Dallas is a very accessible city located in north central Texas, 35 miles east of Fort Worth, 245 north, northwest of Houston and 300 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico. Average temperatures range from 55 - 76 degrees Fahrenheit (12˚ - 24.4˚ C) . Dallas enjoys the largest urban arts district in the nation along with great shopping, dining and year round sports. Known for its true Southern hospitality, visitors are exposed to a city that models its current slogan “Big Things Happen Here”.
Dallas is the 9th largest city in the US and the third largest in Texas with a population over 1.2 million.
The Dallas area is home to 18 Fortune 500 companies including Exxon Mobil, JC Penney, AT&T, Texas Instruments, and others. The Dallas area is also home to seven of the world's most admired companies.
Sports and Recreation
Dallas is home to five professional sports teams: The Dallas Cowboys (NFL); Dallas Stars (NHL); Dallas Mavericks (NBA); FC Dallas (MLS) and the Texas Rangers (MLB) plus NASCAR and Indy racing. The area is also home to more than 200 golf courses.
Dining, Shopping and Entertainment
Dallas restaurants are more than the Texan favorites of steak houses, barbecue and Tex Mex. Food is its passion which consists of fresh seafood, eclectic bistros and fantastic worldly cuisines ranging from Brazilian to Indian to European. Dining in DFW is a beloved hobby and pockets of great restaurants are spread all over the area. If you'd like to start a lively conversation with locals, ask about their favorite spot.
Home to the original and flagship Neiman Marcus, Dallas is also known for shopping. Major shopping centers include the Galleria Dallas, NorthPark Center and West Village, with many other can’t miss destinations. Dallas has an international reputation as a place to buy trendy clothes, western apparel, and art.
The city’s many entertainment districts meet any visitor’s needs. From family-friendly offerings and quaint settings to vibrant nightlife and exciting atmospheres, you can do and see it all in Dallas’ various neighborhoods.
Arts and Culture
The Dallas Arts District, located in Downtown Dallas, has been the focal point for the arts in the Southwest United States since opening in 1983. Dallas residents have always had a special love for the performing arts, so the City has developed a wide variety of productions and venues to suit any taste. Measuring well over 60 acres, and covering a 17-block area featuring award-winning architectural designs, the Dallas Arts District is the largest in the country.
Parks and Gardens
Dallas is home to many parks and gardens including the Klyde Warren Park which creates green space “out of thin air” connecting the vibrant Uptown neighborhood with the Dallas Arts District and downtown. Other downtown parks include Main Street Garden and the Belo Garden. The Dallas Arboretum boasts a number of collections of plants that it features in beds throughout the more than 60 acre gardens. The holidays are always celebrated in a special way with activities planned for the entire family.