The 10 Best Things to See and Do During a Weekend in Dallas

All the artsy, foodie, and (quirky) things you must do with just 48 hours in Dallas.

By Shelby Stewart  Houstonia Updated November 14, 2022

WE HOUSTONIANS HAVE a love-hate relationship with our annoying little brother, Dallas. Despite their tragic football team, the city itself has much to offer. Roughly a four-hour road trip from Houston, the Big D is the ideal staycation. But more than that, when you want to escape the hustle and bustle of Houston, even just for a short time, Dallas has tons of niche activities. 

The Triple D flourishes in many ways that Houston often does not (walkability, for starters), plus there are lightscapes illuminating the night sky and quirky, Instagrammable art installations throughout the city. If you’re looking to make a quick getaway, Dallas has plenty to keep entertained (and full)!

Walk the Lowest Greenville District


Known for its core artery Greenville Avenue, Lowest Greenville is a pedestrian-friendly strip of shops, restaurants, and businesses that are perfect for a midmorning Saturday stroll. Built for day and night activities, you’ll find trendy and family-friendly restaurants, tequila bars, rooftops, and patios in one centralized area keen to fit whatever vibe you may be feeling. 

Lowest Greenville is a breath of fresh air. The avenue, surrounded by bungalow homes, feels like a community from a time long-gone. Between the collection of restaurants, you’ll find quaint and quirky shops selling everything from streetwear and sneakers to toys for your pets—so be sure to bring your wallet.