ADD TO LISTIf you're planning a trip to the United States, you should really consider making your way to Dallas as it is one of the United States's top travel destinations. Dallas offers some world-class museums, shopping, and art museums, and some must-see attractions including the Dallas World Aquarium, Six Flags Over Texas, and Sixth Floor Museum. Take some time to explore this Dallas travel guide and check out all the interesting stuff to see and do there.
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I've never been to Dallas TX, but will be in the neighborhood. Any highlights I should hit if visiting?
Dallas vs Fort Worth - 2 nights in one city and a day trip to the other... which is the better base for culture/fun?
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Well... there's two Dallas cities I know of. Dallas, Texas and Dallas, Oregon. Both are great places. In Dallas, Texas (fair warning to the people who, like me have lived in a cold place for most of your life) , it's HOT. Bring sunscreen and clothes that are meant for that area. Make sure you get a hotel with a pool too, thats all ways a thumbs up eh? Now, for Dallas, Oregon... It's a pretty small town. Not many people know that there is such a place in Oregon. But guess what? There is! And I live there now. For me, I love it there. But, I'm a fan of smaller towns. It's clean, comfortable, the houses are beautiful and there is so much to do there. When it gets hot, you can go to the waterhole near the park for a swim (no leeches, just small fish and crawdads in the shallow areas), or take a little walk and go to Dairy Queen to buy yourself an icecream. Everyone is nice there, and the schools are great. They have awesome food there! Much better than most places. In the winter, it hardly snows too... but you can definately get a crack out of how badly people in Dallas, Oregon freak out when it snows an inch or two. Schools are closed, and hardly anyone dares to drive. Ridiculous eh? But I bet if you have kids, they'll love the day off. There is also this huge Christmas celebration thingy with Santa Clause, etc. When I went to the first celebration like that (located outside of the courthouse by the way), Santa and his "elves" came riding in on their motercycles... XD It was great. There was food, music and a HUGE tree filled with christmas lights. Also, in the summer they have this Music Festivle where bands come play in this big area next to the old highschool (and I mean OLD). The music is great, the food is too along with the most amazing snow cones!!! Well, thats all I've really got to say now.. oh wait no. One more thing, there are many activites for (if you have any) your kids to do so you can have some time alone. Dallas, Oregon is really mostly crime free so you don't really have to worry so much about your kids. :)
Terminal D in the Dallas Fort Worth airport (DFW). This is one of the prettiest and most user-friendly airport terminals in the U.S. There are plenty of options for food and drink. You can shop, or just relax. American Airlines has a very spacious and well-lit Admirals Club, here. There are tons of windows and the restrooms are extraordinary. A great place to watch airplanes or do work whilst you await your international flight. The Starbucks in Terminal D is my favorite airport store in all of the U.S. and the world, save Heathrow's Starbucks in Terminal 3.
Avoid the southern, eastern and western portions of dallas at night, if you are unfamiliar with the area. South Dallas can be crime ridden at night, but also has wonderful attractions such as the Dallas Zoo. Make use of DART Rail, its a decent metro system that can get you to walking distance of most tourist spots. Mind you that Dallas is the number one city (over 1 million pop.) city for murder in the U.S., so its wise to keep your wits about you at all times.
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