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Reunion Tower which includes a city, a sunset and a high rise building

The location of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy is now lined with museums, futuristic towers and an eclectic arts district.

The Downtown Dallas district contains much of the city’s gastronomic, artistic and cultural treasures beside the glassy skyscrapers of its business zone. Its upscale shopping options and leafy parks provide daytime entertainment, while nightclubs come alive after sundown. Get a sense of the local culture by meandering through the daily Dallas Farmers Market.

Head to the West End District of Downtown to learn about one of Texas’ most memorable moments: the assassination of JFK. Head to the John F. Kennedy Memorial to enter the huge blocks that serve as a place for quiet contemplation of the event. Overlooking Dealey Plaza, where the president was shot in 1963, is the Sixth Floor Museum, whose displays detail the assassination and its effect on world history.

For further information read the plaques near the Grassy Knoll. Walk through the area and admire the historic buildings including converted railway stations and warehouses.

A little north find magnificent attractions for kids: Dallas World Aquarium and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. These sights stand beside the Dallas County Historical Plaza, where you’ll also find the Old Red Courthouse, the Dallas Holocaust Museum and the John Neely Bryan Cabin.

Move on to the Arts District, one of the largest of its kind in the U.S. Among its highlights are the Dallas Museum of Art, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at Meyerson Symphony Center and the Dallas Theater Center. Visit the food trucks and join the events in Klyde Warren Park.

The Downtown Dallas district is in the center of the city, between the areas of Deep Ellum, Uptown and Trinity Groves. From the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, drive southeast for 23 miles (37 kilometers) to get here in about 30 minutes. While in the city, consider visits to other neighboring parts such as Park Cities, Old East Dallas and Cedars.


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Omni Dallas Hotel
Omni Dallas Hotel
4.5 out of 5
555 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX
The price is ¥22,578 per night from Apr 30 to May 1
Located in West End Historic District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Reunion Tower, and Dealey Plaza. ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (2,616 reviews)
"Staff was wonderful- great stay! Beds were comfy, several restaurants still closed but they were doing the best they could with limited staff in the restaurants that were open."

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Omni Dallas Hotel
Hyatt Regency Dallas
Hyatt Regency Dallas
4 out of 5
300 Reunion Blvd, Dallas, TX
The price is ¥17,177 per night from Apr 30 to May 1
Located in Downtown Dallas, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Reunion Tower, Dealey Plaza, and Sixth Floor Museum. John F. Kennedy Memorial and Dallas ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,534 reviews)
"View was amazing. Bathroom had a few stains but overall was clean"

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Hyatt Regency Dallas
Cambria Hotel Downtown Dallas
Cambria Hotel Downtown Dallas
4 out of 5
1907 Elm St, Dallas, TX
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥13,936 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
Located in Main Street District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Majestic Theater and Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas World Aquarium and Sixth Floor Museum ...
4.4/5Excellent! (712 reviews)
"It was in walking distance to a lot of places. No microwave in room"

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Cambria Hotel Downtown Dallas
Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Sheraton Dallas Hotel
4 out of 5
400 Olive St, Dallas, TX
The price is ¥15,448 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
Located in Downtown Dallas, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Majestic Theater and Dallas Museum of Art. Klyde Warren Park and Dallas Farmer's Market ...
4/5Very Good! (959 reviews)
"I loved everything! The view was amazing, the pillowtop bed was great for my sleep, and the bathroom with the walk- in shower was perfect."

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Sheraton Dallas Hotel
The Statler Dallas Curio Collection By Hilton
The Statler Dallas Curio Collection By Hilton
4 out of 5
1914 Commerce St, Dallas, TX
The price is ¥18,098 per night from Apr 28 to Apr 29
Located in Main Street District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Majestic Theater and Dallas Farmer's Market. Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center ...
4/5Very Good! (512 reviews)
"Awesome"

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

The Statler Dallas Curio Collection By Hilton
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Dallas Downtown
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Dallas Downtown
2.5 out of 5
302 S Houston Street, Dallas, TX
The price is ¥10,160 per night from Apr 28 to Apr 29
Located in West End Historic District, this hotel is steps from John F. Kennedy Memorial and Dealey Plaza. Sixth Floor Museum and Reunion Tower are also within ...
3.5/5Good! (975 reviews)
"The hotel was cute. However parking was either one block or three blocks away. That should be explained up front. The room was comfortable and clean but the hallways were not well lit at all. We were on the 8th floor and half the lights were out going down the hallway. The doors were also especially ..."

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Dallas Downtown
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