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Things to do in Dallas/Ft. Worth

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Dallas/Ft. Worth. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Dallas/Ft. Worth attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Dallas/Ft. Worth to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Dallas/Ft. Worth.

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  • AT&T Performing Arts Center

    The AT&T Performing Arts Center is a 10-arce complex set within the Dallas Arts District. Included in the center is the contemporary, 2,300-seat Ma... More
  • Bass Hall Performing Arts

    This 2,000-plus seat theater topped with an 80-foot dome is not only home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the world-renowned Van Cliburn I... More
  • Candy Barrel

    Located in the middle of the Fort Worth stockyards, this shop is stuffed with barrels full of sweets including old-fashioned favorites such as swir... More
  • Cattle Raisers Museum

    Study up on the history of the cattle industry from its open range days in the 1850s to the modern era of mechanized ranches and online auctions. T... More
  • Cooper Wellness Program

    Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper, who pioneered preventive medicine and literally coined the term "aerobics," created the home base for his Wellness Program i... More
  • Dali Wine Bar & Restaurant

    Instead of loading up on multiple vintages of classified-growth Bordeaux and Napa Valley trophy wines, the adventurous wine director here features ... More
  • Dallas Museum of Art

    Though the Dallas Museum of Art was established in 1903, the massive 370,000-square-foot location designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes and positioned... More
  • Empire Baking Company

    In 1992, Robert Ozarow moved from New York to Dallas to work for an investment bank, but two years later he launched Empire Baking Company with his... More
  • Forth Worth Stockyards

    Since 1866, ranchers have sold and traded cattle at this market; sales reached their peak in 1944 when the stockyards processed 5,277,496 heads. Wh... More
  • JFK Assasination Conspiracy Tour

    Strange Factor: See Dallas through the eyes of an expert on JFK assassination conspiracy theories. The controversial 90-minute tour (on weekends on... More
  • Jim Strong + Nancy Strong

    Known for: The Strongs know first impressions count: that’s why in Dallas, where Strong Travel Services is based, their VIP clients are brought to ... More
  • Kathy Hannon

    With more than 25 years of experience, American Express Travel agent Kathy Hannon specializes in both ski trips and family travel. She has in-depth... More
  • Magnolia Cheese Shop

    Stop in to cheerful eatery, brilliantly lit thanks to its corner located and floor-to-ceiling glass windows, to pair cheese and charcuterie boards ... More
  • Margery Hunter

    A travel specialist for Rudi Steele, Margery Hunter has been whisking travelers around the globe for more than 20 years. Dallas-based Hunter has be... More
  • Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

    Tadao Ando’s five glass pavilions form a Modernist trilogy with Louis Kahn’s Kimball Art Museum across the street and Philip Johnson’s Amon Carter ... More

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