When the temperatures are high, the cool way to explore the city center is using D-Link. In town on business or just for the day, D-Link Route 722 is your free connection to dining, cultural, arts, historical and more destinations located around downtown.
D-Link’s bright magenta and yellow buses are easy to spot, and even the sign on the front of the bus is in large hot pink letters so you can spot this shuttle at a distance.
Check out Main Street, where you can relax in Main Street Garden, visit the flagship Neiman Marcus department store, or eat at one of the many restaurants, from fine dining to bar-and-grills to fast food.
In the West End several sites memorialize President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, including the Sixth Floor Museum, the grassy knoll at Dealey Plaza and the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza. While you are there, visit the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culture, the Dallas Holocaust Museum and the Dallas World Aquarium, or just grab lunch at one of the numerous eateries.
The D-Link route also loops through Victory Park, bringing you close to the American Airlines Center, House of Blues, Hard Rock Café and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.
Make a stop at the Dallas Arts District, where you can probably find a food truck or activities taking place on the lawn at Klyde Warren Park. Or catch a performance at one of the theaters or stages of the AT&T Performing Arts Center or the Meyerson Symphony Center. The visual arts are represented, too, at the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center and Crow Collection of Asian Art.
After 6 p.m., the route extends to the Cedars/South Side District, where you can catch a movie at the Alamo Drafthouse, a show at Gilley’s Dallas/South Side Ballroom, or a drink at The Cedars Social or the SODA Bar atop the NYLO Dallas South Side hotel.
D-Link is a free bus route provided by DART, Downtown Dallas, Inc. and the City of Dallas. Buses run every 15 minutes, 11 a.m. – 11:30 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Currently, D-Link also takes riders to North Oak Cliff, the Bishop Arts District and the Jefferson Avenue District. The entire trip takes about 45 minutes.
NOTE: D-Link will change to a downtown-only route beginning Monday, Aug. 29. At that point, customers can ride the city’s free Dallas Streetcar between downtown’s Union Station and the Bishop Arts District.