Located in North Texas, Dallas is the main core of the largest metropolitan area in the South and the largest inland metropolitan area in the United States. Dallas is centrally located and within a four-hour flight from most North American destinations. In addition, Dallas Love Field Airport is conveniently located 10 minutes from downtown. Once here, visitors can ride DART, one of the fastest-growing light rail systems in the nation or the historic, free McKinney Avenue Trolley from the Dallas Arts District throughout the Uptown area with its restaurants, pubs, boutique hotels and shops.
Throughout the city, visitors can enjoy the best of shopping especially for diamond jewelry and what more; you can also customize your own ring in Dallas. Dallas is known for offering convenience, accessibility and selection in its malls and shopping centers. In the mood for upscale luxury boutiques are we? The best places to find these items are Highland Park Village, the oldest outdoor shopping mall in the U.S., and North Park Center. Both have a wide variety of high-end stores, including Gucci, Chanel and Hermes. Want to get as much as you can on a small budget? Head on over to The Shops at Park Lane, which features an Old Navy, HomeGoods, Nordstrom Rack and Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth. No matter what you're in the market for or what kind of budget you're working with, Dallas has it all.
Dallas offers visitors and residents plenty of things to do, no matter what your taste or budget. Check out all the great museums in the downtown area or catch a professional sports game at the American Airlines Center or Cowboys Stadium. If you're visiting Big D during the pleasant autumn or spring seasons, head on over to one of many great parks and gardens. Head on over to the Dallas Museum of Art in the Arts District as this popular museum is the home to artists like Manet and Gauguin, and the next-door Nasher Sculpture Center will allow kids to explore unconventional art in a fresh air garden. Dallas' newest addition to the museum scene features an IMAX theater, an outdoor science park and a Malawisaurus dinosaur fossil. It's also right next to Dallas' deck park - Klyde Warren Park - wonderful place to spend an hour or so and picnic with food trucks. If you're an adventure lover or outdoor enthusiast, head on down to the Trinity River Audubon Center. This hidden gem is the largest urban forest in the U.S. and visitors can float down the river or explore miles of trails that feature regional flora and fauna. Another great spot to get in touch with nature is White Rock Lake Park, a favorite local spot for joggers and bikers.
Dallas has a ton of great restaurants - from upscale spots that feature award-winning chefs to casual places that serve Texan cuisine. Some of the most popular types of cuisine in Dallas are Tex-Mex, steak and barbecue, but visitors will also be pleasantly surprised to find several types of Asian restaurants. Do try Mr. Wok Asian Bistro for their twist on Asian cuisine with wok seared omelettes, Pad Thai and Asian Spaghetti. Bob’s Steak and Chop House is also a good place to eat at if you’re in the mood for bacon wrapped shrimp or succulent rack of lamb.
Offering plenty to keep you busy throughout the day, it is no wonder then that this ultra modern and sophisticated city attracts travelers from around the world and is the No.1 visitor and leisure destination in Texas.