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Dallas is the third most populous city in the state of Texas, and the ninth largest in the United States. It's often associated with neighboring Fort Worth, and together they make up the largest metropolitan area in the Southern U.S. As of the 2010 census, the population of Dallas was 1,197,816. The city of Dallas was founded in 1841 as a center of the oil and cotton industries. Today, it has a strong industrial and financial sector, and is home to the third largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the nation. It has the largest inland port in the south, and one of the busiest airports in the world. Dallas is known for its' restaurants; southern barbecue, outstanding steakhouses, authentic Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine. The northern section of downtown is home to The Arts District, which includes the Dallas Museum of Art, the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Dallas Children's Theater. The city also has a Center for the Performing Arts that houses the Dallas Opera, Texas Ballet Theater, the Dallas Black Dance Theater and much more. The city is also known for its' four major sports teams; the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars. The city is host to many special events through the year, but the most notable is the Texas State Fair, which has been held in the city since 1886. For outdoor recreation, the city of Dallas maintains 406 parks equaling 21,000 acres. The city is home to Texas first and largest zoo, which opened at its current location in 1888. Seventeen lakes are contained within the parks, and things to do include fishing, boating, hiking, swimming, golf, biking, tennis, picnicking, birding, camping and so much more.

Surrounding areas: Irving, Texas (10.4 mi), Grapevine, Texas (20.1 mi), Rockwall, Texas (20.1 mi), Arlington, Texas (20.2 mi), Southlake, Texas (23.2 mi), Lavon Lake, Texas (25.6 mi), Lewisville Lake, Texas (26.6 mi)

Dallas Vacation Rentals

Dallas Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Adams Mark Dallas400 N Olive StDallas, TX (214) 922-8000
Adolphus Hotel1321 Commerce StDallas, TX (214) 742-8200
Amerisuites Dallas Park Central12411 N Central ExpyDallas, TX (972) 458-1224
Amerisuites-Dallas North5229 Spring Valley RdDallas, TX (210) 737-6086
Best Western Dallas North13333 N Stemmons FwyDallas, TX (972) 241-8521
Best Western Executive Inn12670 E NW HwyDallas, TX (972) 613-5000
Best Western13636 Goldmark DrDallas, TX (972) 669-0478
Bradford At Lincoln Park8221 N Central ExpyDallas, TX (888) 486-7829
Bradford Homesuites - Downtown Dallas2914 Harry Hines BlvdDallas, TX (888) 486-7829
Bradford Homesuites16060 Dallas PkwyDallas, TX (888) 486-7829
Candlewood Suites Dallas Market Center7930 N Stemmons FwyDallas, TX (241) 631-3333
Candlewood Suites Richardson12525 Greenville AveDallas, TX (972) 669-9606
Candlewood Suites13939 Noel RdDallas, TX (972) 233-6888
Clarion Hotel Park Central8102 Lyndon B Johnson FwyDallas, TX (972) 960-6555
Comfort Inn & Suites7138 N Stemmons FwyDallas, TX (214) 461-2677
Comfort Inn & Suites10835 Composite DrDallas, TX (214) 358-4300
Comfort Inn By The Galleria14975 Landmark BlvdDallas, TX (972) 701-0881
Comfort Suites Park Central13165 Central ExpyDallas, TX (972) 699-7400
Country Inns & Suites Dallas Park Central13185 Central ExpyDallas, TX (972) 907-9500
Courtyard By Marriott Dallas Central Expressway10325 N Central ExprwyDallas, TX (214) 739-2500
Courtyard By Marriott Dallas LBJ At Josey2930 Forest LnDallas, TX (972) 620-8000
Courtyard By Marriott Dallas Market Center2150 Market CTR BlvdDallas, TX (214) 653-1166
Courtyard Dallas North Central Expressway10325 N Central ExpyDallas, TX (214) 739-2500
Crowne Plaza Suites - Dallas7800 Alpha RdDallas, TX (972) 233-7600
Crowne Plza-market CTR7050 Stemmons FwyDallas, TX (214) 630-8500
Dallas Marriott Quorum14901 Dallas PkwyDallas, TX (972) 661-2800
Dallas Northwest Hwy Courtyard By Marriott2383 Stemmons TrlDallas, TX (214) 352-7676
Days Inn8312 S Lancaster RdDallas, TX (972) 224-3196
Days Inn-n Dallas13313 Stemmons FwyDallas, TX (972) 488-0800
Doubletree Club Hotel Dallas Farmers Branch11611 Luna RdDallas, TX (972) 506-0055
Doubletree Hotel Compbell Centre8250 N Central ExpyDallas, TX (214) 706-0104
Doubletree Hotel Dallas Market Center2015 Market Center BlvdDallas, TX (214) 741-7481
Doubletree Hotel Dallas Near The Galleria4099 Vly View LnDallas, TX (972) 385-9000
Econolodge Dallas Airport North2275 Valley View LnDallas, TX (972) 243-5500
Econolodge Dallas Lovefield1625 Regal Row (i-35)Dallas, TX (214) 630-5701
Embassy Suites Dallas Market Center2727 Stemmons FwyDallas, TX (214) 630-5332
Embassy Suites Dallas Park Central13131 N Central ExpyDallas, TX (972) 234-3300
Embassy Suites Hotel Dallas Love Field3880 W Northwest HwyDallas, TX (214) 357-4500
Embassy Suites Hotel Dallas Near The Galleria14021 Noel RdDallas, TX (972) 364-3640
Extended Stay America12270 Greenville AveDallas, TX (972) 238-1133

Dallas Weather & Climate

Northeast Texas has a humid, subtropical climate with hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. Warm, dry winds from the north and west cause summer temperatures to soar over 100 degrees F. This is one of the hottest regions of the U.S. during the summer. Winters are generally mild with clear, sunny skies. Sometimes, strong cold fronts in winter known as "Blue Northers" will pass through the region, causing nighttime lows to drop below 25 degrees F. It generally snows 1 or 2 days per year, with an average accumulation of 1.8 inches. However, daytime highs around 70 are not uncommon in winter. Spring weather is warm but can be volatile. Severe thunderstorms are common, along with lightening, heavy rain, hail and possible tornadoes. Northeast Texas is located in the heart of Tornado Alley.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 55°F 36°F 1.89 in. -
February 61°F 41°F 2.31 in. -
March 69°F 48°F 3.13 in. -
April 76°F 56°F 3.46 in. -
May 83°F 64°F 5.30 in. -
June 91°F 72°F 3.92 in. -
July 96°F 76°F 2.43 in. -
August 95°F 76°F 2.17 in. -
September 88°F 69°F 2.65 in. -
October 78°F 58°F 4.65 in. -
November 66°F 46°F 2.61 in. -
December 57°F 38°F 2.53 in. -

Dallas Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Dallas Love Field (DAL) located about 5 miles northwest of Dallas, the Dallas Fort Worth International airport (DFW) located approximately 16 miles northwest of Dallas, the Fort Worth Alliance airport (AFW) located roughly 34 miles northwest of Dallas in Fort Worth, Texas, and finally the Grayson County airport (GYI) located around 63 miles north of Dallas in Sherman Denison, Texas.

Dallas Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
State Fair of TexasDallasTX 
Sandy Lake Amusement ParkCarrolltonTX12.5 mi.
Boardwalk Fun ParkGrand PrairieTX13.8 mi.
Six Flags Over TexasArlingtonTX20.2 mi.
Water Parks
Six Flags Hurricane HarborArlingtonTX20.2 mi.
Golf Courses
Bear Creek Golf ClubDallasTX 
Cedar Crest Park Golf CourseDallasTX 
Dallas Family Golf CenterDallasTX 
Keeton Park Golf CourseDallasTX 
L B Houston Municipal Golf CourseDallasTX 
North Texas Golf CenterDallasTX 
Northwest Golf Par 3DallasTX 
Sleepy Hollow Golf & Country ClubDallasTX 
Stevens Park Golf CourseDallasTX 
Tenison ParkDallasTX 
Sherrill Park Municipal Golf CourseRichardsonTX9.9 mi.
Twin Wells Municipal Golf CourseIrvingTX9.9 mi.
Town East Golf CenterSunnyvaleTX12.2 mi.
Coyote Ridge Golf ClubCarrolltonTX12.3 mi.
Indian Creek Golf CourseCarrolltonTX12.3 mi.
Fun City Golf CourseGrand PrairieTX13.5 mi.
Grand Prairie Municipal Golf CourseGrand PrairieTX13.5 mi.
Riverside Golf ClubGrand PrairieTX13.5 mi.
Sunset Golf ClubGrand PrairieTX13.5 mi.
Tangle Ridge Golf ClubGrand PrairieTX13.5 mi.
Waterview Golf ClubRowlettTX13.9 mi.
Country View Golf ClubLancasterTX14.8 mi.
Chase Oaks Golf CoursePlanoTX15.0 mi.
Los Rios Country ClubPlanoTX15.0 mi.
Pecan Hollow Golf CoursePlanoTX15.0 mi.
Ridgeview Ranch Golf ClubPlanoTX15.0 mi.
Shamrock Country ClubShamrockTX16.1 mi.
Riverchase Golf ClubCoppellTX17.3 mi.
Buffalo Creek Golf ClubHeathTX17.5 mi.
Texas Star Golf CourseEulessTX18.1 mi.
Southwest Museum of Science and Technology.DallasTX(Science)
Dallas Museum of ArtDallasTX(Art)
Meadows MuseumDallasTX(Art)
Dallas Historical SocietyDallasTX(History)
Imgisphere Children's MueumBedfordTX21.9 mi.(Children's)
Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife SanctuaryMckinneyTX28.7 mi.(Science)
Amon Carter MuseumFort WorthTX32.5 mi.(Art)
Kimbell Art MuseumFort WorthTX32.5 mi.(Art)
Modern Art Museum of Fort WorthFort WorthTX32.5 mi.(Art)
Modern at Sundance SquareFort WorthTX32.5 mi.(Art)
Sid Richardson Collection of Western ArtFort WorthTX32.5 mi.(Art)
Courthouse-On-The-Square MuseumDentonTX35.4 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Dallas Aquarium at Fair ParkDallasTX 
Dallas World AquariumDallasTX 
Dallas ZooDallasTX 
Fort Worth Zoological ParkFort WorthTX32.5 mi.
Fossil Rim Wildlife CenterGlen RoseTX69.6 mi.
Cameron Park ZooWacoTX89.4 mi.
Caldwell ZooTylerTX91.0 mi.

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