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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.

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