Dallas, TX

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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

Magnolia Hotel Dallas Downtown
Magnolia Hotel Dallas Downtown
4 out of 5
1401 Commerce St, Dallas, TX
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥13,423 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Located in Main Street District, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Renaissance Tower, Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, and Majestic Theater. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,260 reviews)
"Wonderful hotel! Across from so much to do. Excellent location and the staff was very nice. I had read previous reviews about the beds not being comfortable but mine was very comfortable! I highly recommend this location for value."

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2021

Magnolia Hotel Dallas Downtown
Omni Dallas Hotel
Omni Dallas Hotel
4.5 out of 5
555 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥19,081 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
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. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,501 reviews)
"Accommodating, nice, clean and updated. Close to popular areas in town."

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2021

Omni Dallas Hotel
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
4 out of 5
1501 Gaylord Trl, Grapevine, TX
The price is ¥32,599 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 13
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 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,344 reviews)
"Excelente"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas Downtown, TX
Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas Downtown, TX
3 out of 5
1025 Elm St, Dallas, TX
The price is ¥10,716 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 20
Located in Main Street District, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Renaissance Tower, Dallas World Aquarium, and Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,026 reviews)
"The Coffee Maker was Nasty and Dirty...and the breakfast two day the same menu"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas Downtown, TX
HYATT house Dallas/Uptown
HYATT house Dallas/Uptown
3 out of 5
2914 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
The price is ¥13,824 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 13
Located in Uptown, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of American Airlines Center and Klyde Warren Park. Dallas World Aquarium and Dallas Museum of Art ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,121 reviews)
"Loved the location. Hotel definitely met all of our needs. Thank you!"

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

HYATT house Dallas/Uptown
The Guild Downtown l Elm St
The Guild Downtown l Elm St
4.5 out of 5
1601 Elm St, Dallas, TX
The price is ¥13,504 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 8
Located in Main Street District, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Majestic Theater and Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas World Aquarium ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (86 reviews)
"The view from the 49th floor was spectacular. The room was very nice."

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

The Guild Downtown l Elm St
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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