Dallas thinks big
With Dallas-fort Worth now easily accessible to Australians via Qantas’ A380 non-stop service from Sydney, there are many options in the twin-city metroplex for Aussie visitors. Dallas is constantly growing, with major projects this year including the revitalisation of the downtown Dallas Farmers Market. As well as boosting capacity for this vibrant precinct, the project will see the addition of residential units and 25,000 square feet of shopping – perfect for a bit of retail therapy. It’s scheduled for completion by the end of 2016. Dallas has also just launched the latest phase of a modern streetcar system which makes it easier to get around. The “hybrid-electric” system can run without an overhead wire – meaning it can cross a 1.6km-long bridge included in the route on the Houston Street Viaduct. Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) says the system joins downtown to the Oak Cliffs Art District, and will later be extended to the Omni Dallas Hotel.
Dallas Farmers Market, Diann L’roy