There’s more to Dallas than just the infamous ‘grassy knoll’. This city has a lot to offer visitors with many interesting attractions and a vibrant nightlife.
Dallas is both the 3rd largest Texan city and the 9th largest city in the US. Around 1.2 million people currently live here. Founded in 1841 around the Trinity River, Dallas covers an area of around 385 square miles.
Downtown is the central part of the city, and it is home to a large number of Dallas’ most important districts, including the West End, the business district, the Farmers’ Market district and more.
Many of the shopping and nightlife opportunities in Dallas can be found in the Uptown and Oak Lawn areas of the city, both located north of downtown. Deep Ellum in the eastern part of the city has historically had a strong showing in the arts, and is still home to quite a few music venues. In the Arts District you’ll find some of the city’s most important galleries, including the Dallas Museum of Art.
Sport also has a strong showing in this Texan city. The Dallas Mavericks are one of the most valuable teams in the US basketball league, the NBA. They play their games here at the American Airlines Centre.
When it comes to American football, the Dallas Cowboys are one of the most popular teams in the US. Currently, they play their games in Dallas suburb Irving, but soon the team will move to their new home in Arlington, which is also close to the city.
In terms of architecture, Dallas mainly sports buildings designed in the modernist or post-modernist styles. It’s a tall city, and its skyline is punctuated by many impressive skyscrapers.