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Live Like A Local
Live Like A Local
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Our staff knows just where to go!

Getting off the beaten path and discovering hidden gems is one of the wonders of travel. But how do you find those special places? Ask a local. Hotel Palomar Dallas helps you make the most of your Dallas stay by sharing our staff's favorite picks and insider tips.

We asked our intrepid staff: If you had only two days in Dallas, what would you do? Take a peek, have some fun and Live Like a Local.


Chef Graham Dodds

Executive Chef

  • Near and dear to my heart (and my home) is Lucia featuring a frequently changing menu, hand-crafted salumi and daily fresh-made pasta.

  • I satisfy my hunger for good Thai food at Bangkok City over on Peak & Bryan.


David Wier

Beverage Manager

  • Formerly Chelsea's Corner, The Corner Bar is a great bar where you can just hang out over a brew and play some pool with the best jukebox in town.

  • Good Friend, a burger-joint-come-beer-garden, is one of Dallas' newest restaurants.


Andrew Wright

General Manager

  • The soft track and shaded biway of the Katy Trail make it one of the most comfortable jogs imaginable.

  • Overlooking White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum, the enjoyment of this oasis lies in its numerous gardens and hosted evening concert series.

Retail therapy

Ruth Bilbo

Senior Sales Manager

  • Head to Highland Park Village for its tremendous array of shopping and culture.

  • With a finger on the pulse of the national and local music scenes, Good Records is one of the last remaining independent music stores.


JonPaul Barnes


  • There's no better way to relax than to go down to White Rock Lake to explore its numerous coves by canoe in search of the perfect sunset.

  • I go to the Dallas Zoo to visit the gorilla trail, the chimpanzees, and the Nile crocs, where I get to hobnob with the locals of another kind.

One of a kind

Kristy Ayoub

Guest Service Agent

  • Peruse the art, gorge on some of the world's finest stadium cuisine, all while marveling at the enormity of the IMAX screen hovering above the field.

  • The 6th Floor Museum and Dealey Plaza is bursting with conspiracy theories of who shot JFK.

For more information about any of these suggestions and additional favorites, contact Hotel Palomar Dallas' concierge at (214) 520-7969.

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