Posted on February 13, 2018

Living day to day life in a foreign city can be challenging when you do not know where to go and how to get work done, find below a gist of everything you need to have knowledge about to lead a comfortable and eventful life!

Now that you are all settled in your new apartment, here's something to make your life easier:


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Treat yourself to some art and books every once in a while!

  • Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is a major art museum located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas. It was moved in 1984 from its previous location. The museum collection is made up of more than 24,000 objects, dating from the third millennium BC to the present day.
  • Perot Museum of Nature and Science (shortened to Perot Museum) is a natural history and science museum located in Dallas, Texas. It consists of two campuses: the primary campus located in Victory Park, and a secondary campus in Fair Park.
  • Kimbell Art Museum established in 1972 at Fort Worth, hosts an art collection as well as traveling art exhibitions, educational programs and an extensive research library.
  • The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is located on the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building in downtown Dallas. The museum examines the life, times, death, and legacy of President John F. Kennedy.

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Watch a movie or listen to some symphonies, there's a plethora of choices.

  • Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center is a concert hall located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas. Ranked one of the world's greatest orchestra halls it opened in September 1989.
  • Texas Theatre is a movie theater located in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas. It gained historical significance on November 22, 1963 as the location of Lee Harvey Oswald's arrest for the Assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy.
  • McFarlin Memorial Auditorium is a proscenium style theatre located on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, it opened in 1926. The theatre has seen several notable speakers and performers!
  • Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre is a theatre at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas. It is one of four venues that comprise the AT&T Performing Arts Center and was dedicated October 12, 2009.

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Watch a game and vibe with the spirit of Texas.

  • Gerald J. Ford Stadium is a stadium in Dallas. The stadium is used primarily for football, and it is home to the Southern Methodist University Mustangs and is frequently used for local high school football games. It opened in the September of 2000.
  • Moody Coliseum is an 7,000-seat multi-purpose arena in University Park, Texas (an inner suburb of Dallas). The arena opened in 1956. It is home to the Southern Methodist University Mustangs basketball team.
  • Cotton Bowl Stadium is an outdoor stadium in Dallas, Texas, south central United States, opening in 1930 at the site of the State Fair of Texas. Concerts or other events using a stage allow the playing field to be used for additional spectators.

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State Fair of Dallas


Experience the culture of Texas!

  • Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show is a massive rodeo and livestock expo in Fort Worth, Texas is the nation's oldest and one of its most famous. The Will Rogers Memorial Center attracts around one million spectators each January for two weeks of Western-style action.
  • St. Patrick's parade in Dallas is the biggest festival of the Southwest with more than a hundred floats and more than 100,000 revelers, the Greenville Avenue St. Patrick's Day Parade along Greenville Avenue features floats, performers, costumes and animals. The parade is more than 30 years old.
  • State Fair of Dallas isAmerica's largest state fair and takes place in Dallas. For one month this city gets seriously festive from the end of September right through October. The location of this Texas-sized fair is just as impressive as the carnival rides, livestock shows, concerts, and awesome food.
  • Mardi Gras Texas Style is aone day event attracts more than 10,000 enthusiasts to enjoy the talents of more than two dozen Texas/Red Dirt & Country music stars showing off their talents on 5 stages all day long.

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Places to Visit

For the tourist in you!

  • Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is a 66-acre botanical garden located at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas. The arboretum is a series of gardens and fountains with a view of the lake and the downtown Dallas skyline.
  • Dallas World Aquarium is a for-profit aquarium and zoo located in the West End Historic District of downtown Dallas. It aids conservation and education by housing many animals that are threatened or endangered as part of a cooperative breeding program with other zoos around the world.
  • Dallas Zoo is a 106-acre zoo located 3 miles south of downtown Dallas, Texas, in Marsalis Park. Established in 1888, it is the oldest and largest zoological park in Texas and is managed by the non-profit Dallas Zoological Society. It is home to over 2,000 animals representing 406 species.
  • Nasher Sculpture Center, opened in 2003, is a museum in Dallas, that houses the Patsy and Raymond Nasher collection of modern and contemporary sculpture. It is located on a 2.4-acre site adjacent to the Dallas Museum of Art in the Dallas Arts District.


Don't have an empty tummy ever again.

Everyday Eating

All restaurants mentioned under this category offer take out, and are affordable for consistent eating!

  • Uncle Uber's at Commerce St serves sandwiches and burgers. It is open on all days of the week from 11:00 am --- 10:00 pm. A full meal costs less than $10.
  • Angry Dog is a traditional American eatery in Dallas, with a price range of $10 or under; per person. Open from 11:00 am to 12:00 am on all days except Sunday.
  • Velvet Taco is an inexpensive Tex-Mex style restaurant at Henderson Avenue. They serve everyday of the week till wee hours of the morning. Usually open from 10:00 am --- 3:00 am this place is the best choice for a student with insomnia.
  • Crushcraft Thai Street Eats is an asian fusion restaurant at Routh Street. It serves on all days of the week from 11:00 am --- 9:30 pm. And a meal comes under $10.
  • Jimmy's Food Store in Dallasis not only a restaurant but also a grocery shop and a wine tasting room. It is an inexpensive option and is open through the week from 9:00 am to 7:30 pm and closed on Sundays.


Fresh and trending!


These drugstores have several branches in Texas, visit their websites to know which one you're closest to.

  • CVS
  • Wallgreens

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Convenience Stores(Grocery/Supermarket)

Popular amongst students and locals alike, there are a lot of branches around Chicago for these stores.

  • Trader Joe's
  • Walmart
  • 7-Eleven
  • Whole Foods Market

Clothing (women & men)

  • Ross Dress for Less in North Dallas
  • Charlotte Russe in North Dallas
  • Forever 21 at Lake Highlands
  • Bullzerk at Lower Greenville
  • Conchito's Discount at Oak Cliff


We're sure you miss the comfort of home.

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Most of the time, you'll find this basic amenity at home or in your apartment building, incase you don't ..

  • Lone Star Laundromats at Coit Road
  • Spin Cycle Washateria at W Illinois Ave
  • JR Coin Laundry at Maple Avenue
  • S&J Coin Laundry at Maple Avenue
  • Speed Wash and Dry at Columbia Avenue

Food Delivery

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