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Cape Town Central...
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Houston or Dallas

I have business meetings in Dallas in February 2013. My flight is booked to Houston, and I have about 2 nights extra to take a break before traveling from Houston to Florida. Would you suggest either one over the other to explore?

I love city life, shops restaurants, people watch etc etc. Any suggestions please... :)

Houston, TX
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1. Re: Houston or Dallas

Houston, without a doubt. The mix of people and culture, the arts and the food and drink will make your two days seem like a blur.

Austin, Texas
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2. Re: Houston or Dallas

Having lived in both cities my vote is for Dallas.

If you stay in a hotel downtown then you have access to West End and Deep Ellum. You can visit JFK museum a couple of blocks from West End. You also have close access to great art museum complex. That would take care of day one.

For day two I would walk over to train station and take it to downtown Ft. Worth and visit Sundance Square shops/restaurants/people watching and then hop in a cab to Stockyards. Then catch last train back to downtown Dallas and back to your hotel.

All of this can be done on Dallas light rail or on foot because it's all close (Dallas portion). No rental car.










Edited: 10:07 am, December 01, 2012
Austin, Texas
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3. Re: Houston or Dallas

One more. The brand new Ross Perot Museum of Science downtown Dallas:


Cape Town Central...
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4. Re: Houston or Dallas

Thank you, thank you. Much appreciated.

Dallas, Texas
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5. Re: Houston or Dallas

Been to both and Dallas gets my vote.

Cancun, Mexico
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6. Re: Houston or Dallas

With apologies to Jackta, I will also vote for Dallas. However, Dallas winters are colder than in Houston, if that makes a difference to you.

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7. Re: Houston or Dallas

As a native Houstonian, I'm probably somewhat prejudiced, but I've spent enough time in Dallas to have a basis for comparison. My vote, based on what you've expressed an interest in, would be for Houston, which has some of the finest restaurants of virtually every ethnicity in the country. (We have a very large Chinatown and a very large Vietnamese community, as well.) You can grab a $5 bowl of pho that is excellent, or you can go to any of a number of high-end restaurants.

If the weather turns bad, you could do your entire shopping without leaving The Galleria, a huge enclosed mall that also has two hotels attached, as well as a number of restaurants. (This is some of the best people-watching in the city.) If the weather is favorable, much more is within an easy walk.

An easy cab ride away is our museum district, if that's of any interest. There is so much more that it's hard to describe, and you don't have to ride 30 miles to go to a sister city!

You'll have a good time whichever city you choose. Welcome to Texas, and y'all come back now, y'hear?

Edited: 1:20 pm, December 03, 2012
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