Go for a bowl game, or a rodeo, or a Texas-size honky-tonk. Or, go to Dallas just for the sake of seeing Dallas.
And these days, even cowboys have Web sites to lure tourists.
Iif you're interested in real mavericks and cowboys, take a look at the Texas Stampede -- www.texasstampede.org -- for this year's professional rodeo competition and concerts, set for Thursday through Sunday.
Need more? Go to Guide Live -- www.guidelive.com -- and click on Sports-Recreation to reach Fans' Guide.
But Dallas isn't all sports.
Get an overview of what else the area has to offer at the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau -- www.dallascvb.com -- where Visitor Information will take you to a section called See & Do, with listings for sights, sounds, and the city's entertainment districts. And you can search their database for hotels according to district, in case you're driving in from the east, south, west or north and don't want to drive all over the city.
If you're flying in, or just want to ditch the car, visit Dallas Area Rapid Transit -- www.dart.org -- and see if they'll take you where you want to go.
Go exploring online
Explore Uptown Dallas -- www.uptowndallas.net -- for art galleries, antique shops, shopping and theater. When all that makes you hungry, check out the restaurants.
And then there's Downtown Dallas -- www.ecc.dcccd.edu/Lib/downtown.htm -- home of the West End Marketplace and Deep Ellum, an area of shops, restaurants and entertainment.
You might want to make time for some real Texas entertainment and run over to Fort Worth to visit Billy Bob's Texas -- www.billybobstexas.com -- the world's largest honky-tonk. Don't worry about getting in; they boast a capacity of more than 6,000 people.
Need more? Check in at Lone Star II -- www.sans.org/lonestar2/lonestar2fun.htm -- and click through their collection of links to sites such as Southfork Ranch (Remember? The TV series Dallas?). They also have links to museums, including the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, site of John F. Kennedy's assassination.