Art, architecture, music, culture and entertainment are characteristic of Dallas —the ninth-largest city
and part of the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the nation. Unquestionably, City of Dallas
is more than entertaining, it’s an inspiring place rich in history and culture.
by Lissette Martinez
Summer season is finally here! Great weather means it’s time to plan that much needed getaway. Most of us look for the same characteristics in our destination: moderate climate, interesting attractions, beautiful sceneries, relaxation, and of course, affordability. Fortunately, Dallas has it all! With more than $15 billion in urban development underway, 73,000 hotel rooms (four-and five-diamond/star hotels and restaurants), one of the world’s most convenient airports (DFW Airport), the best shopping center of the southwest, and 14 entertainment districts, Dallas has become the number 1 visitor and leisure destination in Texas.
“Dallas-Fort Worth is a vibrant, diverse metropolitan built by passionate, visionary leaders who believe that all things are possible. There has never been a better time to visit Dallas with all the big things happening here,” commented Dallas Mayor, Mike Rawlings, on an interview with Infórmate DFW.
City of Dallas has over 133 attractions that will make your trip a unique experience. Places like the Dallas Zoo, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Klyde Warren Park and the recently opened Summer Adventures in Fair Park are family-friendly that no one can miss. Dallas Fair Park, the Arboretum, the Arts District, Bishop Arts in Oak Cliff, The Cedars, are just a few of the attractions that Mayor Rawlings recommends you to visit. If you are interested in a more educational visit, there are also many milestone events that you can attend, such as the JFK 50th commemoration, opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, the 10th anniversary of the Nasher Sculpture Center and the 125th anniversary of the Dallas Zoo.
Dallas is economically prosperous. According to Mayor Rawlings the economic success of the city is because of “the love and support from our citizens, and their desire to see the city grow.” “There are three big P’s that are fundamental to a growing city: Private, Public, Partnerships. We just finished building a 5.2 acre park bridging the gap between uptown and downtown. A $110 million project where over $50 million came from private funding. According to the Dallas Morning News, the median percent of citizens that give back to Dallas is 5.3%, bringing in over $3.7 billion dollars for the city. We wouldn’t be able to expand at the rate we have without the generous contributions and support from our citizens,” said Mayor Rawlings.
Definitely, Dallas is a city of opportunity for all. Locals and visitors have a wide range of attractions throughout the year, which make the city an enjoyable place. Whether you come alone or with your entire family, Dallas has it all.
An invitation from Dallas Mayor, Mike Rawlings to our Readers
It is an ideal time to rediscover all that Big D has to offer. With major reinvestments into the downtown area such as Klyde Warren Park, Perot Museum of Nature and Science and hotel renovations, locals can truly experience their city by enjoying a variety of new attractions and hotels –whether it’s a full service, extended stay or boutique hotel.
In addition, this summer out of town visitors or locals wanting to take a “Staycation” can take advantage of savings at participating Dallas hotels and explore four family-friendly venues at a discount from Memorial Day to Labor Day with the Dallas BIG Family Fun program. There is always a safe and family fun environment where people of all ages, classes, and genders can come together to have a good time. Visit Dallas!