The big city of Dallas, Texas witnesses 24.9 million visitors each year. They’re coming to participate in a variety of activities such as watching a Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Stars, or Texas Rangers game or golfing at one of the 200 golf courses. Throughout the year people come to visit this great city, but summer is one of the most active.

So what does the perfect summer day in Dallas look like? Here’s what we suggest.

Brunch at Bread Winners

Bread winners is a popular bakery/bistro located all over Dallas. They’re famous for their delicious muffins, pastries, pancakes, waffles, french toast, breakfast tacos… the list goes on and on. One of Bread Winners specialties is the Croque Madame, a grilled sourdough bread with ham, swiss cheese, jalapeno cream gravy and egg served sunny side up.

Dallas Arboretum

Once you’ve had your fill of brunch, head on over to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden to admire the beauty of horticulture in a relaxing environment. While doing so you’ll be supporting the important research that goes on in the area of nature conservation.

Lunch at Klyde Warren Park

By the time lunch rolls around you may just be ready to eat. Klyde Warren Park offers the perfect mix of open air seating and food trucks featuring whatever your heart desires in terms of well prepared quick eats. Walk off your lunch with the many family friendly trails that take you around the park.


After lunch, it’s time to rev things up a bit with the driving range golf at TopGolf. TopGolf has revolutionized the driving range experience due to a small microchip embedded in the ball that tells you the speed, angle, and trajectory of your hit. You can compete against your friends, as the closest to the center wins.

Dinner at Urban8

After such a busy day, it’s time to grab a healthy, delicious bite to eat at one of the offerings at the Urban8 food court. You may not be attracted to the idea of food court eating initially, but Urban8 does things a little differently. All the menu items are chef driven and intended to be both healthy and delicious. This open air eating area often features live entertainment too.

Restaurants featured at the Urban8:

Burger Craft This restaurant offers casual dining that features their proprietary blend of 100% grass-fed beef along with other farm-to-table products.

Pho Corner Pho Corner features delicious Vietnamese street food such as pho, rice platters, and spring rolls.

Rustic Flatbreads Rustic Flatbreads offers casual Italian dining that focuses on artisan flatbread pizzas with fresh, farm-to-table ingredients.

Sushi Sushi offers authentic sushi as well as traditional Japanese cuisine.

Taco Cielo Taco Cielo at Urban8 is rated as one of the best Mexican restaurants and is the result of years of tweaking their recipes to get them just right.

Monster Yogurt For dessert hit up the family-friendly Frozen yogurt and ice cream parlor. Everything from waffle cones to sorbet is on the menu.

Stir After dinner, relax with a cocktail in a book-themed bar that takes pages from some of the best stories to create the perfect cocktail.