Lifestyle in Dallas

Dallas is a bustling city full of life. While it might not be near a beach or the mountains, there is always an event to attend, a new restaurant to try, or not-to-be-missed party happening around town. As one of the largest cities in America, Dallas is known for its shopping, hot temperatures and friendly Southern hospitality.

Shopping in Dallas

Dallas is known for its shopping. From high-end stores to trendy boutiques, Dallas has it covered. 

Malls such as North Park and Galleria are very popular. Here, shoppers will find exclusive designer stores. There are, however, outlet malls nearby in Allen and Grand Prairie where shoppers can pick up big brand names at discount prices. In almost every corner of the city, one can find a boutique with unique, trendy items. 

Eating out in Dallas

Dallas is not known for its restaurant scene but there are signs that things are changing. The city is becoming a central place for new restaurants to open their doors. In fact, it is rumoured that Dallas has more restaurants per capita than New York City. From elegance to kitsch, one can find any ambience or type of cuisine to suit their mood.

Furthermore, Dallas loves to brunch. On Saturdays and Sundays most restaurants offer a delicious brunch menu with specials on unlimited Mimosas or Bloody Marys. 

Nightlife in Dallas

Uptown Dallas is the place to see and be seen. Brimming with bars, restaurants and beautiful people, party-goers can find drink specials during the week and an eclectic club scene on the weekends. Those looking for a relaxed atmosphere will find a few dive bars in the city where people play pool and watch live sports over a beer. 

For those dressed to impress, Dallas is filled with places where one can show off. There are nice lounge bars which feature lives singers and delicious cocktails.  

Outdoor activities in Dallas

White Rock Lake is one of Dallas' most popular spots. With a dog park, running paths, biking trails and water activities, it is the perfect place to spend time with friends and family over a weekend. It is also a great spot from which to view the Dallas skyline and catch a stunning sunset. For those who enjoy staying in shape, head to Dallas’ Katy Trail for a run.

Dallas is full of lush parks. Klyde Warren Park in the city centre has activities for families and singles alike and food trucks line up daily to serve unique cuisine to park-goers. Furthermore, free classes are held at local parks in Dallas. 

One of Dallas' biggest attractions is Six Flags theme park, where thrill-seekers can ride rollercoasters and eat fried food to their heart's content. New arrivals should take the chance to watch one of Dallas’ favourite sports teams, the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers, to get insight into Dallas' sporting culture. 

Arts and culture in Dallas

Dallas offers residents a range of arts and culture activities. Museums focusing on both art and science can be found throughout the city. The Perot Museum is a favourite among Dallasites because of its unique design and hands-on approach. 

Expats should also check out the Nasher Sculpture Garden and the Dallas Arboretum, where art and music are combined. In summer, wonderful outdoor concerts are held at this spectacular venue.  

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