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The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex is a huge area to cover, and one where you’d definitely want a car to get around. However, if you find yourself in downtown Dallas for work, there are still a few things you can do in the general area without having to venture too far out.
The Reunion Tower, the iconic Dallas building that looks like a giant disco ball, offers an observation deck and a rotating restaurant. The GeO-Deck, 470 feet up and offering 360-degree views, costs $16 to experience. There are a variety of dining options for you and your coworkers after five as well – the Cloud Nine Cafe has a more casual atmosphere, and Five Sixty is a more formal Wolfgang Puck restaurant. Five Sixty also has happy hour from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
Open until midnight each day, the Texas Truck Yard has a variety of rotating food trucks stop by with delicious dinner potential. Since there are multiple food trucks to choose from, you and your coworkers won’t have to fight over what’s for dinner.
Kyle Warren Park is open until 11:00 pm each day, the park is free to visit and is conveniently located downtown in between the office buildings. I’ve ever visited the park during the day to eat at the food trucks for lunch! There’s wifi and food near-by, making the park a great potential casual afternoon after work.
On Thursdays only, the Dallas Museum of Art is open until 9:00 pm, leaving you plenty of time to visit after work. Admission to the museum is free, too! Special exhibits cost $16 to enter, however there are a variety of other types of exhibits if you aren’t interested in paying. There are two DMA dining options: the DMA Cafe and Socca Mediterranean Cafe if you and your coworkers would like to spend the entire evening there.
Located a bit further north, the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University is open until 9:00 pm on Thursdays, with complimentary admission after 5:00 pm. This museum has a variety of art collections, and also includes a sculpture collection.
Depending on the season
On Wednesdays until October 19th, 2016, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens are open until 8:00 pm. Depending on the time of year that you are visiting Dallas, you will want to double check their hours on their website. For non-members, admission is $15, and the parking garage costs $15.
What else can you do in Dallas during the week after 5:00 pm? Let us know in the comments, and maybe I’ll add it to the list!
Are you visiting any other cities in Texas?
- See sites in the Texas Capitol with Austin After Five
- Visit breweries and parks in Houston After Five
- Spray paint cars in Amarillo After Five