Try Dallas on for Size!
Dallas is a big city with big ideas, and our LGBT community and culture are no exception. Whether your style is stilettos, boots or sandals, Dallas has much to see and do. From two thriving LGBT neighborhoods to the largest contiguous urban arts district in the United States, options are a plenty in “Big D”.
There are two thriving LGBT business and entertainment areas just minutes from downtown Dallas. For more than 25 years, Cedar Springs Road and Throckmorton Street, also known as the “Crossroads,” have been the epicenter of Dallas’ LGBT community. Part of the Oak Lawn neighborhood, the Cedar Springs Strip is filled with a variety of restaurants, cafés, unique clothing and specialty stores, and a blend of LGBT bars and night clubs. The Bishop Arts District is another popular neighborhood where arts and dining seamlessly blend, creating a one-of-a-kind destination. Here you will find an array of art galleries, restaurants and shops situated along one historic city block.
Arts & Culture
Home to exclusive art collections, museums and theaters, Dallas is highly ranked as a destination for art lovers. Indulge yourself in the largest contiguous urban arts district in the nation, spanning 19 city blocks and showcasing the Dallas Museum of Art, The Crow Collection of Asian Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center and the new AT&T Performing Arts Center.
Whatever brings you to Dallas; know that there are ample gay-friendly accommodations waiting for you! Several hotels are just a short cab ride (or even a short walk) to the heart of our LGBT community. Whether you are looking for a luxurious suite or an economy room, travelers can find the perfect place to recharge while visiting. Many accommodations in Dallas are TAG Approved® which means you can rest assured that you are welcomed.
There truly is no better place in America to eat than Dallas. With a diverse culture comes a diverse selection of fine cuisines. Here you will find a range of meals, from rich traditions of classic French and Asian fusion to modern Southern cuisine and everything in between. Dallas is the place to fancy your taste buds.
Providing the best shopping in the Southwest, Dallas is a gathering spot for shoppers from both near and far. Breaking ground with new store openings and setting trends with many modern shopping destinations, you can find what you need and more, from luxury goods to unique antiques at area malls, specialty stores, shops and boutiques.
Home to the flagship Neiman Marcus, Dallas boasts upscale stores and boutiques throughout the city. Barneys New York, Saks Fifth Avenue and hundreds of designer and mainstream stores can be found in numerous shopping malls and centers. And, if you’re looking for a fabulous gay-centric outfit for a night out on the town, check out the gay-owned shops on the Cedar Springs strip.
No matter what type of nightlife you enjoy, Dallas’ eclectic night scene is just as large as anything else you would expect in a city that thinks big. With nearly 30 LGBT bars and clubs across the city, there is a destination awaiting you. One of the unique aspects of Dallas’ LGBT nightlife is the ability to visit nine different bars and clubs all within a two-block walking distance from each other along the Cedar Springs Strip in Oak Lawn. From Country and Western, Latin and hip-hop, to everything in between, the Cedar Springs Strip is the ultimate nightlife destination for LGBT travelers.
LGBT Meetings and Conventions
From the 22nd National Conference on LGBT Equality to the 2011 Out & Equal Workplace Summit, Dallas is the perfect destination to host your meetings and conventions. With a Texas-sized convention center to grand hotels and meeting spaces across the city, your group will feel like home in Dallas.
Dallas is one of the top affordable travel destinations in the United States. With a central location and much to see and do, we invite you to try Dallas on for size!
Booking a trip to Dallas is quick and easy! Take advantage of multiple travel packages and offers made available only by the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau. Simply visit www.glbtdallas.com.
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