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How to Explore Dallas Car-Free

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | September 13, 2016

How to Explore Dallas Car-Free

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No longer is a car a requirement in Dallas. Washington Post writer John Lumpkin shares his tips on how to navigate the city without a city. 

“Travel by anything other than an automobile can be challenging and sometimes impractical. However, there is a promising alternative - call it “Walking Dallas.” The development of the Uptown neighborhood, abetted by the expansion of Dallas’ cultural district and millennials moving into the area, means a car is not a requirement,” writes Lumpkin. 

He advises beginning in Klyde Warren Park. 

“Philanthropists and city planners put a roof over a freeway canyon that separated Dallas’ downtown from Uptown. Add grass, flower beds, trees, a dog park, a sound stage and food trucks, and the result is throngs of pedestrians,” he notes. 

Klyde Warren is home to a number of hotels — both family-friendly and luxury options. The area is also walking distance to a museum. 

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“It’s a short walk to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science - a 15-story cube where kids can race against videos of a tyrannosaurus, life-sized cheetah or Dallas Cowboys running back,” Lumpkin says. 

For those who don’ want to walk, there are also bikes. 

In Deep Ellum east of downtown, Local Hub Bicycle Co. rents bikes for $35 a day. 

These are just a few tips for exploring Dallas on foot. For more, go here

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