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Craig Heinen

Bloomington (Minnesota), Minnesota

"A Weekend in Dallas" - Looking to add things to this itineray

This will be my 2nd city I'm doing this in. Short version of this project is weekend travel on a very tight budget leaving after work on Friday and returning before work Monday.

I'll be visiting Dallas December 5-7th 2014 and was hoping you guys would be able to give me a perspective that I can't get just from the internet. I will be flying into DFW Friday night and have until Sunday evening to pack in as much as I can. Here is what I have so far 

I plan on couchsurfing so I will be saving money there, but the goal is to visit a lot of low cost attractions to complement anything more expensive I might do. In Minneapolis (my first city) I did just over 20 things for about $160. I'll have about 4 less hours in Dallas, so most likely won't be over 20 things. I'll also be scouring Groupon as the time gets closer to see if anything unique pops up.

If you would be able to provide any insight on the list I have so far, suggest new things (attractions, best forms of transit, and especially food), or help out in any way, I would greatly appreciate it! For reference of how I plan on structuring the weekend as a whole, here is the video I made for Minneapolis. 

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  • Roni Kennison

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    I would absolutely suggest visiting the Dallas Museum of Art - Free museum with an incredible varied collection! Then, you can cross the street and explore the newly built Klyde Warren Park and sample some of the many food trucks. There are also several additional museums nearby (Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Nasher Sculpture Center). I would also suggest the Bishop Arts District - lots of great restaurants and great vibe. I agree with Christina that Lower Greenville Ave is great and SMU is a beautiful campus and the Highland Park neighborhood (near SMU) has breathtaking mansions to view from the car.

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      Thanks Roni! Here is the video from our weekend in Dallas. We did about 20 things for $180. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/1glShuuGHaU · (0 likelikes)

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  • Christina Brehm

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    Hi Craig!

    You might be able to do Reunion Tower on a limited budget if you visit the Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck restaurant. Just stop in to the bar/lounge area for a soda or small bite. Another thing I would do is walk the Katy Trail (Dallas). There are a couple different entrances, but at its southernmost point, it'll run you right into Victory Park. For nightlife, Lower Greenville is a great place to explore and walk around. More shopping/attractions: Mockingbird Station and West Village. The Southern Methodist University campus is also beautiful to explore.

    Best of luck!

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      Thanks Christina! Here is the video from our weekend in Dallas. We did about 20 things for $180. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1glShuuGHaU · (0 likelikes)

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