According to itypetravel, Dallas is the largest city in the state of Texas and one of the ten largest cities in the United States. The metropolitan area of Dallas, Fort Worth alone has a population of over 5 million. Dallas was founded in 1841. John Neely Bryan built a house near the Trinity River in that year and started a ferry service. His cottage still stands in downtown Dallas.
The city is divided into eight districts. In summer, the temperature in Dallas can rise to about 35˚C. In winter it never really gets cold with temperatures around 10˚C. In the spring it can rain heavily and you have to watch out for tornadoes, which sometimes occur. Text Martin Schäfer & Harald Kolkman, photography Harald Kolkman
Dallas is most famous for the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the 1970s soap opera of the same name. The city has undergone a metamorphosis in recent years. The old business center was overhauled and on the spot where the oil barons used to call the shots, the Arts District arose, now the largest arts district in the United States. Read below what you can do during your stay in Dallas.
Dallas Farmers Market
Dallas Farmer’s Market is the place to be for the very best fruits and vegetables. At this traditional market, which has existed since 1941, farmers sell their goods directly from the field to the customer. Can’t be fresher! The market is definitely worth a visit. Open seven days a week from 07:00 to 18:00.
Dallas Farmer’s Market, 1010 South Pearl Expressway, Dallas, TX 75201.
This area, east of Downtown, is the place to be for fun (live) music. Here are more than 42 clubs and restaurants where old and new musicians play their instruments. You will also find many shops with trendy clothing and jewelry here. In short: Deep Ellum is modern and trendy.
Downtown Dallas used to consist mainly of offices of banks and oil companies. Since the 1980s, oil revenues have been declining and the city has been looking for new sources of income. For example, the Arts District has sprung up in downtown (PHOTO BELOW).
Dallas’ Arts District is the largest in the United States. You will find the Opera House, the Wyly Theater and the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center where Jaap van Zweden is conductor.
Klyde Warren Park
Klyde Warren Park was created to reduce the barrier between downtown and uptown. Clyde Park has been built over the highway that separates these two neighborhoods.
This 125-year-old neighborhood is located north of Downtown. Here you will find many new shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. The main street in this neighborhood is McKinney Ave.
From here a bus goes to Downtown Arts District: an old and chic part of Dallas where you can admire many beautiful shops and galleries.
West End Dallas
This district is particularly nice for tourists. For example, take a walk here and view the beautiful historic buildings. This is also where you’ll find the Sixth Floor Museum (PHOTO BELOW) on Dealey Plaza. From this building, Lee Harvey Oswald shot at John F. Kennedy, although you may think differently once you have visited the museum.
White Rock Lake
Gardens are something you wouldn’t expect in the middle of a big city like Dallas. But a few minutes walk from Downtown is located at the White Rock Lake, Dallas Arboretum. You can enjoy beautiful, colorful nature here all year round. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., admission fees from $5.
Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218.