Home of amazing Sixth Floor Museum, Hotel Crescent Court, Reunion Tower and lots of things to do on Memorial day in Dallas. We've compiled some of the best things to do in Dallas on this Memorial Day holiday.
The Sixth Floor Museum chronicles the life and assassination of JFK from a historical, social, and cultural perspective. Poke through more than 90,000 artifacts and stand in front of the exact window from which Lee Harvey Oswald fired his rifle. Afterwards, head to the Grassy Knoll to see the “X” in the middle of the street where JFK was fatally shot before making your way to the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza a few blocks away.
When uptown during Memorial Day, indulge in Dallas’ glamorous side at the swankiest afternoon tea spot in town. Every weekend, Hotel Crescent Court’s conservatory sunroom and courtyard transforms into a quaint English-meets-Texan celebration of tea and scones, with views overlooking the property’s beautifully manicured gardens and grand fountains. Dress to impress, and opt for the “endless champagne” option for an extra dose of glamour.
Seattle has the Space Needle, New York has the Empire State building, and Dallas has the Reunion Tower. This skyline icon is more than just a pretty observatory, however—partake in permanent and seasonal activities on the deck like yoga, painting, and a revolving restaurant and bar. On the lookout for over-the-top romance? Lovers can also book a “Love Is in the Air” proposal package so they can pop the question with bubbles in a private section.
Pop your rodeo cherry in Fort Worth at the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. Held in the historic 1908 Cowtown Coliseum, this was the site of the world’s first indoor rodeo. Today, it still hosts a variety of events starring the finest cowboys and cowgirls in town. Befriend gregarious Texans while you’re there and hit up Refinery 714 on Main Street for the after party on Memorial Day in Dallas.
Dallas has more than just pickup trucks—jump on the city’s trolley, which trundles up and down the lively McKinney Avenue in Uptown and the downtown Arts District. Founded in 1983, it usually operates 365 days a year and is free of charge. Hop on and off as you sample the best pubs in town (one particular highlight is The Standard Pour, known for its barrel-aged cocktails), or hop off at Klyde Warren Park or even the Dallas Museum of Art to see what downtown has to offer.
The long, narrow Klyde Warren Park opened in late 2012 on top of the Woodall Rogers Freeway and has since become one of the most popular spots in Dallas. This 5.2-acre park hitches the city’s Uptown and downtown Arts District together. You’ll find a popular playground, a stage that hosts live concerts, and food trucks that line one side of the park. Throw in dozens of free daily activities (think table tennis, badminton, chess, ice-skating, concerts and yoga) and it’s easy to see why Klyde Warren Park is a worthwhile stop on Memorial Day weekend in Dallas.
Locals tend to like both kinds of music in Dallas: country and western. The best way to enjoy both? By two-stepping, naturally. With six bars, karaoke, a pool room, and a large dance floor, don your cowboy boots and get ready to boogie at Round Up Saloon during Memorial Day. This glitzy gay bar and dance hall offers popular line-dancing lessons nearly every night of the week, so get ready for box-steps and partner-swinging galore.