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Things to Do in Dallas

A one-stop visitor's guide to plan your trip to watch the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center


Downtown Dallas

This expansive area is home to a mix of urban and diverse neighborhoods with tree-lined streets, trendy galleries and boutiques, moving cocktail spots and savory restaurants.

Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

411 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75202

The museum chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy with documentary films, photographs and artifacts. Walk through a timeline of Kennedy's life and presidency and the moments of November 22 as the entire nation stood by.

1.9 miles from American Airlines Center

Reunion Tower GeO-Deck

300 Reunion Blvd. E, Dallas, TX 75202

See our city from over 500 feet in the air at one of Dallas' most recognized structures. Enjoy the view and interact with Halo, the deck's digital information system, to learn about Dallas, its landmarks, Reunion Tower's light shows, milestone events in the city and more.

2.4 miles from American Airlines Center

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

2201 N. Field Street, Dallas, TX 75201

The museum, home to 11 permanent exhibit halls and various traveling exhibitions throughout the year, delivers hours of fun for children, adults and lifelong learners alike. Catch a view of Downtown Dallas from the museum's glass-encased elevator.

0.5 miles from American Airlines Center

Omni Restaurants

555 S Lamar Street, Dallas, TX, 75202

Most hotel restaurants are mere guest conveniences, but Texas Spice and Bob's Steak & Chop House inside the convention center hotel are delicious destinations for Lone Star cooking at its finest. The hotel recently added four more restaurants, each with their own patio space to enjoy Downtown Dallas.

1.4 miles from American Airlines Center

The Capital Grille

500 Crescent Ct., Dallas, TX 75201

From dry-aged steaks to award-winning wines, The Capital Grille is a fine dining restaurant that uses only the freshest ingredients for their artfully-prepared dishes.

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Chop House Burgers

1501 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201

Fresh, all-natural ingredients come together to create some amazing gourmet burgers at Chop House Burger. Located off Main Street, this burger joint promises to impress with mouthwatering burgers and decadent shakes.

1.1 miles from American Airlines Center



Just a tad north of downtown Dallas and connected by Klyde Warren Park, Uptown is a dynamic district with more than its fair share of shopping, restaurants, and nightlife destinations that are as popular with those calling the neighborhood home as they are with visitors.

Victory Park

Catch a game, dinner and drinks all in one place! Victory Park, located just outside American Airlines Center, is the best place to celebrate a Dallas Stars win.

85 feet from American Airlines Center

West Village

Though there are boutiques peppered throughout Uptown, the largest concentration of national and local retailers, restaurants, and bars is at this outdoor shopping destination, spanning several city blocks.

2.3 miles from American Airlines Center

Knox / Henderson

At interstate 75 (North Central Expressway), Knox Street to the west becomes Henderson Avenue to the east. Regardless of which direction you choose, prepare for sensory tantalization in one of the city's most exciting shopping, dining, and nightlife districts.

4.3 miles from American Airlines Center

Katy Trail Ice House

3127 Routh St, Dallas, TX 75201

After your run along the beautiful Katy Trail, enjoy brunch on the patio at Katy Trail Ice House as you watch the runners, walkers and bikers come and go.

1 mile from American Airlines Center

Concrete Cowboy

2512 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX 75201

Concrete Cowboy is sports bar during the day and a nightclub after dark. For the best experience, go on a Saturday night and enjoy live music and DJ's and an overall great time in the city.

1.1 miles from American Airlines Center

The Rustic

3656 Howell St, Dallas, TX 75204

Authentic local beers and cocktails, homestyle meals, and a great backyard that regularly hosts local and national artists, make The Rustic the ideal hangout spot. With a relaxed casual atmosphere, it's a place where anyone can feel at home.

2.1 miles from American Airlines Center


Deep Ellum

A neon sign beckons as you drive down Good Latimer Expressway, glowing bright with Deep Ellum Texas and an arrow pointing to a former warehouse district. There you'll find the perfect mix of history and contemporary cool.

The Bomb Factory

2713 Canton St, Dallas, TX 75226

The newest venue in Deep Ellum, The Bomb Factory is attracting musical acts from all over the world thanks to its intimate-yet-generous set up and trendy location.

2.3 miles from American Airlines Center

Club Dada

2720 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226

It's one of the oldest clubs in Deep Ellum, and one of the best live music venues in Dallas. Club Dada hosts a wide range of artists almost every night throughout the year which can be heard on the outdoor patio.

2.3 miles from American Airlines Center

Adair's Saloon

2624 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226

Adair's Saloon, the best hole-in-the-wall, burger, beer and live music joint around! From front to back, the site is covered with memorabilia. Check out the photo collection of people who've walked through Adair's doors - including a blown-up photo of Elvis Presley taken back in 1955.

2.5 miles from American Airlines Center

Pecan Lodge

2702 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226

There's often a line to get into the popular BBQ spot. Taste the ribs, macaroni and cheese and coleslaw and you'll quickly realize why and agree!

2.4 miles from American Airlines Center

Anvil Pub

2638 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226

With happy hour specials four nights a week, Anvil Pub will quickly become one of your Deep Ellum favorites. And the weekend brunch is a see-it-to-believe it -- think 32 oz. brunch cocktails complete with your pick of mini-sized brunch favorites as your toppings.

2.2 miles from American Airlines Center

Brick & Bones

2713 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226

Fried chicken and cocktails in one place? Count us in. Brick & Bones is only open for dinner, so head in after exploring the numerous art murals throughout the neighborhood or a Dallas Stars victory.

2.3 miles from American Airlines Center

All photos and area descriptions courtesy of Visit Dallas. For more information on areas around American Airlines Center, click here.