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Dallas, TX

Travel Guide
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This Texas city lives up to its reputation as a spot where big things happen, from arts to professional sports and a downtown cattle drive.

Come to Dallas to enjoy its diverse arts and music scene, prairie landscapes, family entertainment and historic buildings. Southern hospitality is still alive and well in Dallas, which is not a country town run by oil barons and cattle farmers anymore. Almost 7 million people live in the metroplex that is the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area. In this sprawling University City technology and communications are big business.

Downtown is the city’s cultural heart with striking architecture, theaters and creative exhibits in the Arts District. Explore the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) and the Nasher Sculpture Center next door or browse the art galleries.

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza documents the assassination of American president John F. Kennedy. Housed in a former book depository in the historic West End district, you can stand on the exact location where the shot was fired that shocked a nation. The Dallas Heritage Village and the Hall of State are other interesting places to learn more about the city’s history.

Located in north-central Texas, Dallas has a subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters that hardly ever see snowfall. On a sunny day visit the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens with stunning White Rock Lake. Bring the family to the Dallas Zoo or Dallas World Aquarium. The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is a fun educational experience, while attending an open-air concert in Klyde Warren Park is a great way to spend a warm night.

Fans of the 1980s television show Dallas should drive out to Southfork Ranch, about 40 minutes away from the city. This real mansion was the fictional home of J.R. Ewing’s scheming clan on one of the longest running series in television history.

Back in downtown Dallas, admire Reunion Tower's illuminated dome or head to the Majestic Theater to catch a live show. After a busy day of sightseeing, enjoy barbecued steaks in grill restaurants or have a drink in the popular McKinney Ave entertainment precinct.

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Where to stay in Dallas

Hilton Anatole
Hilton Anatole
4 out of 5
2201 N Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX
The price is ¥14,796 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
This family-friendly Dallas hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Dallas Market Center and American Airlines Center. Dallas World Aquarium ...
4/5Very Good! (898 reviews)
"A nice hotel with great food surrounding the property. The restaurants in the hotel itself range from average to bad. The breakfast buffet was specially bland and overpriced. The amenities, spa, and waterpark were all fun for the family. 8/10. Will visit again."

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Hilton Anatole
Omni Dallas Hotel
Omni Dallas Hotel
4.5 out of 5
555 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX
The price is ¥22,881 per night from Sep 4 to Sep 4
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! (2,638 reviews)
"Loved the location. Wonderful view. Fun atmosphere. Wonderful staff. Neat coffee shop. Fun vibe. Huge hotel. Loved how the terrace looked and. The pool but way too crowded in the pool. Pretty small area Pool is 4ft deep. Completely packed with people—-which it is hot and summer time"

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

Omni Dallas Hotel
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
4 out of 5
1501 Gaylord Trl, Grapevine, TX
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥25,140 per night from Sep 6 to Sep 6
This family-friendly Grapevine resort is located near the airport, within a 5-minute walk of Grapevine Lake and Gaylord Texan Convention Center. Grapevine Mills ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,258 reviews)
"This resort was so nice!!! Pools and water park was clean and nice. Activities for both adults and kids. Restaurants were great!! Will definitely be booking again soon."

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas/Addison
Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas/Addison
3 out of 5
4451 Beltline Road, Addison, TX
The price is ¥9,238 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Situated in the business district, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Addison Circle Park and Village on the Parkway. Mary Kay Museum and Galleria Dallas ...
4.2/5Very Good! (982 reviews)
"Very nice 2 bedroom bathroom room with living and kitchen area. Very nice when you have a family of 6. Hard to find gems like this"

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas/Addison
HYATT house Dallas/Uptown
HYATT house Dallas/Uptown
3 out of 5
2914 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
The price is ¥12,177 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 15
Located in Uptown, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of American Airlines Center, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and Klyde Warren Park. Dallas ...
4.2/5Very Good! (2,016 reviews)
"Everything was very nice felt at home."

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

HYATT house Dallas/Uptown
Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas-Irving-Las Colinas
Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas-Irving-Las Colinas
3 out of 5
4300 Wingren Dr, Irving, TX
The price is ¥11,074 per night from Aug 10 to Aug 10
Located in Las Colinas, this aparthotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Toyota Music Factory and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Irving Convention Center. Dallas Market Center ...
4.1/5Very Good! (609 reviews)
"The front desk staff was helpful & friendly. The housekeeping staff was friendly also. The hot breakfast items varied & that was nice. The only complaint that I have was with the WiFi. It was horrible."

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas-Irving-Las Colinas
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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