Before there was a Highland Park or a Westlake, the movers and shakers of Dallas lived on historic Swiss Avenue in Old East Dallas. Most of the houses still look the way they did nearly 100 years ago.
In East Dallas, the Fitzhugh Ave. gates to the Swiss Avenue Historic District are in need a good scrubbing after taggers sprayed the entrance with graffiti early this morning.
Driving the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex is a twisty pretzel of interstate highways, tangled and salty with people in a hurry. Getting out of town can be the best way to spend a day, and past those highways, it’s all scenery. Try out these off-the-beaten path options for some of the best scenic drives near Dallas-Fort Worth.