As the ninth-largest city and part of the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the nation, Dallas covers approximately 343 square miles and has a population of 1,241,162. The ultra modern and sophisticated city attracts worldwide travelers, making the area the No. 1 visitor and leisure destination in Texas.
Dallas is centrally located and within a four-hour flight from most North American destinations. DFW International Airport is the world's fourth busiest airport, offering nearly 1,750 flights per day and providing non-stop service to 145 domestic and 47 international destinations worldwide annually. In addition, Dallas Love Field Airport is conveniently located 10 minutes from downtown. Once here, visitors can ride DART, one of the fastest-growing light rail systems in the nation or the historic, free McKinney Avenue Trolley from the Dallas Arts District throughout the Uptown area with its restaurants, pubs, boutique hotels and shops. Visit Dallas.
Dallas World Aquarium
The adventure at The Dallas World Aquarium begins at the top of the rainforest exhibit, where exotic birds, such as Cocks-of-the-rock and many species of toucans, can be seen. Lounging around are Two-toed and Three-toed sloths. Endangered animals, such as Orinoco crocodiles, Giant river otters, Antillean manatees and several species of monkeys are part of the many conservation projects. The aquarium portion displays interesting marine life, including Japanese crabs, jellyfish, Leafy, Weedy and Ribbon seadragons. Black-footed and Blue penguins can be seen swimming as guests enjoy the outdoor South Africa exhibit.
Crow Collection of Asian Art Museum
Free Admission to the museum and Sculpture Garden, with a suggested donation of $7 for adult. The collection features pieces from China, Japan, India, Korea and Southeastern Asia spanning from historical to contemporary. The Crow Collection is one of only a handful of museums in this country dedicated solely to the arts of Asia. The Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas is home to many of the Crow family’s acquisitions including wall tapestries, elephant sculptures, and jade displayed in cabinets throughout the hotel.
West End Historic District
Night comes alive with big fun in the West End. Down here, we know how to entertain you. So whether you’re kickin’ back or kickin’ up your heels, the West End has got it goin’ on. After a killer meal has left you sufficiently sated, nourish your soul with a bountiful smattering of music at some of Dallas’ most popular nightspots.