Dallas Quick Guide
Dallas embraces its Old West roots with brashness and bravado. Built by cattle kings, this popular Texas metropolis once boomed with oil barons and now finds itself pioneering the frontiers of high tech.
Popular TV shows like "Dallas," which chronicled the life and times of the first family of Southfork, and the more recent reality show "Sheer Dallas," have given this first class city a Texas-sized dose of glitter and glamour as well.
Dallas's economy is driven by agriculture, distribution, electronics and technology, finance, insurance, manufacturing, petroleum and service industries.
The Dallas City Hall is located at 1500 Marilla St. and is the headquarters for many city departments and offices. Residents can also access the city's 311 telephone system for help with establishing certain utility services, obtaining permits and more.
Getting Around or Getting Away
Map your driving directions from Dallas to areas such as Arlington, Denton and Plano.
Need a flight to or from Dallas? Find a Dallas travel agency. Need to get to DFW from areas including Frisco and Grapevine? Try these airport transportation services. Need a place to stay? Also find Dallas Hotels on TripAdvisor.
Making Dallas Your Home
Dallas Shopping and Services
Where to Go in Dallas
Dallas is where rustic meets slick and the Old West meets high tech. Together with nearby Fort Worth, there's no shortage of activities to keep you busy in The Metroplex.
Downtown Dallas is home to some of the most popular night spots in town, including the always happening Club Blue and the more relaxed Sunset Lounge. Not into clubs? Then take in some of the city's museums and cultural offerings, including the Dallas Center for Contemporary Arts or the African American Museum.
Things to Do in Dallas
Try a new cuisine, find a new hangout or take up a new hobby. Dallas's mix of cultures and variety of neighborhoods make it easy to find new places to go.
See what's new in Old West style at the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District or nearby Cowtown Coliseum. Catch a concert or play, or see a new film at your local Movie theatre.
If sports action is more your speed, get your tickets for a Dallas Cowboys or Mavericks game.
Popular Dallas Attractions
- African American Museum
- Age of Steam Railroad Museum
- Conspiracy Museum
- Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden