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Arts, Nightlife and Trend-Setting Food in Nearby Dallas

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The live-large city of Dallas, less than three hours from Shreveport, has long been known for NFL football, nightlife and high-end shopping, but the ninth largest city in the U.S. also offers a rich arts, culture and food scene appealing to singles, families and children.

Dallas’ AT&T Performing Arts Center features multiple arts venues and is part of one of the largest arts districts in the nation, attracting diverse stage performances from rock bands to Broadway musicals. The Dallas World Aquarium holds flora and fauna from across the world. Families love the Dallas Zoo, which contains one of the country’s most notable African wildlife exhibits and also hosts the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo and the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park.

In east Dallas, stunning White Rock Lake provides sailing, fishing and other recreational opportunities. White Rock Park surrounding the lake features jogging trails as well as the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Dallas’ modern culinary scene goes well beyond its barbecue, beef and Tex-Mex roots to incorporate lauded global and farm-to-table eateries. 


Photo Credit: AT&T Stadium; Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau