In the 50 years since the assassination of John F. Kennedy, conspiracy theorists, politicians, and crazed history nerds have named Dallas the city that killed the president. For a real piece of history, start at the place where it all happened, The Texas School Book Depository, known today as the Sixth Floor Museum. The museum’s artifacts, images, and art surrounding the events of that fated day in 1963 are truly fascinating.
Sixth Floor Museum, 411 Elm St, Dallas, TX, USA +1 214 747 6660
For the best BBQ in Dallas, head to Pecan Lodge. Located in historic Deep Ellum, Pecan Lodge’s brisket, fried chicken and Southern sides keep the crowds coming. For a non-traditional, but oh so delicious meal, order the Hot Mess, a salt-crusted sweet potato piled high with barbacoa, chipotle crema, bacon, cheese, and green onions. Enjoy live music as you wander down Main St.
Pecan Lodge, 2702 Main St, Dallas, TX, USA +1 214 748 8900
When La Réunion, a utopian community of European colonists, settled along the Trinity River in 1855, its founders opened the first stores in the area, supporting rapid growth of the city. Due to inclement weather and an unsuccessful harvest however, the colony dissolved. Today, Reunion Tower, the most recognizable landmark in Dallas, pays homage to those early settlers. Ride to the top of the tower for breathtaking views of the skyline at Reunion Tower’s GeO-Deck. If you fancy a drink, pull up to the bar at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck.
Reunion Tower, 300 Reunion Blvd, Dallas, TX, USA +1 214 712 7040