The largest city in Texas is a thriving metropolis, a great place for shopping, eating and watching sports events.
Last minute travelers can get a taste of the dynamism and uniqueness of the spirit that characterizes this "stubborn" southern state.
The 9th largest city in the USA, Dallas has a metropolitan area of roughly 6 and a half million people.
The oil rush, industrialization and later the appearance of microelectronics firms, as well as the military industry has helped this Texan city develop so powerfully.
Population: 1,2 million (in 2010) in City; 6,47 million (in 2010) in metropolitan area
Local language(s): English
Other widely spoken or understood languages: Spanish
Country, State: USA, Texas
Voltage info: 110/120 V, 60 Hz - Plug type: A, B
Time zine: Central (UTC-6)
Getting There & Away
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the largest aerial hub of this big city. Plenty of international flights and domestic ones as well are served through its runways.
American Eagle Airlines and American Airlines are headquartered in the area (Ft. Worth).
The airport is one of the largest in the World, you will find a large number of flights to Dallas with ease.
Another nearby airport is Dallas Love Field Airport. Low cost carrier, Southwest Airlines is headquartered in Dallas and it is the primary airline at Love Field Airport.
I-35, I-45 and I-635 (this one gets often jammed pretty badly) are the most popular highways that lead to Dallas.
Two Amtrak routes connect Dallas/Fort Worth, these are called: the Texas Eagle (runs between San Antonio and Chicago), the Heartland Flyer (connects Fort Worth with Oklahoma City).
See & Do
The central area is where nightlife and entertainment industry thrive. It's also an important residential district. This is where some of the rich live.
Renowned for its restaurants, wine bars, vintage shops, taverns and coffee houses.
Koreatown is here, might be interesting to check out, if you prefer Asian neighbourhoods.
Pay a visit to this part of the city for resturants and bars.
Top-notch shops and plenty of restaurants can be found in this part of Dallas.
Old buildings can be found in this residential district. A walk on these streets can be exciting for architecture-passionate travelers.
Restaurants and parks are plentiful here. It's another residential area.
Dallas is home to several great names in sports. The Dallas Cowboys American football team and Dallas Mavericks basketball team are among the most notorious sports teams, whom you can andmire in front of your very eyes, when in Dallas.
Eat & Drink
Texas and Dallas especially is a great place for having barbecued meat - extremely popular in this part of the country. Don't miss tasting a fresh steak when in Dallas!
Distances in and around Dallas are long, so you'll easier move around in a rental car. For longer periods of time it will be indispensable.
But, there's also a light rail system and buses, of course. For further information, visit the DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) website.
When to Visit Dallas at Last Minute?
Peak season is March - April and September - October with the best weather, most visitors, less rooms in hotels and highest prices on all travel services.
Off-season is the rest of the year: May - August and November - February.
The hottest weather is during May - August and that's a period that many tourists avoid. It can be exhaustingly hot in Dallas within that time interval.
The November - February period is rainier, chillier, sometimes light snowfall occurs.
The best time for visiting Dallas at last minute is during the November - February period. Less rooms are sold and flights are also attracting less passengers. So, discounts are abundant and hotels have more available rooms then. Be on the lookout for great last minute bargains during this timeframe!
Also, April and October are the other two opportunity-filled months, which are during peak season, but towards its end. April is at the end of the first- and, October at the end of the other peak season - ideal time for hunting Dallas last minute discounts.
Dallas has crowds of homeless people and theft is also common. Avoid walking alone or in small groups at night, even in central Dallas.
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