All About Dallas: Things to Know before You Visit

If you're considering a trip or vacation around Dallas, there are some points you should know prior to packing your bags. Understanding the history, style, and attractions in the area will help you prepare for and enjoy your trip even more when you arrive. Consider these things prior to finalizing any plans to the area.

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

Dallas was founded in 1839 by a businessman seeking a perfect 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 larger 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 companies now call Dallas home, and they have thrived with the telecommunications and technology advancements in the past decade.

Local weather can be a bit daunting 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, although humidity is normally not much of a problem here. Winters are gentle, with typical temperatures around 40-60 degrees, making for very pleasant 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 variety 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 famous new stadium, also now a main 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 major attractions as well.

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