Hear about travel to Dallas, Texas as the Amateur Traveler talks to Penny Sadler from adventuresofacarryon.com about her hometown of Dallas, Texas. Penny tells us why we might be surprised at all Dallas has to offer and why we should leave our cowboy hats at home.
Penny says, “Dallas has changed obviously a lot in 30 years but in the last five years it is just exploding in a very good way. There is so much more nightlife, there is so much more culture. There’s a lot to see and do here. I have people come and stay with me for a week and I never see them. They’re out doing stuff every single day.”
Penny starts us with a JFK themed morning at the The Sixth Floor Museum at the old Texas Book Depository, the grassy knoll, and the JFK Memorial. She then takes us up to the Reunion Tower for a view that goes on for miles across the Texas prairie.
We meander through a number of small neighborhoods for the restaurant scenes and the nightlife. We talk about a wide variety of restaurants from high end or high up and revolving to a good old smoke houses. (Texas does seem to have a habit of frying weird things like Cappuccino at the Texas State Fair).
Penny exposes us to Dallas’s music scene which includes blues and jazz clubs, opera, a symphony, small clubs with live music and large concerts at the American Airlines Center. Dallas has a number of art museums including the Crow Collection of Asian Art. It also has a great science center for kids in the new Perot Museum of Nature and Science.
We get out of town to visit the near by Fort Worth (cowboy hat optional) and out to the Southfork Ranch where the old TV series Dallas was filmed.
Listen to Penny and you might find a reason to fly to Dallas and not just through Dallas.
The Sixth Floor Museum
JFK Movie 1991
Travel to Fort Worth, Texas – Episode 370
Dallas: The Complete First & Second Seasons
Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck
Midnight Rambler Bar at the Joule Hotel
The Free Man Cajun Cafe & Lounge
Poor David’s Pub
Shelley Carrol (saxophonist)
Stevie Ray Vaughan
American Airlines Center
Hotel Zaza reviews
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Minute Suites DFW
Dallas Love Field
Bishop Arts District
Ten Bells Tavern
Trip Guide to Lower Greenville
Texas State Fair
Friday Night Lights: The Complete Series
My All American
You Can Fry That? 10 Unusual Deep Fried Foods from the Texas State Fair
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
The Margot & Bill Winspear Opera House
Nasher Sculpture Center
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Klyde Warren Park
White Rock Lake
Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art
Scat Jazz Lounge
Fort Worth Stockyards
Walker, Texas Ranger
Walker, Texas Ranger: The Complete Series
Fair Park’s Esplanade
Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge
5 Great Places for Jazz Music in Dallas
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Chris Bogdon here from the Pittsburgh and Poland episode. How are you doing? BTW – I listened to you on the Mac Power Users Podcast a few weeks back. Really enjoyed that.
Anyway, last night, I listened to the Buffalo episode and I really enjoyed it. I mentioned in my last two podcasts about a Polish Polka Band that I play with. Well, one of the things that Buffalo is very famous for is Dyngus Day. It is always the Monday after Easter and it is more of a americanized holiday similar to St Patrick’s Day for the Irish. It is definitely a national holiday in Buffalo: http://www.dyngusday.com/
There is a massive parade, fun, drinking and polka bands in like every bar. Definitely something to see when you are in Buffalo.
Also, not far from Buffalo but on the trip between Erie, PA and Buffalo is the great Lake Erie Wine Trail: http://www.lakeeriewinecountry.org/ Although not like Napa Valley wines, but there are alot of bed and breakfasts and wineries. Definitely something to check out.
Keep up the good work!