Dallas tours and excursions
Historical Society Tour
From the final moments of JFK to Bonnie and Clyde's reign of terror, Dallas' Historical Society Tours walk you through the key moments and include stops at the main sites. Led by local historians, they typically depart from The Hall of State in Fair Park and include lunch.Tel: +1 214 421 4500.
Food Tours of America
Bent on proving that there's more to Texan food than steak, Dallas' food tour takes in some of the diverse restaurants in the uptown district – with cuisines ranging from Middle Eastern to Tex-Mex. There is lots of walking involved but given the amount of food consumed, that's just as well.Tel: +1 888 871 2052.
A quaint old town less than an hour's drive away, Waxahachie is one of the original Western towns and is centred around the pretty Ellis County Courthouse. There's also a lovely museum, a small art centre called the Webb Gallery and an annual festival that celebrates the gorgeous pink, purple and white flowers that bloom all over town come summer.Website: http://www.waxahachiechamber.com
Roughly 40 miles west of Big D, Cowtown, as Fort Worth is colloquially known, began worth as a military outpost before becoming a hub for cattle ranchers and the beef trade. Unsurprisingly, cowboy culture is still king with highlights including the Stockyards National Historic District, the plethora of Western-themed boutiques and the lively downtown area around Sundance Square.Website: http://www.fortworth.com