Skip to comments.Travel Tips Welcome, Dallas and San Antonio 5 days next week (Vanity, of course)
Posted on 02/01/2013 2:42:49 PM PST by morphing libertarian
After a year of medical problems and working too many hours, taking short vacation. Dallas and San Antonio. Soliciting freeper tips and hot spots for senior tourist who can still walk.
Check out the new Omni hotel in Dallas (near the convention center) especially at night when it’s all lit up. Get a drink and sit by the pool or whatever. You won’t be disappointed.
There is the Texas Ranger Museum.
I think Waco is wonderful! And I can understand why Ken Starr (yes, that one) fled the leftist Malibu, California area for God's Country of Central Texas to take on the presidency of Baylor University.
By the way, here's a link to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum just off I-35 north of Waco. It's a great place to visit, both fun and educational.
It is on the river walk but away from the tourist fray.
It is open to the public and does serve beer and wine at VFW prices.
Thank for the link
Looks like a good stop
Hope you post photos of your trip and ping me! I miss TX and don’t get back often enough. :)
We took the train in which I dont think I would do again.”
We stayed in Plano and took the train to the State Fair on the same day Oklahoma and Texas were playing in the Cotton Bowl. Only went because it was on my bucket list. I’m an OU grad but chose to wear neither red or burnt orange that day, cause I now live in Texas. Train trip was delightful and non-stop to the Fair, just crammed with football fans. Didn’t realize there were so many things that you could wear with cowboy boots.
Other than the fair, wouldn’t give you a plug nickel for Dallas - love Fort Worth though.
Thank for food tips
I’m a sucker for the old places.
One of the best thing about the State Capitol is that a tablet depicting the Ten Commandments remains on the grounds. Here's Greg Abbott in front:
In addition to honoring God as the foundation of our country's values, its mere presence drives liberals crazy!
I’m two miles from mission san Luis Rey, very active parish and the old cemetery still in place
I could not agree more!
It really is a “must see”
Note that since I'm 70, I remember when downtown areas used to be nice, with motion picture houses, family-oriented restaurants and department stores.
The only time I've visited Dallas was for a few days in August, 1966. We stayed in the downtown area. I believe the hotel was called the Dallas Hotel--it was a large, white, multistory building that was quite impressive and stood out in the city's skyline--although old-timers from Dallas whom I have met don't recall a hotel by that name.
In any case, we found Dallas to be a pleasant city, with family-oriented restaurants, just as you described it. We ate at one that served particularly good steaks, although I don't recall its name. And we visited one of the motion picture houses to watch the movie "Batman."
In the sixties, Dallas was known for its conservative politics, which drew the ire of liberals, as reflected in the Warren Leslie's bestseller Dallas Public and Private--Aspects of an American City (New York: Grossman, 1964), which trashed the city. However, I understand that Dallas has long since turned "blue."
Lots of old missions in San Diego.
I think there are 14?
I lived in SD for 10 years.
You didn’t say you were coming from California. There are missions in New Mexico and probably Arizona. If you are driving from California, Fredricksburg is an interesting old market town, shops and art galleries. There are small old Sunday houses where families stayed when they came into town for Saturday shopping and Sunday church. Some of them are now bed and breakfast places. Fort Worth Stockyards area has stuff going on. You can ride a longhorn steer and have your picture taken on it if you are able.
Dallas is now Blue on Blue
In 1966, I walked over to Dealey Plaza from the downtown hotel where I was staying. At the time, it was merely a park and an intersection. The famous school book warehouse nearby was probably still being used to store books. I saw nothing to indicate the area’s historic significance.