The West End has been a downtown Dallas date night destination for decades.  It was a familiar sight in the 1980s to be in the West End and see a young couple going to play video games in Dallas Alley, while at the same time an older couple was enjoying a carriage ride in the evening air. While the times and attractions have changed over the years, one thing has remained. The West End is still a popular, and great place to go for a fun and romantic date.

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Without a doubt one of the most popular things to do in downtown Dallas is to visit the Dallas World Aquarium. Located in the historic West End, the DWA is a favorite with Dallasites and tourists alike. Whether you’re looking for something family friendly to do in downtown Dallas or planning a fun date complete with a great bar in downtown afterwards, the DWA is a must see.

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Ask anyone in Dallas what makes this city great and you will not receive the same answer twice – from historical landmarks to Texas-original food to the bustling and growing arts community, each Dallasite and Texan has their definition. Now, ask anyone in Dallas the history of the historic West End district, and you might run into some overlap.

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As busy Dallasites, we spend a good part of the year outside enjoying the weather and exploring all that downtown Dallas has to offer, sometimes neglecting to keep a conscience mind on how much we could be spending each trip out. Luckily, Dallas is home to the historic West End district, and within the district are budget-friendly and family-friendly places to eat, shop, and discover for the weekends when you might be stretched thin.

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The sun is shining, the days are longer and love is in the air! Whether you’re looking to have a simple and classic Valentine’s Day weekend, bring back some old-school romance with your long-time love or entertain fun with friends, the West End Historic District and surrounding downtown Dallas offer options for everyone all weekend long.

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On the anniversary of the liberation of camp Auschwitz-Birkenau (and the date marked as the end of the Holocaust by the United Nations), January 27th is the designated day for International Holocaust Remembrance. On this day of commemoration, the United Nations urges every state member to honor the victims of the Holocaust and Nazi era, and to develop and further educate those with preventive programs.

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Each year, the NCA High School Cheerleading Championship brings thousands of youth from all over to downtown Dallas to compete in a rigorous, two-day competition. The NCA is the world’s most original cheerleading company. With a dedication to innovation and a passion for leadership, NCA has paved the way for modern day cheerleading all over the world.

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Since 1972, Dallas Safari Club has been the gathering point for hunters, conservationists and wildlife enthusiasts throughout the metroplex. As an international organization, DSC offers members a world of options: annual conventions and expositions, monthly meetings and other member activities, education for youth and the general public and to promote and protect the rights and interests of hunters worldwide, conservationists, and wildlife enthusiasts.

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It’s been an exciting year of growth in downtown Dallas. Between new businesses and attractions popping up around the city, the historic West End district is looking forward to all that the new year has to offer! The restaurants and shops are excited to offer specials that will complete your new year celebration – you can find all that you are looking for, from dining in downtown Dallas to luxury hotels within walking distance.

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With the holiday season wrapping up brings a renewed excitement to downtown Dallas – the start of championship football and a showdown of classic rivalries. As patrons fill the Cotton Bowl and Apogee Stadium, the historic West End gears up to host visitors and natives who pack the bars and restaurants to watch.

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