I went to Dallas! This year I’m traveling domestically a lot more and Dallas was my first stop. I’ve only been to El Paso and it was the quickest trip ever, so I was excited to actually stop and explore Dallas. I will be going back to Dallas quite a bit so there’s still so much more to explore. I feel like Dallas has always been one of the places I’ve wanted to visit in the US so I’m happy I finally got the opportunity. Here’s my travel diary: Dallas.
Travel Diary: Dallas
Where I Went
Since I went to Dallas for the first time, I wanted to do everything the internet recommended. I’m not one to avoid touristy places. I like to be able to say I did something at least once. Dallas is no exception. Although I did miss a lot of things, I will be back to do them at another time. Here’s where I went this time.
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Such a fun place to visit. I love interactive museums and this was a great one. From dinosaurs to technology, each level had something new to learn and explore. My favorite was the Texas Instruments level because it showed tons of technology and just how things work. It’s such a fun place to spend a few hours at. Check it out here.
Dallas World Aquarium
To be honest, this was my least favorite place to visit but I want to share my thoughts. I love aquariums but this just felt like a long path with just birds. A lot of what seemed aquatic was way in the lower level so you have to forcibly walk the whole winding down path to get there. Check it out here.
One of the places I for sure wanted to go to was Upperroom. They have a Saturday service which is the one I ended up going. People were friendly and worship was great. I would visit again.
Hillsong Dallas was like a home away from home. They’re currently located at North Dallas High School so it’s a good walking distance to coffee shops and restaurants. But it was super fun and I know it’s a place I can go to Dallas for.
Fort Worth Water Gardens
The Water Gardens are a cute place to just relax. It’s fun for all ages and you can walk on some of the water pools. Think of it as a park. If you’re already in the area, it’s worth the stop.
Where I Ate
One of my first stops was Oldwest Cafe. There’s a few across the DFW area. This is a cute place to have breakfast. It gives off such a homey feel and you can have some of the best french toast. It’s super cozy and I loved the food.
I always find coffee everywhere I go. Merit Coffee is in Deep Ellum which has a lot of interesting food places. The coffee is great. One of my favorite tips, when you visit a new place, is to get a vanilla latte because if they get that right it’s a solid place.
I compare every place with California. Just like with Sydney, I like Dallas because it has a city feel but it’s still so chilled out. Even walking around Downtown was fun but slow-paced compared to Downtown LA. Dallas is a charming city. I love the look of the buildings and it’s the best of both worlds. Even the towns around have some charm and it’s fun just seeing the calm views. I’ll be going back to Dallas in the future so I’m excited to see what else I discover there!
Check out my vlog from my trip below!
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