Large cities offer culture, interesting people, and their own unique identity. Whether you are traveling for business, pleasure or are looking to relocate, these top big cities are worthy of consideration, according to Best Cities, the website of Resonancy Consultancy travel industry consultants

City trips grew 82 percent between 2007 and 2014 according to World Travel Monitor. Resonance Consultancy researches and scores cities based on several criteria, such as the quality of the city, reputation and identity for global cities using data, statistics and online ratings and reviews.

Best Cities provides information on urban tourism with news, inside tips and tools to match travelers with their next great destination.

These are the top 12 big cities, in ascending order, according to Best Cities:

12. Dallas

With a population of 1.3 million, the city offers a rich cultural and business environment. Home to the largest urban arts district in the nation, the Dallas Arts District stretches for 20 blocks and includes the Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas is also a major hub for business with 10,000 corporate headquarters located within its metropolitan area. It ranks third in the country for Fortune 500 headquarters.