Dallas Activities and Sites

By: Nicky Parkall

Texas is a unique state, and Dallas is its most visited city. It's a wonderful place to go for a whole vacation or just a week-end. Tourists find many things to see and do there. The Trinity river is near and many of its creeks and tributaries run through the city. You can walk the river paths and view oak trees, as well as cottonwood and pecan.

The southwestern United States thrives on the financial and business center that makes up Dallas. There are always conventions for businesses and groups to attend. In fact, Dallas refers to itself as the busiest convention city in North America. If you are spending a night or more, you'll have a variety of hotels to choose from. You can luxuriate in a gorgeous suite, or if you want to save money, you can find excellent budget accommodations. You can stay in the heart of the city or retreat to the quieter suburbs or stay out near the airport.

Although Dallas is the center of Texas commerce, it's not lacking in cultural events. The city boasts a number of excellent museums and art galleries. One of the most popular museums is the African American Museum located near Fair Park. The museum houses an intriguing and varied exhibits and displays, with a huge collection of African folk art as well as contemporary art. The museum offers a unique perspective and an increased understanding of African American heritage and culture.

Another museum that will keep you occupied if are visiting Dallas with your children is the Dallas Children’s Museum. In this museum you and your children will have a hands-on experience as you play in the many life-like scenarios that include a farm, a hospital, a grocery store, and a firehouse. After you’re done playing you can introduce your children to a few of the cultural displays before heading back out into the busy city of Dallas.

No trip to Dallas would be complete without a little shopping. Dallas is home to a variety of boutiques and even some second-hand shops that sell the wares of top- rated designers such as Armani, Donna Karan, and Emanuael. Dallas is also home to many a sports enthusiast - with professional basketball, baseball, football and hockey. Or, if you want to participate in sports, you'll find lots of challenging golf courses. After 18-holes of golf, you can retire to one of the many fine Dallas restaurants.

No matter what time of the year that you visit Dallas you will find something to do and keep you busy. The interesting combination of city life and southwestern charm will keep you coming back for many more visits.

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