Uptown Dallas is an exciting and vibrant community that we are thrilled to be a part of.

There’s so much to take in here, so we thought we’d put together a list of some of the top things to do in Uptown Dallas.

Enjoy!

1. Take The McKinney Avenue Trolley

By far one of the most popular attractions in Uptown, the McKinney Avenue Trolley is a definite must-see.

The trolley is free to ride for visitors, and it runs throughout the Uptown neighborhood area, 365 days a year. Plus, it has both heat and air conditioning, so you can ride in comfort no matter what the temperature is outside.

2. Hit the Courts at Cole Park

Get active at Cole Park – a seven-acre park located in the Uptown Dallas area.

The park is equipped with basketball courts, tennis courts, a playground, plus lots of green space so there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Check it out!

3. Hike, Bike or Run at Katy Trail

If you’re looking for more ways to stay active in Uptown Dallas, you have to check out Katy Trail.

The trail runs for 3.5 miles from SMU to the American Airlines Center, so there’s plenty of room to run, jog, bike, skate, walk or whatever else you’d like to do along the trail. The scenery is beautiful and it’s a great way to enjoy the great outdoors of Dallas.

4. Relax at the Katy Trail Ice House

Speaking of Katy Park, if you’re out and about for a hike, you can’t miss stopping at the Katy Trail Ice House.

Known as one of Uptown’s most popular patios, the Katy Trail Ice House provides an excellent escape from the heat on hot sunny days and offers a chance to relax with friends and grab a drink on the open patio. Definitely worth checking out!

5. Shop Until You Drop at West Village

If you’re looking to shop a bit, then you will definitely want to check out the shopping at West Village.

Featuring a wide variety of small shops, brand name stores and little boutiques, along with excellent restaurants, West Village is a great place to spend the afternoon wandering around for both the shopper and the foodie.

6. Catch a Movie at Magnolia Theatre

While in West Village, the Magnolia Theatre is a great place to enjoy a drink while checking out a new movie.

The theatre offers a unique selection of both new and independent films, so you’re bound to find something both interesting and different while at the Magnolia.

7. Enjoy Some Delicious Mexican Food

Texas in general is known for having great Mexican food, but Upton in particular boasts some incredible places.

For example, Urban Taco is a great place to enjoy lunch on the patio, while Chuy’s is another delicious Mexican eatery in the area. There’s a abundance of great Mexican food in the Uptown Dallas area!

We hope that you love Uptown as much as we do – and next time you’re in time, be sure to check out some of these favorite places!

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