Spring brings pleasant weather to the Dallas area. Vibrant wildflowers (such as the bluebonnet, Indian paintbrush and other flora) bloom in spring and are planted around the highways throughout Texas.
Average daytime temperature in May is 87 F / 30 C, evenings 64 F / 17 C, so indoor and outdoor activities are both available and enjoyable.
The Conference venue is close to many of the area’s most popular sights, along with the city’s memorials and monuments, making sightseeing a very affordable pastime. For your personal planning, sightseeing, shopping, dining, and other information can be found by following the links below.
NOTE: This list is provided as a courtesy to delegates who wish to expand and enhance their experience while visiting Dallas, Texas. The Conference does not officially endorse the organizations listed below. Thank you to the Fairmont Dallas for providing this information!
See the video below for a preview of Dallas, Texas!
Texas is the largest state in the "lower 48" and the landscape and cultures are wide and varied. Each of the cities listed below are within driving distance of approximately 3.5 hours or less, and the drive alone is part of the adventure! But there are also many flights that can get you there affordably and conveniently.
The state capital of Texas is home to a famous and energetic arts culture, music scene and more, while proudly embracing its diverse people and interests. The world-famous South by Southwest (SXSW) festival held annually in March exemplifies the city's passion for art and music, celebrating the convergence of the interactive, film and music industries.
The surrounding landscape encourages fitness—Austin is rated among the top bicycling cities in America by Forbes Traveler, top 10 fittest cities by Forbes Magazine and top 20 most bike-friendly cities in America by Bicycling Magazine. Hiking in the Greenbelt and other outdoor pursuits are also favorite pastimes, making Austin a perfect place for those who embrace an active lifestyle.
Three hours by car or 50 minutes by plane will take you to a bustling city in the heart of beautiful Hill Country.
Historic, scenic and quirky, remember the Alamo and so much more in this beautiful city. From the famous Riverwalk to the four Spanish colonial missions (designated the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Texas) to the amazing food and drinks, San Antonio is a great place to visit for a wide variety of interests.
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