As my time in Texas began to wind down, I knew there was one more city I had to visit before leaving town. Dallas, the fourth most populated metro area in America, was calling my name! Here is a detailed diary of my one day spent in this ever-growing city.
JFK’s Last Day
As a history buff, I could not stop thinking about the most infamous scene to ever take place in Dallas: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. There are several JFK tour options for people interested in re-living the events of his last day in November of 1963. I chose to visit the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository where Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly shot the President. Every patron is provided with a self-guided audio tour when they arrive at the sixth floor. Of course, the entire crowd gathered around the corner window, eager to get a peek at what Oswald would have seen below him as he aimed at the President’s motorcade.
Tour Of AT&T Stadium
I have previously mentioned my love of all sports – international and domestic. This love affair made AT&T Stadium a must-see location on my trip. When I went to the Dallas Cowboys website, there were four different tour options listed. I chose to take the VIP Guided Tour, which was booked as the ultimate stadium experience. The group I was part of got to walk on the field and stroll through the team’s locker room. It’s no wonder why this stadium is regarded as the best complex in the entire NFL!
Admittedly, I had never even heard of the Reunion Tower until I made my way to Dallas. At first glance I thought this was the largest building in the city, but some quick research showed this is actually the 15th tallest building there. While it’s not the biggest sky scraper in the world, it does offer the best view of the downtown area. After a bit of a wait to get to the 360-degree top platform, I reached the top and it was well worth it! I did get hungry while up there so I stopped at Wolfgang Pucks’ world-renowned Five Sixty restaurant.