There’s no doubt about it, everyone loves traveling. Whether you choose to explore a new state or catch the next flight to the foreign country that’s been on your bucket list, learning about new cultures is both eye-opening and beautiful. However, you’d be pleasantly surprised to learn about all the exploring there is to do, right in your own backyard! Dallas is an incredible area; rich in culture, overflowing with history, and a foodie’s best friend. It can be easy to become fixated on your day to day routine, making it all the more challenging to take in the beauty right in front of you. So open your mind, take the path unknown, see Dallas in a new light, and become a tourist in your own city!

Snooze AM Eatery:

To start off your day as a tourist, it’s important to have a full stomach to ensure you’re ready for a full day of sight-seeing in your beloved city. Snooze AM Eatery has two locations, 5100 Belt Line Road and 8041 Walnut Hill Lane, placing you less than 15 minutes from AMLI’s apartments in Uptown Dallas and making it an easy first stop to grab some grub. Here, both breakfast and lunch are served, offering twists on your favorite American classics while maintaining its Southern charm. With plentiful meal options and endless morning cocktails to choose from, this is the perfect start to anyone’s day. Up next? Some sight-seeing!

Reunion Tower: 300 Reunion Blvd East

One of Dallas’s most well-known landmarks, the Reunion Tower, is a must for anyone who wants the true Dallas experience. ANd it’s just about two miles form AMLI’s Design District apartments. After purchasing your ticket, hop aboard a 68-second elevator ride before placing yourself almost 500 feet in the air and taking in the endless views of Dallas. After snapping a few pics and taking some selfies with your friends, head over to Five Sixty for a fine-dining experience, or up one additional level to enjoy a laidback meal at the Cloud Nine Café. Our only advice? Don’t forget your camera!

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Bishop Arts District: 

Less than 20 minutes from a AMLI’s Uptown Dallas apartments, the Bishops Art District is the perfect spot to venture to with friends and family. Budding with history, the Bishop’s Art District is home to Dallas’s busiest trolly stop in the 1930s, and features more than 60 shops, restaurants, art galleries, and bars to keep you busy all day long. Likewise, there are monthly events scattered throughout the District, such as Galentine’s Night coming up on February 6, and the Wine Walk taking place on February 7.

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The Sixth Floor Museum: 412 Elm Street

For all you history buffs, make sure you give yourself the time to venture 10 minutes down the road from AMLI’s Medical District Apartments over to the Sixth Floor Museum, giving you an insider’s look at the life and death of JFK. If you’re interested in gaining a historical and cultural perspective on our past President’s life, as well as diving into his assassination and the conspiracy theories surrounding it, then this is certainly the spot for you. The Sixth Floor Museum is open on Mondays from 12pm-6pm and Tuesdays through Sundays from 10AM-6PM. Be sure to check it out!

Once you’ve managed to add all of these Dallas hot-spots to your to-do list, you’re more than likely ready for an energy boost. And what better way to perk yourself back up, than with a beer or two? Dallas is home to a multitude of breweries and distilleries, providing you with plenty of options on where to head once the clock hits 5PM. Or maybe, even before. It’s always 5 o’clock somewhere, right? Below we’ve included some breweries that you should be sure to check out.

Bishop Cider Company: 509 N. Bishop Ave

For those who aren’t the biggest fans of beer but still fans of drinking, head on over to Bishop Cider Company, home to 24 ciders on draft that are gluten-free and vegan-friendly. Open seven days a week, Bishop Cider Company also invites you to enjoy the Cidercade, an arcade featuring over 150 games in Dallas’s premier Design District. If you like what you see and are interested in bringing some cider back home with you, either pick some up or have it delivered right to your doorstep! Flavors range from blood orange to apple pineapple, ensuring that there’s something for everyone.

Community Beer Company: 1530 Inspiration Drive

If you’re looking for a lively brewery to spend your time, be sure to head on over to the Community Beer Company, offering a wide range of IPA’s, Pale Ale’s and Porters to keep you content. For entertainment purposes, Community Beer Company regularly brings in a variety of entertainers and musicians to keep the good times rolling. As they say, nothing brings people together quite like beer does!