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The Lone Star state is the last place you will ever find yourself alone.

Greek family we're talking to you. As school days wind down, summer plans wind up and that includes the search for the perfect summer spot to serve as a meeting spot with all your pledge sisters and brothers because even thinking about a whole summer without them brings tears to your eyes.

Look no further than Dallas Texas, Home of the Dallas Cowboys and (literally) everything else. If you're also looking to recruit potential members Dallas is home to so many young and upcoming generations that will be flocking to all the hangouts

Neil Lemons, Co-Founder, Editor & Guest Contribution Coordinator for ILiveInDallas.com and Dallas native, wrote an article on 31 things any 20-something would love to do in the big city

1. Go on an Uptown Food Tour - Enjoy local food, and a VIP rate (promo: DALLAS), while soaking up Dallas history on a five-star rated food tasting walking tour. Foods Tours of America gives you an insiders' view into Dallas' trendy Uptown neighborhood, while you experience generous food tastings from casual restaurants. All tours are fully-narrated and led by expert guides. This is Dallas' best, and only, year-round foodie tour.  All food is included, with alcohol upgrades available.

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2. Admire the Dallas Skyline – The Belmont Hotel, Bryan Street Tavern, The Whiskey Bar, The W, and many other city-side locations have the best views of the Dallas skyline. Take a date, and you'll be sure to impress. Cost: Free

Dallas Skyline

3. Partition a patio - The Gingerman, Idle Rich, Amsterdam Bar, Lee Harvey's, Bryan Street Tavern. Align your quest for the perfect patio with the  Happy Hours in Dallas. Here are 15 more great Dallas patio places, according to D Magazine. Cost: Free

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4. Get a Bird's Eye View of the City - Reunion Tower, or the "Big Ball," is synonymous with the Dallas skyline, appearing on tee shirts, coffee cups, and shot glasses. It offers a view from 500 feet above the ground. There is a restaurant at the top, but you don't have to eat dinner.  Just have a Shirley Temple at the bar and enjoy the view.

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5. Take a hike at the Trinity River - The brand new Trinity River Audubon Center offers outdoor fun like camping, paddling, archery, fishing, nature photography, birding, nature journaling, classes and more.  Classes are held one Saturday of each month.  Located by the 6,000-acre Great Trinity Forest, it is the largest urban hardwood forest in the United States.  The land supports a diverse community of plant and animal species and contains a unique mixture of bottomland hardwoods, wetlands and grasslands.

Trinity River

6. Go Ape at the Dallas Zoo -Why go to Fort Worth, when the Dallas Zoo is located 3 miles south of Downtown Dallas by Oak Cliff ? The zoo was originally founded in 1888 and now covers 106 acres , making it the largest zoological park in Texas (bigger than Fort Worth's Zoo). The Dallas Zoo is home to 406 species and 1,800 animals (6,800 counting invertebrates). There are another 375 species of marine and freshwater animals in The Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park, which it also manages. Check out their latest attractions.

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7. Commune with Dog Lovers - Check out Deep Ellum’s Bark Park or Unleashed, the indoor dog park, and meet other dog lovers. Some dog parks are more popular than others, but they can be found  all over the city. These places are ideal for  meeting like-minded  people who share your love for furry friends.

Isaac Davies

8. Digitally Tee Off - This isn't your grandpa's driving range. Top Golf  is a revolutionary sports entertainment complex combining games with great food and an environment you can enjoy year-round with friends and family of all skill levels. Top Golf features computerized microchips in every golf ball that track your shots’ accuracy and distance while awarding points for hitting targets ranging from 20 - 250 yards away. The food isn't half bad either. Find your inner digital caddy shack.

The Lone Star state is the last place you will ever find yourself alone.

Greek family we're talking to you. As school days wind down, summer plans wind up and that includes the search for the perfect summer spot to serve as a meeting spot with all your pledge sisters and brothers becuase even thinking about a whole summer without them brings tears to your eyes.

Look no further than Dallas Texas, HOme of the Dallas Cowboys and (literally) everything else. If you're also looking to recruit potiential members dallas is home to so many young and upcoming generations taht will be flocking to all the hangouts

Neil Lemons, Co-Founder, Editor & Guest Contribution Coordinator for ILiveInDallas.com and dallas native, wrote an aricle on 31 things any 20-something would love to do in the big city

1. Go on an Uptown Food Tour - Enjoy local food, and a VIP rate (promo: DALLAS), while soaking up Dallas history on a five-star rated food tasting walking tour. Foods Tours of America gives you an insiders' view into Dallas' trendy Uptown neighborhood, while you experience generous food tastings from casual restaurants. All tours are fully-narrated and led by expert guides. This is Dallas' best, and only, year-round foodie tour.  All food is included, with alcohol upgrades available.

Eat Drink Learn Uptown Dallas Food Tour Provi L 4Ngt0Y

2. Admire the Dallas Skyline – The Belmont Hotel, Bryan Street Tavern, The Whiskey Bar, The W, and many other city-side locations have the best views of the Dallas skyline. Take a date, and you'll be sure to impress. Cost: Free

Dallas Skyline

3. Partition a patio - The Gingerman, Idle Rich, Amsterdam Bar, Lee Harvey's, Bryan Street Tavern. Align your quest for the perfect patio with the  Happy Hours in Dallas. Here are 15 more great Dallas patio places, according to D Magazine. Cost: Free

Dsc 4530 Patio 1772

4. Get a Bird's Eye View of the City - Reunion Tower, or the "Big Ball," is synonymous with the Dallas skyline, appearing on tee shirts, coffee cups, and shot glasses. It offers a view from 500 feet above the ground. There is a restaurant at the top, but you don't have to eat dinner.  Just have a Shirley Temple at the bar and enjoy the view.

View Of Gulf Tower Pano(Pp W951 H983)

5. Take a hike at the Trinity River - The brand new Trinity River Audubon Center offers outdoor fun like camping, paddling, archery, fishing, nature photography, birding, nature journaling, classes and more.  Classes are held one Saturday of each month.  Located by the 6,000-acre Great Trinity Forest, it is the largest urban hardwood forest in the United States.  The land supports a diverse community of plant and animal species and contains a unique mixture of bottomland hardwoods, wetlands and grasslands.

Trinity River

6. Go Ape at the Dallas Zoo -Why go to Fort Worth, when the Dallas Zoo is located 3 miles south of Downtown Dallas by Oak Cliff ? The zoo was originally founded in 1888 and now covers 106 acres , making it the largest zoological park in Texas (bigger than Fort Worth's Zoo). The Dallas Zoo is home to 406 species and 1,800 animals (6,800 counting invertebrates). There are another 375 species of marine and freshwater animals in The Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park, which it also manages. Check out their latest attractions.

Dallaszooentrance

7. Commune with Dog Lovers - Check out Deep Ellum’s Bark Park or Unleashed, the indoor dog park, and meet other dog lovers. Some dog parks are more popular than others, but they can be found  all over the city. These places are ideal for  meeting like-minded  people who share your love for furry friends.

Isaac Davies

8. Digitally Tee Off - This isn't your grandpa's driving range. Top Golf  is a revolutionary sports entertainment complex combining games with great food and an environment you can enjoy year-round with friends and family of all skill levels. Top Golf features computerized microchips in every golf ball that track your shots’ accuracy and distance while awarding points for hitting targets ranging from 20 - 250 yards away. The food isn't half bad either. Find your inner digital caddy shack.

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9. Be a Swinger - Dallas Swing Dallas Society maintains a calendar of swing dance lessons they teach around the city: the Sons of Herman Hall, ACME Swing Company, Southside. Put on your zoot suit.

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10. Go Ice Skating-  at the Galleria. I'm tempted to mention several other places you can ice skate, but they are not in Dallas proper. Cost: $7.50 a person for groups of 10-25 skaters

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 Wherever your summer takes you The Houndstooth Press wants know how you spend it whether it's in Downtown Dallas or one of your other summer meeting spots. So let us know and tag us whever you might go! #lovethelab

 

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