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Dallas Twilight Local residents are welcoming and friendly, always ready to help in any situation - it wouldn't be the first time. They are always ready to keep the conversation going, their talking is always stress-free. Here, people do not blame anyone for looks or internal qualities (of course, unless certain rules of stay in the country are observed), they value convenience and comfort, making every effort to ensure that everyone lives comfortably. It is believed that Texas is the best state to understand the very “American soul” and mentality. In this case, Dallas, as one of the largest cities in the state, is no exception.
Dallas is a young commercial city, which was founded in 1841. Today Dallas is the location of offices of the world's major companies and famous industrial plants, but travelers are usually … Open
The most important thing in life is self-realization. It is something they wish to all relatives and friends first. But even if plans haven't been realized until a certain age, that's okay. The thing is that here mature age is not treated as something inevitable and terrible: thus, it's not too late to start a business or even enroll at a university at the age of 80. And this is where their attitude towards life manifests itself, which is definitely worth learning from: “It’s never too late to start doing something one truly wants.”
The main products for local residents are meat, fish, vegetables. A very popular cuisine is the so-called "tex-mex" - a kind of mix of Mexican and Texan cooking traditions. Therefore, dishes that are considered American are often served with Mexican sauces. Or vice versa - tortilla with melted cheese and beans is quite common. This mixing happens everywhere - both in gastronomic traditions and the mentality. Local people got some expressiveness from Mexicans, they are hot-tempered but quickly cooling down. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
For many years Dallas has remained a popular family resort thanks to a rich choice of entertainment venues. The local zoo is a very popular destination for rest. The territory of the zoo is … Open
Dallas festivals are some of the most vivid and memorable. Organizers are always trying to please visitors in their desire to have fun. Music fans will appreciate JMBLYA festival held in early May in Fair Park that serves as its venue. Everyone will be able to choose music to their liking - here you can listen to jazz, rap, hip-hop, electric rave. Well, it's not easy to find an unfamiliar name among its headliners. The atmosphere of the festival is warm and friendly, the fest is popular with young people.
Dallas Skyline The most famous festival taking place in the city can be safely called the State Fair of Texas, which starts in late September and lasts until mid-October. Fair Park is the venue of the fair. At this time, Dallas is visited by approximately 3 million people. It is traditionally called Big Tex after its symbol - a 17-meter-tall cowboy figure. Apart from shopping, here is an opportunity to ride the rides, attend workshops, art exhibitions, listen to music, and taste the local cuisine. The opening ceremony will be remembered for a long time - the fair's program includes costumed processions along the main city streets.
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1. Travelers who visit Dallas for the first time are recommended to get a map of the city in the local tourist office. This way it will be easier to navigate in the maze of the … Open
The name of another musical event is the Homegrown Festival, and it takes place in the middle of Street Garden. The event is focused on indie rock and underground. Arriving in Dallas in mid-October, you can witness such an event as the Lamar Street Festival. As you might guess from the name, it is held on Lamar Street. The program offered to the audience includes the opening of an art exhibition, tasting local dishes, film shows, listening to musical performances. The event is joined by restaurants located on the same street, offering to try specialties prepared especially for the festival.
Dallas Skyline from Deep Ellum The end of June in Dallas is marked by holding a festival called Decks in the Park, the venue for which is Klyde Warren Park. This musical event dedicated to electronic music, among other things, can be visited for free. The atmosphere reigning here is family-friendly, so visitors are advised to take their family and enjoy the party. In the middle of May, a large-scale gastronomic event called the Savor Dallas Festival, takes place in Dallas. Opus restaurant is chosen as a venue. Without exaggeration, this is a real paradise for gourmets - here they can try the most interesting culinary delights. Besides, you can also taste wines.
Another event worth visiting with the whole family is Trains At Northpark. At this time, wonderful toy trains of all possible types can be seen in Northpark Center, and a special program is prepared for children. Thus, here you can buy sweets to delight the little ones - everybody knows that kids love them so much. The unimaginably beautiful art of light, video and sound - all this can be seen in early November when Aurora exhibition is held in Dallas. At this time, one might think that the city center has moved into the future, leaving everything else behind - that's how amazing the sights presented to the audience is.
Dallas Skyline If you visit Dallas in early May, be sure to witness the grand guitar exhibition - Dallas International Guitar Festival is held in Dallas Market Hall at this time. Without exaggeration, this is the biggest event of its kind in the region. There are few places where you could see such a great diversity of musical instruments made by the best masters of their craft. A very interesting event takes place in early October, and its name is Meat Fight. The venue is Trinity Groves. Here meat lovers come to the real delight of visiting the festival, which is of a competitive nature. Visitors will have a unique opportunity to taste and choose the best dish.
Located in the center of the city is an upscale accommodation which can be said to be one of the most stylish and enchanting, talking about Crowne Plaza Hotel Dallas Downtown. Its design had … Open
St. Patrick Day Parade is also loved in Dallas, so the central streets of Dallas turn green in mid-March. The local event is no less colorful than in the capital of Ireland. Without exaggeration, this holiday can be considered one of the most significant events in the region. At this time, the spirit of Ireland reigns on the streets of Dallas - and that is why you can see hundreds of drinking people right on the street. At this time, it is advised to buy something green in order to join the atmosphere and become part of a merry and carefree holiday.
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Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Dallas. Learn the best periods to visit Dallas to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Dallas.
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