All About Dallas: Things to Know before You Visit

If you're considering a trip or vacation close to Dallas, there are some points you ought to know before packing your bags. Understanding the history, style, and sights in the region will help you prepare for and enjoy your journey even more when you get there. Think about these things before finalizing any plans to the region.

Dallas is the third largest city in Texas behind San Antonio and Houston, with a population of 1.3 million people. When thought of as a metropolitan area, it is generally combined with its neighboring cities Fort Worth and Arlington to develop the Dallas–Fort Worth area. This merged location then turns into the fourth largest metro area in the country.

Dallas was founded in 1839 by a businessman searching for an ideal trading post location to serve travelers and native Indians. The entire city was destroyed by fire in 1860, and it was reconstructed as an even bigger town. The first railroads entered the city in 1873, and from that stage on Dallas has served as a commercial hub for both industry and commerce. Twenty Fortune 500 businesses now call Dallas home, and they have thrived with the telecommunications and technology developments in the past decade.

Local weather can be a bit daunting to non-Texans. In the summer, typical temperatures reach close to 100 degrees, making it one of the hottest cities in the U.S. The local weather is considered sub-tropical, although humidity is commonly not much of an issue here. Winters are mild, with regular temperatures around 40-60 degrees, making for very nice days. Like most southern U.S. cities, springtime is the best time of year to check out the Big D, when temperatures are moderate, humidity low and the trees, flowers and bushes are in full bloom.

There is a broad selection of things to do and places to see in Dallas area. The city is well known for its modern day architecture. Nearby Arlington is home of the football Cowboys and their famous new stadium, also now a major vacationer attraction. The Museum of Art, Arboretum, Dallas Zoo, and Sixth Floor Museum — to honor the life of John F. Kennedy, the president assassinated in Dallas — are all main sights as well.

(Back to Articles)   viewed: 5728


Articles

Adventure Expeditions LLC

costa rica travel, costa rica adventures, costa rica vacation, costa rica lodges, belize travel, belize adventure travel, belize vacation, belize lodges, panama travel, panama adventure travel, panama vacation, panama lodges, honduras travel, honduras adventures, honduras vacation, honduras lodges, nicaragua travel, nicaragua adventure, nicaragua vacation, peru travel, machu picchu, inca trail, peru adventures, peru lodges, peru vacation, ecuador vacation, ecuador lodges, ecuador adventure, ecuador vacation. galapagos, galapagos adventure, galapagos cruises, galapagos yachts, amazon, amazon river travel, amazon lodges, amazon adventure, amazon vacation, venezuela adventure, venezuela lodges, angel falls, bahamas travel, bahamas adventure, bahama villas, out island bahamas, island travel, island vacation, island adventures, fiji travel, fiji cruises, adventure honeymoon, family vacations, family adventures, africa adventure, africa travel, south africa travel, south africa safari, africa safari, safaris, kenya travel, kenya safari, kenya lodges, tanzania lodges, tanzania adventure, tanzania safari, wildlife safari, game lodges, tented safaris, africa adventure, eco travel, eco adventures, eco vacation, eco safaris, active vacation, adventure vacation, adventure expeditions, expeditions, adventure tours, tours, africa tours, central america tours, south america tours, eco tours

Quantum Internet Systems, Inc.
Creator of Quantum Web Engine Site Powered by Quantum Web Engine Web Articles