Downtown Night Walking Tour and Trolley Ride Uptown

This is no no dog event. Leave Fido at home for this one. Join us for a walking tour of downtown Dallas followed by a trolley ride uptown. This is a very long, casual walking tour where we will stop at numerous points of interest along the way. It will take between 2 1/2 to 3 hours total. The distance is between 3 1/2 to 4 miles. Meet behind Old Red at 7. We will start walking around 7:15-7:30. 

This tour is spectacular at night. I have done this walk for 5 or 6 years now and am impressed with the development I have seen downtown. Following are some of the points of interest you will see along the way:

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Old Red Courthouse/JFK Memorial Plaza

Union Station

Ferris Plaza Park

Lubben Plaza Park

Pioneer Plaza/Pioneer Cemetery

Dallas City Hall Plaza

Magnolia Hotel /Pegasus 

Golden Boy

Main Street Garden Park

Thanksgiving Plaza 

The Arts District

Clyde Warren Park

Uptown Trolley

Pro Tips:

Parking is easy. Just park next to a meter anywhere near the Old Red Courthouse for free. 

Have a good late lunch or early dinner. You may want to bring some snacks. This is a long walk so you will need energy.

Wear good walking shoes.

Consider the length of the walk. The pace is not fast but it is a very long walk.

Be prepared to stop at points of interest along the way. We may end up hanging at certain spots for a while if the vibe is good. If you want to go off on your own at any time that's ok.


Photos: There are some good photo ops so please bring your good camera if you are a photog type. Here are some shots from previous outings.....

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Here is a pretty good map and article about walking downtown from National Geographic:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/city-guides/dallas-walking-tour-2/

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  • kimndaisy

    Wow, Rex Bailey has outdone himself once again. A great organizer and group leader. Fun fun fun

    June 22, 2014

  • Willow and S.

    Can i bring 3 folks instead of 1

    June 20, 2014

    • Rex B.

      That's cool.

      June 21, 2014

  • Ashley C.

    How much does the walking tour cost? We are budgeting :)

    June 13, 2014

    • Rex B.

      Everything is free. The parking, the tour, the trolley. All free.

      June 13, 2014

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