What You Should Know before Your Dallas Visit

If you're thinking about a trip or vacation close to Dallas, there are a few things you ought to know prior to packing your bags. Understanding the history, style, and points of interest in the area will help you plan for and take pleasure in your trip even more when you get there. Think about these things prior to finalizing any plans to the area.

Dallas is the third largest city in Texas behind San Antonio and Houston, with a populace of 1.3 million individuals. When considered as a metropolitan area, it is generally combined with its neighboring cities Fort Worth and Arlington to produce the Dallas–Fort Worth region. This merged area 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 whole city was destroyed by fire in 1860, and it was rebuilt as an even larger town. The first railroads entered the city in 1873, and from that stage on Dallas has served as a commercial center 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, average temperatures reach close to 100 degrees, making it one of the hottest cities in the U.S. The climate is considered sub-tropical, even though humidity is generally not much of a problem here. Winters are gentle, with normal temperatures around 40-60 degrees, making for very nice days. Like most southern U.S. cities, springtime is the best time of year to visit the Big D, when temperatures are moderate, humidity low and the trees, flowers and bushes are in full bloom.

There is a broad variety of things to do and places to see in Dallas area. The city is well known for its contemporary architecture. Nearby Arlington is home of the football Cowboys and their expansive new stadium, also now a main 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 important points of interest as well.

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