Dallas Holiday Guide

Dallas Travel Information

Located in the northwestern part of Texas, Dallas is probably most famous for its oil production, horse back riding and the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas is infamous for being the site of the assassination of President John F Kennedy, at Dallas' Dealey Plaza. Famous or infamous, the city is an ideal destination for active tourists who enjoy the big outdoors, hot weather and a wealth of tourist attractions.

Kick off your sightseeing session with a visit to Dallas County Historical Plaza, situated at the centre of the city's historic town, while Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe, the city's iconic historic landmark, boasts a fascinating structure made of locally produced bricks. Downtown Dallas boasts a variety of impressive sculptures by talented local artists.

Dallas Tourist Attractions

If you were a big fan of Dallas, one of the most popular TV series of the 1980s, make sure you visit Southfork, where the story and its characters were born. Guided tours of the Ewing mansion are definitely worthwhile. Meanwhile, Dallas has many venues for children. Dallas Zoo features a number of animals, the Wild of Africa exhibit and zoo-themed restaurant while a visit to Dallas Aquarium will delight those young and old.

If you want to explore the neighbouring areas of Dallas, flip a coin and drive in any direction outside the city. Wherever you are you will find lush green areas with pine woods and wildflowers. Happy picnickers will find many private spots in Lake Ray Roberts State Park, about an hour's drive from Dallas.

Travel Around Dallas

An exciting hotspot for outdoor types, Dallas offers a wide range of sports activities such as hiking, rafting, rodeo, golfing, horseback riding and many more. Night owls will also find something to do when the sun goes down. The most popular areas in Dallas include the Deep Ellum and Greenville avenue districts, where you can check out live musical performances.

Texas is generally safe but be extra careful if you plan to go out at night in downtown Dallas and Fort Worth. Motorists should also keep in mind that driving distances across Texas can be vast so make sure you have enough petrol and water in your car. It's strongly recommended that you take out travel insurance before your visit.