The Big D, home of the Texas State Fair and notorious Dallas Cowboys, third largest city and number one travel and leisure destination in the Lone Star State, isn’t all longhorn cattle, oilfields, bouncing cheerleaders and blooming cotton; modern-day Dallas is a fabulously diverse and sophisticated center of culture and comfortable-to- affluent lifestyle. Travelers here will find a city of success and true Southern Hospitality, where optimism meets opportunity and the true pioneering spirit is alive and well! Hundreds of parks, sports and athletic fields, lakes, picnic areas, golf courses and biking/jogging trails promise versatile globetrotters and avid sports fans abundant year-round outdoor recreational and spectator opportunities; power shoppers will enjoy the best shopping in the Southwest, and find a place to set down that precious haul and kick off their new boots in a wide variety of accommodations-from simple lodging to the most luxurious five star hotels. While Dallas, birthplace of the frozen margarita- is best known for its fantastic barbecue, hearty Tex-Mex and authentic and earthy Mexican cuisine, a veritable melting pot of simple to sensational dining options abound at every turn! Boasting the largest contiguous arts district in the nation, Dallas is rich with notable venues-galleries, performance halls, museums and fantastic displays of architecture; fantastic festivals, concerts, exhibitions, shows and performances perpetually entertain comers to this richly American city. Texas sunset kicks the gate wide open to an endless array of mild-to-wild Dallas-after-dark activities; shutterbugs won’t want to miss a shot or two of the Big D’s magnificent nightscape!