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Old 04-30-2020, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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On going to Fort Worth if you go to Dallas, I agree. I’m not denying that. I mentioned in the earlier post that’s the good outside place to visit if you choose Dallas.

For your second point, I disagree I’d prefer Dallas than Fort Worth. Not that Fort Worth isn’t nice. Stockyards, Sundance Sq, the museums and the zoo etc are all great. But for the OP’s description, Dallas is the better fit. The markets in Greenville, Bishop Sq, drinking in Deep Ellum, dive bars, and abundance of a food scene, Dallas has so much more to offer than Fort Worth.

As great as Fort Worth is, OP didn’t ask what’s the best overall destination. He gave a description. Houston, Dallas and Austin exceed Fort Worth as well as San Antonio for this.
Like I said above - I didn't say he should move there.

I agree that Dallas has a lot to offer, but Fort Worth's Texas groove and bar and restaurant scene is enough for a weekend or at least a full Saturday and it's way cool. I don't think the OP should miss it if he's wanting some Texas vibe.
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Old 04-30-2020, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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The other thing I'm wondering is how long I should hold off this trip for.

I'm not personally worried about catching the Coronavirus, I just want to make sure that interstate travel is allowed and Texas is open. Does Abbott plan on opening things up by August?
Yep, you just come on down to Texas in August and walk around! LOL
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Old 04-30-2020, 09:54 AM
 
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I also really like the Arts District. So honestly, isn't that enough for at least a day trip? I didn't say he should move there.
I never said he shouldn't visit Fort Worth. In fact, I recommended it. I was only disagreeing with your statement that Fort Worth is more interesting as a blanket statement. Downtown FW & the Stockyards certainly are if you're looking for that "Texas" vibe, but just about anything else in FW, Dallas has in spades. I think we can all agree that Fort Worth does "Texas" better but Dallas does areas like FW's Magnolia Ave. better.
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Old 04-30-2020, 01:26 PM
 
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Keep in mind you'll still find the "Brooklyn hipster vibe" in the popular areas of Dallas & Houston, but they're also bigger and more diverse than Austin. Between Dallas & Houston, I would recommend Dallas for the following reasons: A little more visitor friendly/walkable and closer to more "Texan" cities such as Fort Worth. It really depends how long you're planning to stay in DFW.

Here's my recommendations for Dallas ranked in order (I tied Downtown & Deep Ellum together):

1A. Downtown - JFK Museum/Dealey Plaza (historical), Old Red Courthouse, West End, Pioneer Plaza (cattle drive sculptures), Main St. District (Elm/Main/Commerce Streets between Field & Harwood), Farmers Market District (food hall, outdoor shed w/vendors, shops), and Klyde Warren Park (outdoor park with food trucks and restaurants nearby).

1B. Deep Ellum (east of DT): Walk around Elm, Main, & Commerce Streets. Tons of bars, restaurants, breweries, etc. Mural paintings on many of the buildings. The "live music" capital of Dallas as well as the largest nightlife section of the city. If you want Texan-y AND dive bar, check out Adairs.

2. Bishop Arts District/North Oak Cliff (southwest of DT): Free street-car from Downtown. Compact area of shops, bars, and restaurants. Streets: Davis, Bishop, 7th, Jefferson. If you have time, check out the Trinity Groves area. There's a pedestrian bridge called the Ron Kirk Bridge where you can see the Dallas skyline stretch for miles. It's pretty at sunset.

***The rest is if you really have time. I would recommend heading over to Fort Worth at this point, but if you have time....***

3. Uptown (north of DT): Free trolley from Klyde Warren Park. Much more "new urban" (commercialized "trendy") and flashier in parts. However, there are lots of neat patio bars mixed with mid-rises (Rainey St. on steroids). Walk or bike along the Katy Trail, which has an outdoor bar/restaurant along the way called "the Katy Trail Ice House." The Rustic is also a great nighttime option.

4. Lowest Greenville: Lots of restaurants and bars, but not many shops. Great daytime drinking spot. Check-out the Truckyard and rooftop bar of HG Supply.
I would also add reunion tower
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Old 04-30-2020, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Houston(Screwston),TX
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Being “Texeasy” was a side note about a neighboring town he went to. Read his description. He prioritized dining, drinking, visiting markets, etc. San Antonio lags behind in this case.
San Antonio has drinking, dinning and markets. San Antonio outside of Austin is more convenient in that department for tourist than Houston and Dallas where you’ll need a car to get around more. And I definitely think Houston and Dallas are better than San Antonio but SA is more geared for tourist than the big 2 and more unique to TX.
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Old 04-30-2020, 05:23 PM
 
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San Antonio has drinking, dinning and markets. San Antonio outside of Austin is more convenient in that department for tourist than Houston and Dallas where you’ll need a car to get around more. And I definitely think Houston and Dallas are better than San Antonio but SA is more geared for tourist than the big 2 and more unique to TX.
Better geared for tourists overall? Yes. For amusement parks and historic sites yes. But for the purpose the OP states, I see Houston and Dallas a better fit.
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Old 04-30-2020, 05:57 PM
 
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San Antonio has drinking, dinning and markets. San Antonio outside of Austin is more convenient in that department for tourist than Houston and Dallas where you’ll need a car to get around more. And I definitely think Houston and Dallas are better than San Antonio but SA is more geared for tourist than the big 2 and more unique to TX.
While true about San Antonio, it's simply not true that you need to rent a car to explore Dallas. Maybe in 2010, but a lot has changed in the past 10 years. The OP is looking to stay in the Downtown area, which is well connected to surrounding neighborhoods (Deep Ellum, Uptown, etc.). In fact, Dallas has far more extensive walkability radiating from its Downtown than San Antonio does. It also offers more transit, bike, and scooter options. Heck, there's a free trolley from Downtown through Uptown as well as from Downtown to the Bishop Arts District.
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Old 04-30-2020, 07:22 PM
 
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While true about San Antonio, it's simply not true that you need to rent a car to explore Dallas. Maybe in 2010, but a lot has changed in the past 10 years. The OP is looking to stay in the Downtown area, which is well connected to surrounding neighborhoods (Deep Ellum, Uptown, etc.). In fact, Dallas has far more extensive walkability radiating from its Downtown than San Antonio does. It also offers more transit, bike, and scooter options. Heck, there's a free trolley from Downtown through Uptown as well as from Downtown to the Bishop Arts District.
The truth is neither are that walkable. They’ve both improved but it’s not like where OP is from that you can go anywhere without a car or Uber. As a tourist from your centrally located hotel, you’ll be fine in either of the 3 tho.
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Old 05-01-2020, 05:38 AM
 
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The truth is neither are that walkable. They’ve both improved but it’s not like where OP is from that you can go anywhere without a car or Uber. As a tourist from your centrally located hotel, you’ll be fine in either of the 3 tho.
Yes, none of the TX cities are anywhere near as dense or transit oriented as NYC and never will be. I think the OP knows that. But regarding the centrally located areas, it is possible to get around without having to rent a car or even rely on Uber too much. From the Giant Eyeball in the center of DT Dallas to the heart of Deep Ellum or Klyde Warren Park are both under a mile (10-20 min of walking). There's many scooters available if he doesn't want to walk or he can take DART from DT to DE or to CityPlace in Uptown.

The urbanity of San Antonio falls off a lot quicker than in Dallas. That may or may not be a big deal if you're only focusing on staying in one area. But if you want an extensive walk through a semi-urban environment (or at least one that's pedestrian friendly enough), I've yet to find anything comparable in TX to Dallas's Uptown/Downtown area.
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Old 05-01-2020, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I never said he shouldn't visit Fort Worth. In fact, I recommended it. I was only disagreeing with your statement that Fort Worth is more interesting as a blanket statement. Downtown FW & the Stockyards certainly are if you're looking for that "Texas" vibe, but just about anything else in FW, Dallas has in spades. I think we can all agree that Fort Worth does "Texas" better but Dallas does areas like FW's Magnolia Ave. better.
You like Dallas. I don't particularly care for it. I think Fort Worth is more interesting, as a blanket statement. So neither of us is likely to convince the other, and that's OK.
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