Hold on to your seats cowboys, Arlington, TX, located just outside Dallas, is being invaded by 2 of college basketball’s most storied, blue-blood programs in the nation. With a 9:10|8:10c tip off in the first-ever cats vs. dogs National Championship game, the Wildcats of the University of Kentucky will square off against the University of Connecticut Huskies for a chance to be crowned college basketball royalty — national champions.

Everyone knows the saying “everything’s bigger in Texas,” and no statement could ring more true for tonight on the eve of college basketball’s biggest game. After shattering the attendance record for a Final Four tournament this past Saturday with 79,444 fans, don’t expect that record to stay intact much longer — Dallas is about to see a lot more fans in blue.

From fine cuisine and culture to some of the best retail therapy in the country, Dallas, the 3rd largest city in Texas, offers much more than just sports. Spend the weekend crashing at one of the city’s finest hotels, from Hotel ZaZa to the landmark Magnolia Hotel. Looking for exciting activities or a few of the tastiest restaurants in Texas? The Katy Trail, a 3.5-mile-long path winding through the city’s wooded parks and urban neighborhoods, is the perfect way to experience Dallas like a local. And after working up an appetite trekking through the city, don’t miss out on Wolfgang Puck’s latest in Asian innovation, Five Sixty, located atop … that’s right — you guessed it — the 560-foot-high Reunion Tower located in the heart of downtown.

So whether you’re in town to catch the big game, or just visiting with family and friends, remember, in Dallas, it’s go big (blue) or go home.

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2 Responses

  1. Matt says:

    Is there really any sense in even playing against UCONN? Just save yourself the humiliation and hand over the title.

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Ben BreslermanBorn and raised in Potomac, MD, Ben now resides in Washington, DC, after graduating from Arizona State University. Before becoming an Interactive Producer for TravelChannel.com, Ben was a web producer...


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