So you need a vacation and you want to have fun — without draining your life savings. Lucky for you, a 2015 study showed the reasonably priced Dallas-Fort Worth area is the booziest metropolitan.
The Red River Rivalry at the Cotton Bowl is another must-see Dallas event. Besides, nothing says "Texas" like a football showdown between the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners. (Video via State Fair of Texas)
And bonus! That game falls during the State Fair of Texas, so you can meet Big Tex. He's the massive 55-foot statue that's been the symbol of the festival since 1952.
Just make sure you have empty stomach when you go. Personal suggestion? Deep-fried Sriracha balls because who knew condiments could be fried?
And if after devouring every deep-fried food imaginable you want to work it off, check out the actual Katy Trail, a 3-mile trail running through the heart of the city.