Hit the High End in Dallas-Fort Worth

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The French Room in The Adolphus
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"Carmen" at the Dallas Opera
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The Dallas Opera

French mezzo-soprano Stéphanie d'Oustrac made her American debut this past fall playing the title role in "Carmen" at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas' Arts District. In addition to noted mainstage performances, the Dallas Opera offers family performances and special events.

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Ge-O Deck at Reunion Tower
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Reunion Tower

You can't get much higher. After a trip to Reunion Tower's Ge-O Deck for a spectacular city view. Step into Wolfgang Puck's Five Sixty for a modern take on Asian cuisine, with Asian beer and sake. 

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Beet risotto at The French Room
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The French Room

Inside The Adolphus, a historic luxury hotel in downtown Dallas, The French Room is award-winning fine dining at its best. The exquisitely prepared French cuisine, in five-course tasting or a la carte, is highlighted by its elegant surroundings.

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The Dallas Symphony Orchestra
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Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Providing some of the best music in the city, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra entertains with classics like Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky, the music of Abba and the Jurassic Park Movie in Concert. There's something for everyone.

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Akaushi beef from Knife
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Knife

After a night at the orchestra, Knife, is about steak. Local purveyors provide cuts that can be savored alone or shared by a table after an aging process of up to 240 days.

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Jimmy Choo in Highland Park Village
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Highland Park Village

It's high end for sure at Highland Park Village, the country's first self-contained shopping center and the prototype for shopping centers across the country. See a movie at the historic Village Theatre, or go straight for shops the likes of Harry Winston, Fendi and Cartier.

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Stock car ride-alongs at Texas Motor Speedway
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Texas Motor Speedway

For firsthand driving excitement, the Texas Motor Speedway has you covered from stock car ride-alongs to racing Indy cars, Ferrari's and Lamborghinis around the track. Check the schedule for dates. 

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American Airlines Center
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American Airlines Center

The NBA's Dallas Mavericks and the NHL's Dallas Stars call the American Airlines Center home and it plays host to some of the hottest acts in entertainment. Go top shelf with courtside seats or impress the group by renting a suite.

By Scott Rouch

Dallas-Fort Worth is a varied metropolis with no end of things to do. A high-end outing can be in an expected place like the Highland Park Village or through a sightseeing trip and a top-notch restaurant. These are some of the chic experiences to be had in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

Scott Rouch
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