Addison

Addison is a suburb of Dallas and is one of the area's most popular places. Addison's main attractions are based around restaurants, and has some of the most restaurants per square mile in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

Get in

Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison

By Car: Addison is centered on the intersection of Belt Line Road and Dallas North Tollway. It is almost completely surrounded by North Dallas. The tolls from Downtown Dallas amount to less than 2 dollars.

By bus: Public transit via DART buses is found at the Addison Transit Station on Arapaho Rd, one block north of Belt Line Rd on Quorum Road. This is right next to Addison Circle Park, making it a convenient option if you are attending a festival or show at the WaterTower. The main dining strip is a 5-10 minute walk south to Belt Line.

By plane: Addison is served commercially by Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and Love Field, but also has its own airport for private planes and corporate aviation. Private jet service is available from multiple fixed base operators. International travelers can utilize the airport's 24-hour Customs port.

Get around

Addison Circle park, in Addison, Texas

By Car: Driving along Belt Line Road can be slow at the heaviest dining times, but usually not too bad. Weekday lunch time and weekend evenings have the worst traffic. If a festival is happening, especially KaboomTown, expect to sit in traffic much longer.

Be watchful for traffic cops as they are strict and tend to hide themselves well. Arapaho Road, Belt Line Road, Midway Road and Quorum Road are well patrolled.

By Bus: Most placed in Addison are accessible by DART bus.

On Foot/Bicycle: Most streets in Addison have sidewalks, and the city is working to make the city more accessible on foot or by bike. There are bicycle racks on the front of all DART buses serving Addison. The Les Lacs Linear Park is available in the southern part of Addison for a quiet and pleasant 2.7-mile paved trail.

See

Do

Festivals

Addison holds some of the best festivals around. Addison believes in making every celebration as big as possible, and they follow through quite well. Each of these festivals are in Addison Circle Park (SW corner of Quorum Dr. and Addison Circle. DART Addison Transit Center).

Live Entertainment

Parks

Addison residents are proud of their parks and feature some of the best in the metroplex

Buy

Eat

When you get hungry, there are over 170 restaurants in the city's 4 square miles, enough to satisfy any taste. Most of Addison's restaurants are located on Belt Line Rd, which is commonly called "Restaurant Row". DART Bus #400 runs along the entire length of Belt Line Rd in Addison, and connects with the Addison Transit Center. While you can find just about anything you want on Restaurant Row, there are many unique restaurants found on the connecting streets.

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Drink

Sleep

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Stay safe

Addison is actually a safe place overall. As Addison caters to the more affluent crowd the city does not really have a lower income neighborhood. The only people that you have to watch out for are the drunks, and the Addison police (in case you're the one that's drunk). Don't yell at the police officers, and if they give you a command you should do what they say. The police can be strict, but they're still there to protect and serve.

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