Dallas, Texas is the second largest city in Texas, only trailing Houston. Dallas is a wonderful place to visit, because it offers a wide variety of different attractions that are sure to spark the interest of everyone. When you visit Dallas, the 5 places you should see are
- the Ballpark at Arlington,
- Six Flags over Texas,
- Dealey Plaza,
- the West End, and
- the Dallas Arboretum
The Ballpark at Arlington is home to the Texas Rangers, and also a very brilliant architectural piece. If it is baseball season, then take in a Rangers game, because you will never forget the excitement that you will feel in that stadium. If it is not baseball season, then take a tour of the stadium and enjoy the brilliant architecture and history of the city that awaits you around every corner.
Six Flags over Texas is a wonderful amusement park that has thrilling rides, amazing shows, and tasty treats. The entrance fee is fairly pricey, but once inside you can ride all of the rides and see all of the shows for free.
Dealey Plaza was created as a grand entrance to Dallas, but now is known as the place where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. No matter if you are a history buff or not, you will definitely enjoy sitting on the Grassy Knoll, or visiting the museum in the School Book Depository.
After visiting Dealey Plaza you should venture out into the rest of The West End. The West End is a very popular destination in Dallas that has over 80 shops and 40 restaurants for your shopping and dining pleasure, as well as many other historical monuments and museums.
The Dallas Arboretum: Many tourists consider Dallas as a place for skyscrapers, but a trip to the Arboretum will change their decision. Arboretum is located on the shores of White Rock Lake, few minutes from downtown Dallas. With about 66 acres land, Arboretum is a paradise place with lots of floral display and trees spread around. After running full day around the city, arboretum is an excellent place for anybody to unwind and relax. Apart from watching the wonderful landscaping and gardens,
you can also enjoy visiting several historical mansions, take in stunning views of the Dallas skyline and the White Rock Lake.
Dealey Plaza: A landscaped parked situated on the western side of downtown, it was created as a gateway to Dallas. Dealey Plaza became famous after the assassination of President John F.Kennedy, Grassy Knoll and the sixth floor museum of school Book Depository are the places for the visitors to explore and most attribute to President Kennedy, Dealey Plaza is a memorable place to remember about the event in Dallas. “Old Red” Courthouse facing Dealey Plaza, is now a meusem, open for the tourists and the local visitors. Kennedy Memorial placed right behind “Old Red” features the unfulfilled promise and the dreams of the Kennedy President. Within a few walking distance you can come across many train stations, hotels, and the Holocaust Museum.
The Fort Worth Stockyards: The Ft.Worth Stockyards is known as a National Historic District, mixture of modern entertainment and Old West. A vintage train known as “Tarantula Train” runs from the Stockyards to Grapevine are among the Stockyards attraction. Other attractions include the Cowtown Coliseum, Texas Cowboy Hall of fame and the Cowtown Opry Hotels.
The Fort Worth Water Gardens: The Water Gardens situated between Houston and Commerce Streets in downtown, is renowned and designed by Phillip Johnson. The garden features three pools with the famous cascading falls into the central pool and a pathway made up of stones across the falling waters.
Once you are finished running all around the city, you should make a stop at the Dallas Arboretum. The Dallas Arboretum is a very large garden area located on the shores of White Rock Lake. This is a great place to sit down, relax, and have a picnic.