Dallas is a popular destination to be sure. In fact Dallas is the number one visitor destination in the great state of Texas! What makes Dallas such a popular place to visit?
Dallas is located in the North Central part Texas in the Prairies and Lakes region. You can be in Dallas within four hours of most US airports.
Big D, as the locals refer to it, is the 9th largest city in the United States. When you add the surrounding cities the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex region makes up the fourth largest metropolitan area in the nation. The DFW International Airport is the 4th busiest airport in the World.
Dallas is home to an urban arts district, top museums and several performance halls. You'll find events, festivals, exhibitions, shows and performances throughout the year.
Visitors to Dallas will enjoy fun, historic and iconic points of interest. No matter what sights and attractions you visit you're bound have a once in a lifetime experience.
If you're the shopping type Dallas is for you. Dallas is home to retail, trendy, historical and upscale shopping destinations of all sorts. They have malls, boutiques, antique stores, and a whole lot more.
Hungry? Dallas never disappoints when it comes to food. From steak houses and BBQ to ethnic foods of all kinds. Visitors will enjoy Mexican, European, Tex-Mex, Chinese, South American and just about every other type of food you can think of.
Dallas' many entertainment districts are a great way to experience Big D. Families will enjoy some areas while twenty something's will flock to the vibrant nightlife in other areas. Dallas is home to live music concerts, dancing, bars, comedy clubs just to name a few.
Dallas is still home to the Dallas Zoo, Dallas Mavericks and the American Airlines Center, School Book Depository, the Kennedy Memorial, West End marketplace restaurant district, Greenville Avenue entertainment district and the Deep Ellum arts and entertainment district. Additionally each year the State fair of Texas is held in the city of Dallas.
If your trip is focused on visiting the arts district, taking in a Mavs game, the Dallas nightlife, or if you're in town for a meeting you'll want to stay in Dallas proper.
If you're in town for a Cowboy's game, a Ranger's game a national playoff or shopping you might want to make your hub in one of the surrounding cities. (See some of these cities above.) These are towns that you probably never heard of but they are some of the most popular destinations in the Dallas Metro area. And Dallas is just a short drive away.
- Big Bend National Park Athens Scuba Park East Texas Arboretum Palo Duro Canyon State Park Enchanted Rock State Natural AreaTerilingua Ghost Town Palo Duro Canyon Stockyards Station Wildseed Farms George Ranch Historical Park Texas State Railroad Riverwalk The AlamoBandera General Store Fredericksburg Ozona to Fort Stockton on I - 10 Jefferson General StoreBobs Taco Station Food Shark Louie Mueller Barbecue Texas Pride BBQ Big Texan Steak Ranch Dairy Palace Big Top Candy Shop Dirty Martins Place Starlight Theatre Franklin Barbeque
Caves and Caverns
Day Use Facitlities
Hot Air Balloons
National Wildlife Refuges
Nature and Outdoors
Plan Your Trip
- Wacky Texas
- Texas Events
- Day Trips