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Uptown, Dallas Travel Guide

Uptown Summary


  • Great nightlife
  • Home to the American Airlines Center
  • Numerous upscale restaurants
  • Gay-friendly
  • Many art galleries and trendy shops


  • Void of museums and historic sites (although Downtown museums are nearby)
  • Area is very expensive

What It's Like

Divided into several areas -- like Victory Park, McKinney Avenue, Knox-Henderson, and West Village -- Uptown Dallas is a hot spot of shops, restaurants, and nightlife. Creating the border on the south side, Victory Park is home to the American Airlines Center, a huge sports and entertainment complex where the Dallas Mavericks and the Dallas Stars play. Numerous high-end hotels are in the area and it has become a very posh place to live. To the north, McKinney Avenue is lined with art galleries, and Knox-Henderson is packed with upscale restaurants. West Village offers amazing shopping -- whether you're looking for trendy boutiques or high-end labels -- and has some of the best nightlife in Dallas, and nearby Turtle Creek is known as the artsy, gay-friendly area where the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Kalita Humphreys Theater sits.

Where To Stay

Uptown Dallas is very upscale and therefore the hotels are very luxurious (and expensive) -- but the same holds true for areas like Downtown. Staying in the southern area of Uptown puts you near the museums and tourist attractions of Downtown Dallas. The northern area is closest to the hip nightlife of the West Village and the art galleries on McKinney Avenue.

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