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Dallas Travel Guide, Texas

Dallas is the ninth largest city in the USA and established its reputation as a place for entrepreneurs and go-getters. In true Texas fashion, this is a city meant for superlatives.

The ‘black gold’ made its mark on the city when a prospector named ‘Dad’ Joiner struck oil 160km (100 miles) east of Dallas in 1930, leading to the development of the East Texas Oilfield and since then Dallas became a focus for the oil industry.

Unfortunately for Dallas, despite all its zeal and innovative energy, it will also be remembered for the assassination of President J F Kennedy on 22 November 1963.

Whether visited in the mild winters or hot summers, when air conditioning is an absolute necessity, Dallas offers a variety of accommodation that can rival any other major US city. Hotels come in every price range, accommodating the size of every pocketbook so you can choose to be it in a humble apartment or in the Mansion on Turtle Creek, ranked in 2004 as one of the world’s top hotels by CondeNast Traveler, Travel Leisure and Harper’s Hideaway Report among others. Dallas hotels are filling fast, so make your Dallas hotel plans today!

Seeing the city and its many attractions becomes a mixture of choices. You can get to know it by foot, bike, or vehicle or just pick. Dallas tours that will guide you right whether by group, or by yourself, whether all day or one hour. And there is a wide range of prices. Dallas tours are a great way to make your vacation an adventure.

Dallas is a place that makes it hard on one to decide what to do first. Dallas recreation offers action for the need to get outside types with hunting, fishing, hiking, golf, tennis, and camping. For those seeking action under a roof, Dallas recreation includes such favorites as bowling alleys, skating rinks, entertainment centers, and day spas. Whatever your preference, Dallas recreation will fill your vacation with fun!

Dallas attractions don’t forget about family offering great amusement parks, lakes, water parks, and museums. The sports lovers are also remembered with the Dallas Cowboys Football Team, Dallas Mavericks Basketball team, and the Dallas Stars Hockey Team. You can find whatever attracts you, in Dallas!

Dallas is not a city that sneers at having fun. The frozen margarita cocktail and the Tex-Mex chicken fajita are both Dallas innovations and it is also known for steak, Mexican food and BBQ eateries throughout the city.

Dallas restaurants offer something from everywhere, in every price range, and everywhere in the city. Whether you're looking for an upscale French restaurant or a budget Chinese buffet, Dallas restaurants have your menu. Dallas restaurants cover the globe's cuisine, a full range of pricing, and there's a great Dallas restaurant right around every corner.

Dallas events happen year round, and celebrate all that is best of this great city. Whether you want to see the opening games of its many professional sports teams, share great music and art, food and fun, history and heritage with every visitor, or see the first cowboy out of the shoot at the rodeo, Dallas events will get you there!

A vacation in Dallas delivers the biggest and best that Texas has to offer, it has year round recreation, attractions, nightlife and events to excite the interests of any visitor. Whether you’re seeking sun, fun, adrenaline, or tranquility, you’ll find just what you’re looking for in Dallas.

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  • cipristbKenny's Wood Fired Grill
    travel tip by cipristb posted more then 30 days ago
    They serve excellent grill dishes at Kenny's Wood Fired Grill and Grey Goose Vodka, something I drank for the first time in my life. The bar area gets quite busy in the evening, full of locals and visitors as well. I had a great...
  • kachou_nThe French Room
    travel tip by kachou_n posted more then 30 days ago
    Located in downtown Dallas in the renowned Hotel Adolphus, The French Room is a 5-star restaurant and one of the most prestigious and exquisite in the whole city. We dined only once in the restaurant, on our last night, and at first we...
  • Sayuri87Dallas World Aquarium
    travel tip by Sayuri87 posted more then 30 days ago
    Amazing sea life, wild animals and a lot of fun was what we found in the Dallas World Aquarium the last time we visited the city. There are so many things to see and to learn about that maybe a few ours would not be enough, except if you...
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    Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)Fort Worth/Dallas, TX (DFW)09/07/201407:05 am
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    El Paso, TX (ELP)Fort Worth/Dallas, TX (DFW)09/05/201408:45 am
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    Philadelphia, PA (PHL)Fort Worth/Dallas, TX (DFW)08/19/201407:20 pm
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