The population in North Texas totals more than 7.1 million and spans more than two-dozen cities and towns. If anyone complains that there's nothing to do in Dallas-Fort Worth, they're not looking hard enough. There are a lot of restaurants, bars, movie theaters, museums and more in North Texas. (And you can find details on almost all of those at guidelive.com!)

The most exciting restaurants opening in Dallas in 2017

We consulted Foursquare.com to collect reviewers' favorite places, from burger joints to thrift stores, from pizza places to dance clubs.

Note that the rankings aren't necessarily based on the 10 "best" places; they're the 10 most checked-in and reviewed places on Foursquare as of October 2016.

Need an idea of where to eat dinner? How to entertain your in-laws? Where to let your dog run? Consult these Top 10 of Everything lists:

Burger joints

Sports bars

Pizza places

Dog parks

Sushi restaurants

Coffee shops

Dance nightclubs

Barbecue joints

Museums

Dive bars

(Dive into a deeper look at dive bars here.)

Vintage/thrift stores

Cocktail bars

Tacos 

Steakhouses

Parks

Karaoke bars

All illustrations by Michael Hogue. (They're cool, aren't they?)

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