What You Should Know before Your Dallas Visit

If you're considering a trip or vacation around Dallas, there are a few things you should know prior to packing your bags. Understanding the history, style, and attractions in the region will help you plan for and take pleasure in your trip even more when you get there. Consider these things prior to finalizing any plans to the region.

Dallas is the third largest metropolis in Texas behind San Antonio and Houston, with a populace of 1.3 million individuals. When thought of as a metropolitan area, it is commonly paired with its neighboring cities Fort Worth and Arlington to create the Dallas–Fort Worth region. This merged region then turns into the fourth largest metro area in the country.

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

Local weather can be a bit overwhelming to non-Texans. In the summer, typical temperatures hover around 100 degrees, making it one of the hottest cities in the U.S. The local weather is regarded as sub-tropical, even though humidity is normally not much of an issue here. Winters are gentle, with common temperatures around 40-60 degrees, making for very pleasant days. Like most southern U.S. cities, springtime is the finest 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 vast selection of things to do and places to see in Dallas area. The city is famous for its modern structure. Nearby Arlington is home of the football Cowboys and their famous new stadium, also now a major tourist 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 significant attractions as well.

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