Dallas: Much more than cowboys

Forget your stereotypes. Dallas is a key part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, an urban center that a quarter of all Texans call home. Barbecue and Tex Mex are only the beginning – a vibrant cultural scene, a passion for sports, and an important economic center are just the beginning of the variety in the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States. After all, its motto is “Living Large and Thinking Big.” The Dallas Convention Center puts you in the heart of the action. Whether coming for a conference, trade show or other business, you’ll never run out of things to do in this Texan hotspot.

Start your trip planning with the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau. 1.3 million people can’t be wrong – Dallas is a great place to live. It’s also huge, so rent a car to get around like the locals. Public transport (known as DART) includes a easy to navigate light rail with more complicated bus system. If flying in, the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is one of the largest in the country by passenger volume.

What to do? See the Dallas Cowboys play football or another of the many sports teams. Museums include one dedicated to the Assassination of JFK. Face your fears at the Zero Gravity Thrill Rides Amusement Park. Grab a free copy of the Dallas Observer to see entertainment offerings including the dynamic music scene and nightlife. When you need to sleep, there are a variety of hotels throughout the city.

Don’t forget shopping at one of the many famous malls. Neiman Marcus was founded here and its downtown flagship store is a destination for local and visitor alike. When you’re hungry stop for local cuisine, like Cristina’s with its fresh salsa. You’ll have no problem finding a meal in your budget.

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