Dallas, Texas home of oil and cotton
If you are looking for somewhere to go this holiday, you won’t be disappointed if you visit Dallas. There is so much to see and do for couples or families, that you are bound to be busy the entire trip.
Having been under Spanish rule until 1821, Dallas was incorporated as a city in 1856. Dallas is the ninth largest city in the United States and considered the third largest city in Texas. Known for its importance in oil and cotton, Dallas has a thriving economy in banking, computer technology and transportation. Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is one of the largest business airports in the world.
But not everything about Dallas has to do with business, it’s a cultural and art filled city with streets filled with museums, theatres and parks.
If it is art you like, then take a couple of days and visit the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center and the Sixth Floor Museum. Take a night out and enjoy entertainment in The Dallas Children’s Theatre, Winspear Opera House or the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre.
The City Performance Hall is a popular attraction and always has an event on which shouldn’t be missed.
If you are travelling with children, there is a lot to keep them occupied from the Dallas World Aquarium to the Dallas Zoo to Ice Skating. There is always something for everyone in Dallas.
Littered with parks you must be sure to visit Fair Park, Pizza Hut Park and don’t forget to visit Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.
If you are not a person who enjoys art, music and culture then you may enjoy Zero Gravity Dallas. This adult thrill amusement park includes bungee jumping and thrill roller coasters, which will have you screaming with enjoyment.
There is also a farmers market which is easily accessible using the city’s excellent public transport system. Choose between rail and public bus and you can get to anywhere in the city with ease.
Dallas is also home to lots of hotels, each offering outstanding service and amenities. If you are looking for an ideal hotel near the airport, then Fairfield by Marriot DFW North is for you. Located close to Delaney Vineyards, Grapevine Mills Mall and the Bear Creek Golf Club, this hotel offers a fitness facility and is close to public transport.
If you are looking for somewhere central then Adolphus Hotel is the one you need. Close to Renaissance Tower, Dallas World Aquarium and the Sixth Floor Museum, this hotel offers a restaurant, coffee shop, twenty four hour room service, a fitness facility and valet parking.
Another hotel you may like to consider is Sheraton Dallas North by the Galleria. This hotel is conveniently located close to North Park Center and the Frontiers or Flight Museum. It offers a restaurant, lounge bar, outdoor and indoor pools, sauna, fitness facility and a gift shop.
Affordably priced Magnolia Hotel is ideally situated close to the airport and Renaissance Tower. This hotel offers a restaurant, lounge bar, health club, steam room, fitness facility, library, coffee shop and valet parking. If you are looking for somewhere central where you can visit the Dallas County Historical Plaza, the Dallas City Hall and the Dallas Convention Center, then this is the perfect hotel for you.
If you haven’t visited the city before, you will be pleasantly surprised. Dallas has always been given the impression of being filled with vast land and ranches, but the city center is a hub of activity, culture and art.
There is something for everyone including going to see the Dallas Symphony Orchestra play, seeing a fantastic performance at one of the many theatres or soaking up some culture in one of the many museums.
Some Other Things To Do:
Dallas has over 400 parks.
The Dallas Zoo.
Six Flags over Texas is right next to Dallas, in Arlington.
The Dallas Galleria , Highland Park Village, and NorthPark Center are major shopping centers.
Thriving adult nightlife – gay, single, dance, karaoke, sport, cocktail, dive, and live music bars.
Sporting events- Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Stars Hockey, etc..