Things to Do in Dallas

I’m from Big D, my oh yes.Big D, little a, double l-a-s!

If you're young, you've never heard this song, so you might wonder why  Dallas is known as Big D. Maybe because we do things big here! On any given day, there's a big list of things to do in Dallas, whether you're here for a day, or here to stay.

You might want to go "full tourist" or maybe you want to experience Dallas like a local. You might want to see some of our larger-than-life attractions and sights, or like me, you might just love the smaller side of Big D too. The Dallas restaurant scene offers just about every kind of cuisine and every kind of ambience you could want. And shopping? Well, that was practically invented here.

You'll find fun things to do in Dallas whether you're here for a night out, a vacation, a staycation, a convention or a business trip. I'll help you make a bucket list of oh-so-Dallas things to do, or you can follow along as I check off my own Dallas bucket list.

I'm here to help you discover the charms of Dallas - big and small. I hope you'll visit often to help find YOUR happy in Big D!

I Did a Thing!

I've started a newsletter. Folks who follow me on Reddit know I create a Weekly Things to Do list and post it each week on Now I'm making it available with comments and tips to folks who subscribe via text or email.

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