If you’re traveling to Dallas, Texas, for the first time or for the tenth time, you might not be thinking about seeing the sights. Even though Dallas may not have as well-known a reputations as other large cities in the United States, it still deserves to be explored – thoroughly! Dallas is a big city that is full of charm and excitement, and the sights are definitely worth seeing. Here’s our short list of fun activities in the area.
1. The Executive Segway Tour [x]
We detailed a few reasons why you should try a segway tour awhile back, and Dallas, Texas is the perfect city for it. This particular tour is the most popular one in the city, and it will take you to several famous locales in Dallas, including the JFK Memorial, and Dealey Plaza, which earned its infamy after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. Anyone over the age of 14 is welcome, so grab those teens looking for some adventure and join the fun.
2. A Scavenger Hunt [x]
This one’s a unique way to explore the city. The Amazing Scavenger Quest is an interactive smart phone adventure hunt that combines the fun of the “Amazing Race” with a three-hour sightseeing tour of Dallas. It requires approximately 2.5 miles of walking, so you’re sure to get some moderate exercise, and it uses the Dallas public transit system (cost not included) at one point in the game. Make it a family activity, and spend the day teaming up to accomplish the mission.
3. A Mystery Dinner Show [x]
If you’re in town for a business trip and looking for an evening of entertainment this is THE option. Families, just leave the kids at home (or with a family member, or in the hotel room with the responsible teen in the family), and take a few hours to enjoy some live-action intrigue. Thematically echoing the greatest examples of whodunnit literature and cinema, the neo-noir Museum of Mystery is a cool, atmospheric setting for an hilarious evening of diabolically entertaining mayhem and comedy.
4. An Airplane Tour [x]
Dallas is breathtaking from above. On a private plane tour, you’ll see all of Dallas’ most important landmarks, while your pilot-guide provides fascinating commentary on the history of this iconic city. Highlights include downtown, uptown, Dallas Love Field, University Park, the infamous “Grassy Knoll” and much more. (Just make sure to book at least 24 hours in advance!)
5. A Train Excursion on the Texas Railroad [x]
This particular option departs from Palenstine, Texas. It’s about two hours outside of Dallas but is a wonderful day-trip option. During the four and a half hour ride, the announcer will point out significant areas while piecing the history of the railroad together. There will be a layover for about 1 hour and 30 minutes, where you will have the option to enjoy a light lunch.