|Top holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£327|
|Family holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£301|
|Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£378|
|Luxury holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£378|
|Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£266|
Though it has retained plenty of its Texan character, Dallas' cosmopolitan feel and thriving art and fashion scenes often surprise visitors. Indeed, with its influx of trendy corporations, large, diverse population, excellent shopping streets, and plentiful cultural events, 'The Big D' has drawn comparisons with L.A and New York in recent years.
Most visitors arrive by plane into the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport—one of the largest and busiest airports in the world—which is located 25 miles away from Dallas. Though taxis and public transportation are available to travel from the airport to downtown, the large size of the city and navigable roads means that it may be worthwhile for visitors to hire a car from the airport to get the most out of Dallas holidays. The city's subtropical climate means that Dallas is mostly warm and sunny, with temperatures peaking around 38°C during the warmest month, August. Cooler temperatures and numerous events around the city make spring and autumn the most popular time to visit. Dallas is in the Central Time Zone (GMT- 6).
Dallas has plenty of activities to match its size, and visitors can easily spend a day exploring the city's art, shopping districts, parks, zoos, museums, restaurants, theatres and much more. In particular, the Dallas Arts District is a highlight; it is the largest art district in the country and is home to over 13 organisations dedicated to the arts.
Those visiting during the months of June and July will be able to attend the annual Shakespeare in the Park festival, a treasured Dallas event and a hugely enjoyable way to spend a summer's evening. If there's time, try to attend a Dallas Cowboys game; locals are fanatic about their American football and the atmosphere during home games is electric.