Dallas is the core of the largest metropolitan area in the South and has much to offer in terms of cuisine, the arts, and special events and major sports.
Known for its extensive food scene, Dallas has plenty of dishes that are associated with its’ culinary identity. With the forward progress toward new cuisines and new chefs, it’s easy to forget about some of the city’s old standbys – Barbeque, Tex-Mex, and Authentic Mexican.
The Arts District in Downtown is home to several arts venues and is the largest continuous arts district in the United States. Dallas also hosts an array of events during the year including the State Fair of Texas, held annually at Fair Park since 1886, Taste of Dallas, and the annual Halloween event. Other places of interest include the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, JFK Memorial, and the Dallas Museum of Art. Also visit Old City Park, Dallas’ first park established in 1876. Old City Park maintains a collection of historic buildings and serves as space to celebrate history and support the local Cedars Artist Union. The Cedars hosts an annual art tour that features local art and music.
The area is home to major league sports teams including the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL, Dallas Mavericks of the NBA, Texas Rangers of the MLB, and Dallas Stars of the NHL.