Dallas is known for many qualities: commercial and artistic, poignant and pleasant, and just for being, well, big: big success, big ideas, big thinking.

It’s hard to think of Dallas without each of those qualities coming to mind, especially from the point of view of the cotton and oil industries, as well as the memory of the country’s most famous president, John F. Kennedy, whose life was sadly taken while visiting this great city.

There are so many things to enjoy and explore. Here are just some of the best things to do in Dallas.

White Rock Lake Park

White Park is very popular, with its numerous runs and special events. It’s loved due to the fact that it has managed to provide a natural area with an abundance of wildlife amidst an urban setting. It’s a great setting for the family, as there is so much to do here.

From canoeing and kayaking to bird watching, and with 9.33 miles of bike and hiking trails along with a dog park, wetlands, picnic areas, and space for kids to play and cycle, it’s a great place to take a break from simply life and enjoy some outdoor fun.

The Texas Theatre

A visit to this historic theatre to see a special event or movie will make you feel like you’ve just stepped out of a time machine.

This venue is an essential part of Dallas history, having found fame for being Lee Oswald’s hideaway and later, the place of his arrest for assassinating JFK and killing police officer J.D. Tippit.

Further, it was the very first theatre in Dallas to provide air conditioning, in addition to other state-of-the-art luxuries. Today, it offers a friendly and comfortable atmosphere. It even features a Pac Man game in the foyer to provide a retro feel.

Highland Park Village

Dallas is known for its glam and glitter, but a visit to Highland Park Village offers a sample of how the other half lives. The venue is famous for being the first self-contained shopping mall in America, as well as being an upscale plaza.

With Dallas being among the top U.S. cities to embrace cryptocurrency, you may even be able to spend those digital coins you’ve been saving up here. Cryptocurrency is likely to be a growing trend with the city being home to numerous tech-savvy entrepreneurs. With digital currencies such as zcash picking up in popularity at online casinos, online stores and more places due to zcash taking anonymity and privacy even more seriously than bitcoin, there should be some healthy competition ahead.

Dallas Museum of Art

This museum houses more than 23,000 works of art covering 5,000 years of humanity from all world cultures. The entrance-fee venue features a permanent masterpiece collection including works from Gauguin, Monet, Rodin, and Picasso. It also offers galleries showcasing the numerous areas of World Art from Roman and Greek to Western European, Asian, African, and American in touring exhibitions.

There’s plenty more to see and do in Dallas, so make sure that your travel plans afford you enough time to take in all of the great attractions in one of America’s greatest cities.