Although not as sprawling as Los Angeles or even Houston, Dallas covers a whole lotta ground.
Downtown Dallas is east of the junction of I-30 and I-35 E; take the Commerce St exit off I-35. Trendy Uptown lies just north of downtown; follow N Akard St to McKinney Ave. Northeast of downtown, local bars and restaurants line Greenville Ave; the Knox-Henderson area begins where N Henderson Ave intersects the lower end of Greenville, and turns into Knox where it crosses I-75.
To reach Deep Ellum, follow Commerce St just east of downtown; Elm St, another main artery of the neighborhood, runs parallel to it two blocks north. The Bishop Arts District is west of downtown and south of I-30, which connects to Fort Worth, 30 miles to the west.