Perhaps We Can Ask the Visiting Convention Planners to Find Dallas's Essence For Us

You may spot more than a few out-of-towners wandering 'round our frigid climes this a.m.: The Association for Convention Operations Management is holding its annual conference at the Westin City Center today through Sunday, and among the opening events are optional sightseeing tours of the city, the convention center or ... Southfork, but of course. Some attendees are coming from awfully far away, so play nice; after all, five event-management students from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh are here, and when they're not conferencing, looks like they've got plans to help out at the North Texas Food Bank, awful kind of 'em.

So what, precisely, will the attendees be treated to during today's "Discover Dallas City Tour"? Glad you asked.

Enjoy the top sights and attractions of Dallas' Downtown, Uptown and Highland Park on this exciting city tour! Tour Highlights include areas made well-known after the JFK assassination (Grassy Knoll, Sixth Floor Museum) as well as the arts district, Belo Mansion, the famous Turtle Creek area and a back of the house tour of Winspear Opera.

Once the tour is completed, you will enjoy lunch at the Dallas Fish Market in downtown Dallas.

Which, come to think of it, I've always wanted to try ...

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