One of the southern states of the U.S. has always been associated with wild rodeos, cowboys and girls, wild west performances and the world renown 10-gallon hat. That state is Texas! But if you or anyone you know has visited one of the great cities in Texas, you know that this is not the case. And definitely not so if you happen to visit Dallas or Big-D as it often called. This article will discuss some things to do in Texas.
There is a saying that goes “Everything Is Bigger In Texas“, and Dallas definitely reflects that thought. When you start to explore this fast-paced city, you will soon find out that it is quite huge in size. The freeways are constantly buzzing with activity in what is called the Metroplex.
In reality, there are quite a few towns and cities that fit under the umbrella of what is considered the metropolitan area of Dallas. This includes Fort Worth, Arlington and quite a few suburbs which meld together into what is often called the DFW area.
The amazing architecture is one of the pride points of Dallas. You can’t help but notice it when you are flying in by plane or if you drive in by automobile. The modern designed buildings are eye-catching examples of the new designs that make Dallas stand out as different than most southern cities. If you are looking for what a “City of the Future” would look like, Dallas, Texas would definitely be on the list.
Many people often associate Texas with small hick towns. This is far from true when it comes to Dallas. It is quite modern and offers what most visitors desire. Far from being a small hick town, Dallas is as metropolitan as most cities in the world today. If you know anything at all about Dallas, you have to know that there is a lot of money in this city. Quite a few of the largest business deals in the world have been made in those beautiful skyscrapers downtown.
Dallas is truly an economic force that can hold its own, but just because this is true, it does not mean it is not a genuine Texas town. While you are out and about in the downtown area, you will notice some businessmen wearing the characteristic “cowboy” hat and shiny boots. You may be wondering, are they “playing dress up”? Nope, this is quite the norm here in Big-D.
On the other hand, you will see people that dress extremely different and don’t fit the Texas norm at all. There are those whose fashion will rival some of the best from Paris, New York or London.
When it comes to sightseeing, Dallas is a very rich and pleasantly rewarding experience. World-Class museums and theme parks are but a few things that Dallas boasts. Orlando and California had to work very hard to try and top our theme parks because of the high standards for family entertainment that were set.
Not to be missed is a “must do” sightseeing experience. Make sure to visit the memorial to President JFK. Check out the book repository and see where a lone assassin changed history in America.
Yes, it will be a sad reminder of a great leader that was lost back then, but it will allow you an opportunity to show that you appreciate one of the best Presidents this country ever had.
Now that your respect has been paid, go kick up your heels, let your hair down and have some good old Texas fun. There is not a city on the face of this earth that knows how to party like we do in “Big-D”!
When it comes to restaurants our city has some of the best chefs this side of Paris and our menus offer some of the most diverse selections. No, our nightlife is not just one big bar at the end of town. Take your pick from country line dancing in Fort Worth, partying in lush suburbs or getting down with the best trending music in downtown Dallas till the wee hours of the morning if you want.
If you like exploring, Dallas has a hidden treasure that is known to the locals, which is located in a tucked away area of downtown called “Deep Ellum”. Ask any true “Dallasite” and they can tell you how to get there. Once you are there you will feel like you are no longer in Texas, but instead maybe New York or certain parts of London.
But, before it’s all said and done you will know exactly where you are because of the huge neon-lighted buildings of downtown Dallas and realize that you, like the song says are, “deep in the heart of Texas”. And once you visit Dallas we know it is a place that you will want to return to again and again.