Bigger is better in Texas. Dallas, Texas, also known as The Big D to its locals, is not only known for being the birthplace of the margarita machine, but is recognized as the 9th largest city in the state filled with many eye-catching sites any Texan would take pride in. Whether you’re looking for a fun place to go two-stepping or wanting to enjoy America’s favorite pastime, Dallas is your answer. Here is why we love Dallas and you should too!
1. The art scene
The Dallas Arts District, the largest contiguous urban arts district in the state, first graced the city in January of 2009. The urban art district is the home of a symphony center, an opera house, a park and many other attractions. The 68 acre district is open to all tourists and Dallasites alike for an abundance of performances and art museums. The Design District is also a place to add to your Dallas bucket list as stunning architecture and an array of restaurants fill the city’s downtown and surrounding areas.
2. The Texas State Fair
Once a year during the months of September and October, Dallas is transformed into a fried food lover’s paradise. For 24 days, the Texas State Fair brings Texans from across the state for a one-of-a-kind event full of entrainment and exhibits the entire family will love. After snapping a picture with the most famous and tallest Texan at the fair, be sure to check out the wide variety of food establishments that are unlike any other. From Deep Fried Sweet Tea to Texas Redneck Nachos, the fair has got it all to fill the bellies of any Texan that’s brave enough to give them a try!
3. The Sports
If there’s one thing Dallas takes pride in, it’s their professional sports teams. Home to the Dallas Cowboys, holders of five Super Bowl wins, and the Dallas Stars, winner of the 1999 Stanley Cup, the city is a place for sports lovers to unite to cheer on their favorite teams. Head on over to the American Airlines Center to catch Maverick’s game, a basketball team holding the title of 2011 NBA national champions. If baseball is more your sport, take a trip out to Arlington to catch a Texas Rangers game, another beloved DFW team that was named American League champions in 2010 and 2011.
4. The parks
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life and plan a trip to one of the 381 parks Dallas has to offer. The sky is the limit for a Dallas outdoor adventure with the Wagging Tail dog park, White Rock Lake, or the Lakeland Hills Skate Park to name a few. Numerous biking, running, and hiking trails including other natural areas really add to the vibrant city life making Dallas the perfect place for a weekend getaway.