Looking for info about the top Dallas attractions, the best Fort Worth sights & fun Texas day trips? If so, you have come to the right place. Whether you live in north Texas, or are just visiting the area, this website can help you decide what to do in the DFW area.
Getting over stereotypes:
The Dallas - Fort Worth region is more than just the land of big hair and BBQ. Of course, there are plenty of sterotypically Texan things to experience here (cattledrives, rodeos, honkeytonks), but there are also world class cultural venues and events that people may not associate with Texas at first glance. In short, the Dallas and Fort Worth are full of surprises.
Although these two cities have an ongoing rivalry, each one offers a wide variety of things to see and do. In general, Dallas has more of a big city feel to it, with its collection of skyscrapers and impressive architecture. Fort Worth, on the other hand, is more homey and casual, with a distinctly western feel (i.e. you see more people dressed in cowboy hats and boots.)
Dallas is justifiably proud of its big city vibe. For instance, at 68 acres in size, the Dallas Arts District is the largest self-contained urban arts district in the USA. This area includes the Museum of Art, Crow Collection of Asian Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony center and the AT&T Performing Arts Center.
Fort Worth sights are an interesting combination of sophistication and earthiness. Locals often brag that Fort Worth is, "Where the West begins," and rightfully so. This city was founded on wealth from cattle and hardworking cowboys. Even now, the city's own herd of handsome longhorn cows strut through the Fort Worth Stockyards twice a day!
Everywhere you turn, there are interesting Fort Worth attractions to explore: Cowtown boasts an award-winning zoo, a world class opera house, and is home to the only Michelangelo painting in the western hemisphere.
Who am I?
As newcomer to the DFW region, I spend my free time exploring the top Dallas attractions, the most intriguing Fort Worth sights, and finding scenic towns for fun Texas day trips. Since I'm also travel writer, it made sense to create a site and share what I find online. Come along as I discover the best that the Dallas - Forth Worth area has to offer.
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