Oak Cliff charms visitors with its tree-lined streets, historic architecture and vibrant arts and cultural scene. A stone’s throw from Downtown Dallas, this neighbourhood showcases the city through a local lens. Head to the Bishop Arts District to dine at some of the best restaurants in the Lone Star State or lace up your hiking boots and explore the trails of Oak Cliff Nature Preserve.
Things to do in Oak Cliff
Within Oak Cliff, the Bishop Arts District is a mecca for fashion, dining, nightlife and street art. The neighbourhood is dotted with restaurants serving everything from Texas BBQ to Chinese dim sum. You’ll also find bars pouring craft beer, house-brewed cider and of course, whiskey. A short walk away is the Tyler Davis Art District, a vibrant neighbourhood where you’ll find contemporary galleries and colourful street art.
Enjoy a night of culture at the Kessler Theatre, an Art Deco gem that hosts live bands from across the United States. The Texas Theatre screens cult classics in a vintage setting. Sink into your plush red velvet seat and sip a Paloma cocktail at the theatre bar.
Set on Five Mile Creek, Oak Cliff Nature Preserve is laced with scenic hiking trails. The urban sanctuary occupies almost 50 hectares and is a great place to stretch your legs and escape the crowds of Downtown Dallas.
From antique malls to independent boutiques, Oak Cliff is one of the top shopping destinations in Dallas. Browse trendy clothing stores in the Bishop Arts District and search for treasures at Lula B's Antique Mall.
Getting around Oak Cliff
Oak Cliff is well-serviced by the city’s public transport network, including the Dallas Streetcar. Light trail trains stopping at popular areas while free DART buses run between Downtown Dallas and Oak Cliff. DFW International Airport is a 30-minute drive away.