AT&T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Hailed as the most significant arts center to be built since New York City’s Lincoln Center, this multi-venue performing arts center houses the Winspear Opera House, Wyly Theatre, Strauss Artist Square, City Performance Hall and Sammons Park. www.attpac. org. 2403 Flora St., 214.880.0202.
BISHOP ARTS DISTRICT Check out the Bishop Arts District for a town-square-like shopping atmosphere featuring artistic treasures and eclectic gifts. Known as the mothership for hipsters and the avant-garde, the Bishop Arts District makes the hearts of artists flutter.www. bishop arts district. com. N. Bishop Ave. & W. Davis St.
CARROLLTON Historic Carrollton Square is a charming, historic plaza with tenants range from nostalgic soda fountains like Sid’s Rainbow Grill to spas and home decor shops such as Silver Star. Head to The Vintage Shoppe for kitschy, antique finds and peruse Nature’s Gallery, a fine gem and mineral store. The city hosts seasonal events that are free and family-friendly, and offers an idyllic range to play a round at Indian Creek Golf Club, a public two-course facility situated along the Trinity River. www.cityofcarrollton.com. 1945 E. Jackson Rd., Carrollton, 972.466.3000.
CHILDREN’S AQUARIUM AT FAIR PARK This aquatic wonder features plenty of interactive fun, such as a stingray touch tank, feeding demonstrations and more! The main attraction, Stingray Bay, features an outdoor pavilion with a 58,000-gallon tank full of our favorite sea friends. www.childrensaquariumatfairpark.com. 1462 First Ave., 469.554.7340.
CHOCTAW CASINO Open all day, every day, the seven Choctaw Casinos in Oklahoma offer endless fun and chances to win big. Slot machines, live dealer blackjack, bingo and poker are just some of the ways to get in on the action. www.choctawcasinos.com. 4216 S. Hwy. 69/75, Durant, OK, 800.788.2464, 580.920.0160.
CITY OF ENNIS Don’t underestimate this small Texas town, located 25 minutes south of downtown Dallas. Ennis is home to the annual events like the Bluebonnet Trails Festival, Czech Music Festival and National Polka Festival, as well as attractions like drag racing facility Texas Motorplex, Sugar Ridge Winery and the Galaxy Drive-In Theatre. www.visitennis.org. 002 E. Ennis Ave., Ennis, 888.366.4748.
CITY PASS Valid for nine days from first use, CityPass offers reduced admission to the following attractions: The Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Reunion Tower GeO-Deck, a choice between the Dallas Zoo and The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and a choice between the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Adults $44, children (ages 3-12) $30; plus tax. Purchase a
CityPass booklet online or at your first attraction. www.citypass.com/dallas. Dallas, 888.330.5008.
DALLAS ARBORETUM AND BOTANICAL GARDEN Along the shores of White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum showcases 66 gorgeous acres, which feature more than 2,000 varieties of azaleas, towering magnolia trees and a reflecting pool. www.dallasarboretum.org. 8525 Garland Road, 214.515.6500.
DALLAS AREA RAPID TRANSIT DART DART trains and buses are the affordable, hassle-free way to popular work and play destinations all over the Metroplex, including new direct rail service to DFW Airport. With DART’s FREE GoPassSM app, you can buy passes, plan trips and more—right on your phone! www.dart.org. 1401 Pacific Ave., or call 214.979.1111. for schedules and fares.
DALLAS ARTS DISTRICT This 68-acre development is the largest urban arts district in the country. With arts venues such as the Dallas Museum of Art, the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center and the Nasher Sculpture Center, this area is the mothership for art lovers. www.thedallasartsdistrict.org. Flora and N. Pearl St.
DALLAS CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU Check out the Dallas CVB’s comprehensive online database of conventions, events and visitor information, its helpful staff at the downtown office, or its online store of official Dallas gear. www.visitdallas.com. 325 North St. Paul St., Ste. 700, 214.571.1000.