Visitors Guide to Dallas, Texas

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Situated in the northeastern area of the state of Texas, the dynamic city of Dallas was founded in 1841 as a trading post.

Today, Dallas is the 9th largest city in the U.S. and the third largest in Texas, with a population of 1,281,047.

Dallas-Fort Worth Arlington MSA consists of 12 counties: Collin, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Wise.

Acclaimed as a leading corporate center, Dallas is also well known for its wealth of impressive shopping facilities, superb restaurants, animated nightlife, tourist attractions, and major American sporting outlets.

It also incorporates many smaller communities and historical neighborhoods. Amongst these locations are the over 20 square blocks of the Arts District, Swiss Avenue Historic District – listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the West End area – an ideal region for visitors to Dallas to embark upon their sightseeing.

Dallas tourist attractions

Tourist attractions in Dallas are impressive, making Dallas the perfect holiday destination for the whole family.

Among the main cultural attractions noteworthy in the city, there are the Dallas Museum of Art, which hosts more than 22,000 works spanning 5,000 years of history, making it one of the ten biggest museums in the country; The Crow Collection of Asian Art, one of only a few of museums in the country entirely dedicated to the arts and cultures of Japan, China, India, and Southeast Asia; the African American Museum; and the George W. Bush Presidential Center located on the campus of Southern Methodist University.

Top family attractions include the Dallas Zoo, the Dallas World Aquarium, and the Dallas Children's Theater. Other famous places in Dallas are the Six Flags Over Texas amusement park, the many golf courses, and parks around town.

Dallas also hosts several events and festivals all year round, as many free activities to do.

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Dallas shopping

Dallas is a vibrant shopping destination offering an array of unique shops and stores. Facilities include many designer outlets, well-known department stores, numerous boutiques, and shopping malls.

Popular shopping areas include the NorthPark Center with over 235 unique retailers and luxury stores, the Highland Park Village that houses high-end designer stores, the Mockingbird Station located in midtown Dallas with over 35 eateries and stores side by side with lofts and offices.

The city doesn't offer only luxury and exclusive shops but also vintage markets, thrift shops, and six music stores filled with vinyl records and memorabilia for collectors.

Dallas is also a wealth of corporate headquarters and substantial businesses; the number of companies relocating in the city seems to increase every year. The economy in Dallas is flourishing, and therefore this city continues to be a favorite for long-term growth.

Dallas transportation

The city of Dallas is easily reachable thanks to the Dallas-Forth Worth International Airport. The airport stands around 15 miles from the city center and offers a range of convenient ground transportation to reach every area of the city.

Visitors willing to get around Dallas can choose from different means of transport, from renting a car to the well structured public transport, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART).

The DART operates a reliable bus system, including a light rail network and famous trams, which travel between the Arts and Uptown Districts.

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Dallas food and drinks

A big city like Dallas must have an abundance of dining options to suit every palate of the demanding business owners and shoppers walking along its streets. Restaurants, cafes, and bars primarily concentrate around Dallas's central areas, which are Downtown Dallas, Deep Ellum, Greenville Avenue, and Uptown.

Visitors can find a wide selection of international cuisine, including French, Greek, Spanish, Italian, Thai, Chinese, Indian, and traditional Texan and Mexican dishes.

Dallas offers a wide variety of eateries, cocktails and rooftop bars, karaoke and sports bars, and other places to enjoy live music, craft beer, or simply have a late-night snack.

Weather in Dallas

Dallas has a subtropical and humid climate with hot summers and cool winters. Temperatures during July and August are at their hottest, with an average high of 96.0 °F and an average low of 76.7 °F.

Spring is the wettest season of the year, but, along with autumn, they are moderate and pleasant. The winters in Dallas are cool; January is the coldest month of the year, with an average daytime high of 56.8 °F and an average nighttime low of 37.3 °F.

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