Posted by Dr. Ushasri Boda on March 16, 2018
They say “Everything’s bigger in Texas,” and that is certainly true in Big D, Dallas. Dallas is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States and is home to many medical conventions each year. eMEdEvents, the largest online database for CME medical conferences, lists 80 upcoming conferences in Dallas for 2018-2019. If you are planning a trip to Dallas for your continuing medical education, we have some tips to enjoy the city for work and play.
Temperatures in Dallas vary widely depending on the time of year. The ideal time to visit is late winter, spring or late fall. Temperatures during these times of year will range on average from the 60s to the 70s. Summers are the hottest time to visit, with average daily highs in the mid-90s. If your conference falls during the long hot Dallas summer, you may want to plan on indoor activities.
Dallas is home to two airports, DFW International Airport and Dallas Love Field. DFW is one of the nation’s largest, most convenient, and fastest-growing airports. Once you arrive, there are a number of options to travel from the airport to your conference. Dallas is a large, spread out metropolitan area. You may want to rent a car from one of the many traditional car rental companies convenient to the airport. Taxis are conveniently available to pick you up at the airport as well as the ride-sharing companies, Uber and Lyft. Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) provides public transportation options in the city, with bus, light rail, and streetcar service. While in the downtown area, you can enjoy the streetcar shuttle to popular areas for free.
Dallas has a reputation for having more restaurants per capita than any other US city. When you step away from the conference to grab a bite, consider trying a steakhouse, barbeque, or Tex-Mex restaurant. These are some Dallas favorites.
Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck-in the sparkling ball atop Reunion Tower
YO Ranch Steakhouse
Ellen’s Southern Kitchen and Bar
CBD Provisions- burgers
Dallas Party Bike
Gas Monkey Bar ‘N Grill
Want to do some shopping during your time away from the medical conference? Dallas has plenty of options for you. Northpark Center offers a high-end shopping experience with more than 230 stores and restaurants, including Neiman Marcus, as well as award-winning architecture and a state-of-the-art movie theater. It is only 5 miles from downtown. Dallas Farmers Market is a great place to find not only local produce and artisanal goods, but also restaurants and gift shops. Looking for a cowboy hat or boots for your Dallas souvenir? Try Wild Bill’s Western Store in the historic West End of downtown Dallas.
Be sure to schedule some time off from the medical conference to take in all that this amazing city has to offer. Here are a few of our favorites.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens- a nationally acclaimed 66-acre display garden named “One of the Most Breathtaking Gardens in the World”
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum- highlights the legacy of the 43rd US President
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza- chronicles the life, death, and legacy of John F. Kennedy
Dallas Museum of Art
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Klyde Warren Park- outdoor urban park downtown, featuring family activities and food trucks
Dallas Cattle Drive Sculptures at Pioneer Plaza
AT&T Stadium- Home of the Dallas Cowboys
eMedEvents is the largest online database for CME events and medical conferences in the world. Here you can browse through thousands of conferences in 147 countries. Search by speaker, specialty, and location to find your next conference. Want to manage your CME on the go? Try the eMedEvents mobile app. Find your next great medical conference in Dallas or in one of more than 3500 other great cities around the world.