Everything You Need to Know about Dallas, Texas

If you're considering a trip or vacation around 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 region will help you prepare for and enjoy your trip even more when you get there. Take into account these things prior to finalizing any plans to the region.

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 commonly paired with its neighboring cities Fort Worth and Arlington to create the Dallas–Fort Worth area. This merged region then turns into the fourth biggest metro area in the country.

Dallas was founded in 1839 by a businessman searching for an ideal 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 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.

Climate can be a bit overwhelming to non-Texans. In the summer, common temperatures hover around 100 degrees, making it one of the hottest cities in the U.S. The climate is considered sub-tropical, even though humidity is usually not much of a problem here. Winters are gentle, with regular 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 vast selection of things to do and places to see in Dallas area. The city is famous for its contemporary architecture. Nearby Arlington is home of the football Cowboys and their famous 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 main points of interest as well.

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