Dallas Travel Guide

Dallas Travel Guide

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They don’t call it Big D for nothing. Whether you’re in town debating big ideas with your company at a conference, tasting big flavors as you explore... Read More

They don’t call it Big D for nothing. Whether you’re in town debating big ideas with your company at a conference, tasting big flavors as you explore Dallas’ flourishing food scene, or exploring the nation’s biggest arts district, it’s all waiting for you in North Texas. While some are still disappointed that Main Street isn’t full of horses and men in cowboy hats, the vast majority of tourists are pleasantly surprised to find a metropolitan city that is bursting with culture and pride, and T+L’s Dallas travel guide will show you how to join in the fun.

Austin may be Texas's capital, but Dallas embodies much of the state’s ethos, where everything is bigger and bolder. Downtown is the local nightlife mecca, while the West End is rich with history; Uptown is a hub for high-class shopping; South is home to the Texas State Fairgrounds as well as several museums; and hipsters are drawn to the Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff, where trendy restaurants, cafes, and boutiques draw an eclectic and eccentric crowd.

Many people who visit Dallas beeline for the NorthPark Center mall and Highland Park Village, in order to indulge in that famous area pastime, shopping. But once you've maxed out your cards and your arms are heavy with your finds, our Dallas city guide can take you into the best restaurants and bars, the most fascinating cultural attractions, and, when you’re ready to call it a day, the city’s top hotels.

Summer in Dallas can be unbearably hot; even in the depths of winter, the temperature often remains in the 50s and low 60s. That said, winter storms occasionally bring freezing rain, though rarely snow, so it's not the optimal season to visit. The best time for a Dallas trip is in the spring, when the hills bloom with Texas's famous wildflowers.

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Best Time To Visit

Dallas enjoys a fairly mild climate, which makes any month ideal for traveling here. Honest locals would warn you, however, that summer brings temperatures in the 90’s and 100’s on a regular basis.

Dallas Transportation

Although the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) will get you around the city starting at just $1.25 a ride, most locals are still loyal to personal transportation. Uber is a popular option for visitors who don’t want to rent a car.

Dallas Weather

July is the hottest month, with an average high of 97°F (36°C). January is the coldest month, with an average high of 54°F (12°C).

Know Before Visiting

To fully experience the charm and beauty of the city, you have to be willing to explore its different neighborhoods. From the Bishop Arts District to Knox Henderson and even Highland Park, each pocket offers a different window into the lives of the locals.

Language

English

Electric

Type A two-prong plug or Type B three-prong plug

Currency

United States Dollar ($)