THINGS TO DO IN DALLAS
Even before it secured its independence from Mexico in 1836, Texas has done things its own way, and its largest landlocked city, Dallas, epitomizes this brash mentality. Just like the eponymous 70s television show Dallas, the city epitomizes big living. In a state famous for its conservatism, it is a place of risk-takers, as demonstrated by both the city's voting patterns and its lax stance on street art, which has populated the city with vivid murals. At the same time tradition matters and can be found in both the city's dedication to classic manners and its love of football. Still, rodeo remains the state sport, evident at the Texas State Fair. The largest state fair in the nation, it is hosted by Big Tex, a 52-foot-high cowboy and is home to the Texas Star Ferris wheel, the tallest in North America. In short, when Dallas does it, they do it big.
THINGS TO DO IN DALLAS
Southern hospitality with a maverick twist. Dallas has more restaurants per capita than New York and is the home of the frozen margarita, both of which indicate the city's penchant to mix, mingle, socialize, and party - be it at a football game, the rodeo, or one of the city's many bars, pubs, and concert venues. Dallas, Texas is also home to an active art scene dating back to the 1920s, when it was the jazz and blues hotspot of the South. Today, its celebrated Design District houses everything from graffiti to the Dallas Museum of Art, and nearby entertainment options range from Broadway shows to ballet recitals to rock concerts. Make sure you leave time to explore Dallas shopping. Sophisticated shopping surrounds the W Dallas - Victory hotel, located near the upscale Uptown area.
WHERE IS DALLAS?
Located in north-central Texas, Dallas is surrounded by open plains. In the middle of the plateau, the city's prominent skyline dominates with high-rises and iconic examples of modernist architecture, like Reunion Tower and City Hall. Within Dallas, distinct neighborhoods make up the city's colorful mix. Downtown's skyscrapers sit in the center with the Design District to the north and Victory Park's American Airlines Stadium-not to mention W Dallas - Victory-to the northwest. Amongst these contemporary shops, office buildings, bars, and nightclubs, Victorian houses recall Dallas' past, exemplifying the city's unexpected twist on classic Southern culture.
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