Dallas is considered the heart of Texas and has cultural riches, Southern charm and plenty of soul.

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.

Where to stay in Dallas

Downtown Dallas
John F. Kennedy Memorial which includes signage

Downtown Dallas

Known for Museums, Urban, Live Music

4/5(2,818 reviews)

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.

Las Colinas
Taken from the 22nd floor of the hotel, Dallas, Texas skyline.
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Las Colinas

Known for Festivals, Shopping, Dining

4/5(2,228 reviews)

Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Las Colinas. If sightseeing is on the list, Toyota Music Factory is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Irving Convention Center Station or Las Colinas Urban Center Station to see more of the area.

Uptown
Dallas featuring a bar, signage and nightlife

Uptown

Known for Fashion, Dining, Bars

4.5/5(48 reviews)

If you're spending time in Uptown, you might enjoy attractions like American Airlines Center and Victory Park. You might also enjoy the neighborhood's ample dining options before hopping on the metro at Victory Station to see more of the city.

Addison - Galleria
At Ida Claire in Addison. A great appetizer that maybe won't sound delicious to everyone, but it is. Sweet potato chip duck confit with goat cheese, duck fat gravy drizzled over it at the table, and a sunny side up duck egg. It's incredible.
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Addison - Galleria

Known for Shopping, Dining, Festivals

4.5/5(1,474 reviews)

Addison - Galleria is beloved for its popular shops. Take some time to explore sights in the area like Galleria Dallas and Celestial Park.

North Dallas
Farm burger with an added side of pulled pork. #mouthgasm
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North Dallas

4.5/5(17 reviews)

If you're spending time in North Dallas, check out sights like Northpark Center or Museum of Biblical Art and hop on the metro to see more the city at Walnut Hill Station or Park Lane Station.

Deep Ellum
Deep Ellum featuring a city, night scenes and outdoor art

Deep Ellum

Known for Live Music, Culture, Urban

5/5(4 reviews)

This massive sculpture of a friendly stainless steel giant manages to represent the fascinating history that makes Deep Ellum such a unique neighborhood.

Top Hotels in Dallas

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Omni Dallas Hotel
Omni Dallas Hotel
4.5 out of 5
555 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX
¥15,079
per night
Nov 30 - Dec 1

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! (6,299 reviews)

"The location , the attention, the bed, the amenities."…"

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Omni Dallas Hotel
Hyatt Regency DFW
Hyatt Regency DFW
4 out of 5
2334 North International Parkway, Dallas, TX
¥12,264
per night
Dec 20 - Dec 21

Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Bear Creek Golf Club, C.R. Smith Aviation Museum, and Grapevine Mills Mall. Legoland ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3,447 reviews)

"The rooms was spacious, clean and comfortable, and the staff was helpful and friendly."…"

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Hyatt Regency DFW
Wyndham Dallas Suites- Park Central
Wyndham Dallas Suites- Park Central
4 out of 5
7800 Alpha Road, Dallas, TX
¥8,863
per night
Dec 20 - Dec 21

Located in Park Central, this hotel is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Richland College and within 6 mi (10 km) of Galleria Dallas and Northpark Center. University of Texas ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,953 reviews)

"It is very comfortable, quiet, and located close to two highways."…"

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Wyndham Dallas Suites- Park Central

Popular things to do in Dallas

AT&T Stadium
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AT&T Stadium

4.5/5(2,133 reviews)

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

American Airlines Center
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American Airlines Center

4.5/5(1,384 reviews)

Catch an event at American Airlines Center during your trip to Oak Lawn. Experience the fascinating museums or attend a hockey game in this vibrant area.

Six Flags Over Texas
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Six Flags Over Texas

4/5(1,139 reviews)

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

4/5(1,191 reviews)

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

4/5(93 reviews)

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

Globe Life Park in Arlington
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Globe Life Park in Arlington

4.5/5(985 reviews)

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

Top activities in Dallas

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

¥2,007

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

¥7,177

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 at 4 Must-See Attractions
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Dallas CityPASS: Save at 4 Must-See Attractions

¥5,576

Enjoy huge savings on admission to Dallas' must-see attractions with CityPASS tickets. Take your time and enjoy each attraction, with up to 9 consecutive days to use your tickets.

Reviews of Dallas

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 43.4860365937543%
4 - Good
3027
4 - Good 41.64259182831201%
3 - Okay
907
3 - Okay 12.47764479295639%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 1.3344338973724033%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 1.0592928876048975%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Nov 20, 2019

Traffic.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Nov 19, 2019

Dallas is a big cultural melting pot but that is one of the many reasons that I love it so. You will find all different kinds of personalities there.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Nov 18, 2019

Lots of construction and traffic Day and night and weekend

5/5 - Excellent

TamiWagoner

Nov 18, 2019

This area was clean and safe even walking around at night. We seen about 5 homeless people our entire stay. They are not hanging around the city as people think. We seen them EVERYWHERE in San Francisco.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 18, 2019

Driving was a little tough --freeways are confusing.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Nov 18, 2019

Dallas isnt my favorite place. So busy and hectic. Confusing.

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