Dallas is Texas' most mythical city, with a past and present rich in the stuff that American legends are made of. The 'Big D' is famous for its contributions to popular culture – notably the Cowboys and their cheerleaders, and Dallas, the TV series that for a time was a worldwide symbol of the USA. An upscale ethos makes for an amazing dining scene (you can tell which place is hot by the caliber of cars the valet leaves out front) and the nightlife's not too shabby either.
The museums are not only excellent, but unique – history buffs should not miss the memorials to President John F Kennedy's assassination. The most impressive addition to Dallas' cultural landscape in recent years is the massive 68-acre Arts District, now the largest in the country.
Don't worry, though: all this culture doesn't mean that Dallas isn't still a paragon of conspicuous consumption. With more malls per capita than anywhere else in the US, shopping is definitely this city's guiltiest pleasure. So if you feel the urge to take out your credit card, throw frugality to the winds and say 'When in Dallas…', you won't be alone.
Not many people have heard of Grutas Park in Lithuania. Even if you call it by its more popular nickname, Stalin World, it is still comparatively unknown. But the existence of Stalin World shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise.
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Texas barbecue: a user's guide
Make no bones about it – Texas barbecue is an obsession. It’s the subject of countless newspaper and magazine articles, from national press to regional favorite Texas Monthly.
Dallas Fort Worth Arrival Transfer
Get to your hotel efficiently and effectively - no waiting for cabs or spending a fortune on transfers. This shared ride door-to-door ground transportation has been operating for over 25 years. Today, it is the premier shared ride provider in the United States. Each day, over 20,000 guests use this door-to-door service - that is almost seven million guests each year.
Saddle up and prepare for a rip-roaring ride through one of the biggest, boldest and most surprising states in the USA. Get a taste of Southern hospitality on a ranch stay, sample fiery Tex-Mex cuisine or rock out to live music in Austin – Texas really does have it all.
Dallas vs Fort Worth
On February 6, the USA's greatest sporting event's coming to Dallas – Arlington, actually – when Cowboys Stadium hosts Super Bowl XLV (that's Roman for 45, we had to look it up too) between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers.