Traveling the world is one of the most if not the most exciting things that you can do. Going to a place that you have never been to before can show you a whole new perspective on life. For instance, what kind of history is behind it, what are the people that live there like, what are the most popular places to see, what restaurants should I eat at and lastly, what are some of the popular sports played there?
Take the time to think, if you plan to go out and spend most of your free time exploring this new city or place then spending an outrageous amount of money on a hotel doesn’t make sense. That’s why you should choose AirBnb. To be a rockstar guest for your host, then you should look into hiring a maid service. They will make sure to clean your rental better than it was when you arrived!
Founded in 1841, Dallas has been home to may historical significances. From the Old West to Bonnie and Clyde to JFK to innovations in science. History buffs will be able to explore not only Texas history but the history of the United States. Explore real log cabins in a living-history pioneer village, stand where Lee Harvey Oswald shot John F. Kennedy or ride a real 1920s passenger train. With a population of over 1.3 million people, Dallas is among the to 10 largest cities in the US.
After WWII, the city went through outstanding growth when several large aircraft-manufacturing plants were established in the area. They were then followed by electronics and car assembly plants.
- White: 61.76%
- Black or African American: 24.32%
- Other race: 7.66%
- Asian: 3.36%
- Two or more races: 2.59%
- Native American: 0.26%
- Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
Popular Places To Visit
First place you wanna stop by is the Stockyards in Fort Worth. It’s free to get in and this living museum pays tribute to Fort Worth’s Wild West heyday with daily cattle drives and plenty of restaurants serving up cowboy cuisine. The Sixth Floor Museum and Dealey Plaza houses exhibits detailing JFK’s life, presidency and assassination.
To get a sense of historic Fort Worth, pair your visit to the Stockyards with an afternoon at the Sundance Square, located in the heart of the city. It’s free to visit and named for the Sundance Kid who was partners to the infamous Butch Cassidy. This 35-block district has been entertaining Fort Worth visitors since the city’s Wild West days.
When coming to Dallas you will know about one sports team in particular and that is the Dallas Cowboys. They are more commonly referred to as “Americas Team” and they are also the most valuable sports franchise in the world worth an outrageous $5 billion. There is also the Dallas Mavericks who have won their first title in 2011. If you are a baseball fan then you can enjoy watching the Texas Rangers play a game in Arlington.
When in Dallas they are no strangers to food. From burgers to barbecue to Tex-Mex they have it all! So when you and your family decide on what to eat you may have to prepare to argue a bit because they’re gonna all want to eat their favorites and why shouldn’t they? The restaurants around Dallas are definitely ones that you are going to want to try, even if its only a little bit at each place.
Here are three restaurant recommendations we suggest you try out!
Texas is known for their outstanding barbecue, but Pecan Lodge is said to be the holy grail of barbecue. Order the brisket, or pretty much anything. Be sure to be ready to wait in line because they can get VERY long. Yes, it’s that good. Located at 2702 Main Street.
The Whiskey Cake Kitchen and Bar located at 3601 Dallas Parkway is what you dream about when you want dessert. If you’re going for a dessert, ordering the one that they named the restaurant after is probably your best choice. It’s a moist toffee tort that is topped with bourbon anglaise, spiced pecans, and as much house-made whipped cream as your heart desires.
If you are starving for some traditional Neapolitan then Cane Rosso is where you need to head. There are a ton of pizzas to choose from, from standard marinara and margherita to the Paulie Gee. The menu also includes Italian sandwiches and a few pasta dishes. Beware if you try to order a side of Ranch dressing you may be in for a rude awakening because they have banned from ordering it on the side. Located at 2612 Commerce Street you wont wanna miss it!
Dallas-Fort Worth can be that hidden vacation spot that you have been looking for this whole time. You have great sports teams to go watch, amazing food places to try along the way and a treasure trove of history that you can stop and learn about.