While at September Dallas Bridal Market (September 8-10) and the Total Home & Gift Market (September 7-9), be sure to take some time to enjoy the sights and attractions in Dallas. Come in a day early or stay over to experience the best entertaining, educational and historic places the city has to offer.
 
Here are a few recommendations:

SHOPPING

West Village, Lemmon & McKinney
Known as Uptown’s Downtown, West Village is Dallas’ most vibrant walkable shopping and dining district, where you can browse clothing boutiques and dine alfresco.
 

Highland Park Village, southwest corner of Mockingbird and Preston
Offering an unparalleled selection of international and local retailers, Highland Park Village is a premier venue for upscale shopping and dining. This is the place to check out Escada, Carolina Herrera, Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo and so much more.

NorthPark Center, 8687 North Central Expressway
Named as one of the “7 retail Wonders of the Modern World” by Shopping Centers Today, NorthPark offers more than 235 unique retailers, retaurants and legendary department stores.
 
 
 
MUSEUMS

Dallas Museum of Art (DMA), 1717 N. Harwood
Established in 1903, the DMA ranks among the leading art institutions in the country and is distinguished by its innovative exhibitions and groundbreaking educational programs. At its heart is a global collection of more than 22,000 works spanning 5,000 years of history. The exhibition “The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece: Masterworks from the British Museum” runs through Oct. 6.
 
 
The DMA is just one part of the largest arts district in the U.S. that also includes the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora Street, and the Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, 2010 Flora Street and the Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora Street.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy; interprets the Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District and the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza and presents contemporary culture with the context of presidential history. A special exhibit, “The American President: Photographs from the Archives of The Associated Press” runs through October 27.

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Klyde Warren Park, 2102 Woodall Rodgers Freeway
The newest addition to the city parks scene, Klyde Warren Park has been created on a deck above the busy Woodall Rodgers Freeway in the Dallas Arts District. On any given day, you may attend a yoga class, a movie screening or an arts performance. Or, you can simply relax and enjoy the view.

Saint Ann, 2501 N. Harwood
Housed in a building built in 1927, Saint Ann restaurant offers tasty eats, refreshing drinks and the largest garden patio in Dallas.
 

Be sure to take advantage of a special Early-Bird rate for the next Dallas Bridal Show (March 28-30, 2014)! $92 per night at the DoubleTree at Market Center, which includes breakfast and is on the DMC complimentary shuttle route. Early bird rate ends September 30, 2013, so don’t wait!

Book by contacting Market Travel at 214-744-7444 or online.