Discover Dallas' rich culture, history & architecture. We will explore not just the iconic sites, but seldom visited hidden gems that most visitors never get to experience.
We will stop and de-board the vehicle multiple times during the excursion to experience some of the landmarks and points of interest while your professional local tour guide goes over the relevance of the sites. Before we end our excursion, we will drive across the Trinity River to take a closer look at the gravity-defying Calatrava Bridge, Dallas' newest landmark, and experience Dallas's flawless Instagrammable skyline from the distance.
Come discover why we love Dallas on this exciting sightseeing excursion! Approximately 1.5 million people call Dallas home, the largest city in the massive DFW Metroplex. Known for its Cowboys football team and amazing Tex-Mex, Dallas is a diverse and vibrant metropolis with a rich culture, amazing architecture, and fascinating history.
Whether you have just one day and want to see as much as possible, or you are here for a while and want to get to know the city in-depth, our Best of Dallas Tour has you covered. This quintessential Dallas sightseeing excursion hits the city's most iconic sites and off-the-beaten-path gems in the comfort of our climate-controlled bus. You will get the chance to explore several of the city’s most unique neighborhoods (Deep Ellum, the Bishop Arts District, Downtown, etc.) and experience the “Big D's” upclose. During our excursion, we will stop several times to allow our guests to experience and have a closer look at some of the sites, including Dealey Plaza, the farmer's market and Pioneer Plaza.
This excursion can be purchased with or without a CityPASS®. The Dallas CityPASS® option saves you 49% on prepaid admission to four must-see attractions.
The pass also saves time by skipping the ticket line and getting you easy access to the city's most popular attractions. What is included with the pass?
Dallas' John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza was dedicated June 24, 1970. In the years since, it has become an integral part of the city’s urban landscape and cultural heritage. It is located one block east of Dealey Plaza, between Main and Commerce streets, on land donated by Dallas County. Meeting location. We will meet our guests at the JFK Memorial, please arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of the excursion.
Dealey Plaza is a significant part of Dallas history. The site marks the birthplace of Dallas, originally founded by John Neely Bryan in the 1840s. Almost a century later, as part of President Franklin Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration, the familiar white concrete colonnades and triple underpass were constructed, creating a vehicular park to serve as gateway to the city. The project was spearheaded by civic leader George Bannerman Dealey. After G.B. Dealey died in 1946, a bronze statue to honor him was installed in the park that already bore his name.
The Pegasus first landed in Downtown Dallas in 1934, perching atop what was then the city’s tallest building: the 29-story Magnolia Hotel. We will see it up-close at a very different location during our walk.
Pioneer Plaza, located in downtown Dallas’ Convention Center District, honors the 19th-century cattle drives on the Shawnee Trail with a bronze sculpture of 49 longhorn steer driven by three cowboys on horseback. With a waterfall and artificial cliffs, the park is one of the most popular tourist spots in Dallas.
If you are a fan of sci-fi 80s movies, you sure recognize this building. Designed by world famous designed I.M. Pei (the Louvre pyramid, the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Dallas’ Morton Meyerson Center), the City Hall is one of Dallas most famous buildings.
As one of Dallas' first commercial districts for African-Americans and European immigrants, Deep Ellum is one of the most historically and culturally significant neighborhoods in the city. Deep Ellum was established in 1873 as both a residential and commercial neighborhood. Originally called Deep Elm as much of the activity centered around Elm Street just east of downtown Dallas, the pronunciation "Deep Ellum" by residents gave rise to the district's current name.
The Dallas Farmers Market was established in 1941 as the a municipal farmers market. Historically, it was the central hub for farmers to bring their produce, meats, and dairy to the city. Today, with the development in downtown Dallas, the Dallas Farmers Market has been transformed to be the farmers market for the future. The addition of food entrepreneurs along with farmers and ranchers, makes this a place to taste the diverse flavors and cultures of Texas.
The Market marks half of our tour, we will stop here for 30 minutes, bathroom break, and time to explore, taste some local flavor or enjoy a local brew.
The Neiman Marcus flagship and original store, Comerica Bank Tower, Bank of America Plaza, The Joule, Magnolia Hotel, The Adolphus, and numerous restaurants combine to form the central space known as the Main Street District. With landmarks such as Main Street Garden, Belo Garden, Stone Street Gardens, and Pegasus Plaza, as well as historic buildings that have been converted to residential buildings, the Main Street District is a must to visit.
Thanks-Giving Square is a place that inspires gratitude and honors the great American and world traditions of thanksgiving. Designed in 1976 by architect Philip Johnson, this island of serenity in the heart of downtown Dallas contains a landscaped meditation garden with cascading fountains and a chapel open to people of all faiths and traditions.
Spanning 68-acres and 19 contiguous blocks, the Dallas Arts District is considered as the largest urban entertainment complex in the nation. Not only does the District offer several superb performance venues, including the nationally acclaimed Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center and three world-class museums (the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Crow Collection of Asian Art), it also houses one of the world's largest collections of Pritzker Prize-winning buildings in one location.
Klyde Warren Park serves as a central gathering space for Dallas and its visitors. The 5.2-acre deck park and urban green space is built over the recessed Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Pearl and St. Paul streets in downtown Dallas.
Before we conclude the excursion we will go across the Trinity River to take a closer look at the Calatrava Bridge and the ever changing Dallas Skyline.
Amazing tour!What a great time! We saw all the sites and loved our tour guide, Hillary! So much to see in Dallas, we were a fun group of 10, loved the city, for sure we will be back! Rosanna R., Montgomery Alabama
Best Tour....EVER!Found myself in Dallas for 2 days so booked onto this half day tour. Our guide Isaac was so entertaining and knowledgeable. Enjoyed every minute. Didn't want the tour to end. Linda T. San Juan, P.R.
The best way to see DallasBooked this very last minute as had some free time whilst on a work trip. Honestly the best thing I did, our tour guide was absolutely fantastic. Five stars!!! Stephanie W. Hialeah Florida
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