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What to Do in Uptown Dallas Texas

McKinney Avenue Trolley Uptown Dallas
McKinney Avenue Trolley Uptown Dallas

Dallas’s many unique neighborhoods give you plenty of places to explore, including the posh, eclectic Uptown Dallas area. If you’re looking for a lively, pedestrian-friendly spot with plenty of things to do, this is the spot for you.

From must-try food and unparalleled retail to idyllic parks and unique attractions, our guide to Uptown Dallas will help you find new spots that will have you coming back again soon.

Yardbird Uptown Dallas Texas

Yardbird Uptown Dallas Texas


There is no shortage of delicious food in Uptown. Start your morning in the neighborhood by enjoying a fresh-baked pastry or delicious breakfast spread amid the beautiful vertical gardens inside San Martin Bakery. For lunch, indulge in classic, Southern flavors at Yardbird Table & Bar. With everything from nostalgic deviled eggs to decadent, oversized cinnamon rolls, Yardbird is sure to please.

In the evening, find a true Texas experience at The Rustic with local flavors and ingredients and live, local music. If you’re more inclined to experience a global meal, enjoy authentic Japanese seafood at Nobu or delicious Thai cuisine at Ka Thai. 


In Uptown, you’ll find the perfect balance of urban and greenspace. For a breath of fresh air, head over to Katy Trail, a 3.5-mile paved trail tucked within the bustling neighborhood. Perfect for walkers, runners and bikers, this trail snakes through Victory Park into Uptown, offering a refreshing escape from city life. Another oasis of open space, Griggs Park‘s 8 acres provides plenty of space for picnics, walking and playing with your furry friends.


Bivins Gallery Uptown Dallas Texas

Bivins Gallery Uptown Dallas Texas

Celebrate the arts while in the area at one of Uptown’s many museums and theaters. Located on Carlisle Street, the Museum of Geometric and MADI Arts‘ unique exhibits and art pieces are a must-see. Stop in at the Bivins Gallery to view both international and local, modern and post-war contemporary art.

To enjoy a show while sitting in an architectural masterpiece, head over to the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Kalita Humphreys Theater for a performance by the Uptown Players. Over on Laclede Street, be entertained by a pillar of the North Texas arts community, Theatre Three. T3 offers engaging performances of both classic and new works, illuminating the human experience by nurturing authors, artists and audiences.


Enjoy some retail therapy at the many unique boutiques and shopping areas in Uptown. West Village features over 275,000 square feet of retail space, boasting over 100 shops, boutiques, restaurants and more. While there, don’t miss the curated, designer clothing at the Nicole Kwon Concept Store, the almost 350 unique fragrances at The Scent Room, and the men’s clothing brand – and complementary whiskey bar – of Rye 51 Textile Distillery. While in West Village, don’t miss the vibrant murals and artwork throughout the shopping district.


Uptown is an extremely walkable neighborhood, but if you want to take a load off as you travel from one place to another, hop on the McKinney Avenue Trolley. Also known as the M-Line, the trolley has been providing free transportation to Dallasites and visitors for over 30 years. The M-Line makes 39 stops throughout Uptown and Downtown, so hop on and off as you explore all the neighborhood has to offer.


Visitors to the Big D will have a great time enjoying the food, drinks and attractions of our beloved city, but the choice of lodging can make your time here even better. Enjoy a modern, sophisticated stay at Hotel Crescent Court. From high-end rooms to drinks at Beau Nash or afternoon tea in the Great Hall, Hotel Crescent Court offers a luxurious experience. Neighbors with Crescent Court, The Ritz-Carlton Dallas is a can’t-miss luxury hotel which has been recognized as a favorite five-star hotel in Texas by Forbes Travel Guide. Check into one of the themed rooms at Hotel ZaZa for a stay unlike any you have had before. Experience other worlds and lifestyles in rooms like Crouching Tiger, Out of Africa and Rock Star. For a romantic weekend or a treat-yourself splurge, book your stay at the Hotel St. Germain, a renovated 1906 Victorian mansion. The opulent decor and attentive service will have you feeling like royalty.

Article originally found in Visit Dallas



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