Dallas is one of the most mythical cities, not only in all of Texas, but also in all of the United States. It has not contributed to the world, the path breaking TV series – Dallas, which was a glorious symbol of the United States representing it all over the world for quite a major time period, it also gave the world, the cowboys and the cheerleaders that everybody so loves. The dining scene has undergone revolutionary growth, making Dallas a happening city to dine in, and the nightlife here may not be the most happening in the United States, but it is great in itself. Today, Dallas is home to the largest art district in the United States, spanning over 68 acres of land. It also has more malls per capita than anywhere else in the United States. The museums of Dallas are a class apart, especially the memorial to President John F Kennedy’s assassination. Dallas brings together art, culture and modernization, unlike any other city and it sure will make you throw your frugality away, just sit back and enjoy it.
Visit the sixth floor museum at the Dealey Plaza, which is the infamous floor from which Lee Harvey Oswald fired those fatal shots that killed President John F Kennedy. Have a meal at the revolving restaurant atop the Reunion Tower as you absorb in amazing 360 degree views of Dallas. The Dallas Museum of Art and the Dallas World Aquarium are also mind-blowing attractions in Dallas. Explore the White Rock Lake Park and enjoy the world famous display gardens at the Dallas Arboretum and the Botanical Gardens. The Zero gravity Thrill Amusement Park at the Dallas Zoo is one of the most loved attractions here.
Most of the action happens downtown, so the best area to stay if you are a thorough tourist looking for a happening experience would be downtown Dallas. You would be well connected by rail too, if you choose to stay in somewhat calmer uptown. Knox-Henderson, Lakewood and Greenville Ave are also good options. Dallas is otherwise quite well connected with public transport, so being close to attractions is not a problem. Stick to figuring out what best suits your budget and preferences.
Dallas loves its sports and cowboys. Anytime there is a sporting or cowboy event going on here, Dallas is jam-packed, literally! In a way, it is good for the fans who travel from far and wide to catch the events, but they need to make sure they book well, well in advance to get all the nice seats and hotels. For others, steer clear of any such events if you want some peace and calm and avoid expensive stuff.
Dallas is the 30th most walkable city in the United States, it is absolutely comfortable to walk or even cycle around. Both downtown as well as uptown is extremely pedestrian friendly. The Dallas Area Rapid Transit provides comfortable and quick public bus and rail services all over Dallas. Dallas is also well-connected to other locations around like Houston, Fort Worth, etc.
The best time to visit Dallas is between September and November. At this time of the year, the temperatures are mild, not so hot, traffic reduces, and you can even catch the Texas state Fair at this time. The Coyboys football season comes between March to May, so though the weather is very comfortable at this time, the crowds pile up due to the cowboys. You can decide what works best for you then.