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Folks needing some retail therapy will find plenty of options in Dallas & Fort Worth. Home to some of the best malls and shopping centers in Texas, visitors will find national department stores, authentic Western wear, one-of-a-kind boutiques, upscale shops and outlet mall shopping. Browse just a few of the locations that shoppers can fill their bags in Dallas & Fort Worth.

Recognized by USA Today as “One of the top 10 places to spend it all”, Galleria Dallas is the most dynamic shopping environment in North Texas. An international collection of shops and boutiques sets the standard for world-class shopping in Dallas. Galleria Dallas is the only North Texas home of Thomas Pink, TOUS, BCBGeneration, Tourneau, Brahmin, Sony, ZARA, Karen Millen, Club Monaco and American Girl – plus favorites like Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Juicy Couture and Sephora. Galleria is also Dallas’ distinct dining destination, offering market exclusive restaurants like The Grill on the Alley, The Second Floor Bistro, Grand Lux Cafe and The Oceanaire. From its legendary Ice Rink, to its fusion of hip fashion and chic dining, Galleria Dallas truly is Dallas’ premier shopping destination.

13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX 75240 | http://www.galleriadallas.com/ | 972-702-7100

Grand Prairie Premium Outlets is the newest outlet shopping center in North Texas. Offering over 110 designer and brand names including Bloomingdale's, Brooks Brothers, Columbia Sportswear, Coach, Cole Haan, Gap Outlet, Guess, Hugo Boss, Michael Kors, Nike Factory Store, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, Tommy Hilfiger, True Religion Brand Jeans and more at a savings of 25% to 65% off every day.

2950 West Interstate 20, Grand Prairie | www.premiumoutlets.com/outlets/ | 972-602-8383

A shopping center with an unusual amount of history, Highland Park Village opened in 1931. A National Historic Landmark, Highland Park Village is internationally recognized for its architectural significance and mix of the world’s best known upscale retailer. The Village is home to Chanel, Hermes, Carolina Herrera, Tory Burch, Harry Winston, Escada, Ralph Lauren and Jimmy Choo among others.

47 Highland Park Village Suite 208, Dallas | www.hpvillage.com | 214-272-4876

Browse affordable authentic western boots for the whole family. Justin Boots enjoys a solid global reputation, especially with real cowboys. The company is headquartered in Fort Worth; visit their factory outlet store for great savings on over 15,000 pairs of western boots, work boots and casuals.

717 West Vickery Boulevard Fort Worth | www.justinboots.com | 817-885-8089

Since 1922, M.L. Leddy’s has created custom, handmade boots and saddles for discriminating customers all over the world. The company’s line of men and women’s Western-influenced clothing and famed Vaquero boots are available in the showroom, while hand-tooled saddles are made onsite in the upstairs showroom.

2455 N. Main St. Fort Worth | www.leddys.com | 817-624-3149

Maverick Fine Western Wear was established in 1987, and is located in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. The 1905 building is located on the corner of North Main and Exchange. Over that time, it has housed numerous colourful enterprises, but it has always been known as the Maverick. Today, patrons of the Maverick can "belly up" to the bar, relax and have a cold beer while in the Stockyards, just like in the days of the big cattle drives. While you're enjoying that cold one, you can look around and shop in one of the best western boutiques this side of the Mississippi.

100 East Exchange, Fort Worth | www.maverickwesternwear.com | 817-626-1129

NorthPark Center is the ultimate shopping, dining and entertainment experience in the Southwest. NorthPark Center offers the finest collection of more than 235 stores and luxury designer and trendsetting boutiques including, Gucci, Bulgari, Valentino, Bottega Veneta, Versace, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch, CH Carolina Herrera, and top-tier anchors – Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Dillard’s and AMC NorthPark 15. Guests also enjoy exceptional restaurants, a world-class art collection, award-winning architecture and non-stop events.

8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas | www.northparkcenter.com | 214-363-7441

The heart of downtown Fort Worth is Sundance Square, a 35-block shopping and entertainment district where charming, beautifully restored buildings stand alongside glittering skyscrapers. Here, you’ll find locals, downtown residents and visitors among a multitude of restaurants, shops, galleries and performance venues. You can also find annual programs and events, people watch under the enormous umbrellas, grab a bite to eat on a patio or take a selfie in front of the whimsical water fountains.

420 Main St, Fort Worth | www.sundancesquare.com | 817-255-5700

For over 40 years Wild Bill's Western Store has been sharing the warmth of friendly southern hospitality that Texans and cowboys are known for. The store is located in the historic West End of downtown Dallas in an old redbrick building dating back from the 1800's. The store still houses the original wood beams and tin ceilings and even has its very own bar complete with saddles as barstools, all of which adds to the unique charm of the store.

Wild Bill's has everything western from cowboy boots, hats, clothing, belts, buckles, handmade jewelry and gifts. If that does not suit your fancy Wild Bill's can make you your very own one-of-a-kind custom cowboy boots. With a written price guarantee and a store that prides itself on customer service and southern hospitality you won't find a better deal!

311 N. Market Dallas | www.wildbillswestern.com | 214-954-1050

Dining

The cuisine in Dallas/Fort Worth is as flavorful as the Western heritage and world-class artistic masterpieces that can be found throughout both cities. Featuring Texas’ best ingredients and a mix of flavors from around the world, award-winning chefs are serving up dishes from “off the beaten culinary trail.” Here is just a taste of what’s waiting for you in Dallas/Fort Worth.

The dining room is sophisticated and stunning, the service is professional and seamless, and the food is innovative without being too gimmicky. Global entrées include a lovely bone-in filet.

4511 McKinney Ave. Dallas, TX 75205 | 214-559-3111

Check out Billy's Oak Acres BBQ, where all of the menu is homemade that day! The menu is filled with delicious pit pecan smoked meats including: Ribs, Pulled Pork, Brisket, Turkey and Sausage. Don't forget to try the various homemade desserts or sides such as: Buttermilk Pie, Apple Pie, Chocolate Cake or Banana Pudding; Sides including: Potato Salad, Cole Slaw or Pea Salad just to name a few.

1700 N Las Vegas Trail, Fort Worth | www.billysoakacresbbq.com | 817-367-2200

Ellerbe Fine Foods highlights local and seasonal ingredients in its innovative farm-to-table cuisine. The restaurant's cozy-yet-airy, elegant-meets-minimalist style provides the perfect location to linger for an evening of food and wine, meet for a business lunch, enjoy a pre-show supper or dinner with friends, celebrate a special occasion, or share a nightcap of dessert and coffee. Visit the in-house Ellerbe Market for boutique wines and specialty condiments.

1501 W Magnolia Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76104-4105 | www.ellerbefinefoods.com | 817-926-3663

Dean Fearing has become the Big Tex of the restaurant business. His eponymous restaurant's menu is a collection of upscale, homey dishes like prime rib-eye mopped over live mesquite served with creamed cornbread pudding and tortilla soup. The Rattlesnake Bar at Fearing’s at the Ritz Carlton, is a Dallas favorite.

4511 McKinney Ave. Dallas, TX 75205 | 214-559-3111

FT33 is a spontaneous restaurant offering New American cuisine. Sourced from the freshest ingredients, Matt McCallister’s creations are praised for their inventive and unique flavors. The menu is consistently changing based on the availability of key ingredients, highlighting the plethora of selections possible. An open kitchen and the rustic-chic décor further highlight the modern flair of the restaurant, making it’s the perfect dining experience.

1617 Hi Line Dr. Dallas, TX 75207 | 214-741-2629

Grace’s comfortable modern décor is the perfect showcase for its sophisticated, updated American cuisine, featuring the very best in name-brand ingredients: main dishes are built on Berkshire pork, Meyer Ranch beef and Vital Farms chicken; sides include Yukon mashed potatoes and Anson Mills polenta. Finish with a root beer float made with Henry Wienhard’s root beer and 3 Olives root beer vodka, or adjourn to the spectacular bar for craft cocktails — top-shelf, of course.

777 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102-5304| www.gracefortworth.com | 817-877-3388

Delicious trout, lip-smackin' ribs and succulent steaks will satisfy the heartiest of appetites. No meal is complete without dessert: homemade pies and cobblers are baked fresh daily, and H3's Jack Daniels ice cream with a brownie and chocolate sauce is legendary.

109 E Exchange Avenue, Fort Worth | www.h3ranch.com | 817-624-1246

Celebrity chef-owner Tim Love has garnered national acclaim for his signature dishes of wild game and seasonal fish combined with fresh local ingredients. In a rustic-chic décor that evokes the trail-drive era, Lonesome Dove’s modern take on cowboy cuisine ranges from hand-cut steaks and house-smoked salmon to exotic plates like kangaroo carpaccio and wild boar ribs.

2406 N Main Street, Fort Worth | www.lonesomedovebistro.com | 817-740-8810

At this charming, authentic Italian spot on the edge of Highland Park, chef-owner Julian Barsotti uses local, organic, and sustainable ingredients to produce everything from elegant lobster ravioli to a simple white pizza. There are usually 10 freshly made choices of pasta, and, thankfully, Barsotti offers a five-pasta tasting plate. The menu changes often, but the wood-burning oven always turns out thin-crust Neapolitan pizzas.

4115 Lomo Alto Dallas, TX 75219 | 214-521-1800

Where there's smoke, theres flavour. That's Pecan Lodge in a nutshell. It's the unwavering belief that the best things in life are smoked in a pit and steeped in time-honored traditions of generations gone by.

2702 Main St, Dallas | www.pecanlodge.com | 214-748-8900

Legendary Texas Cuisine is only part of what you’ll experience at Reata Restaurant. From the moment you pass through their doors, the unmistakable ambiance of Reata embraces you. Cuisine inspired by cowboy cooking is really a melding of flavors – Southwestern, Creole, Southern and traditional Steak House – and provides a unique fine dining experience.

310 Houston Street, Fort Worth | www.reata.net | 817-336-1009

A-level service converges with stunning, imaginative cuisine in one knockout dining room. Stephan Pyles' glorious culinary past shines brightly on every dish, including specialties such as coriander-rubbed lamb chops, whole fish scented with fennel and vanilla, and the now-famous Heaven and Hell Cake. Positioned in the Dallas Arts District, the menu is a reflection of Pyles' stature as one of the founding fathers of Southwestern cuisine.

1807 Ross Ave. Ste 200, Dallas, TX 75201 | 214-580-7000

Several of the recipes on the menu pay homage to Pyles' family and culinary heroes. A culmination of elements that signify a singular, "True Texas" dining experience in the city, where Uptown and Downtown Dallas connect. Local foods, wines, beers and spirits are showcased in an atmosphere of gracious Southern hospitality and Texas lore interpreted in a fashion that unites the past with the present.

1717 McKinney Ave., Suite 100, Dallas | www.stampede66.com | 214-550-6966

The Woodshed Smokehouse is Chef Tim Love’s homage to all things grilled, roasted and slow-cooked, featuring an ever-rotating selection of beef, chicken, pork, wild game, fish and vegetables, all cooked over a variety of woods and fire sources.

3201 Riverfront Drive, Fort Worth | www.woodshedsmokehouse.com | 817-877-4545

Trinity Groves is a 15-acre restaurant, retail, artist and entertainment destination located at the base of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in west Dallas. Central to the Trinity Groves project is the Restaurant Concept Incubator program, which encourages chefs and restaurateurs to create and present unique restaurant concepts to a team of experienced restaurateurs who will then support them to bring their ideas to reality. We’ve already accepted several restaurant concepts which are currently opening for business in spaces that were formerly industrial warehouses.

425 Bedford St., Dallas | www.trinitygroves.com | 214-744-0100

Music

From honky-tonks to opera houses and indie clubs, live music can be found across Dallas/Fort Worth. Here are just a few venues you can see your favorite band or discover new music in.

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center encompasses 10 acres within the downtown Dallas Arts District. The Center includes four unique venues: the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Annette Strauss Square and Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park, as well as Lexus Red and Silver underground parking areas.

The Center presents a diverse array of exciting programs year-round including the Broadway Series, Off Broadway On Flora, #thinkspeak speaker series, TITAS Presents world dance and music, Classical Series, Center Presents concerts and more. In addition, the venues feature groundbreaking performances by the Center's resident companies: Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, The Dallas Opera, Dallas Theater Center and Texas Ballet Theater.

2403 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201 | www.attpac.org | 214-954-9925

Bass Performance Hall, voted one of the “Top 10 Opera Houses in the World” by Travel + Leisure magazine, is a 2,056-seat multipurpose hall characteristic of classic European opera houses. An 80-foot diameter Great Dome, artfully painted by Scott and Stuart Gentling, tops the Founders Concert Theater. Two, 48-foot tall angels sculpted by Marton Varo from Texas limestone grace the Grand Facade. Since the Hall opened in May 1998, the angels have become preeminent cultural icons of the Fort Worth/Dallas metropolitan area.

525 Commerce St. Fort Worth | www.basshall.com | 817-212-4200

Billy Bob's Texas is simply larger than life. The club has almost three acres under one roof, has been voted country music's club of the year a whopping 11 times, hosts the biggest names in the business every weekend, and has live bull-riding shows on Friday and Saturday night. Merle Haggard set a world record here when he bought the entire club a round of drinks. Life as a country-music fan is not complete unless you've visited the "World's Largest Honky-Tonk," where legends are made.

2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth | www.billybobstexas.com | 817-624-7117

Newly-renovated 50,000 square foot music venue & private event space, located in the heart of Deep Ellum providing Dallas with a world-class live music experience! Equipped with 5 bars, 28 fixed points of sale, over 100 restrooms, 4 dressing rooms, 12 showers, gym and laundry facility.

2713 Canton Street, Dallas, TX 75226 | www.thebombfactory.com | 214-932-6501

The theater was built in 1946 as a movie house. In 1977 it was converted to a concert hall, only to revert to a movie theatre soon after. In 2004 it was again opened as a concert hall. The Art Deco design of the Granada reflects the decadence of that Golden Era. The exterior was designed for function with rounded corners, stepped forms and linear accents that echoed the industrialized, streamlined designs of modern machinery, like automobiles.

3524 Greenville Ave, Dallas | www.granadatheater.com | 214-824-9933

Crossroads at House of Blues brings you everything! We offer live music and southern inspired cuisine amidst an eclectic décor of folk art. House of Blues is an amazing experience for 2 -2,500 people. House of Blues is your one stop to host unique and memorable events. Our house can be yours to create a truly unique event or meeting.

2200 N. Lamar St., Dallas | www.houseofblues.com/dallas/ | 214-978-2583

Fort Worth Opera will inaugurate the tenth anniversary Festival season and celebrate the culmination of the first phase of its Opera of the Americas initiative with the world premiere of JFK – an FWOpera and American Lyric Theater co-commission – by the acclaimed creative duo of David T. Little and Royce Vavrek. JFK offers an intimate portrait of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy on the eve of the President’s fateful trip to Dallas.

1300 Gendy St, Fort Worth | www.fwopera.org/opera/jfk/ | 817-731-0726

This casual concert hall showcases marquee-name touring acts in a 500-seat auditorium. The rooftop bar and patio offers a fabulous view of the downtown skyline, 50 beers on tap, and an inventive menu of burgers, sandwiches and entrée salads that far exceeds the usual “bar food.”

1311 Lipscomb Street Fort Worth | www.theliveoak.com | 817-926-0968

Hundreds of Dallas/Fort Worth bands call Lola’s their “home” and touring bands consider it their “home away from home”. Lola’s Saloon is a nationally recognized venue hosting touring artists and locals with the widest variety of genres seen anywhere in North Texas. The venue is well known for bringing bands to Fort Worth that would normally choose to play Dallas or Austin, which makes Lola’s a major contributor cultivating the music scene in Fort Worth.

2736 West 6th Street, Fort Worth | www.lolassaloon.com | 817-877-0666

Originally established in 1919, Longhorn Saloon is the oldest existing saloon in the Fort Worth Stockyards. Although it has come and gone through the years, the Longhorn still maintains its old west style, but refreshed with a little rock-n-roll attitude and atmosphere.It is the second largest concert venue in the Stockyards next to Billy Bob's. Because of this, look for all genres of bands and performers to grace the new Longhorn stage.

121 W. Exchange Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76164-8508 | www.longhornsaloon.net/ | 817-740-9477

The home of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Meyerson Symphony Center is just as integral to the sound of the music as the musicians themselves. Since 1989, the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center has become a landmark on the Dallas skyline and the international press has proclaimed the hall "world-class, rivaling the great concert halls of the world" and is part of the Dallas Arts District.

2301 Flora Street, Dallas | www.mydso.com/about-us/the-meyerson/ | 214-670-3600

The Curtain Club, located in the heart of Deep Ellum, prides itself on being the best live local music venue in Texas, if not the nation. Hundreds of local and regional bands consider Curtain Club as home. Although they predominantly showcase local talent, national acts that have graced our stage include: Henry Rollins, Matthew Sweet, Dick Dale, Papa Roach, Train, Nickelback, Soul Asylum, Corrosion of Conformity, Static X, String Cheese Incident and many more.

2800 Main St, Dallas | www.curtainclub.com | 214-742-6207

The Rustic is a full service restaurant and bar featuring local ingredients and beverages, live music 5 nights a week, and an award-winning outdoor patio in Uptown Dallas.

3656 Howell St, Dallas, TX 75204 | www.therustic.com | 214-730-0596

The world famous Trees is the premiere live music in Deep Ellum and the Dallas / Fort Worth area. Originally opening in May of 1990, Trees has been host to some of the biggest names in music including Radiohead, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Arcade Fire, Deftones, Dave Mathews Band, Tool, Erykah Badu to name just a few. With a recent renovation and an award winning sound system, Trees is the place to see your favorite bands!

2709 Elm St, Dallas | www.treesdallas.com | 214-741-1122