Running in Dallas can be quite an experience as it pretty much substitutes sightseeing. The city itself doesn’t have too many sights and if you are starting downtown like I did at Omni Hotel Dallas, you’ll have an easy time seeing most interesting spots in the city.
While the weather was quite streaky the morning I went running in Dallas, the temperature was actually decent.
That said, I started at Omni Hotel Dallas and first ran to the West, going further to the North and back to the hotel again.
Like that, I covered many interesting areas of the city including Dallas downtown.
Yet, the number of parks on the route is somewhat limited.
Upon leaving the hotel, the first sight I saw was the Union Station, which looks quite historic compared to most other parts in Dallas.
As the station is rather small, it also looks somewhat cute. The Reunion Tower, which is located on the other side of the rails, looks rather moderned and is said to allow a great view of Dallas from the top.
Following the route, it was a little tough to cross the rails again. Yet, I managed to do and found myself in the Museum Quarter of Dallas.
One of the most adorable buildings in my opion is the Old Red Museum, which I was happy to spot while running!
The next sight I spotted while running is the American Airlines Center, which is the sports hub of Dallas.
The building itself is not very impressive, so passing by is the best option while running. Following my route, I decided to go East to Dallas Downtown.
I found one or another quite nice little park, but nothing very spectacular. Yet, it’s worth noting that the skyscrapers look quite nice when running by.
On my way back to Omni Hotel Dallas, I decided to make a little detour to also see the City Hall.
This one might have been a highlight of sightseeing dozens of years ago, but looks quite weird nowadays. In the same area, you can also spot the Convention Center and Pioneer Plaza, where you can find dozens of longhorn cattle sculptures, which remind visitors of the past.
I found this “monument” to be one of the highlights. Yet, Pioneer Plaza itself is also quite nice. Just a few steps from there, I was back at my hotel.
Honestly, running in Dallas has not been a real highlight, but if you don’t have much time to see Dallas, I’d recommend to skip sightseeing and go running on this route instead!