Destination Guide - Dallas

The Texas star isn't the only one shining over Dallas – starchitects are making their marks all over the city, with many more innovative structures in tow. Throw in a dash of emerging young musicians and artists, add a healthy serve of Southern charm, and you've got yourself a nice helping of Dallas' contemporary vibe.

The Basics

Currency: US Dollar (USD)
Population: 1,330,000
Language: English
Time zone: -6
Daylight savings: Second Sunday in March to first Sunday in November
Country code: +1
Area codes: 214, 469, and 972
Electricity voltage: 110-120V
Electricity hz: 60Hz
Electrical plugs: American-style plug with two parallel flat blades above a circular grounding pin, Japanese-style plug with two parallel flat blades
Mobile network: GSM/E-AMPS/CDMA

Highlights

  • Cowboys Stadium
  • Arts District
  • Dealy Plaza
  • Fair Park

Events

  • 4 July
    Fair Park Fourth

Weather

Dallas experiences short, moderate winters and long hot summers. Winter (December to February) highs are in the mid-teens (degrees Celsius). Average highs in the mid-twenties begin in April and continue to October, with average highs in the 30s from June to August.


Getting there and around

DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) services Dallas and the greater area with public transport options including rail and bus lines. Taxis are readily available and can be pre-booked or flagged from the street.

Travel Insider Dallas suggestions

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Venture sculpture, by Allison V Smith.
Dallas City Guide

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Further reading

Here are some travel highlights for other destinations in Texas and around the USA.

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