Dallas, Texas - Big D. Famous around the world for the television soap opera of the same name. And yes, you'll find some J.R. Ewing types in Dallas, which is a business and financial center.
Visitors can even tour the Southfork Ranch. But there's much more to Dallas than oil-driven commerce. Dallas is a mecca for foodies, shoppers and those interested in arts and culture.
In fact, Dallas has the largest urban arts center in the U.S. It has more restaurants per capita than New York City, and more shopping centers per capita than any other city in America.
Yes, Dallas has its share of oil wealth; it also has an abundant wealth of places to go and sites to see for visitors. A vacationer in Dallas will never be bored.
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Overview of Dallas attractions
Getting to - and around - Dallas
Downtown Dallas districts and neighborhoods
Dallas golf courses
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Dallas is the eastern anchor of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, that sprawling area in North Texas that encompasses hundreds of square miles and includes dozens of municipalities. There are many major highways and thoroughfares throughout the DFW Metroplex. I-35 and I-45/Highway 75 are the main north-south routes; I-30 is the main east-west route; and I-635 is a loop.
DFW International Airport is one of the busiest in the country, and Dallas Love Field is a secondary airport (and home to Southwest Airlines). Love Field is closer to Downtown.
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Dallas Morning News newspaper