Extend your trip and explore Dallas!
Dallas has something for everyone. Distinctive neighborhoods offer an abundance of choices including some of the best venues for arts, history, outdoor enjoyment, and unique attractions. Become familiar with Dallas neighborhoods with this excellent interactive map, and follow your heart’s desire.
Art lovers be warned!
You may need a few extra days to cover the plethora of artistic expression taking place in Dallas. Public Art, Museums, Galleries and Musical Performances abound. Some local favorites:
Up Close and Personal with History
Immerse yourself in the events that shaped this iconic American city. From dinosaurs, to real cowboys, to one of the most important events in American history, you’ll leave with a new perspective.
- The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza (within walking distance of the hotel!)
- Pioneer Plaza
- Perot Museum of Nature and Science--or join us for a tour focusing on the museum's unique design at "The Perot Museum of Nature and Science: Sustianable Design".
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens beckons with a stroll through the park, while offering an authentic learning experience in the art and skill of horticulture. Earn PDUs by joining AAFCS for a specialized tour at the "Focus on Design at the Dallas Arboretum" educational excursion!
Take in a 360-degree bird's-eye view at Reunion Tower--connected to the conference hotel! You’ll see a side of Dallas you’d never see anywhere else!
Getting around Dallas is a snap with DART Services.D-Link is a free shuttle making a loop through downtown, and extends to the Dallas Farmers' Market (part of our "Nutrition, Food Service and Hospitality: Behind the Scenes at the Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium and the Dallas Farmers' Market" educational excursion) and numerous area attractions. The M-Line Trolley is a nostalgic streetcar that links the downtown Dallas Arts District with the trendy shops, galleries and bistros of Uptown and including West Village. Get your bearings on foot with a walking tour of the Dallas Arts District. (or with our "Walking Tour of the West End Architecture District" educational excursion!)
Insider Tips:If your idea of a great AAFCS Annual Conference includes as much touring as you can squeeze in to a few days, consider these options:
Dallas City Pass – Tickets to the city’s best attractions that are valid for 9 consecutive days starting with the first day of use, so you get the very best experience and save a lot of time for a very small price – leaving you with big memories to bring home.
Take advantage of AAFCS's special deal with Hertz and rent a car!
Eat, Drink and People WatchWhether you’re looking for where the locals eat, Zagat rated restaurants or the best watering holes you will not go hungry in Dallas!
Go Big or Go Home!
Dallas just may be the shopping capital of the West! From antiques to decorative arts, luxury brands to bespoke boots, shop til you drop at these retail destinations.
Everything is bigger in Texas – including you. Be the “I” in “BIG” with a photo-op at the most iconic store for Western gear in #BIGDALLAS at Wild Bill’s Western Store.
Take a look at this map for a bigger view of all the great things to do in Dallas!
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