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DentonUnited States of America

See local live musicians or witness majestic horses galloping at full speed through Texas’ premier horse country just outside this north Texan city.

Denton has a lively music scene, an exciting downtown precinct and acres of sprawling horse country. Visit this northern Texan city for an ideal getaway from the major commercial hubs of the region. Named after a Texan militia captain, the city was incorporated during the 1860s and has grown rapidly ever since.

Denton is a well-connected and progressive city of just over 113,000 residents. The development of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport during the 1970s brought an influx of residents and tourists to the region, significantly helping in the city’s expansion.

Get to know the streets of Denton’s lively downtown precinct. Explore the fashionable retail outlets, casual al fresco dining options and traditional Texan streetscapes. The city center is the hub of activity in Denton. Look for the pride of the city, the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square, looming over the area. Admire its historic architecture as you enjoy your lunch nearby.

Music runs through the veins of Denton. On any night of the week, listen to original sounds and much-loved classics emanating from bars, theaters and clubs throughout the city. Stop by the Murchison Performing Arts Center for live opera or drop into a downtown bar for country, blues or Southern rock ’n’ roll.

Venture outside the city center where Texas’ rural legacy springs forth. Spend an exciting family day out exploring the North Texas horse country by signing up for a guided tour. See thoroughbred horses and enormous ranches as you drive through some of Texas’ most photogenic countryside.

The Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport serves Denton, just 27 miles (43 kilometers) away. The city has an efficient mass transit system; you can reach most attractions by bus. Accommodation is plentiful in the city center but if you’re looking for a more rural escape, find a place to stay in the horse country that surrounds the city.

Top Hotels in Denton

Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center
Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center
4 out of 5
3100 Town Center Trail, Denton, TX
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥14,535 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from University of North Texas and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Texas Woman's University. Courthouse-on-the-Square ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (573 reviews)

"The staff was very helpful, clean, nice beds. Minor things we didn't like even with all the lights on wasn't enough light in the rooms. Refrigerator needs a freezer space. Overall a great experience. You need a place for dogs to go to the bathroom. We have a service dog."…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center
Best Western Premier Crown Chase Inn & Suites
Best Western Premier Crown Chase Inn & Suites
3 out of 5
2450 Brinker Road, Denton, TX
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥8,741 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Medical City Denton, Golden Triangle Mall, and Heart Hospital Baylor Denton. Oakmont Country ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (966 reviews)

"Generally, The property was very clean, and staff very helpful and friendly.!!!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

Best Western Premier Crown Chase Inn & Suites
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Denton
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Denton
3.5 out of 5
1434 Centre Place Dr, Denton, TX
The price is ¥7,085 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum, University of North Texas, and Texas Woman's University. Oakmont ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (916 reviews)

"Very roomy, our family enjoyed our stay. We will be staying here again"…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Denton
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.

Vacation Rentals in Denton

Staybridge Suites Denton
Staybridge Suites Denton
3 out of 5
2204 SAN JACINTO BOULEVARD, Denton, TX
The price is ¥8,868 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 23

Situated in the entertainment district, this aparthotel is 2 mi (3.3 km) from Oakmont Country Club and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum. ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (37 reviews)

"Love the room and they have very nice employees. And the breakfast was good and I liked how they had a pantry with chips,candy,water etc."…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Staybridge Suites Denton
Bolivar Place Whole Upstairs 2 Br/1 Bath Within Walking Distance to Downtown/twu
Bolivar Place Whole Upstairs 2 Br/1 Bath Within Walking Distance to Downtown/twu
Denton, TX
The price is ¥11,381 per night from Nov 23 to Nov 24

Located in the heart of Denton, this vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum and Texas Woman's University. University of ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Long weekend stay in Denton

"Was super cute and cozy! Great access to house; close to downtown Denton and close to UNT. Felt very safe in the home and the area."…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

Bolivar Place Whole Upstairs 2 Br/1 Bath Within Walking Distance to Downtown/twu
Beautiful Storybook Cottage Style Rustic Home Next To I-35 Easy Access!
Beautiful Storybook Cottage Style Rustic Home Next To I-35 Easy Access!
Sanger, TX

Situated in Sanger, this vacation home is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Lake Ray Roberts and within 12 mi (20 km) of University of North Texas and Water Works Park. Courthouse-on-the-Square ...

5/5Exceptional! (29 reviews)
Just right!

"We stayed here to avoid hotels due to Covid so we could drop our freshman off at UNT. Charming home, clean, well-appointed and an easy 10min drive to the university. Good food nearby. Couldn't have asked for more. Thank you!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Beautiful Storybook Cottage Style Rustic Home Next To I-35 Easy Access!
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.

Popular places to visit in Denton

Galleria Dallas
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Galleria Dallas

4.5/5(1,204 reviews)

You can enjoy some retail therapy when you visit Galleria Dallas, a favorite shopping spot in Dallas. Discover the top-notch restaurants and lively festivals in this vibrant area.

Grapevine Mills Mall
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Grapevine Mills Mall

4.5/5(2,012 reviews)

With a visit to Grapevine Mills Mall, a popular shopping spot in Grapevine, you can find the perfect gifts to bring home. Stroll along the lakeside or experience the entertainment choices in this trendy area.

Texas Motor Speedway
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Texas Motor Speedway

4.5/5(331 reviews)

Catch an event at Texas Motor Speedway during your trip to Fort Worth. While in this family-friendly area, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.

Top things to do in Denton

Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of Texas
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Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of Texas

¥1,068
Per adult
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Texas
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Texas

¥2,137
Per adult
City Scavenger Hunts by Operation City Quest of Texas
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City Scavenger Hunts by Operation City Quest of Texas

¥1,055
Per adult
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Tickets
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LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Tickets

¥2,364
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend
SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium Tickets
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SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium Tickets

¥2,131
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
2 Hour Open Play Pass
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2 Hour Open Play Pass

¥2,001
Per adult

Reviews of Denton

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
259
5 - Excellent 41.9773095623987%
4 - Good
253
4 - Good 41.00486223662885%
3 - Okay
93
3 - Okay 15.072933549432738%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0.9724473257698542%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.9724473257698542%

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

May 12, 2020

Unique situation

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 20, 2020

Love the town hope to be moving there soon

4/5 - Good

Matt

Mar 16, 2020

Pleasant experience in Denton. Food choices were adequate. Overall good trip

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 12, 2020

In and Out Burger is great. Braum's Ice Cream was very good.

5/5 - Excellent

Wendy

Feb 10, 2020

I love Denton. Lived there for over 20 years. The Historic Courthouse on the Square is worth visiting. Lots of cool shops, good restaurants and quaint ice cream shop.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 4, 2020

Denton is my hometown. Visiting Denton is a pleasure.

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