J.McLaughlin Local Guides: Dallas
With roots as an agricultural region, Dallas has since become a vibrant metropolitan center. It's a city where adventure awaits, whether you're prepared to dig into delicious Texan cuisine or want to say howdy to the Dallas Cattle Drive Sculptures. It’s also the perfect place to unwind with shopping — J.McLaughlin (4040 Villanova Drive) is conveniently located at The Plaza at Preston Center alongside other chic boutiques. Put on your cowboy hat and hold onto your horses, because we've prepared this Dallas travel guide for the trip of your dreams.
The Bishop Arts District is another renowned spot for the arts, celebrated for its trendy nightlife. Just five minutes from downtown, it’s home to over 60 boutiques, cafes, theaters, and galleries. Many of the shops stay open late on the weekend, so if this is your last stop of the day, you'll be pleased to know that it offers good eats and entertainment in abundance. The district's popular Wine Walks happen on the first Thursday of certain months, so check if your visit falls on one!
If your cowboy adventures work up your appetite, no worries. We've got the scoop on the best restaurants in Dallas. You can't go wrong with the Pecan Lodge, which offers smoked meats in addition to Southern comfort foods such as fried chicken and collard greens. For farm-to-table ingredients and nightly performances, sit down for a meal with local craft beers at The Rustic. Besides classic Texan food, Dallas also hosts a range of other cuisines, such as pan-Asian at Shinsei Restaurant and new American at Neighborhood Services.
To recuperate after your explorations, check in at one of the many vibrant hotels in Dallas. You'll be in for a treat at The Joule Dallas, a 1920's neo-gothic hotel with a pool and award-winning restaurants. It's a brisk ten minutes away from the Dallas Arts District and features impressive installations inside its space as well. Visitors also love The Highland Dallas, an urban resort that blends mid-century architecture with modern energy. It offers perks such as a spa, salon, and complimentary shuttle.