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The “Say Yes” staff derives its hidden-gems lists by drawing from its vast social network and combined decades of life experience in the Dallas Region. Some readers will notice obvious choices are omitted; that’s because they’re not sufficiently obscure or hidden. Many destinations were included as much for the unique and unconventional experiences they offer. These places must be accessible without committing misdemeanors, i.e., the need for hypnosis of groundskeepers, or require slipping a $20 to a maitre d’. They must be physical destinations as much as states of mind, and they must be places that most people pass by, but are mostly bypassed because they’re not places anyone has to be. Our aim is to expand readers’ worlds by creating an off-beat bucket list that shows the diversity of life in the Dallas Region.

  • Dragons, Dogs and Bears (Oh My)

    Remember that abandoned house down the street with the light flickering in the attic? Can you still smell the cotton candy and feel the pinch of the admission bracelet from the amusement park you obsessed over at age 8?  These 10 gems await your discover in the Dallas Region.

    Dragons, Dogs, & Bears (Oh My)

  • Top 10 Tunes For Your ‘Dallas’ Playlist

    The Dallas Region has served as fodder for lyricists and tunesmiths for nearly as long as audio recordings have existed, perhaps earlier.  From blues legend to pop star, check out our list of 10 song recordings that best capture the spirit of Big D.

    Top 10 Tunes For Your ‘Dallas’ Playlist

  • Offbeat Eats: Consuming Hidden Dallas

    A metropolitan region can be judged as much for its dining experiences as by any other metric – air quality, availability of mass transit and its biking/jogging trail network. Dallas shines by this measure: from Chinese dumplings, to schnitzels to baba ghanoush, dining options well reflect the region’s diverse population of 7.2 million people. But where to start? The “Say Yes” crew met that question with steely determination, producing this list of best off-the-beaten-path drinking-and-eating experiences.

    Offbeat Eats: Consuming Hidden Dallas

  • Hitting the Sweet Spots: Dallas’ Hidden Candy Gems

    Past the whirly, twirley gumdrop waterfalls and up Oompa Loompa Mountain sits Candy Junction. We suggest you take a detour and stop by some of the store’s real-world counterparts here in the Dallas Region.

    Hitting the Sweet Spots: Dallas’ Hidden Candy Gems

  • Hitting the Trails, Dallas Style

    Walkers, cyclists and runners venture into some fascinating places in the Dallas Region. These including former outlaw hideouts, abandoned rail beds and suburban oases. Of course, not all 442 miles of off-street paths in the region offer such adventures. So, the “Say Yes” crew has cobbled together a list of trails that effectively debunks the notion that the Dallas Region is four-wheel-centric.

    Hitting the trails, Dallas Style