Everything You Need to Know about Dallas, Texas

If you're thinking about a trip or vacation close to Dallas, there are some things you ought to know before packing your bags. Understanding the history, style, and points of interest in the area will help you plan for and enjoy your journey even more when you get there. Consider these things before 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 normally paired with its neighboring cities Fort Worth and Arlington to develop the Dallas–Fort Worth area. This merged area then turns into the fourth largest metro area in the country.

Dallas was founded in 1839 by a businessman looking for an ideal 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 larger town. The first railroads entered the city in 1873, and from that point on Dallas has served as a commercial site for both industry and commerce. Twenty Fortune 500 corporations now call Dallas home, and they have thrived with the telecommunications and technology developments in the past decade.

Climate 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 local weather is regarded as sub-tropical, although humidity is generally not much of a problem here. Winters are mild, with average temperatures around 40-60 degrees, making for very pleasant days. Like most southern U.S. cities, springtime is the best time of year to visit the Big D, when temperatures are average, 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 structure. Nearby Arlington is home of the football Cowboys and their expansive 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 significant points of interest as well.

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