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Dallas Basics


When they say “everything’s bigger in Texas,” they aren’t kidding. From the sports teams’ stadiums to Big Tex, the 52-foot cowboy who welcomes fairgoers to the largest state fair in the United States, Texans go big or go home. Whether you’re dining at Fearing’s or Hard Eight BBQ, dancing at Ghostbar, taking in an Indie rock concert at the Granada or exploring the Dallas Museum of Art, you’ll find that Dallas-Fort Worth residents are proud of their culture, love to have a good time and welcome visitors with friendly faces.

Dallas shopping is all over the board. Find artsy gifts and home accessories at We Are 1976, high-end apparel and jewelry, some from exclusive lines, at Forty Five Ten and Studio Sebastian and home goods at local favorites Blue Print and Nest.

The dining scene boasts fresh, local ingredients, diverse flavors and cultural pride. You’ll find Latin American influence in the cuisine all over Dallas-Fort Worth’s many restaurants, such as La Duni and La Calle Doce. But there’s more than just Latin flavor, Texas barbecue is very popular, along with decadent dishes from some of the best Italian, French, American and seafood eateries around.

There are myriad must-see attractions all around Dallas-Fort Worth, including the Dallas Theatre Center, the Dallas Zoo, Farmers Market and Arboretum, plus historical and educational opportunities from The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, which chronicles the life, death and legacy of President Kennedy, to the Holocaust Museum.

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