The Design District sits in the Stemmons Corridor just southwest of Oak Lawn, with internationally significant Dallas Market Center to the north. The rough-around-the-edges area has been gentrifying around the 8-acre Decorative Center Dallas complex, transforming a relatively unknown neighborhood into an up-and-coming destination for restaurants and entertainment. The Trinity River Project extends from Oak Cliff into the Design District, creating numerous trails and green spaces along the river for inner city recreation and relaxation. You can't miss the striking silhouette of Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge designed by star architect Santiago Calatrava, with its magnificent arch and long spans reaching across the river from West Dallas toward downtown.
Getting Around Dallas
The easiest way to get around Dallas is by car. Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Rail serves Dallas/Fort Worth directly through its Orange Line from the Belt Line Station. Fare is $2.50 for two hours or $5 for the day. Once downtown, ride McKinney Avenue's nostalgic trolley between Dallas' Arts District and the McKinney Avenue Uptown neighborhood. Trolley service runs 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Friday; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Saturday; 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. City parking garage rates are $1/hour and are enforced between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Weekends and after 5 p.m. on Weekdays, parking is a $2 flat rate.
Nearby Airports
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport-DFW
  • Love Field-DAL
Airport Taxis
  • $45 (from Dallas/Forth Worth)
  • $20 (from Love Field)
Things to Do and See Near Design District