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Old Apr 9, 19, 1:15 pm
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Dallas Tourist Ideas

My mom is spending a week with me in late May then headed to Boston to see my brother his wife and my niece for her graduation from Wellesley College (which by the way I RSVP's NO quicker than I can swipe left on Tinder) but anyway was wondering what are some good must see's here. I presume the book depository as I love History as does she. Anything else? Perhaps a visit to the stock yards in FW?

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Touristy things to do in Dallas

1. Rangers game
2. Book depository
3. .....that's all I got.

Seriously, I worked there for 1 year and that's those are the only touristy things I did.

No, wait, a couple more:

1. Drive to Austin for a weekend
2. Drive to San Antonio for a weekend
3. Book AA flights to other places.
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Touristy things to do in Dallas

1. Rangers game
2. Book depository
3. .....that's all I got.

Seriously, I worked there for 1 year and that's those are the only touristy things I did.
I didn't even do either of those things in the few months I worked there. I did drive through Dealey Plaza...to get to Deep Ellum. I also really enjoyed Lower Greenville. (I was also in my mid-20's at the time.)
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Did you check out the Texas forum? Maybe there are some ideas on there. Does she like to shop--some cute shopping areas there as I recall...haven't been in a few years. Take her to The Mansion for a special dinner.
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Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

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Did you check out the Texas forum? Maybe there are some ideas on there. Does she like to shop--some cute shopping areas there as I recall...haven't been in a few years. Take her to The Mansion for a special dinner.
I haven't checked that forum as it gets looked at once a year. What's the mansion?
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1. Drive to Austin for a weekend
2. Drive to San Antonio for a weekend
3. Book AA flights to other places.
Dang it, I was going to post something similar. Best thing to do in Dallas.....get out of Dallas.

I saw some live music mostly over in ft worth when I was there for the longest year and a half of my life.
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I haven't checked that forum as it gets looked at once a year. What's the mansion?
THE MANSION RESTAURANT
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Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
I haven't checked that forum as it gets looked at once a year. What's the mansion?
And what did you say to the moderator about that?
I look in the forum a few times a week. While it doesn't have a ton of activity, it does get enough to keep the forum alive. I'm guessing 10 posts a month, give or take.


Where else have you looked for tips on what to do in Dallas? What are your/your mother's interests? Are there any mobility issues? What part of town is she staying in?
Someone may enjoy touring the Cowboys stadium or a day at Six Flags...but others may rather stroll the botanical gardens or checking out the GW Bush library or even a visit to the Perot museum.
It is an enormous area, and there obviously is tons to do.
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Take her to a Rangers game??
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Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
I haven't checked that forum as it gets looked at once a year. What's the mansion?
I think it gets checked more often and besides...I am pretty sure that the same tourist attractions from 6 months ago are still valid. Or even 2 years ago. I don't know what your mom's interests are---did you look on Trip Advisor? Talk to people who have lived in Dallas for a while...where do they take out of town guests.
And for the love of god---PLEASE DO NOT MENTION DATING TO YOUR MOTHER. JUST DON'T.

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Beat me to it. I am sure Ian will pass out when he sees the prices but it is very special and it is his mom so hopefully he won't balk at a splurge.
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And what did you say to the moderator about that?
I look in the forum a few times a week. While it doesn't have a ton of activity, it does get enough to keep the forum alive. I'm guessing 10 posts a month, give or take.


Where else have you looked for tips on what to do in Dallas? What are your/your mother's interests? Are there any mobility issues? What part of town is she staying in?
Someone may enjoy touring the Cowboys stadium or a day at Six Flags...but others may rather stroll the botanical gardens or checking out the GW Bush library or even a visit to the Perot museum.
It is an enormous area, and there obviously is tons to do.
Good questions. She’s staying at my place in Frisco. She walks miles everyday in the country with the hounds so no mobility issues.

She doesn’t watch sports unless it’s “proper” football. She would love the botanical gardens though—I didn’t know Dallas had them. Thanks for the tip.

I’m booking her flights as I converted her avois. For someone who has been flying since 1963 she’s still a kettle. Case in point “Ian, the flight from Boston to heathrow will be a ....what’s it called.... redneck flight, right”? Omg mom it’s REDEYE
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Good questions. She’s staying at my place in Frisco. She walks miles everyday in the country with the hounds so no mobility issues.

She doesn’t watch sports unless it’s “proper” football. She would love the botanical gardens though—I didn’t know Dallas had them. Thanks for the tip.

I’m booking her flights as I converted her avois. For someone who has been flying since 1963 she’s still a kettle. Case in point “Ian, the flight from Boston to heathrow will be a ....what’s it called.... redneck flight, right”? Omg mom it’s REDEYE
Have you checked the schedule for the MLS FC Dallas team?
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There may also be ideas in this thread (in the Texas forum):
Layover at DFW - where to go, what to do, how much time?
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