Dallas tours offer something for everyone, and they can include more than just the in-town attractions. A Dallas Cowboys Stadium tour, for example, is worth the trip to Arlington, and wine enthusiasts who are enjoying a Dallas getaway can also enjoy wine tours and tastings in nearby Grapevine. The West End District is also one of the most popular destinations for Dallas City tours. This district is where President John F. Kennedy was shot in 1963 while passing through Dealey Plaza in a presidential motorcade. In addition to observing Dealey Plaza on the West End tours, tour guests will also have the chance to visit the Sixth Floor Museum. This museum offers insight into the Kennedy assassination, and visitors can check out the window where Lee Harvey Oswald supposedly fired the deadly shots.
The Dallas City tours almost always include some time in West End, thanks to the district's historical appeal. They also tend to include some shopping, as Dallas and the surrounding area are home to some of the best shopping in the country. Most of the Dallas tours actually combine different types of experiences, and it's not uncommon for the shopping tours to include spa treatments, a trip to the Nasher Sculpture Center, and other enticing things. For shopping enthusiasts, the NorthPark Center Mall and the Dallas Galleria are popular tour destinations, and for good reason. These shopping centers are home to some of the best stores around.
Some of the most interesting Dallas city tours are offered by the Dallas Historical Society. In addition to JFK tours, the Dallas Historical Society also offers tours that revolve around Bonnie and Clyde's time in Texas. Some of the tours also include trips into the area's most historic neighborhoods, highlighting the local history and edifices. The Dallas Historical Society offers its guided city tours in spring and fall. The seasons of winter and summer are less attractive times to tour the city on a whole, as it can get cool in the winter and excessively warm in the summer. It's worth noting that summer visitors who are looking to enjoy some Dallas tours can always take a bus tour. The buses that are used for the city bus tour are air conditioned, providing relief from the hot summer sun.
Most of the Dallas city tours don't involve walking, as the city isn't exactly the most pedestrian-friendly destination in the country. That being said, some institutions do offer walking tours. The Wilson Block Historic District, for example, offers tours that highlight some of the most attractive homes in the region. Nearby Fort Worth is better suited for walking tours, with its attractive and relatively laid-back downtown area being an especially fun place to tour by foot. While in Fort Worth, visitors can also tour the Stockyards National Historic District. This district embraces Fort Worth's Old West history, and it is also home to Billy Bob's Texas, among other things. Billy Bob's country and western nightclub has been featured in a number of movies and television shows, and the tours cover this history. They also usually include a rodeo, live music entertainment, and a Texas-style dinner.
Of all the Dallas tours, none are likely more famous than the tours at Cowboys Stadium. This state-of-the-art venue in Arlington opened in 2009, and it has had little trouble generating interest ever since. The massive scoreboard alone is worth the tour, and it never fails to make an impact. In addition to learning about the scoreboard, those who are enjoying a Dallas Cowboys Stadium tour will also get a behind-the-scenes look at the player's locker room, the cheerleader's locker room, the field, and a few other main features. When no special events are going on at the stadium, the tours can generally be enjoyed between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
When sports fans aren't enjoying a Dallas Cowboys Stadium tour on their trip to Arlington, they can tour Rangers Stadium. This home for Major League Baseball's Texas Rangers is one of the best ballparks in the nation. This has a lot to do with its wonderful museum. The Legends of the Game Baseball Museum at Rangers Stadium offers insight into the history of baseball on the whole, and many of the items on display are on loan from the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown New York.
These are some of the most popular ideas for Dallas tours, and they are many more to consider. The haunted tours in Dallas, for example, can make an interesting addition to the itinerary, and a Segway tour can be a fun way to explore town. For those who may not know, Segways are scooters of sorts, only the rider stands instead of sits. After an orientation session, the Segway tours begin, and guests will usually get a helmet and a bottle of water before hitting the streets.