Uptown used to be outside the city's borders and was the place to send people who weren't welcome. It was the site of Dallas' Freedman's Town, a neighborhood for former slaves, and Little Mexico, the city's oldest barrio. Today Uptown is an upscale neighborhood with burgeoning residential developments and nightlife. For trendy retail and dining, visit the West Village shopping center. Take a free tour on the vintage streetcars of the McKinney Avenue Trolley, or stroll through the beautifully landscaped Klyde Warren Park. This 5.2-acre deck park spans a section of the Woodall Rogers Freeway, seamlessly connecting Uptown to the Arts District. West of Uptown, Victory Park sits over a reclaimed brownfield site and now boasts one of the greenest developments in the United States. With over 70 acres of upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment choices, the vibrant neighborhood also houses the American Airlines Center, a premier sports and performance venue.
Getting Around Dallas
The easiest way to get around Dallas is by car. Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Rail http://www.dart.org 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 Victory Park