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    Everything is bigger in Texas, and hotter. Great sports town, good BBQ, and American history places of interest.

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  • Dallas

    Am living in Dallas at this time. I came here working for American Airlines and found it a nice town -- if you have a job. It is also a good town to run a Travel Agency -- which I do now -- because it has easy access to most of the world. It also has 41/2 star hotels [Mansion] - Good BBQ [Sonny Bryans] - and plenty Cold Beer [Shiner].

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  • DallasPro 2014
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    Only passing through but even in the airport everyone was super nice. I'll have to make a point of returning to Texas one day to explore a bit more!

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    Dallas is one of those cities that you just can't help having mixed feelings about. It is the 9th largest city in the US with the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area having a population of over 6.5 million. The first thing you will notice about the city is its iconic skyline filled with modernist (Reunion Tower, JFK Memorial, I.M. Pei's Dallas City Hall) and postmodernist (Fountain Place, Bank of America Plaza, Renaissance Tower, JPMorgan Chase Tower, Comerica Bank Tower) buildings. Second only to Kansas City, the city is also well known for its barbecue. Unlike Kansas City however, this Texas town mixes in its own flavor of Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine making it a hot-spot for foodies. Dallas offers endless opportunities to get out and do things around the city. If you like sports, Dallas has professional teams in soccer, hockey, football, basketball, baseball, rugby and other sports. The only downfall is that Dallas is big and when you are there you will notice this. If you are driving, make sure to get directions because maps are deceiving here. Looking at a map a location could be one mile away, but you will get there expecting to be able to make a left turn into the parking lot, but you will be required to drive a mile further, make a u-turn and come back up the other side of the street. This leads to a lot of driving.

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    If it wasn't for the friendly Texans (I'm excluding the drug pushers at the Greyhound Bus Station), downtown Dallas could be your typical anonymous metropolis. Thankfully, with attractions like Gilley's (a good place to get yer two step on) and Deep Ellum (for those more into alt-country or anything other than the mainstream), Dallas's ambitious skyline, jutting up from the high plains of North Texas, offers up a little bit of everything that Texas is known for. Small wonder, Mr. Malick shot some of his scenes for the Tree of Life here.

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  • DallasPro 2014
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    I find Dallas to be a bit sterile and generic. It is a clean city, but there isn't much to do or see beyond the typical restaurants, bars, and cafes. Plus, it's still fairly spread out, so you'll have to do a lot of ample driving to get around the city.

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    Dallas is the eighth most populous city in the United States and the third most populous city in the state of Texas.

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  • Dallas

    Well, Dallas is my hometown. So, I'm well-qualified to share about it. Dallas has fabulous dining options and it's a shopper's paradise. Culture lovers can experience above par museums and art collections, as well as symphonies, operas and plays. Traffic has its moments, but overall I believe it is not nearly as bad as some other major cities I've been in. Dallas is also a sport lovers paradise...Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks, Stars. Downtown and Uptown have experienced a resurgence in living, dining, clubs and culture. The only downside for me...the hot, hot summers!!! Make sure you're near a pool if you visit during the summer!

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  • Dallas

    Well, its warm most of the time! And, of course, hot as hell in the summer!! But still a great city! 9th largest in population in the USA. Largest arts district now in the entire United States (Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, Crow Collection of Asian Art, Winspear Opera House (only 3 years old), Wyly Theatre, the City Center Theatre, Meyerson Symphony Hall (google the Dallas Symphony Orchestra) and the Majestic Theatre (Broadway plays). If you live and work near the DART light rail system, you'll have no resportation issues at all (daily fare, $4.00 as many rides you want to take). Jewish Heritage Museum located in the West End. Employment rate is lower than national average. State Fair of Texas -- largest state fair in the USA -- is fun event each October. For more information, see www.visitdallas.com. Best of all, NO state income tax!

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    NOT much to do here at all, boring night life, only bars, barely any clubbing life...freeways are bad here & people follow trends in LA here... =(

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  • Dallas

    Clean cosmopolitan city with distinct neighborhoods and its clean and it is better than Austin and houston

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  • Dallas

    I am here on a business trip and it is fabolous!! The people are great and the food is amazing. The city reminds me of Atlanta, traffic sucks, but where doesn't after 5.

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  • Dallas

    I've been to Dallas more times than I can remember! It is a great mini vacation away from little Amarillo and a great way to see and explore big city life.

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  • DallasPro 2014
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    I was in Dallas to run a half marathon and I figured I'd just stay in my hotel room or just visit Dealey Plaza, but there was so much more to do and see here. It's a clean downtown, maybe a little sterile, but fun nonetheless.

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  • Dallas

    Dallas has a lot more than I ever thought it would. Texas too for that matter. It's a really nice city that has everything that you could ever want, but it's a huge city and you definitely need a car to get anywhere.

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  • Dallas

    Ride the free trolley around McKinney Ave., stroll around with some gelato, stop for a coffee and a chat, or grab a bite. There's always something to do uptown even if you aren't in the shopping mood. The stores are a little pricey so bring some cash if you plan on shopping. This is a neighborhood where you'll see luxury cars and designer bags everywhere you look. A nice way to spend a Saturday.

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  • Dallas

    This city was not what I expected Texas to be like - it was even better. Dallas has some great restaurants and a lot of history and charm. Don't miss out on the JFK Memorial or the huge mall.

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  • Dallas

    Dallas is great city very beautiful i was there long time ago like 15 years it was wonderful good food great place 2 be if u around :))))

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  • Dallas
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    Not better then Austin, that's for sure but there are some decent attractions in Dallas, like the Galleria Mall which has an H&M! You have the American Airlines Center, where all the big concerts are held along with Mavericks' and Stars' games take place. The State Fair of Texas happens here too, which is pretty much the deep-fries foods champion.

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  • Dallas

    Dallas has everything i love going there and shopping or just for a night away even though i only live 15 minutes away its always something to do in Dallas

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Big hair, scandal, and flashy spending are lingering impressions of this Texan city left over from the 1980s TV show. In reality, Dallas does offer loads of shopping and you can certainly see the upper crust at play uptown and on McKinney Ave. Delving a bit deeper than the stereotypes, you’ll find opportunities to take in a rodeo, golf, ride the roller coasters at Six Flags Texas, take in a Dallas Cowboys football game, or arrive in autumn to explore the Texas State Fair, second largest in the nation. The supposedly haunted park White Rock Lake is also just outside of town and lovely for walking in, assuming you’re not flustered by the possibility of a supernatural encounter. Deep Ellum (for hipsters) and downtown (for whoever) is where the best nightlife is found.

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