1. Public Art Walk Dallas is a city rich with culture, which you can experience on a public art walk. All you need to do is download the map at PublicArtWalkDallas.org and you and the family will be able to go on a self-guided tour of the metropolis. The 3.3-mile route will take you past the Nasher Sculpture Center, Trammell Crow Center, the Dallas Museum of Art and Fountain Place. One unforgettable stop is Thanks-Giving Square, which was conceived by Waldo and Peter Stewart. This bastion of serenity has a chapel as well as a meditation garden, which are perfect for relaxing and enjoying the vibrant stained-glass architecture.
2. Swiss Avenue If you want to get a hint of your new hometown's past, head to the Swiss Avenue Historic District. This is the site where Dallas' early wealthy inhabitants lived, who used their riches to build exquisite homes of varying architectural styles that include Prairie, Art Deco, Spanish Renaissance and Tudor. Don't forget to stop by Swiss Avenue come Christmas - the streets are laden with bright light displays.
3. Texas Discovery Gardens You may be ready to experience the beauty of nature after traversing the country in your car and being stuck inside decorating, and the Texas Discovery Gardens is the perfect place to get your chlorophyll fix. Located in Dallas' historic Fair Park, you'll be able to roam through 7.5 acres of botanical beauty, with a variety of native and adopted plant species. The garden also has an air of eco-friendliness, and is the first to be 100-percent organic certified by the Texas Organic Research Center.