DARTing around with out-of-towners

In addition to shopping, eating and other activities of the season, the holidays are prime time for entertaining out-of-town guests. Luckily, North Texas has tons of options, so don’t let traffic ruin your goodwill toward others. DART’s got you covered.

The following destinations are easily accessible by transit, and DART is a quintessential part of the experience.

Bishop Arts District (D-Link)

The latest jewel in Dallas’ nightlife crown is bursting with historic charm. Boutiques, bistros and taverns are housed in quaint 1920s-era buildings that originally were along a streetcar line. Today, the area is served by DART’s popular D-Link shuttle. The Wild Detectives, a DARTable Gem, is a one-of-a-kind bookstore and tavern that features local craft beer, tapas and wine. It has become the heart of Dallas’ literary scene. The DARTable historic Kessler Theater is regarded by many as the place to catch a musical performance.

Downtown Carrollton (Downtown Carrollton Station)

Downtown CarrolltonThe station abuts a classic old-fashioned square that packs a lot shopping per block, and also plays host to restaurants and more. It wouldn’t be a real town square without an honest-to-goodness soda fountain, and Downtown Carrollton’s got the goods:DARTable Sid’s Rainbow Grilldelivers on nostalgia and wholesomeness while serving up a mighty good burger. Fried chicken, plus a pretty mean chicken-fried steak, is front and center at DARTable Babe’s Chicken Dinner House, a beloved local institution reputed to have one of the best versions in the area.

Downtown Garland (Downtown Garland Station)

A small town in the city – that’s Downtown Garland, a collection of shops and restaurants that’s so laid-back and down-home-friendly, you could swear you’re near open farmland. The square itself dates to the 19th century, and today it houses craft shops and cafes. Located in a former dry goods store right on the square, the DARTable Plaza Theatre has offered family-friendly films since 1941. Now, after a thorough restoration, the venue hosts stage productions, concerts and special events. The best part is that movies are now free.

About DART Daily

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) gets you around 13 cities with rail, bus, paratransit, and rideshare services. We serve DFW International Airport and Fort Worth via the Trinity Railway Express (TRE). The service area consists of 13 cities: Addison, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Garland, Glenn Heights, Highland Park, Irving, Plano, Richardson, Rowlett and University Park.
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