Striking architecture, dazzling streets and stunning greenery are some of the attributes of a major city in the state of Texas, Dallas. It is the largest urban center of the Dallas metropolitan area which is the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States.
It has also been ranked ninth in the country and third in Texas after Houston and San Antonio. The city also happens to be ranked the third-largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the country. In the latest rankings as released in 2013, Dallas was graded as a “beta plus” world city by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group & Network and 14th in world rankings in terms of GDP by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
The affluent city of Dallas offers so many sightseeing and opportunities that you will be flooded with choices. The art and history buffs will find a lot to explore with Dallas Museum of Art, The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository, The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Perot Museum of Nature and Science Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, Nasher Sculpture Center, Old Red Museum, Frontiers of Flight Museum and Dallas Holocaust Museum.
The nature adorers can cherish the numerous scenic spots such as Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, White Rock Lake Park Klyde Warren Park, Dallas World Aquarium and Fair Park. The wildlife lovers can discover some wonderful species of fauna at the Dallas Zoo.
Some of the other major attractions include Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Pioneer Plaza, Dallas Cattle Drive Sculptures, Reunion Tower, American Airlines Center Bishop Arts District, Southern Methodist University, Highland Park Village, Katy Trail, NorthPark Center and John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.
For the gluttons looking to relish some mouthwatering meals, The French Room, Rise no. 1 Jimmy’s Food Store, Kenny’s Wood Fired Grill, Pappas Bros. Steakhouse and Truluck’s Seafood, Steak, and Crab House are the perfect destinations. While for the party rockers, The Centurion Lounge, Kung Fu Saloon Round Up Saloon, Four Corners Brewing Company, The Balcony Club, and Sons of Hermann Hall are the best spots to spice up their nights.
Best Time to Visit
September to November is the best time to visit Dallas, with moderate temperatures, the visitor’s traffic on the lower side and the Texas State Fair in its full swing. If you are lucky, you can also find some cheap flights to Dallas.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), is the primary commercial airport serving Dallas and is the third busiest airport in the world by aircraft movements and the ninth busiest airport in the world in terms of passenger traffic.