The American Airlines Center in Victory Park is the place to see Dallas concerts and sports games. (Photo: Al Argueta / Alamy Stock Photo)
Victory Park is pretty much the epicenter of big entertainment in Dallas. The brainchild of Ross Perot, Jr., former owner of the Dallas Mavericks, it’s an urban enclave packed with enough sports, music, food and family-friendly spots to cover almost any interest or taste. Want to test that theory? Hop the DART light rail to Victory Station or point the car northwest of downtown between the Design District, Arts District and Klyde Warren Park.
For Sports Lovers
Grab a seat at American Airlines Center to catch either a Dallas Mavericks basketball game or hockey game featuring the hometown Dallas Stars. Before attending a game, head a block from the stadium to Cook Hall. This American gastropub features small, shareable plates with favorites like fried pickle chips and cheddar jalapeno fritters.
Grab the kids and start exploring at The Perot Museum or Nature and Science. Featuring hands-on exhibits, special programs and an on-site theater, there is plenty to keep the kids from claiming boredom.
For the Music Fanatic
If you’re in the mood to tap your feet or go for a full on two-step, check out the concert calendar for upcoming shows at House of Blues. Located in the historic White Swan Building built in the 1920s, the House of Blues Dallas is home to concerts, special events and a soulful Sunday Gospel Brunch.
And, in case you didn’t have enough options, find a few more in this infographic.