Area Cities

Encompassing multiple counties, the region offers everything from smaller communities full of charm and hidden treasures to metropolitan areas loaded with excitement and trendy destinations. From Addison to Weatherford, it all starts right here. So, where will your story begin?

Addison Visitors Guide

Far from ordinary and close to everything, Addison is your hub for fine dining, upscale shopping, sporting events, live theatre, concerts, high culture, and nightlife. The famed Galleria Dallas is minutes away, but Addison is a shopping mecca in its own right, with new retail developments, cute shops, and chic boutiques popping up in a …

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Allen TX Visitors Guide

Just north of Dallas, Allen offers everything in shopping, dining, entertainment and living space, without all the big city hassle. Allen’s shopping centers, including Allen Premium Outlets, Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm, The Village at Allen and Cabella’s, give shoppers water views and savvy savings. Entertainment awaits at Allen Event Center. This 7,000+ seat facility …

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Arlington Visitors Guide

The city of Arlington is the perfect place to visit for some fun and the best experience in the whole of Texas. Arlington City has so many attractions, which you can explore. The places within Arlington are not only popular destinations for locals but have also invited travelers from all over the world. One of …

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Bedford Visitors Guide

Discover the center of the D/FW Metroplex with a visit to Bedford, which sits right in the heart of the area. Just five minutes from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Bedford is the perfect launching pad for your Texas experience. You can head south 12 miles to the new AT&T Stadium, be in downtown Fort Worth …

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Bonham TX Visitors Guide

Visit Bonham and re-discover the charm of small-town Texas. Bonham, the largest city in Fannin County, has a comfortable and friendly, yet rural, atmosphere. Courthouse Square, with benches and an inviting streetscape, is surrounded by antique shops and other locally-owned and operated stores. Powder Creek Park and Lake Bonham appeal to visitors who want to …

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Bridgeport TX Visitors Guide

Located 35 minutes northwest of Fort Worth at the intersection of U.S. Route 380 and Texas State Hwy 114, Bridgeport offers a great getaway destination. The city was named when a bridge “port” was built over the West Fork Trinity River to accommodate the Butterfield Stage Overland Mail Route. The town continued to flourish in …

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Burleson TX Visitors Guide

When in Burleson, visitors can enjoy shopping and dining in both well-known national spots, as well as locally-owned gems. Visit Lost Oak Winery and Sunset Winery, the city’s two award-winning wineries, and Russell Farm Art Center, where you can view locally-made art on a century-old rural property. Sports enthusiasts can golf at Hidden Creek or …

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Carrollton Visitors Guide

Looking for a great place to relax? Carrollton offers a family-friendly atmosphere and plenty to do. Located in the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth area, the City of Carrollton is a vibrant corporate and residential community. The city’s location and business cost advantages attract and support a diverse local economy with more than 9,000 businesses …

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Castle Hills TX Visitors Guide

Located in the Dallas metro area just north of the city and west of Plano, Texas, Castle Hills is a stunning master-planned community that combines the vibrant personality of a progressive, family-oriented area with friendly, southern hospitality of Texas. Named the 2006 “Community of the Year” by the Dallas Homebuilders Association, Castle Hills boasts 2,500 …

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Cedar Hill TX Visitors Guide

Towering above the DFW Metroplex, Cedar Hill offers some of the most breathtaking views around. The scenic rolling hills and surprising natural beauty are reminiscent of the Texas Hill Country yet conveniently nearby, making Cedar Hill a preferred destination for nature enthusiasts, hikers, cyclists, mountain bikers, boaters, campers and adventure competitors of all kinds. Bordered …

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Cleburne TX Visitors Guide

Cleburne is a charming Texas town with a fascinating history that offers plenty of things to see and do. With the rich history of the Santa Fe Railroad and the Chisholm Trail, Cleburne brings a delightful escape from the rush of everyday life. If you enjoy live theatre, catch a show at one of the …

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Colleyville TX Visitors Guide

For locals and visitors alike, Colleyville boasts big-city amenities with small town charm, all less than 15 minutes from DFW Airport. This city prides itself on the one-of-a-kind experience visitors have. From boutique shopping to quality antiques, Colleyville is the place to find that unique piece you’ve been searching for. For the outdoorsman, McPherson Park …

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Coppell Visitors Guide

Coppell is a fast-growing, upscale city that boasts safe streets and neighborhoods, a pro-business environment and excellent public schools. The city is home to more than 30,000 residents and continues to experience rapid growth thanks to its central location just outside the Dallas/Ft. Worth metro area. Coppell is just five miles north of Dallas-Fort Worth …

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Denison TX Visitors Guide

Whether you’re looking for a place to call home, a weekend getaway spot or a family vacation destination, come explore Denison and discover the many activities, attractions, and comforts that make the city shine. In Denison, you’ll find Texoma hospitality; lodging ranging from quaint bed & breakfast inns to major brand hotels; and restaurants featuring …

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Denton TX Visitors Guide

Awesome. Different. Fun. That’s Denton, Texas in our own original, independent style. Just 35 miles north of Dallas/Fort Worth in the heart of North Texas Horse Country, Denton is a thriving university city that’s drawn creative, artistic, inventive minds and entrepreneurial spirits for more than 150 years. Downtown Denton is vibrant. Hip shopping, live music, …

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DeSoto TX Visitors Guide

Welcome to DeSoto! This city was around in 1848, when T. J. Johnson, fresh from Tennessee, built a tiny general merchandise store near the “crossroads” — at what is today the intersection of Belt Line and Hampton Road. For the 163 years since the first store was built, DeSoto has been a meeting place where …

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Duncanville TX Visitors Guide

Located in the southwest Dallas County, Duncanville is nestled between I-20 and Hwy. 67, just minutes from Dallas and Fort Worth providing you with the perfect touch of seclusion yet instant access to quality DFW businesses and attractions at the same time. Whether you’re looking to spend the day at the park, shopping at quaint …

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Ennis TX Visitors Guide

Add Ennis to your must-see list. Twenty-five minutes from downtown Dallas on I-45, Ennis is an easy getaway destination that’s conveniently located near all of the major sports attractions, as well as the DFW Airport. Enjoy strolling down the brick-lined streets of downtown’s historic district or plan a visit in April to experience the breathtaking …

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Farmers Branch TX Visitors Guide

Dallas’ direct neighbor to the north, Farmers Branch offers visitors a hometown personality and ease with big-city convenience. Located on the north side of Interstate 635 and west of the Dallas Tollway, Farmers Branch sits 15 minutes from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Love Field Airport and offers 12 hotels and motels on Interstate 35 …

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Fort Worth Visitors Guide

Located on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River, Fort Worth is where cowboys, culture, and community join together to form an exceptional lifestyle. This cosmopolitan city, filled with internationally recognized museums such as the Kimbell Art Museum, The Modern and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, began as a stop on the Chisholm Trail …

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Frisco TX Visitors Guide

Look no further. Frisco is an emerging go-to place for family fun in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Located 20 minutes north of Dallas, the city’s award-winning hotels, with accommodations that range from standard to luxury suites, include two full-service AAA Four Diamond Hotels, eight limited-service, and two-extended stay hotels. And eight-million-square-feet of retail and hundreds …

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Gainesville Visitors Guide

Known as “The Front Porch to Texas,” you’ll feel right at home when you visit Gainesville. Home of the world-renowned Frank Buck Zoo, Gainesville offers many exciting exhibits and daily giraffe feedings and is centered in Leonard Park, which features a community playground, park pavilion, pool and train rides. One of the largest collections of …

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Garland Visitors Guide

Garland offers a unique combination of family-friendly entertainment and outdoor activities. Visitors can enjoy shopping at Firewheel Town Center, an open-air complex that offers a variety of stores with an eclectic mix of restaurants. At Firewheel Golf Park, a 63-hole, championship-style golf complex, enjoy a round of golf at one of three unique courses. Outdoor …

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Glen Rose Visitors Guide

Hailed as the “Dinosaur Capital of Texas,” this quaint town is rich with both celebrated beauty and world-class attractions. Its historic downtown features a 122-year-old courthouse square, bustling with unique shops surrounded by hills and rivers. Glen Rose was once voted “America’s Dream Town.” Step back in time with a visit to Dinosaur Valley State …

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Graham Visitors Guide

For lifelong memories, take a trip to Graham. America’s Largest Downtown Square calls Graham home. Only 90 minutes west of Fort Worth, and nestled in the beautiful North Texas Hill Country, Graham’s relaxed and welcoming atmosphere makes it the perfect escape. Off the beaten path and only a few short miles from Possum Kingdom Lake, …

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Granbury Visitors Guide

Billed as “The Place Where Texas History Lives,” Granbury offers a glimpse into another time, but keeps pace with its modern counterparts in Dallas and Fort Worth. Located just 35 miles southwest of Fort Worth on Highway 377, escape the fast pace of the Metroplex and enjoy the tranquility of Granbury. Its vibrant historic town …

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Grand Prairie Visitors Guide

Grand Prairie is all about fun. The city offers family attractions, friendly faces, an affordable place to live, relaxation and business opportunities – all conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth. The heart of the city sits a mere 15 minutes from DFW International Airport and all the major sites and highlights the Metroplex offers. …

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Grapevine Visitors Guide

If you’re planning to make a trip to Dallas/Fort Worth, you really need to explore historic Grapevine, Texas. Home to DFW International Airport, Grapevine is conveniently located in the middle of the Texas Metroplex with both Dallas and Fort Worth just a short 20-25 minutes away. Our charming and historic Main Street is listed on …

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Greenville Visitors Guide

Greenville is located just 45 miles northeast of the Dallas/Fort Worth area in the heart of East Texas. Home to over 26,000 residents, Greenville offers a variety of shopping and dining opportunities that range from major national names to one-of-a-kind restaurants and boutiques. Shop for the latest fashions and home furnishings at The Calico Cat, …

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Hurst TX Visitors Guide

The City of Hurst is approaching the halfway point of the decade with gusto. Economic Development is booming after the historic North Tarrant Express project was completed, making access into our area easier and more convenient for shoppers and visitors. Home sales are at a record high in Hurst for the third consecutive year, and …

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Irving TX Visitors Guide

Adjacent to DFW International Airport, Irving offers many attractions in one convenient location; boasts many local restaurants and boutique shops, as well as four golf courses; and serves as the home of 10,000-plus companies, 50 Fortune 500 companies and the world headquarters of five Fortune 500 companies. Combining the flair of a big city with …

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Justin TX Visitors Guide

Justin is located at the intersection of FM 407 and 156, 4 miles north of Hwy 114 and the Texas Motor Speedway. The area was originally settled by a band of French colonists who, in 1848, established the Icarian Colony. The community was abandoned a year later, and the area remained sparsely populated until the …

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Lewisville TX Visitors Guide

Whether it’s lakeside fun or an adventure around town, Lewisville is the place to find it all. Many family-friendly options are available, ranging from cultural arts to water sports. Visitors will find an extensive selection of well-appointed Lewisville hotels with all the amenities. For those flying into the area, Lewisville is located 10 minutes from …

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Mansfield TX Visitors Guide

When it comes to fun, Mansfield’s got game. From recreation and sports to music festivals and holiday celebrations, Mansfield brings a variety of activities for both residents and visitors to enjoy. Located a short drive from the Arlington entertainment district, Downtown Fort Worth and DFW Airport, Mansfield’s small-town hospitality and charm offer visitors a change …

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McKinney TX Visitors Guide

Thanks to a rich history, boutique shopping, unique dining and a convenient location, McKinney, located just 30 miles north of Dallas, offers the perfect getaway. Ranked the “#1 Best Place to Live in America” by Money Magazine in 2014 and ranking 17th on Texas Highways’ list of Top 40 Texas Destinations, McKinney offers a charming …

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Mesquite TX Visitors Guide

Head to Mesquite if you’re looking for Big-As-Texas family fun with “Real. Texas. Flavor.”! The air-conditioned Mesquite Championship Rodeo has been thrilling folks with professional rodeo action since 1958, and you’ll experience all the traditional rodeo events, including bull riding, steer wrestling, bronc’ busting and cowgirl barrel racing. Kids enjoy Mutton Bustin’ and the Dash …

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Midlothian TX Visitors Guide

Historic Midlothian, known as “the Southern Star of the Dallas/Fort Worth Area,” is located 25 miles south of Dallas and Fort Worth. Home of the Midlothian Higher Education Center with Navarro College, Texas A & M University-Commerce, Tarleton State University and the University of North Texas at Dallas, there is always an opportunity to learn. …

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Mineral Wells TX Visitors Guide

Visit Mineral Wells, where its heritage is a little bit CRAZY! Located in scenic Palo Pinto County just 45 miles west of Fort Worth, Mineral Wells welcomes visitors year-round with the historic Baker Hotel and CRAZY Water. Mineral Wells was once an international tourist destination welcoming millions of visitors a year to savor the “healing” …

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Nocona TX Visitors Guide

From Indians and cowboys to leather and wineries, Nocona exemplifies all that is Texas. Nocona is named for the Comanche Warrior Chief Peta Nocona who, with his wife, Cynthia Ann Parker, were the parents of the famed Quanah Parker. The area’s distinguished Indian heritage extends back even before the Spanish exploration of Texas and the …

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Paris TX Visitors Guide

Located 100 miles outside the Metroplex, a trip to Paris will bring enjoyment for the entire family, and you won’t even need a Passport. The city features events all year long, including the Annual ASA Southwest Shootout Archery Tournament, the Tour de Paris bicycle rally, the Annual Rodeo, the Red River Valley Fair, the Professional …

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Plano TX Visitors Guide

Just minutes north of Dallas, Plano is home to many exciting attractions. Tour the city from the small screen Southfork Ranch from the television show “Dallas.” Visitors can stroll Historic Downtown Plano, offering unique shops and dining; learn about railroad travel at the Interurban Railway Museum; take a hike at a nature preserve, or bowl …

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Richardson TX Visitors Guide

Richardson is a uniquely sophisticated first ring suburb of Dallas minutes from North Texas’ best shopping, night-life, museums, sporting events and performing arts. Richardson’s key advantage is Location & Access – three major freeways, four DART light rail commuter stations, and non-stop freeway access that provides an average of 23 minutes from Love Field or …

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Roanoke TX Visitors Guide

Roanoke offers a unique quality of life with small town charm and the amenities of a big city in the heart of the Metroplex. Residents enjoy our heritage dating to the 1840s and the best amenities including our popular downtown gathering place. Roanoke was named the Unique Dining Capital of Texas and features over 40 …

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Sherman TX Visitors Guide

Downtown Sherman is thriving with a diverse mix of boutiques, eateries, art galleries, museums, performance venues, and more. This eclectic neighborhood still has room to grow with new businesses opening at every corner. No matter what you are looking for, there is always something unique to discover, from local retailers (such as The Foxy Bird, …

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Southlake TX Visitors Guide

When you visit Southlake, you’ll see why over 26,000 people call Southlake home! Discover the hundreds of shops, restaurants and businesses that also call it home. You’ll find everything you are looking for and more! From Town Square and Bicentennial Park to the Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve, Southlake has it all. Whether you’re …

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The Colony TX Visitors Guide

The Lake, The Golf, The Fun – The Colony is where you go to play! Come explore the recently opened Nebraska Furniture Mart of Texas, the largest home furnishings store in the nation. Take in the great outdoors with year-round outdoor activities on Lewisville Lake or hit the fairways at 1 of 3 picturesque lakeside …

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Waxahachie TX Visitors Guide

More than 150 years in the making, Waxahachie is a community that takes great pride in its rich heritage, which visitors instantly see through the historically preserved buildings and homes throughout the city. Though modern, progressive and thriving, the city’s pulse resonates with the history of Texas. Through the years, Waxahachie has earned much acclaim, …

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Weatherford TX Visitors Guide

Located just 26 miles west of Fort Worth off Interstate 20, Weatherford offers travelers a unique experience with a nostalgic driving tour through tree-lined lanes boasting a wealth of Victorian and turn-of-the-century homes. Weatherford’s historic downtown area features antique and specialty shops, as well as restaurants, housed in restored buildings. To enjoy the outdoors, visit …

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