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Texas Road Trip Stop 1 - Explore Dallas

February 10, 2016 | Permalink

Do you ever feel like you just want to get away from it all? If you’ve read your copy of Kerouac's On The Road one too many times and are in desperate need of itching your wanderlust bug, or if you wish you'd taken that cross country drive the summer between high school and college, we’ve got a spot for you. It’s never too late to grab a couple of your best friends, or even hit the open road on your own, and finally take that long-awaited road trip. The first stop on our list? The fascinating, ever-evolving city of Dallas, Texas, the perfect mix of eclectic and modern, charm and sass. So book your hotel room, fill up your tank and get ready to explore Dallas on the first leg of your road trip.

Dolly Python Vintage
If you have even a tiny bit of fashionista in you, one of the top 10 things to do in Texas will no doubt be hitting up the holy grail of vintage shopping, the fabulous Dolly Python Vintage. Fashion Blogger Sea of Shoes calls it "Dallas' Treasure Chest." Searching for an antique gold brooch in the shape of a longhorn skull? They've got it. Want to indulge in a little Texan folk art? You've come to the right place. On the hunt for the perfect pair of well-worn cowboy boots, the dress no one else has or just hoping to get more in touch with the local music scene? Pretty much anything you're looking for, Dolly Python either has or can get. Catering to the needs of both ladies and gentlemen who think (and dress!) outside the box, Dolly Python is a gem not to be missed. Get your weekend in Dallas off to the right start by hitting up this one of a kind spot.

Bishop Arts District
After you’ve exhausted yourself with a full day of shopping, you’re probably going to be in need of a cup of coffee, but when’s the last time you had one that's actually worth waiting in line for? If part of your Dallas trip includes finding your next great read or meeting some locals and learning about events going on later in the evening, or maybe even hobnobbing with some of Dallas' finest — and most fascinating — characters, then off to the Bishop Arts District you must go. Grab some coffee with Latin flair at Espumoso Caffe or pick up a new signature scent at Society. And, most importantly, make time to enjoy some real Texas-style BBQ at Lockhart Smokehouse. With items like Blue Cheese Slaw, a half-pound of pork chops and of course brisket made just how you like it, there is truly no way to go wrong when you order at this iconic eatery. The best part? You can walk it all off by continuing to peruse the numerous shops after your meal. No need for regrets.

Dallas is known for its ultra-cool but welcoming vibe, and is fast becoming a tourist hot-spot for artists, students, musicians and writers. It's the perfect place to get your road trip off on the right start.

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