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Flights to Dallas with a touch of Iceland

Icelandair offers cheap flights to Dallas from Europe and the UK for the chance to seek answers to a few questions. Is everything bigger in Texas? (Answer: yes.) Who shot 1980s TV legend JR?

Before you measure the certified bigness of Texas, care to explore a tiny but cool Nordic capital? If you book flights to visit Dallas with Icelandair, you can add a stopover in Iceland for up to seven nights at no additional airfare.

Icelandair will start flying to Dallas Fort Worth International on May 30, 2018.

Presidents' legacies, longhorns and more

The sites associated with the assassination of President John F Kennedy in 1963 are among Dallas' most-visited attractions. The standout is the Sixth Floor Museum, inside the old Texas School Book Depository (from where Lee Harvey Oswald fired those shots - or did he?). It pays moving tribute to JFK, as does nearby Dealey Plaza and the fateful grassy knoll.

More presidential gravitas: the George W Bush Presidential Library and Museum honors another power player in recent US history. Then you can hang with cowboys in Forth Worth, sports fans in Arlington, nature-seekers at the Botanical Gardens, and culture vultures at the theaters, museums and sculpture-dotted parks of the Arts District. For a quintessential Texas photo op, pose among the longhorn cattle cast in bronze at Pioneer Plaza.

BBQ feasts and down-home flavor

Tuck into a favorite Texan dish, chicken-fried steak. It's a tenderized piece of beef coated in batter and fried, then served drenched in gravy. If your taste buds aren't tingling at that description, fear not - other culinary highlights include awesome Tex-Mex, mustard-drizzled corn dogs, top-shelf steaks, fine pecan pie, and the state's pride and joy: BBQ (meat that's slow-cooked and smoked over wood.

The best foodie neighborhoods: Deep Ellum (yes, that's Elm with a Texan accent) and Lower Greenville. Dallas has a stellar dining scene covering all tastes and budgets, but we recommend a truly Texan night out in Fort Worth's Sundance Square at Billy Bob's, a huge honky-tonk that houses dozens of bars, concerts, line dancing and bull riding to please all wannabe cowboys and cowgirls.

Mega-malls and true Texan souvenirs

There's some big money and big malls in Dallas. Galleria Dallas houses an upscale hotel, an ice-skating rink, department stores and hundreds of boutiques and restaurants. The NorthPark Center is similarly over-sized and overflowing with retail and dining opportunities. For luxe labels and a cashed-up clientele plus interesting architecture, check out Highland Park Village.

Away from the malls, browse neighborhoods like Deep Ellum, the Design District and the Bishop Arts District for indie boutiques, edgy galleries, and hipster haunts among fine eating and drinking spots. Plus: you can't leave Texas without your own cowboy boots, custom-fitted Stetson hat and bona fide western gear, can you? Wild Bill's Western Store is a local institution for just such a purchase.