Dallas is the third largest city in Texas and the ninth largest in the United States. The city has a memorable slogan. “Live Large, Think Big.” Dallas offers a richly diverse culinary scene, luxury accommodations, professional sports, and a variety of shopping opportunities.
The museums in Dallas reflect the think-big attitude. The Dallas Museum of Art, for example, has collections covering everything from ancient Mediterranean and Asian art to works by modern greats like Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock. Permanent collections of African, European, and American art and other special exhibitions are on display.
The Dallas World Aquarium boasts a 22,000-gallon tunnel with a panoramic view of underwater reef life is the centerpiece of this popular aquarium, which also runs a preservation program involving young green sea turtles.
Dallas is known for a variety of styles of cuisine, so you can exercise your passion for food at any time. But, give in to your Texas side and enjoy the Mexican, Tex-Mex, and even the barbecue foods you find here. There’s a magnificent five-star restaurant called The Mansion on Turtle Creek. Located in Owl Creek, The Mansion serves New American Cuisine. Dallas is reported to have more restaurants per capita than New York City.
As far as popular music goes, tourists can go to the Deep Ellum section of town and bask in the history of the blues dating back to the 1920s. Robert Johnson and Bessie Smith played there in their days. The area is more upscale now and home to bars, pubs, loft studios and artists enclaves.
Dallas has its share of sports teams as well. These include the Dallas Desperadoes for arena football, the Dallas Mavericks for the NBA, and the Dallas Stars for the NHL.