Everything's bigger in Texas: the highways; the malls; the steak. While Dallas has a reputation for being materialistic and image-obsessed, that doesn't mean the Big D' comes up empty handed when visitors ask for some entertainment.
For starters, the nation's largest Art District resides here. The massive Dallas Museum of Art houses a number of collections, including ancient American, contemporary, African, and ancient Mediterranean art.
While visitors probably won't want to spend much time outside during the summer months, most of the year is just fine for outdoor activities. Numerous festivals, parades, and fairs take place during all seasons. And when those August days bring sizzling heat waves, visitors can bounce between the various indoor options, especially Dallas' renowned barbecue restaurants and smokehouses.
Visitors will probably want to stay within the main neighborhoods: Highland and University Park (north); Greenville and Lakewood (east); Downtown (central). South Dallas mostly offers strip malls and residential areas.
|Airports:||Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport|
|Electricity:||120 V, 60 Hz|
|Tipping:||15-20% at restaurants|
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