Welcome to Dallas

Dallas, Texas is the ninth largest city in the country with nearly 1.3 million residents. These residents are located among Dallas's 343 square miles of land mass. The metropolitan area of Dallas is the largest in the south, attracting visitors from across the globe to its wide array of cultural and business attractions.

The weather in Dallas makes it an ideal destination for tourism year-round. Daytime temperatures typically range between 55 and 76 degrees Fahrenheit, with the average daily temperature being around 65. There is low rainfall in the winter, but a moderate amount during the other seasons.

The Dallas Zoo is a fun attraction for families with children. This zoo features a Giants of the Savanna display that includes elephants, lions, and giraffes. A petting zoo is also located here, allowing guests the chance to feed many species of tropical birds. An Arctic penguin display and gorilla conservation area round out the exhibits here.

Visit the Dallas Arboretum located off the shores of White Rock Lake. The 66-acre complex includes displays of beautifully landscaped shoreline that makes for a relaxing place to escape the bustle of the city. There are special events held here from time to time including concerts and art shows. The arboretum also features a dining hall, gift shop, and banquet hall that may be reserved for private parties or wedding receptions.

Six Flags over Texas provides adventurous travelers with non-stop fun as they brave the daring thrill rides. This amusement park also offers a variety of games and special entertainment to enthrall guests of all ages. Large groups are welcome, and season passes are also available.

Speed Zone racing is a fun place to enjoy go-kart racing. With four different tracks, beginning and advanced drivers alike are sure to find one that is just their speed. In addition to go-kart racing, the facility offers a roller coaster, video games, and two 18-hole miniature golf courses.

The Dallas Aquarium offers visitors an up-close view of sea life from around the globe. It also features a South American rainforest display complete with exotic birds, spiders, and monkeys. A South African display features a variety of penguins and turtles from that region as well.