Dallas is calling! Discover its live music, sports, entertainment, and more.

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

Downtown Dallas
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Downtown Dallas

Museums, Urban, Live Music

Dallas World Aquarium and Sixth Floor Museum are top sights in Downtown Dallas, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at Akard Station or St Paul Station to see more sights in the area.

Uptown
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Uptown

Fashion, Dining, Bars

Uptown is popular for its abundant dining options, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Victory Park or Magnolia Theater.

South Arlington
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South Arlington

If you're spending some time in South Arlington, Arlington Highlands and The Parks at Arlington are top sights worth seeing.

Park Cities
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Park Cities

Universities, Sports, Shopping

Park Cities is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to Meadows Museum and Dallas Country Club while you're in town.

Oak Lawn
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Oak Lawn

Live Music, Hockey, Dining

Visitors to Oak Lawn love its fantastic nightlife, and you can check out American Airlines Center and Victory Park. If you want to see more in the area, you can get around town on the metro at Victory Station.

South Dallas - Fair Park
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South Dallas - Fair Park

Live Music, Festivals, Theaters

South Dallas - Fair Park is well-liked for its restaurants and museums. If you're hoping to get in some sightseeing, Cotton Bowl and Fair Park are top spots, and you can jump on the metro at Hatcher Station or Fair Park Station to get around.

Top Hotels in Dallas

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Omni Dallas Hotel
4.5 out of 5
555 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX
¥18,267/night
Sep 27 - Sep 28
4.6/5Exceptional! (6,105 reviews)

Located in Downtown Dallas, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Reunion Tower, and Dealey Plaza. Sixth Floor ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (6,105 reviews)

"Very friendly and helpful staff. Clean room surrounding areas. Didn't get the chance to use the facilities so I can't comment on those. Would happily stay there, again."…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Omni Dallas Hotel
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Lorenzo Hotel
4 out of 5
1011 S Akard St, Dallas, TX
¥11,804/night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,154 reviews)

Located in Cedars, this boutique hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Dallas City Hall and Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Reunion Tower and Dallas World ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,154 reviews)

"Was a great place, beautiful inside and outside with all the colorful lights"…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2019

Lorenzo Hotel
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Hyatt Regency DFW
4 out of 5
2334 North International Parkway, Dallas, TX
¥12,220/night
Oct 4 - Oct 5
4.3/5Excellent! (3,325 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of McCormick Park, C.R. Smith Aviation Museum, and Grapevine Lake. Gaylord Texan Convention ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3,325 reviews)

"I liked the location. It was convenient for an overnight layover."…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Hyatt Regency DFW

Popular things to do in Dallas

AT&T Stadium
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AT&T Stadium

Relax and enjoy the atmosphere as you watch the Dallas Cowboys in their stunning stadium, one of the largest in the NFL.

Six Flags Over Texas
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Six Flags Over Texas

Get your adrenalin pumping at this theme park, home to the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Texas.

Dallas World Aquarium
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Dallas World Aquarium

There is more to this aquarium than fish; explore a South American rain forest, learn about Mayan culture and watch birds and animals under a leafy canopy.

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
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Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Find out what shows are happening at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, a beloved theater in Dallas. Experience the fascinating museums and great live music in this vibrant area.

Globe Life Park in Arlington
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Globe Life Park in Arlington

Experience the lively atmosphere, watch nail-biting baseball games and admire the retro design of the home ground of the Texas Rangers.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
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Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

A peaceful green space with gorgeous displays of plant life offers a relaxing change from busy downtown Dallas. 

Top activities in Dallas

Dallas Reunion Tower Observation Deck Admission
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Dallas Reunion Tower Observation Deck Admission

¥1,968

Ascend to the top of the Reunion Tower to witness a 360-degree view of Dallas in the fresh and exciting GeO-Deck. Interface with touch kiosks to discover the city's many landmarks, and then peer out through a telescope to identify the urban landscape from a startling vantage point.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

¥7,056

Hear ye, hear ye! Make haste to the castle to indulge in a night of feasting, combat, and revelry. The knights and horses of Medieval Times are here to thrill you with acts of showmanship and bravery reminiscent of legends of old, while you dine on a 4-course meal worthy of a royal table.

Dallas CityPASS: Save on Dallas' 4 Best Attractions
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Dallas CityPASS: Save on Dallas' 4 Best Attractions

¥5,454

Dallas CityPASS® tickets include prepaid admission to four of Dallas’s must-see attractions at significant savings off the price of the same tickets purchased separately. Extra perk: CityPASS travelers skip most main-entrance ticket lines.

SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium
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SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium

¥1,658

A wonder for all ages, SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium is home to more than 5,000 sea creatures. Explore 30 displays including interactive touch pools, a turtle rescue center, a 360-degree walk-through tunnel, and an ocean exhibit where a blacktip reef shark swims alongside graceful rays.

Dallas Haunted Pub Tour
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Dallas Haunted Pub Tour

¥2,676

Experience spooky stories and unexplained events as you visit some of the most historic and haunted spots in the city—and steady your nerves with a few drinks along the way. Meet your costumed tour guide in downtown Dallas and head off on an adventure to explore the area's eeriest locations.

JFK Assassination & Uptown Walking Tour
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JFK Assassination & Uptown Walking Tour

¥8,343

Start your tour by visiting the somber historic site of John F. Kennedy's assassination. Relive the tragic day from more than 50 years ago with expert guidance from a local historian. Once you have paid your proper respects, head to Uptown Dallas for a taste of Texas.

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Top hotels in Dallas

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