Dallas Travel Guide
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- 98%Local Culture
- 98%Family Travelers
- 98%Luxury Travelers
- 98%Nightlife Lovers
- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member Reviews (184)
- DallasMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Nov 27, 2013
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.
- DallasMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersOct 25, 2013
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.
- DallasMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 17, 2013
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.Recommended for:Family Travelers
- DallasJan 29, 2013
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!
- DallasJan 04, 2013
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!
- DallasMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 1Sep 14, 2012
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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