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Top Choice Museum in Dallas

Sixth Floor Museum

No city wants the distinction of being the site of an assassination – especially if the victim happens to be President John F Kennedy. But rather than downplay the events that sent the city reeling in 1963, Dallas g…
Top Choice Museum in Dallas

Perot Museum of Nature & Science

A sizable star of the Arts District, this striking museum opened to much acclaim in 2012. It wows both on the outside (thanks to award-winning architect Thom Mayne) and on the inside (there are six floors of wonder)…
Top Choice Mall in Dallas

Highland Park Village

For an eye-rolling, gasp-inducing and credit-card-maxing experience, head to Spanish Mission–style Highland Park Village in upper-crust Highland Park, which claims to be the oldest suburban shopping center in the wo…
Top Choice Mexican in Dallas

Fuel City

A short drive from downtown, Fuel City serves up some of Dallas' best tacos in one of its most idiosyncratic locations (it's also a gas station and car wash). Sit out on picnic tables, munching on roast pork and ste…
Top Choice Tex-Mex in Dallas

Gabriela & Sofia’s Tex-Mex

The interior here is just acceptable: dark and roomy. But that's good as it doesn't get in the way of the beauty you'll find on your plate. Regional Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes are cooked with attitude and authority.…
Top Choice Mexican in Dallas

Javier's

Discard any ideas you have about Tex-Mex at this deeply cultured restaurant that takes the gentrified food of old Mexico City to new levels. The setting is dark, leathery and quiet, and the food is meaty and piquant…
Top Choice Modern American in Dallas

Meddlesome Moth

In the Design District, this buzzing gastropub draws small groups of friends who linger over Belgian-style mussels, shrimp and homestead grits, great burgers and beautifully turned out sharing plates. You'll find go…
Top Choice Gardens in Dallas

Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

On the shores of White Rock Lake, this gorgeous 66-acre arboretum showcases plants and flowers in theme gardens such as the Sunken Garden and the Woman’s Garden. Expect to see a lot of wedding parties posing for pic…
Top Choice Cafe in Dallas

Mudsmith

A hipster vibe reigns at this boho-style coffee shop on the Lower Greenville Ave strip – think ironic antelope heads, Western-themed paintings and apothecary elements as decor. Plenty of outlets, big work tables and…
Top Choice American in Dallas

Zodiac

This classic downtown lunch spot, which has been tucked into Neiman Marcus for more than 50 years, evokes old-school Dallas. Attentive waiters bustle about, soothing and pampering diners with hot chicken consommé, p…