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A booming modern metropolis, Dallas is a city in Texas that is known for artistic excellence and is the cultural hub of the region. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas commemorates the JFK assassination site with documents of the much beloved President’s legacy. In the Arts district in Dallas, the city has preserved thousands of years of artwork and masterpieces from all cultures at the wonderful Dallas Museum of Art. Apart from the timeless art preserved in the museums in Dallas, it also has beautiful nature and gardens, and there are many high towers from where you can watch the wonderful Dallas skyline at night. The gorgeous Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will give you an idea of the extensive landscaped gardens in Dallas. You can also explore numerous varieties of birds and a diverse marine life at the Dallas World Aquarium, or spot rare African wildlife at the famous Dallas Zoo, both of which are some exotic places to visit in Dallas that attract people from around the globe.
The North Texas city is located at a convenient distance from many interesting historical sites and beautiful lakes, so you can definitely have some great one day trips from Dallas. The spectacular Bluebonnet Trails in Ennis have acres of bluebonnet flowers carpeted along with the countryside and make for a wonderful one day trip from Dallas. Another great short road trip from Dallas is the Turner Falls Oklahoma that is Oklahoma’s largest waterfall. These are not even the beginnings though; the city is totally covered with so many amazing destinations around that you can plan many driving vacations from Dallas too and experience the real beauty of long drives. If you have more than one day to spare, the city of Athens and the Cidar Hill State Park are also great places to visit near Dallas.
Life in Dallas is a mix of both big-city excitement and quiet suburban living. So while you have beautiful natural landscapes to enjoy on one side, there are definitely many exciting party things to do in Dallas too. The Dallas nightlife is one of those that set the entire Dallas skyline at night up and shining. To get the best of live music, drinks and the city’s best DJs, you must surely check out The Nines, which has multiple bars and lounges. If you are one of the savvy drinkers and want to experience the best of cocktails, the Parliament is one of those great Uptown Dallas bars where long hours will pass like sand. If you are more for dance, The Balcony Club and the Sons of Hermann Hall are some popular dance clubs in Dallas that will have your feet moving all night. The city attracts some of the best musicians in the world for its nightclubs and if you happen to be there, the Dallas nightlife is not an experience to miss.
For the foodies, the days are as glorious as the nights as people in Dallas totally love food! There are countless cafes and restaurants for both local and international cuisines. The Tupinamba café and The Deep Ellum are among the best restaurants in Dallas if you wish to try some authentic local Texas food. While you can head to Trompo or Mesa to have a taste of the best Mexican food in Dallas. Though the city is brimming with cafes and restaurants, the best places to eat in Dallas are not restricted to fine dining alone. Both the finest and the local food have been brought down to the streets with good hygiene and great taste by the food trucks in Dallas, and they are to be definitely tried if you happen to be there.
There is more to life than food and dance in this city though. A great dose of laughter after a hard day at work is the best refresher, and comedy clubs in Dallas ensure the city gets refreshed every night. There are so many comedy nights here that you can find one happening somewhere or the other every single night. Backdoor Comedy and Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub are among the best comedy clubs in Dallas with great food and endless laughter. It is not only the experts who get to perform in this city but at places like the Dallas Comedy House, amateurs also get a performance venue and even a premier training center. You can also spend your evenings attending live theatre in Dallas instead, and there are many of them every day. Theatre culture is very popular and with many theatre companies enhancing art, attending a theatre is among the best things to do in Dallas even if you are not a theatre kind of person. They celebrate this grand Festival of Independent Theatres every year where local theatre companies present their shows. The One-Minute Play Festival is another interesting theatre festival in Dallas that happens every year.
If you are up for some fun things to do in Dallas, attending some of its annual festivals could be a very good choice given the pomp and splendor with which they are celebrated. Whether you love arts or whether you are a sports enthusiast or someone who just loves great food and good music, you will find lots of your kinds of festivals in Dallas running all year round. The Dallas Art Fair attracts both national and international artists showcasing different forms of arts from painting, sculpting to photography and video as well. For those more into visual arts, there is this grand Dallas International Film Festival which is the largest film festival in Texas. The city is clearly into lots of art, but if you are more of the eat-sleep-relax kind of person, there is a lot for you too. You can head for this big food festival called the Taste of Dallas. The top North Texas restaurants showcase their best dishes during this festival, and there are live music and entertainment to accompany the food. There are some or the other festivals in Dallas running throughout the year and whenever you happen to visit this city, you can check the upcoming events in Dallas at allevents.in and plan to attend at least one or two of these!
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