What You Should Know before Your Dallas Visit

If you're considering a trip or vacation close to Dallas, there are some things you need to know prior to packing your bags. Understanding the history, style, and points of interest in the area will help you prepare for and take pleasure in your journey even more when you get there. Take into account these things prior to finalizing any plans to the area.

Dallas is the third biggest city in Texas behind San Antonio and Houston, with a population of 1.3 million individuals. When considered as a metropolitan area, it is generally combined with its neighboring cities Fort Worth and Arlington to develop the Dallas–Fort Worth region. This merged region then becomes the fourth biggest metro area in the country.

Dallas was founded in 1839 by a businessman seeking an excellent trading post area to serve travelers and native Indians. The total city was destroyed by fire in 1860, and it was reconstructed as an even larger town. The first railroads entered the city in 1873, and from that point on Dallas has served as a business site for both industry and commerce. Twenty Fortune 500 companies now call Dallas home, and they have thrived with the telecommunications and technology advancements in the past decade.

Climate can be a bit overwhelming 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, even though humidity is generally not much of a concern here. Winters are gentle, with common temperatures around 40-60 degrees, making for very nice days. Like most southern U.S. cities, springtime is the finest time of year to go to the Big D, when temperatures are average, 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 famous for its modern architecture. Nearby Arlington is home of the football Cowboys and their expansive new stadium, also now a significant 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 points of interest as well.

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