed. Head on over in March for the celebration, and don’t forget to wear green!
Start of Parade: Greenville @ Blackwell
End of Parade: Greenville @ Yale/SMU Blvd.
9. Take a walk around Klyde Warren Park
Feel like having some fresh air? Klyde Park is the perfect spot for you. Open from 6 am to 11 pm, the park has everything you need in one location with a range of half a mile around the perimeter. From games, food trucks, dog parks, exercise classes, and live music, Klyde Park is the perfect spot to spend your weekends. Take a yoga class, have a picnic, or eat all you can at the local food trucks. Usually, the park offers a full list of activities that change every month in order to explore more adventures. It is known for its friendly atmosphere and beautiful Dallas Texas Company. There is even free Wi-Fi around the park and an app you can download to make sure you never miss an event! You don’t want to miss a chance to explore this great place, it is full of adventure and fun. Check out the website to see what it has to offer this month.
Location: 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas, TX 75201
10. Eat the famous tacos at Fuel City
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Fuel City Dallas – Hype Central Having been on the eating scene for years now, title such as "the best of…" often make me squint in suspicion. Named one of the best taco places in "Texas" this gas station taco stand has made a name for itself, beckoning traveler far and wide to queue up and eat. Having recently raised its price 20 cent to $1.62 (plus tax mind you) the quality remains the same. The salsa was watery with a nice herbal kick. The worst taco were the BEEF FAJITA and PASTOR. The meat was dry and salty as heck. Having to deal with such volume, it's difficult to keep these nuggets of from becoming nugget jerky. 🌟 The CHICKEN FAJITA were flavorful but on the dry and stringy side. 🌟🌟 The PICADILLO was smoky and meat. However I would have prefer the potatoe to be a bit more cooked. 🌟🌟🌟 The best taco had to be the BARBACOA. Meaty, fatty, moist and full of beefy flavor. I would stick with this one. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Overall they were below average. Being a corn tortilla lover, these were on the dry side. Not steamy tender vehicle of meat deliverer. I wouldn't recommend driving down the street to get these let alone road tripper. Hype crushed.
Did you really think we weren’t going to include Tacos in this list? Well, you are wrong my friend. These tacos are the perfect finish to any day. Fuel City Known for their corn tortillas and spicy Mexican sauce. Try the Al pastor tacos for an excellent treat to your taste buds. If you want that urban flavor and feel, this is the spot for you. Don’t be fooled by its gas station look, it only enhances the feeling and makes you feel like you’re eating delicious street tacos.
Location: 801 S Riverfront Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207
There you have it! You ultimate bucket list full of good food, parades, arts, and fun. Of course, these are just some of our favorite spots. Dallas is full of hidden gems that are yet to be discovered and explored. Go out there and enjoy what Texas has to offer. Have a place you want to share with us? Tell us! We’ll make sure to check them out as well!