A Plan for 2 Days in Dallas
Visiting Dallas, but only have 2 days to do it all? Dallas has an array of attractions that any kind of tourist will enjoy, but with only 2 days to spare, it’s hard to see it all.
Even worse, if you’re unfamiliar with the city, traveling with a group can be tricky. As one of the most populous cities in the state of Texas, you’ll find yourself facing traffic and navigating busy streets that can quickly take the fun out of any trip.
Luckily, Longhorn Charter Bus is your go-to solution for easy group transportation in Dallas and the rest of Texas. We help groups get to their destinations in a comfortable charter bus rental, giving them the chance to focus on their trip and forget about the transportation logistics.
From weddings and corporate events to field trips and private trips, Longhorn Charter Bus has helped every kind of group explore Dallas their way. We help groups travel anywhere they need to go in the state of Texas, servicing major cities like Arlington, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and more.
Planning a longer trip in Dallas? We've got the plan for you too!
Because we know how difficult it can be planning a trip in a new city, we created the ultimate guide to seeing all the best places Dallas has to offer.
Where to Stay
The first thing to get in order is your lodging. We suggest picking hotel in the Downtown area with close proximity to all the major attractions. That way, you have close access to everything, giving you more time to spend at each destination. Here are just a few popular hotels some of our clients love:
Magnolia Dallas Downtown
Address: 1401 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: (214) 915-6500
Crowne Plaza Dallas Downtown
Address: 1015 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 742-5678
The Westin Dallas Downtown
Address: 1201 Main St, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (972) 584-6650
Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas Downtown
Address: 1700 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: (214) 290-9090
SpringHill Suites Dallas Downtown/ West End
Address: 1907 N Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 999-0500
How to Get Around
There are a lot of options for traveling around Dallas, but not all offer the right solution for group transportation. While many people rely on DART, taxis, and rideshare apps, these options can’t accommodate groups easily and costs can quickly add up.
Renting a personal bus for your group is the most efficient and cost-effective solution for every member of your group. Avoid your group getting separated, lost, or disbanded with a bus rental dedicated to your personalized trip.
As the top-rated bus rental company in the state of Texas, Longhorn Charter Bus will make the whole process easy. Our network of bus rentals includes a wide variety of options, ranging from compact minibuses all the way to spacious motorcoaches. Our experience and hands-free process gives you the power to focus on the fun parts of your trip while we handle everything else.
Planning a trip in another city? Longhorn Charter Bus services major cities accross Texas, like Arlington, Fort Worth, Austin, Houston, Waco, San Antonio, and more.
Exploring the Big D
To help you have a blast without all the work, we created a 2-day itinerary with our clients’ top must-see destinations in Dallas.
Start your day at the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Address: 411 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 747-6660
Located in the heart of Downtown, this museum explores the life, times, death, and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. The museum is, interestly enough, located at the spot from which Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed the President. This is a fun learning experience for groups of all kinds, and is the perfect way to begin your Dallas trip, especially when you don’t have to pay the museum’s parking free with a bus rental. Reserve your tickets online, though, because it can get extremely busy!
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial
Address: 646 Main St, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 747-6660
While you’re near the The Sixth Floor Museum and Dealey Plaza, cross the street to view the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial. Built in 1970 by a family friend of the Kennedys, this is a tranquil, relaxing place to rest and pay homage to a past President before heading off to your next destination.
Lunch at the Reunion Tower
Address: 300 Reunion Blvd E, Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 712-7040
This Dallas icon offers beautiful views of the city’s skyline on its observation deck featuring light shows, a 360-degree view, restaurants, and gift shops. Feel like you’re on top of the world while you enjoy a delicious lunch and a few drinks. While you have to pay to ride to the top, you won’t have to pay any parking fees once your personal bus drops you off.
Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture
Address: 100 S Houston St, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 757-1914
Head back over towards Dealey Plaza and travel through the history of Dallas at the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture. This iconic red brick building dates back to 1890 and takes you on a journey as you revisit the stories of where Dallas began and how it became the city it is today.
Dinner at Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse
Address: 702 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 744-3287
If you ask a Dallas local where’s the best place to get food, they’ll tell you to head to West End. Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse offers an authentic Western ambiance with a diverse selection of superb food, including game. Enjoy a classic Texan meal and a few drinks knowing you have a safe ride anywhere you go.
Catch a show at the Majestic Theatre
Address: 1925 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: (214) 670-3687
From comedy and plays to broadway and ballet, the Majestic Theatre is sure to have a show for everyone. After a delicious dinner, you’ll have a chance to sit back, relax, and enjoy a show after a long day of exploring the city. Check the theatre’s schedule online, and end your first day in Dallas being blown away.
End day returning to your hotel for the night.
Start at the Dallas Arts District of downtown Dallas.
Dallas Museum of Art
Address: 1717 N Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: (214) 922-1200
Admire art from every era from all over the world at the Dallas Museum of Art. Spanning from ancient times all the way to today, this museum offers beauty from top to bottom. Avoid the museum’s parking fee as you get dropped off for your final day in the city.
Nasher Sculpture Center
Address: 2001 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: (214) 242-5100
Afterwards, cross the street and head to the Nasher Sculpture Center. This modern space features rotating exhibits of contemporary sculptures that every tourist and local must see. Bring a blanket to sit in the grass and relax, and when it’s time for lunch, head over to their delicious cafe that overlooks the gardens. Check to see if there are any special events or shows going on while you’re in town too.
Dallas Heritage Village
Address: 1515 S Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75215
Phone: (214) 421-5141
If you’re into history, have your bus drop you off at the Dallas Heritage Village in historic Old City Park, just a short drive from the Arts District. As soon as you enter, you’ll enter a whole new world that replicates the period of 1840-1890. The Dallas Heritage Village is home to the biggest collection of authentic 19th century pioneer and Victorian homes in the state that you won’t see anywhere else. Expect to spend most of your day here, and wear comfortable shoes!
Shopping at Highland Park Village
Address: 47 Highland Park Village, Dallas, TX 75205
While the Highland Park Village is 6 miles north of downtown Dallas, you can’t miss what locals refer as the “Rodeo Drive of Dallas.” As one of the top shopping locations in the city, you can find some of the top restaurants for the perfect way to end your trip.
Dinner at Mi Cocina
Address: 77 Highland Park Village, Dallas, TX 75205
Phone: (214) 521-6426
Voted as one the of best “go-to” places for authentic Tex-Mex food, Mi Cocina is located in Highland Park Village. While there are plenty of restaurants to choose from in this area, this restaurant is known to have celebrity sightings and strong alcoholic beverages.
Return back to your hotel when you’re done.
See Dallas in a Charter Bus
Longhorn Charter Bus helps your Dallas trip run smoothly and efficiently with a bus rental tailored to your group and trip. While the above itinerary lists some of the top attractions in Dallas, we always give you the freedom to craft your own schedule with destinations you want to see. Groups of all kinds use our services for their special trip, including senior outings, private trips, amusement park trips, casino trips, and so much more. Call our 24/7 team at 1-844-447-2779 to learn more.