Dallas, Texas. The big man of North Texas, Dallas boasts a growing cosmopolitan population of 7.5 million people, twenty-two Fortune 500 companies, over 41 Higher Learning institutions and an imposing resident giant, ‘ Big Tex’ . Dallas and its surrounding metro easily fill any summer itinerary with so much to do. Read on for some of our favourite ways to do Summer in Dallas.
Everything is bigger in Texas. The thrills are no exception to this famous statement, and for that reason, we must include Six Flags Over Texas on this list. Whether safe on the ground with a churro, on a carousel or one of the many blood-pumping rides, you easily spend the whole day at Six Flags with plenty left to do. Innovation describes the selection of thrill rides at Six Flags, so adrenaline junkies, this is your stop. Some of these included at Six Flags Over Texas include El Diablo- the world’s largest loop coaster, G-Force punishing Titan, and SkyScreamer, the second tallest chair swing in the world at four hundred feet high.
An interactive way to feed your curiosity and for an educational and entertaining experience, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science is a good addition to your stay in Dallas. While the striking exterior might be memorable enough, what you’ll encounter inside is truly notable. Race a professional athlete or apex predator of your choice, use telekinesis to throw a table tennis ball, dissect cells, survive an earthquake and follow the human settlement of early North America.
No, not the legend who gave us ‘ I Wanna Love You ‘ , A-Kon is the country’s oldest Anime festival. For fans of Japanese culture, animation and Anime, A-Kon is a great time. Live Japanese bands, cosplay, martial arts, gaming tournaments, panels with artists, authors and voice actors are all present at A-Kon. In recent years, A-Kon has grown to incorporate other interests such as Steampunk, Gaming and Animation in general, so for Pop Culture fans and those in the ‘ Geek ‘ subculture, A-Kon is a good addition to any plans in Dallas.
Celebrate the Fourth of July while experiencing the rides and fun of the Texas State Fair, three months early! Every Fourth of July, fireworks, food trucks and the vendors, rides and games at the Texas State Fair reopen for America’s birthday. Ride the famous Texas Star to get a sight over Dallas, feast on Texas-sized fair food or just enjoy the festive atmosphere. The (in)famous creativity of the State Fair Chefs will also be available to the daredevils in your party, including deep-fried butter, deep-fried coke, deep-fried avocados and the deep-fried Twinkie. Visiting Fair Park Fourth is a great way to get two experiences in one, the Scale of The State Fair of Texas combined with a Texas- Style Fourth of July.
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