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What to do in Big D

Dallas, Texas, also known as Big D, offers something for everyone.  In only a few days you can enjoy an enormous range of experiences - from historic to modern, from fashion to family fun. Visit the West End district to see historic sites such as the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Catch a Dallas Mavs or Dallas Stars game at the American Airlines Center. Shop and dine in the sparkling Uptown district.  Catch a fabulous show at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.  Take a safari adventure at the Dallas Zoo or see the exhibits at the Dallas World Aquarium.

 

Tastes of Dallas

Campisi's Egyptian Lounge

5610 E Mockingbird Ln
Dallas,  TX  75206
214.827.0355

Though this joint was originally founded as Campisi's Egyptian Lounge in 1946, the Campisi family didn’t have enough money to pay for a new sign during renovations -- so they just changed "Lounge" to "Restaurant". This dimly lit restaurant has remained virtually unchanged since its opening. The Campisi family founders were no strangers to organized crime, but of course that also meant they had really good pizza (which remains the case).

Tupinamba Mexican Restaurant

12270 Inwood Rd
Dallas,  TX  75244
972.991.8148
 

The founder of Tupinamba, Papa Froylan Dominguez, fled Mexico at the height of the Mexican Revolution in 1910 with his family recipes clutched closely by his side. After perfecting those recipes alongside his wife, he opened their first location in 1947. Since then, Tupinamba's been a Dallas go-to for great Tex-Mex. It’s rumored that the nacho and the sour cream enchilada were first introduced to Dallas here.

Pecan Lodge

2702 Main St
Dallas,  TX  75226
214.748.8900
 

Featuring 4,500 square feet of space, plus a patio that overlooks Main Street and a stage that will be housing live music every Saturday, Pecan Lodge's Deep Ellum digs will be gracing your plate with some of the best 'cue in Texas. Get yourself some of their legendary brisket, pulled pork, or sausage -- or don't force yourself to choose and get the "Pitmaster", a sandwich that combines all three with slaw, BBQ sauce, and jalapeños.

The Old Warsaw

2610 Maple Ave
Dallas,  TX  75201
214.528.0032

The Old Warsaw has been an Uptown staple for elegant dining since 1948. Specializing in French Continental and packing an extensive wine list with more than 460 selections, it's best for celebrations and special occasions. Look for classic dishes like Beef Wellington and Lobster Thermidor.

Shopping

Northpark Center
8687 N. Central Expressway 
Dallas, TX 75225 
(214) 363-7441
http://www.northparkcenter.com

NorthPark Center is the ultimate shopping, dining and entertainment experience in the Southwest. NorthPark Center offers the finest collection of more than 235 stores and luxury designer and trendsetting boutiques including, Gucci, Bvlgari, Valentino, Bottega Veneta, Versace, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Oscar de la Renta, and top-tier anchors – Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Dillard’s and AMC NorthPark 15. 

Galleria of Dallas
13350 Dallas Parkway 
Suite 3080 
(1-635 LBJ at the Dallas North Tollway) 
Dallas, TX 75240 
(972) 702-7100
http://www.galleriadallas.com

Recognized by USA Today as “One of the top 10 places to spend it all,” Galleria Dallas is the most dynamic shopping environment in North Texas. An international collection of shops and boutiques sets the standard for world-class shopping in Dallas. From its legendary Ice Rink, to its fusion of hip fashion and chic dining, Galleria Dallas truly is Dallas’ premier shopping destination.

West Village
3699 McKinney Ave. 
Dallas, TX 75204 
(214) 443-9118
http://www.westvil.com

Known as Uptown’s Downtown, West Village is Dallas’ most vibrant walkable shopping and dining district. This genuine in-town neighborhood boasts highly differentiated retail shops and a carefully curated collection of boutiques. Adding to this dynamic experience is a nationally significant lineup of 19 full-service restaurants and local, chef-driven concepts. With access to the DART Rail, the McKinney Avenue Trolley and the Katy Trail, West Village has become one of the city’s top landmark destinations.