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Start the day Downtown with breakfast at Cindi's N. Delicatessen and Bakery where breakfast is served all day! Splurge in calories only on the warm and buttery cheese Danish, or feast on your choice of pancakes, waffles or omelets — the options are endless here. Kennedy's assassination.
Just outside the former School Book Depository is the infamous 'grassy knoll' where an indelible mark was left on history. Nearby is the John F. Kennedy Memorial. Deed by family friend and renowned architect Phillip Johnson, the memorial is an open-roofed, concrete-walled monument symbolic of an open tomb.
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Stroll through the Dallas Farmers Marketand indoor and outdoor space for shopping and dining. Then head outside to The Shed to shop for local and seasonal goods. Don't forget your selfie stick as you stand amongst the 49 massive bronze longhorn cattle sculptures at Pioneer Plazaa site along the s Shawnee Trail.
Meander through time at Dallas Heritage Village and immerse yourself in history as you stop by the general store or visit a Civil War-era farm complete with livestock. It's especially unique to Dallas because this is the original location, so enjoy some steak fajitas and a margarita before calling it a night.
Grab a table and peruse a periodical or board game from the kiosks at Dallas' living room, Klyde Warren Park. The urban park is perched above an eight-lane highway, though you'd never guess it wandering through the playground or enjoying live music or yoga classes offered regularly. Located in the Dallas Arts District, Yolk 's menu features new and creative breakfasts options to leave your taste buds feeling happy.
Enjoy the world-class architecture as you wander through the 19 blocks of the Dallas Arts Districtthe largest contiguous arts district in the nation. The arts district is comprised of tons of museums, performing art venues and restaurants.
Next, step into the free Dallas Museum of Artone of the largest art museums in the country! The museum has more than 24, works of art of all cultures and spans 5, years of history.
Transport yourself to the Far East at Crow Museum of Asian Artalso free, making time for the contemplative sculpture garden. It's made with jalapeno cheese sausage links from Pecan Lodge, one of Dallas' best barbecue ts. From there, it's an easy walk on tree-lined streets to Uptown's numerous bars, shops and restaurants and you'll quickly see why it's one of Dallas' most coveted neighborhoods. Walk off that burger and explore Uptown.
Take a stroll on the Katy Trail a converted railroad track that's now the place for an early morning run or after-work job for some fresh air, do a little shopping at West Village, and cool off with a drink at Mutt's Cantina -- a dog-friendly patio for both you and your pet to relax and enjoy -- or The Rustica humming restaurant and patio with a large live-music stage and outdoor games to enjoy. Catch the perfect view of the Dallas skyline at sunset while standing on the Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridgea footbridge located over the Trinity River.
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The bridge runs parallel to the majestic Margaret Hunt Hill bridge and is the ideal spot for a skyline selfie shot. Wake up with sweet or savory treat at Hypnotic Donuts.
The East Dallas breakfast spot is known for their creative donut concoctions as well as the melt-in-your-mouth chicken biscuits. Hungry families can be found lined up early almost every morning.
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Burn off the donuts at the nation's largest urban hardwood forest at the Trinity River Audubon Center. Escape from the city as you wander through more than four miles of easy hiking through forests, wetlands, restored Texas Blackland Prairie and the Trinity River. Stop for lunch at Fuel Citya Downtown gas station that gets national attention for its taco window.
Order three or four and enjoy your Styrofoam-boxed lunch at a picnic table outside.
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Don't forget to grab a cup of creamy Mexican street-style corn from the cart outside. Step inside the Chapel of Thanksgiving, a small, spiral tower that features an enclave for prayer and an intricate, colorful stained glass window at the top of the spiral. See the city from ft. Hyatt Regency hotel guests save 20 percent on admission, so take advantage of these savings.
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