Places to Go & Things to Do in Dallas for Super Bowl Visitors

During  your visit to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, I hope you have time to discover that there is more to us than the Super Bowl and Cowboy Stadium. We have wonderful art museums, performing arts venues and shopping centers that will make any fashionista’s dreams come true.

This is your  guide to a few of the cool places to go in DFW:

Arts & Culture

Dallas Museum of Art

Current exhibits include: Line and Form: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Wasmuth Portfolio; Big New Field: Artists in the Cowboys Stadium Art Program and African Masks: The Art of Disguise. Thursday night’s you’ll love  Jazz in the Atrium.  Enjoy dinner and drinks while listening to live jazz concerts by some of the area’s greatest musicians.

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

The Modern maintains one of the foremost collections of modern and contemporary international art in the central United States. Various movements, themes, and styles are represented, including Abstract Expressionism, Color Field painting, Pop art, and Minimalism. You might enjoy a FREE Film Screening of  SLANT 45: The Movie at the Modern, Saturday, February 5th at  noon & 2:00 pm

Dallas Arts District

The addition of the Wyly Theater and the Winspear Opera House, the AT & T Performing Arts Center is a glowing jewel in Dallas’ ever growing Downtown Dallas Arts District. Designed by acclaimed architect, I.M. Pei, the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center is the home of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. This weekend, DSO conductor, Jaap van Zweden and Dallas-based world percussion ensemble D’Drum play the premiere of Gamelan D’Drum by Stewart Copeland, drummer from The Police.

Fair Park

Have a blast at one of the Super Bowl parties in Fair Park, including the XLV Party in the Cotton Bowl; walk through one of the many museums and stimulate your mind, like the African-American Museum, the Museum of the American Railroad, the Museum of Nature & Science/TI Founders IMAX Theater or The Women’s Museum. Football fans will enjoy the Remembering Tom Landry: The Personal Collection in the Hall of State.

Nasher Sculpture Center

A lovely indoor and outdoor collection of modern sculpture, including the works of Andy Warhol, Rodin, Pablo Picasso, Jaume Plensa, Joan Miró and Alberto Giacometti, just to name a few. The Nasher Sculpture Center features a regularly changing selection of works from the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection in both its indoor galleries and outdoor sculpture garden.

Sixth Floor Museum

Explore history through one of the world’s most significant repositories of original photographs, film and video footage, documents and artifacts related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Shopping

NorthPark Center

Shop Neiman Marcus, Barney’s NY, Nordstrom’s and many  other designer stores you’ll love. For assistance, visit the NorthPark Concierge (next to Neiman’s). Take a break from shopping with a movie at AMC Theaters or dinner at La Duni Latin Kitchen & Coffee Studio, Ristorante Cibus by Lombardi or Luna De Noche.

Highland Park Village

Originally built in 1928, Highland Park Village is the first planned shopping center in the United States. Now the home of designer boutiques like Calvin Klein, red-soled shoes of Christian Louboutin, Ralph Lauren and many others.

West Village

Located in the trendy Uptown neighborhood in Dallas, West Village is a fun mix of fashionable boutiques, sidewalk cafes, restuarants and lounges.  Stop by Mi Cocina for a Mambo Taxi or a late night nosh at Village Burger Bar.

Still have had enough shopping? Don’t worry, the Galleria Mall will satisfy your desire for luxury.

Night Life & Music

Buttons

Buttons Restaurant is an upscale southern-chic restaurant  with  live music venue featuring the award-winning cuisines of Chef Keith “Buttons” Hicks. Buttons provides live music nightly, relaxing happy hours, a spirit-filled Sunday Gospel & Jazz Brunch. Buttons has locations in Fort Worth and Addison.

Sambuca

Sambuca is located in the heart of Uptown Dallas, right  across from The Ritz and Crescent Hotels. This dinner club features live music every night. With a diverse and eclectic menu and a variety of music from classic rock, sultry vocals, crooners, jazz, to top 40 hits.

Your Guide to Dallas, My Personal Valet

Please contact Paula at MY PERSONAL VALET if you need any assistance with dinner reservations, hotels or other entertainment while visiting the Dallas-Fort Worth area for Super Bowl XLV.

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