Jul 21, 2017


It’s a long-running joke in Texas and elsewhere that the people of this massive state truly believe that they are occupying a sovereign country and not just one state out of fifty. Not only is it the largest of the contiguous states in the U.S., but Texas, as they say, is like a country in and of itself, and when you consider that you can start driving from one end of the state at morning and by nightfall still be making your way through its borders, one can easily imagine why its inhabitants believe that Texas is unlike any other place in the U.S.

In fact, it’s more than just a “place” for most Texans (born and bred or converts), it’s a state of mind. As the third largest city in the state, Dallas has much to do with the state’s well-known reputation for being outspoken, bigger than life, and over the top, and if you ask any Dallasite about it, they’ll be sure to say, ‘yes, we may not be the biggest city in Texas, but we’re by far the best.’ That pretty much says it all.  


But, aside from faint images of women drenched in diamonds and hairspray sashaying through Neiman Marcus and of haughty, well-heeled men strutting around in cowboy hats saying “ya’ll,” Dallas has actually become one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the country. Next to New York and Los Angeles, the fashion industry in Dallas has become a central part of the city’s identity, which also accompanies a host of culinary, cultural, artistic, educational, and political prestige that has been accumulating in the city for the last few decades, making this perhaps the most modern, stylish city in the South.


When to go to Dallas

As far as the weather is concerned, temperatures dip into the 30s and below during the winter months (roughly December through February) and can climb into the high 90s or even 100s in the summertime . . .



How to get to Dallas

Dallas houses two major airports, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Texas Love Field Airport . . .