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Dallas, Texas is an expansive metropolis in north Texas with a population of over 1 Million. The 9th largest city in the US, Dallas is also the leading business and financial center in the Southwest and the top tour destination in Texas. Dallas has it all from a thriving culinary scene, leading arts district, countless luxury accommodations, professional sports, trendy entertainment districts and endless shopping opportunities.


Best time to go

The best time to visit Dallas Fort Worth is between September and November, when the temperatures aren't overwhelmingly hot, the tourist traffic has died down and the Texas State Fair is in full swing. Keep in mind: The Cowboys football season can drive hotel prices up, especially in the Metroplex areas.


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    We're spoilt for choice when it comes to the best things to do in Dallas, also known as the Big D...with good reason. The ballooning metropolis is filled with an abundance of well, everything. When it comes to sports, tickets to a Dallas Cowboys game at the AT&T Stadium is a must, though the Dallas Mavs (basketball) and Dallas Stars (ice hockey) are too worthy of cheer over a cheesy Frito Pie. The arts scene isn't too shabby either. In fact, Dallas has an entire Arts District downtown, packed with fine art museums, performing arts venues and outdoor sculpture pieces. Arriving on an empty stomach? You've come to the right place. Dallas' restaurant scene encompasses everything from uptown glamor (think: afternoon teas, sexy rooftop bars and elevated Southern kitchens) to sauce-all-over-your-face barbecue and Tex-Mex. Disclaimer: the portions are always bigger than you think, so order accordingly.
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Neighborhoods to explore

    Preston Hollow
    Lake Highlands
    Lakewood. Home in Lakewood
    White Rock
    University Park
    Bishop Arts District
    Deep Ellum

Food Specialties

    This city is big in a lot of ways, and the culinary scene is no different the best restaurants in Dallas offer a range well beyond barbeque. Where to begin? The citys bright young chefs make their mark throughout downtown with international flavors blended with Texan charm and a splash of good design. On the casual front, hip eaters in Deep Ellum and Lower Greenville munch at rustic day-to-night hangouts that serve some of the best brunches in Dallas, along with lethal cocktails. And certainly, the glamorous housewives dressed to the nines with champagne in hand lend undeniable status to chic restaurants uptown and in Turtle Creek, too. Whatever your cravings, its an exciting time to sample the citys culinary delights. No, its not just brisket and tortillas here theres also plenty of room for menus that sparkle with caviar, schnitzel, baba ganoush, and handmade dumplings. Trust us: youll need to loosen that belt because you wont be leaving anything on your plate.

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1. Take a Haunted Tour of the West End Historic District - Explore the haunted side of Dallas with a tour of the West End Historic District. Learn about the citys dark past and discover the many ghostly stories surrounding the area.

2. Take a Flight at iFly Indoor Skydiving - Take the thrill of skydiving indoors with a unique flight experience at iFly Indoor Skydiving. You'll be able to experience the thrill of freefall without jumping out of an airplane.

3. Spend an Afternoon at the Nasher Sculpture Center - Spend an afternoon exploring the world-renowned collection of modern and contemporary sculptures at the Nasher Sculpture Center. The outdoor garden is a great place to take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the sculptures.

4. Go Geocaching - Search for hidden treasure with a game of geocaching. Download a geocaching app and search for hidden caches around the

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Fun things to do in with kids

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1. Six Flags Over Texas
What is it? The cr̬me de la cr̬me of Texas theme parks is located in Arlington, halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth.
2. Perot Museum of Nature and Science
What is it? A world-class museum with 11 permanent exhibitions that explore the earth, dinosaurs, sports, and energy from a scientific perspective in the heart of Dallas.
3. Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament
What is it? A family outing within an 11th-century castle, whereby yall are transported to a world of ancient games, sword-fighting, and jousting.
4. White Rock Lake Park
What is it? The 1,015-acre White Rock Lake is stocked with fish, including crappie, catfish, and bass, and thanks to the pretty natural scenery here, this park is one of the most popular spots in Dallas.
5. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
What is it? A sprawling, 66-acre public garden with lush floral displays and several amenities, including a dining terrace, a family gift shop, and various facilities for rent.
6. Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark
What is it? An 80,000-square foot, indoor-outdoor water wonderland located in Grand Prairie, just a short drive away from Dallas.
7. Klyde Warren Park
What is it? A bustling, 5-acre downtown green space built over the recessed Woodall Rodgers Freeway, between St. Paul and Pearl Streets.
8. Dallas Summer Musicals
What is it? The premier nonprofit presenter of Broadway theatre in North Texas.
9. Adventure Landing
What is it? An adrenaline-pumping theme park with dozens of exciting attractions and rides.
10. Dallas Heritage Village
What is it? Combining regional customs, local tradition, and interactive fun, this living history village allows visitors to experience what life was like in North Texas during the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Do you need a car to visit Dallas?

No you don't "need a car, but public transportation won't get you everywhere you might want to go. You might want to use taxis, Lyft or Uber if you are not familiar with the Dallas area. Even trying to navigate by GPS can be a nightmare because of construction and traffic.
PK Welch Lived in Dallas, TX

If you are going to be in JUST Dallas, then no. You can get to pretty much anywhere using the DART system. If you are going to be visiting some of the mid-cities it gets a little bit harder. Some of the mid-cities are on the DART system and some are not. Many of the mids are getting on the VIA system which is pretty good. All that said, VIA doesnt run on Sundays and DART takes forever to get anywhere on Sunday.
Jayson Cooper Lives in Texas (1999 Present)

To drive around and see everything? Id say yes! There is public transportation but Dallas is huge with lots of spread out neighborhoods. Parking is hard but not hard enough that a car isnt worth it!
Mykah Wright Lives in Texas

If you're going to spend your time in Downtown Dallas and the nearby neighborhoods, you can probably manage without one. But Dallas is big, and often people talk about being in Dallas, but actually will be in one of the suburbs. And those are a little iffier. The further out you get, the less reliable you will find public transportation, taxis, and rideshares. The bit about how you're getting to Dallas_
DFW, there's plenty of taxis, and DART light rail from Terminal A. I'm sure that Uber/Lyft are also there, but haven't ever used them. Love field doesn't have light rail, but the Uber/Lyft options are going to be better because the airport is so much closer to downtown Dallas. If you come via Amtrak or Greyhound, you'll already be downtown.
Chris Stevens Born and Raised in Texas

Is Dallas Worth visiting?

Dallas is a large metropolis in Texas and is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. The city is home to many large businesses and is a major center for arts and culture. Dallas is also known for its food scene and has a variety of restaurants to choose from. If you're looking for an exciting city to visit, Dallas is definitely worth considering.
Your Guide / Travel and Tourism - Lives in Egypt (1990 Present)

Oh yes! Lots to see and do. Fort Worth has a lot to offer too and is about 30 min away. I suppose it depends on where you come from and maybe Im bias but I think its worth it!
Mykah Wright Lives in Texas

Are two days enough to visit Dallas?

Two days is not enough for a visit to any major city. Think about what you are interested in seeing. If it's art galleries and museums, history museums, music venues, etc you will need several days for each. Plan well and enjoy.
PK Welch Lived in Dallas, TX

No probably not. But it depends on what you like to do. If you are into the Art definitely Not. If you are into sport maybe. If you like water yes. Site seeing and parks maybe.
RD Bryant Lives in Texas (1988 Present)

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