Located in North Texas, Dallas is the main core of the largest metropolitan area in the South. Dallas is the cultural hub of Texas with much to offer in terms of cuisine, the arts, and special events. Dallas is known for its barbecue, authentic Mexican, and Tex-Mex cuisine. Looking for something to do after you dine? The Arts District in the northern section of Downtown is the largest continuous arts district in the United States. Dallas also hosts an array of events during the year including the State Fair of Texas, the Taste of Dallas, and the annual Halloween event, The Wake, which features local art and music. Other places of interest include the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.