From barren deserts to lofty mountains and grassy prairies to sandy shoreline, the Texas landscape is as impressive as it is diverse. The state’s natural splendor has helped make Texas a major tourist destination, but what attracts visitors from around the world is the Lone Star State’s bustling metropolitan centers. Perhaps no Texas city is as enticing as Dallas. The city welcomes around 27 million visitors every year, and with all it has to offer, many continue to return to the area. Here are three reasons why Dallas is a great place to visit.
There’s a saying that “everything’s bigger in Texas,” and hopefully that also applies to your appetite. Dallas is famous for its mouthwatering steaks, breathtaking barbecue and tantalizing Tex-Mex. There are so many tastes of the town that you’ll want to extend your stay just to sample them all. Don’t overlook the area’s superb seafood, however. The best crab legs, shrimp and fried catfish Plano is just a short drive away.
Among Dallas’ leading attractions is its high-end shopping outlets. One of your first stops should be Highland Park Village, where you can complete luxury shopping in a historical setting. You’ll be equally amazed by the center’s inspiring architecture as you will the prestigious brands and splendid deals. That’s only the beginning, however, as the Dallas Galleria and NorthPark Center are also ideal places for shopping sprees. Additionally, no visit is complete without seeing Downtown Dallas’ flagship Nieman Marcus store.
Every discussion about Dallas sports starts with America’s team, the Dallas Cowboys. The iconic football franchise plays in nearby Arlington at AT&T Stadium, one of the most impressive sports stadiums in the country. It’s worth attending a game there just to experience the amenities. The city also is home to MLB’s Texas Rangers and the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, as well as the NHL’s Dallas Stars, which recently came within two games of winning the coveted Stanley Cup.
Many of those who visit Dallas only do so once. That’s because with all the city has to offer, you’ll never want to leave.