Best of DART

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Photo courtesy of farmersbranchmarket.com

We’re fortunate to have top-notch cultural institutions, great parks and an amazing skyline in North Texas. Everyone has favorite “best” spots, and we’ve compiled this partial list of ours.

Jukebox
Adair’s Saloon, near Deep Ellum Station, has been in business since 1963 – it may even be the oldest bar in Dallas — and if it’s not evident by the antique graffiti lining the walls, the classic burgers and the generally vintage vibe, the jukebox tells the tale: Think George Strait, Conway Twitty and Tammy Wynette, plus a few more modern selections for good measure.

Nature Walk
Tucked away mere steps from Galatyn Park Station is the Galatyn Woodland Preserve. The city fades away fast when you stroll on its multiuse trail through a creek valley area and along wetland ponds. There are also picnic areas, an animal sculpture playground and more. The trail links with the Spring Creek Nature Area, another natural respite.

Birdwatching
Campion Trail near Las Colinas Station is cool for many reasons – hiking, mountain biking, just general communing with nature – but it’s especially beloved by local birdwatchers. The trail stretches for miles and comprises both wooded and unshaded sections for a well-rounded birdwatching experience.

Scenic Overlook
Maybe we’re biased, but we love the terrific natural vista point right at Camp Wisdom Station. The station site is on a hill in an expanse of nature that is still wild. Standing at the overlook – located along the walkway near the site’s highest point – you can almost forget you’re in Dallas.

Splash
Klyde Warren Park not only has children’s spaces, lawn games and loads of other kid-friendly activities, it also has a terrific splash pad, and the backdrop is the spectacular skyline. Both the M-Line and D-Link will get you there.

Farmers Market
One of the coolest around is the Farmers Branch Market. Not only do its vendors sell tons of fresh produce, but it often features live music, food trucks and other amenities that make for a great a Saturday morning. It’s shaded, too, situated mostly under an expansive grove of oak trees. The market is near Farmers Branch Station.

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