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You're Going to Love Dallas

Dallas is a city that rewards, welcomes, and entertains almost everyone who visits.

There are few better places in America for sport lovers. If you love the NFL, watching the Cowboys is a must. But if you want to see something truly spectacular, Dallas is one of the few destinations where you can go to experience an authentic Rodeo.

It’s also a place to have a great night out. Dine on gourmet tacos and enchiladas at Desperados, Avila’s, or Herrera’s before heading for cocktails at popular spots like Windmill Lounge or the Porch.

Add in more shopping malls than any other American city, an easy to navigate road network, and plenty of accommodation options, and you’ve got one of the hidden gems of American travel.

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If you want to see the rodeo, you’ll need to visit between April and September, but time your vacation towards the start of the season for the most enjoyable weather. Summer in Dallas can be uncomfortably hot and humid, so late spring and fall are good times to go. The Cowboys NFL team plays from September to January, so a vacation during the regular season makes sense for football fans.

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Where to Stay in Dallas

Dallas is a big place with a wide variety of accommodation options, from budget motels and hostels to big luxury hotels in the city center. If you need to be Downtown, Dallas Irving Backpackers is an affordable hostel, while up-market options include the Magnolia (which you’ll find by looking for a red Pegasus figure on the roof) and the Hotel Crescent Court, which has a spa facility. The Warwick Melrose is a good option in Oak Lawn, while NYLO is a good choice in South Dallas.

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Shopping Streets

Dallas is one of America’s great shopping cities, and everything is based around the massive number of malls. Head to NorthPark Mall in Uptown for designer labels like Maurices, Buckle, and Hot Topic or visit Grapevine Mills where stores include Niketown, J.C. Penney, and Forever 21.

Groceries and Other

Supermarkets in the Dallas area include Walmart, Kroger, Fiesta Mart, and Albertson’s, so finding places to shop isn’t hard. Another great place to purchase groceries is Dallas Farmers’ Market. Located close to Downtown on S. Harwood Street, the Farmers’ Market sells hot food, vegetables, flowers, coffee, and even runs cookery classes. Food is fairly cheap in the city, with 12 eggs costing just under $3.

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Where to Eat in Dallas

Dallas is a fantastic city for gourmet food fans and people who want good food on a tight budget. The best burgers are to be found at Maple & Motor and Rodeo Goat. There are great Tex Mex restaurants everywhere, but a couple of the best are Tacos la Banqueta and Doña Lencha. Try Lucia for fine Italian food, Nobu for sushi, and Off the Bone Barbecue for authentic American meat feasts. Meals should cost around $20 at mid-range places (maybe less) and not much more than $40 at high-end restaurants.