Going to Dallas, Texas, USA
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I'll have some time in Dallas, Austin and Houston during the period, and I'm looking for some thing to do. I've already listed some point of interest but I would really appreciate it if there can be more...
Also I'd appreciate it if anyone can give some advice on transportation between Dallas/Austin and Houston.
Trip Plan Details
- Tower of the Americas600 Hemisfair Fair Park, San Antonio, TX 78205-3212
- Historic Market Square514 West Commerce Street, San Antonio, TX 78207-3103
- C.R. Smith Museum4601 Highway 360, Fort Worth, TX 76155-2123
recommended Greyhound Bus LinesA relatively pleasant experience for the most part. I was just about able to stretch my legs out completely, there was so much leg room. I was thinking, Hell, I would rather do 8 hours on this thing ... read morethan 8 hours on a plane. At least on a bus, you can stare out the window and watch stuff go by. And also there are the rest stops where you can get out and stretch your legs or go into the gas station and use a real toilet. Try doing that on a plane at 40,000 feet.Recommended for:Patty Drew
Check the Greyhound site. http://www.greyhound.com/
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Try TaskRabbit.com for unconventional transportation options. Or there's also GreyHound - Free WiFi, lots of head and leg space, leather seats, comfortable and clean bus stations in both Houston and Dallas I know.
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I've only taken the greyhound from Houston ans San Antonio so but that is a pretty good way to get around, However renting a car is more beneficial.
- The Breakfast Klub3711 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002recommended The Breakfast KlubIf you are looking for some soul food this is a place to be. It is a mixture of brunch and breakfast. Wings and waffles, live music and coffee . There is a wait but it is worth it but it is worth it. ... read moreRecommended for:
- Tea Bar and Organics Categories: Tea Rooms, Specialty Food 9889 Bellaire Blvd Ste E 211 Houston, TX 77036recommended Tea Bar and OrganicsTea Bar and Organics is such a great place to have some tea. It taste original and fresh. The traditional display of wooden tea pots and the decor has a authentic feel to it. it is a great place to ... read morestudy. Helpful Hints: If you buy their gift card and reuse it you get 5% off and also you can bring in your own cup for a refill. It is a great place to study as well Tasty delight: I liked the bbq pork ribs. Soo good!! The black tea was refreshing!!Recommended for:
- Juice Box9889 Bellaire Boulevard, Houston, TXrecommended Juice BoxJuice Box is a great meet up place for something cool. It is known for the fresh mixed fruit cut and mixed together with a scoop of icecream covered with condense milk. The owner is very sweet and ... read morehelpful. It is near to Fit too! HELPFUL HINTS: Ask which fruits are in season before you order.Recommended for:Minh Lai
It is near Fit so you should stop there
- Chama Gaucha Brazilian Stkhse18318 Sonterra Pl, San Antonio, TX 78258recommended Chama Gaucha Brazilian StkhseChama Gaucha is Brazilian steakhouse where you can have all you can eat steaks, lamb chops, and a buffet of salads. It is quite an experience! You'll have servers come with fresh cut slices of meats ... read morethat is served onto your plate. The prices are a fixed price and during lunch time it is half off. However, if you are foodie it is worth it for the experience.Recommended for:
- Sushi Zushi999 East Basse Road, San Antonio, TX 78209, United States
- Guenther House205 E Guenther St, San Antonio, TX 78204recommended Guenther HouseGuenther House is a historical restaurant where now it is a pancake house and a museum. It is so famous that the wait can be up to 20 minute. It has lovely grounds to walk along, coffee while you ... read morewait, and a museum and a gift shop for you to browse through.Recommended for:History Buffs
- Magnolia Pancake Haus606 Embassy Oaks, San Antonio, TX, United Statesrecommended Magnolia Pancake HausMagnolia is famous for the fresh pancakes and coffee. The pancakes with a bit of nuts is a real treat.Recommended for:
- Madhatters Tea320 Beauregard, San Antonio, TX 78204recommended Madhatters TeaThis is a quirky fun and casual Tea House literally with a Madhatter atmosphere feel to it.. The website is rather deceiving making you think you are walking into a fancy place however it is a really ... read morefun eclectic place filled with personality. The place serves 50 types of tea with finger sandwiches such as cucumber sandwiches and peanut butter sandwiches. You can to pick up your own tea cup. There is an assortment of 20 different cute mix and matched tea cups to choose from. If this isn't your cup of tea, you can choose a burrito filled with ham, mushroom and pepper jack or the weekend scram: with chorizo, tortilla, and side of hash brown (which is really cut up and cooked potatoes and yam ). They give large portions and for the price of under 7 dollars, it is a great cheap eat!! the food was tasty and the tea was quite aromatic !Recommended for:
- Droubi's Middle Eastern Rstrnt7333 Hillcroft Street, Houston, TXrecommended Droubi's Middle Eastern RstrntDespite the old building, it such a wonderful place to shop at. It is a grocery store, deli and bakery all that same time. This store is filled with imported teas, baked goods, and spices from all ... read moreover the world. The shawarma and gyro are really really good!! It is really well priced too!! only $4 for a wonderful meal!Recommended for:
- Japanese Tea Gardens3853 North St. Mary's Street, San Antonio, TX 78212recommended Japanese Tea GardensThe Japanese Tea Garden is a very lovely place to visit. This is a lovely quiet place to walk about in. The scenery is beautiful. This garden is actually alot bigger than I imagined. It has a ... read morebeautiful koi pond and a walkway that trails back into a bridge. It is a a nice walk. Entrance is free.Recommended for:
- Majestic Theatre224 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX, United Statesrecommended Majestic TheatreIf I could if this 6 or 7 stars I would. This is one of the most beautiful theatres I've ever seen. After traveling from London and Paris, I was still stunned by the beauty. Majestic Theatre is one of ... read morethe oldest theatres in town. It built in the 1929 right after the roaring 20s. It was built to be the first theatre to be fully air conditioned. Women back then wore their fur coats to the opening. Inside it looks like a a Chapel. I saw One Republic there and the lead singer himself said he felt like this was in his top 5 places he thought was beautiful. He even wanted to wiki about it. It is just down right gorgeous!!Recommended for:
- The Guild Shop2009 Dunlavy Street, Houston, TX, United Statesrecommended The Guild ShopThis happens to the best vintage store in Houston. This is mostly a consignment store where you can find wonderful jewelry, clothes, furniture, and kitchenware! The money gets donated. It is ... read morewonderful!Recommended for:
- Empire Cafe1732 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098recommended Empire CafeI LOVE THIS PLACE!!! I love their cakes and tea. They have such a great assortment of cakes. Mondays cakes are half off!! They known for their brunch menu as well. HELPFUL HINT: Sundays there is a ... read morewait.Recommended for:
- San Antonio Missions National Historical Park2202 Roosevelt Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78210-4919
- Six Flags Fiesta Texas17000 IH-10 West, San Antonio, TX 78257-9503
- The San Antonio River Walk110 Broadway, Suite #500, San Antonio, TX
- Alamo300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205-2606
- Stockyards Station130 East Exchange Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76164-8210
- Kimbell Art Museum3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76107-2744
- Fort Worth Water Gardens1502 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102-6553
- Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107-2872
- Fort Worth Botanical Gardens3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76107-3420
- Texas State Capitol1100 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701
- University of Texas at AustinInner Campus Drive, Austin, TX 78705
- fit - Japanese Household Products Store9889 Bellaire Boulevard, Houston, TX, United States
- Hermann Park6001 Fannin Street, Houston, TX
- Museum of Fine Arts1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005-1803
- The Galleria5085 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX, United States
- Zilker Park2100 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78746recommended Zilker ParkZilker Park is Austin's all-encompassing recreation hub, offering luscious green acres of prime downtown space for visitors of all ages to enjoy. Whether you're taking your dog to play on a quiet ... read moreMonday morning or enjoying the citywide blowouts, like the annual Kite Festival or Austin City Limits Music Festival, Zilker is Austin's natural playground.
- Rainey StRainey St, Austin, TX 78701recommended Rainey StRainey Street, a formerly rundown part of town near Lady Bird Lake, was recently renovated and has quickly become one of the city's liveliest places to grab cocktails and trailer food in a relaxed ... read moreenvironment. It's different from the East Side's hipster dives and it doesn't have the fraternity boy debauchery of Dirty Sixth Street. The unique open-aired patios of hotspots like Lustre Pearl and Clive Bar instead offer the perfect place to just kick up your heels with locals without any sense of pretension.Ramona Flume
This is a lovely, renovated area close to downtown that offers several amazing bars and restaurants.
- Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum605 Robert East Lee Road, Austin, TX 78704-1453recommended Umlauf Sculpture Garden & MuseumMoving collection of scultpures by 20th century American sculptor Charles Umlauf. Works range from spiritual to mythological to family themes and even some playful animals. Umlauf was influenced by ... read moreRodin and Bourdelle, among others, and worked in a variety of mediums. Indoor gallery space houses seasonally rotating exhibits. Garden is beautifully landscaped with a waterfall, lilly ponds, and is a lovely place to wander for an afternoon.Recommended for:Meg Brooker
Head across the street here for a bit of inspiration after Barton Springs...
- Barton Springs Pool2201 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78746-5736recommended Barton Springs PoolAn oasis in the midst of the city, Barton Springs is a public swimming spot that maintains a constant 68 degree temperature all year round. Refreshing in the heat of Texas summer, this is not your ... read moreordinary civic swimming pool. From the refurbished bath houses with outdoor showers to the Texas oak-shaded slope for lounging, Barton Springs is a great place to hang out and enjoy the natural beauty of water for the low admission price of $3 per person.Recommended for:Meg Brooker
Definitely a fun "to do"-- especially since it was almost 100 degrees in Austin today!
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great hotel and all kinds of fun stuff to check out while you're there
- Deep EllumDeep Ellum, Dallas, TX 75226, USArecommended Deep EllumDeep Ellum is the heart of Dallas's indie and blues music scene. Located a few blocks east of downtown, the area is a good place to catch a local band, then chill out with a hookah and a beer in one ... read moreof the various lounges. It's the closest thing to a funky or counterculture neighborhood Dallas's got.Recommended for:Matthew Crompton
For a place to go out in the evenings, the Deep Ellum neighborhood has a good music scene and a counterculture vibe. Good luck! =)
- Dallas Museum of Art1717 North Harwood Street, Dallas, TXrecommended Dallas Museum of ArtWhile Dallas is hardly a center of high culture, this museum is surprisingly good, and one of my favorite places to visit while in the city. Their contemporary art collection is particularly ... read moreexcellent.Recommended for:Matthew Crompton
You've already got it on your list, but I wanted to reinforce that this museum is well worth your time. =)
- Dallas ZooDallas Zoo, 650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203, USA
- Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218-4335
- White Rock Lake8300 East Lawther Drive, Dallas, TX
- Galleria Dallas13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX 75240
- Reunion Tower300 Reunion Boulevard E., Dallas, TX 75207-4409
- Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX 76051recommended Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention CenterI’ve spent significant time at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando and, after my time there I have to say I’m a big fan of all the Gaylord properties so I was excited to go back to the Gaylord Texan. ... read moreThe huge property is Texas proud and is designed with plants and trees that are native to Texas and even a fun Riverwalk that’s similar to the one in San Antonio. There’s Opening Bell Coffee Shop has a bell like the Alamo and the Riverwalk Cantina is a fun Tex-Mex restaurant with light fixtures made from tequila bottles and wine bottles and there’s a sculpture that a Gaylord Star made out of beer bottle caps. Gaylord Stars are the employees, the Gaylord wants you to have fun there and clearly they’ve found that to have happy guests you need to have happy staff and that they’re having a good time helps make your stay a little more enjoyable. Forgot to grab a souvenir, don’t worry, there’s a shop where you can pick something up for the most picky on your list but the children’s clothing shop has some really cute stuff and the Texas themed shop even has cowboy boots. If you’re there in the summer you’ll want to head to Paradise Springs, the Resort Pool and Lazy River where you can float the river, ride the zip line or even grab a cabana and relax with your friends, it’s so much fun that you may never get a chance to check out the cute shops and wineries in the quaint town of Grapevine.Recommended for:
- La Madeleine13350 Dallas Parkway, Ste 400recommended La MadeleineI visited La Madeleine many times during my business trip to Dallas. Thank God for per diem, because I ate like a French monarch hiding away in Provence here. From their beef bourguignon to the ... read moredelicious desserts, everything I've had was delicious. I highly recommend this place if you want a cozy place to get some fancier comfort foods.Recommended for:Keane
Okay, probably not the hippest place to recommend, but if you're hungry and happen to be in the big mall here, this is a tasty spot.
- Mi Madre's Restaurant2201 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722recommended Mi Madre's RestaurantJust east of Interstate 35, Mi Madre's is an East Austin legend and after having some of their famed breakfast tacos (or extra cheesy migas) on their sunny back patio, it's easy to see why. But even ... read morethough it's a popular place, it's not an over-hyped hipster hot spot-- usually characterized by high prices and long waits for a table. Thankfully, the family-run Mi Madres delivers affordable, incredibly fresh Mexican food without long lines or bad attitudes.
- Kimber Modern110 The Circle, Austin, TX 78704recommended Kimber ModernWalking up the stairs of this chic boutique hotel, located just one block away from bustling South Congress Avenue, is like being swallowed up by the structure itself. Or more like slipping on an ... read moreinvisibility cloak. And that’s what Kimber Modern’s innovative concept of invisible service allows guests to feel like throughout their entire stay—like they are completely cloaked from the inner city stresses that lie outside. Guests pull into what feels like their own driveway, type in a preset pass code and throw their things down in a room with every luxury known to modern man. All without speaking to or seeing a single person. Everthing is simply taken of already. Including a full range of luxury personal amenities—or what owners Kimber Cavendish and Vicki Faust consider “necessities”—like complimentary wifi throughout the entire hotel, Malin and Goetz bath products, Happy D freestanding bathtubs in the suites, a virtual concierge (complete with desktop, printer, copier and scanner) and a “super automated” coffee system by Franke Flair in the common area, featuring specialty coffee drinks with the press of a button at any time of day.
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I would recommend The Sixth Floor Museum (re: assassination of John F. Kennedy).
- Adair's Saloon2624 Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas, 75226
- Adolphus Hotel1321 Commerce St., Dallas, TX 75202recommended Adolphus HotelAdolphus Busch, of the St. Louis Busch Beer family built this building in 1912 as a gift to the city and that is exactly what he did, celebrating its 100th anniversary year this hotel is almost ... read moreVictorian with a classic European elegance that you only find in buildings with great history. As soon as you reach the front desk you catch a glimpse of history, there’s an entire wall with polished brass keys as a reminder and from there, you enter into what can easily be described as a palace with $14 million dollars in art that you could spend days absorbing while enjoying afternoon tea or coming to dine in any of the three restaurants. In the 80s there was a renovation that took the hotel down to the bones going from 1100 rooms to 422 which explains why the rooms are so large with sitting areas, also interesting about the rooms is they each have a picture of the top of the hotel because when you’re on the ground you don’t get the chance to appreciate the architecture. The Adolphus hasn’t spared any amenities, they like their guests to receive impeccable service which is why while you’re there you can work in the 24 hour cyber café or anywhere else with 20 megs of WiFi, workout in the fitness center which has brand new equipment, go through the tunnel to Main Street where there’ a CVS, Chase and Jason’s Deli or grab the complimentary town care that will take you anywhere you want in a decent radius and really, with this location, there’s just about everything Dallas has to offer at your fingertips.Alexis Claire
this place is like a museum, you could explore for days and you're close to lots of fun nightlife
- W Dallas Victory Hotel2440 Victory Park Lane, Dallas, TX 75219recommended W Dallas Victory HotelRecommended for:
- Chuy's Restaurant1728 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704recommended Chuy's RestaurantGreat Tex-Mex food. Fresh ingredients, friendly service. The decor is quite eclectic - with all sorts of random paraphernalia hanging from the walls and the ceilings. Don't forget to try the Boom Boom ... read moresauce - a cheesy-spicy-creamy sauce that they're famous for.Recommended for:Traci
Austin locals always take me to eat here!