David Thompson, Manager – Sales & Client Experience at The Travel Authority Corporate in Sydney, recently visited Dallas on a trip through the US.
For many Australians, Dallas is merely a gateway to other parts of the country. But as David learned, “Dallas is so much more than just an airport. I left the city incredibly impressed by what was on offer, and will spend more time here next time I pass through.”
So what was it that appealed to David?
For starters, “Dallas exudes that famous Texas hospitality”, he says.
David found the city’s downtown and surrounding areas easy to explore, and his preferred method of transport was the Lime Scooter. Lime’s app-based functionality and the convenience of their ‘everywhere’ locations, makes it a breeze.
But David has a word of warning: “Be careful—they go faster than you think!
One of Dallas’ most popular attractions is also one of its most macabre: The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza—the exact spot in the Texas Schoolbook Depository building from which President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963.
“The museum deals with more than just conspiracy theories. You’ll find an extensive collection of artifacts from that infamous day on display here, as well as analyses of the impact and aftermath of Kennedy’s assassination”, says David.
If you’ve visited The Sixth Floor you’ll know that it’s equal parts fascinating and spine-tingling.
From here, David jumped another Lime Scooter and headed over to the Katy Trail Icehouse—the prefect place to de-brief and decompress after taking a deep dive into the Kennedy assassination story.
The Katy Trail is a walking-jogging-cycling path that runs through the Uptown and Oak Lawn areas of Dallas, following the old Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad which was known in its time as the MKT or ‘The Katy’.
Nestled next to the Katy Trail, Katy Trail Icehouse is a beer garden and restaurant in the heart of Uptown with a legendary 15 metre-long bar and more than 50 beers on tap including a wide range of Texas craft beers. Wines, cocktails and an award-winning Margarita are served here, and fans of real Texas BBQ will not be disappointed.
There’s much more to Dallas, of course, and with his appetite whet, David will be back to sample much more of D-Town.
American Airlines’ Lounges at Dallas Fort Worth
If you’re flying out of Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) with Qantas, American Airlines or Oneworld Airlines, David reports that the new (opened May 2019) American Flagship Lounge and Admirals Club are a much-needed addition to the Dallas mega-hub.
“I was impressed with the Flagship Lounge (Located in Terminal D near gate 22). The French Champagne, Shower Suites and delicious hot and cold food is a massive step up on what went before (check out the access rules on www.aa.com) and, if you have time, check it out before your long flight home”, David recommends.
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