Welcome to the Texas Travel Guide: DFW edition. This is a part of the Texas Travel Guide series that I have/will be posting. Now, though I am a proud Texan, I have not found myself in the Dallas-Fort Worth area as much as I have been to other towns in these travel guides. However, being the proud citizen, I decided to highlight some of the major draws and attractions for Dallas. This is one of the rare occasions that I will praise Dallas. (There is a lot of tension between Houston and Dallas… not just in sports.)
DFW Offers AT&T Stadium (and the Cowboys)
AT&T Stadium (formerly known as Cowboys Stadium) is the home of the Dallas Cowboys. Now, I will try to keep my commentary unbiased. Though it is important for me to note that I am not a fan of the Dallas Cowboys. With that being said, I realize that a lot of people LOVE them. I’m not mad at it… it’s your choice and preference. So… should you find yourself in Dallas during football season, you should try to snag tickets to a game.
DFW Offers Six Flags Over Texas (well… close enough!)
Though Six Flags is not in Dallas, nor Fort Worth, it is close enough to work into your itinerary. Six Flags Over Texas is in Arlington and is definitely my favorite between the Six Flags Texas theme parks. My favorite thing about this location is that it has an indoor roller coaster. It was the first time I’ve ever ridden such a ride, and it gave me the courage to ride the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Anyway, if roller coasters, funnel cakes, and amusement parks are your thing… here’s a great option for you.
DFW Offers the Sixth Floor Museum/ Dealey Plaza
Dallas is also known for being the place of President John F. Kennedy’s famous assassination… unfortunately. However, they have taken that tragic moment of history and preserved the memory of it. They have dedicated this area and made it into a museum that tells the story of that event, and even the story afterward. Additionally, like a lot of other places in Texas, they have a cafe included, so you can browse and enjoy a quick bite all-in-one. I love those kinds of places, even if they’re slightly more expensive than stopping somewhere else on the way out. Here’s more information about the Sixth Floor Museum.
DFW Offers the Dallas World Aquarium
While I have not been to the Aquarium here in my own town, I can say that I have not been to this one either. However, based on the commentaries about it, and their 4.5/5 rating, I would say that it’s worth it to check it out. As I mentioned before, I have not been to Dallas as much as I have been to some of the other larger cities. I hope to change that by visiting at some point soon and checking off the places I’ve never been before. The aquarium (both here in Houston and there in Dallas) needs my urgent attention. I love animals, I love being around animals (from a distance), and I love to see them being treated well and taken care of.
The sea and ocean wildlife have always fascinated me. Considering that this planet consists mostly of water, there is so much life that has not been discovered. On the other hand, there are so many different, beautiful, and fascinating creatures and animals that we have found out about. I always say that I am not a fan of science, but the truth is, I am (to an extent). Back to the topic at hand… you can find more information about the Dallas World Aquarium here. (This is not an affiliate link. I am simply linking to the website for more information.)
Like All Major Cities of Texas, DFW Offers Plenty of Food!
If you’ve ever met a true Texan… and I do mean a TRUE Texan… then you know we like to eat. There’s no such thing has having a shortage of food. Through rain, hell, sleet, and snow, we’re going to eat. When we’re down on our luck, and things are not going right, we’re going to eat. Because Texas is such a melting pot, there are a lot of options when it comes to eating food. Most people come for the Tex-Mex (Texas-Mexican food) and BBQ. There are several kinds of Asian cuisines, and other state-inspired foods and restaurants (like New York-styled pizza places). Whether you’re vegan or vegetarian, there’s something to fill you up here, too. That’s what I love most about the major cities in Texas, including Dallas. There is something for everyone.
Let Me Hear From YOU!
What are your favorite things to do or favorite places to go in Dallas? Would you like a more detailed/restaurant-based suggestion list for Dallas or any other major Texas city? Let me know in the comments below. Also, if you haven’t already, you should check out my other travel guides for Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and the Beach towns. If you feel led, I’d love for you to share the love by sharing this with other social media outlets and platforms. Until next time!0