Dallas, no not the one with JR and Sue Ellen, but Dallas the one that's one of the main cities of Texas. 2013 census reports suggest the population of Dallas was around 2,480,331, whilst the greater metropolitan area is home to nearly 7 million people.
The city is the US center for the oil and cotton industries, and it also has numerous important railroad lines. In 2013 it led the nation with the largest year-over-year increase in employment, and has become the fourth-largest employment hub of the nation. The city's economy is based on banking, commerce, computer technology, energy, healthcare and research, telecommunications, transportation and logistics. Dallas has built up a sound industrial and financial sector. It has one of the busiest airports being the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.
Dallas is well renowned for its barbecue, authentic Mexican cuisine, and Tex-Mex cuisine, and of course being famous for the frozen margarita. The Arts District in the northern section of Downtown consists of different arts venues including the Dallas Museum of Art, The Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, the Nasser Sculpture Center, the Morton H. Myerson Symphony Center and The Dallas Children's Theater. Dallas is also the home of five major league sports teams.
The Dallas Museum of Art consists of 24,000 artifacts dating from the third millennium BC to the present day. The Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art is a museum committed to arts from the cultures of India, China, Japan, and Southeast Asia.
The Texas State Fair is held annually at where else, but Fair Park in Dallas. Other festivals include the Cinco de Mayo celebrations hosted by the Mexican Americans, the Greek Food Festival, and Halloween events. Dallas Zoo is the oldest and largest zoological park in Texas. It is home to over 2,000 animals representing over 406 species. The Dallas World Aquarium is both an aquarium and zoo. The upper level of the aquarium is an artificial reproduction of the Orinoco Rainforest. The lower level houses aquaria such as fish, jellyfish, sea anemones, coral, and other sea animals from around the globe.
There's an absolute stack more tourist attractions is Dallas including the Sixth Floor Museum, White Rock Lake, the Morton H Meterson Symphony Centre, the Zero Gravity Amusement Park, the Dallas County Courthouse, the Cotton Bowl, the Granada Theater, Lone Star Park, Pioneer Plaza, the Fronteirs of Flight Museum, the Museum of the American Railroad and the Bath House Cultural Center.
If you're looking for some top nosh in Dallas, it will deliver. Some of the absolute top picks would have to be Fearing's for New American or Southwestern, Bob's Steak and Chop House, Javier's Gourmet Mexican for mind blowing Mexican or Mansion on Turtle Creek Restaurant for a truly romantic evening.