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Dallas
Travel Guide

Dallas showing modern architecture, skyline and a high-rise building

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.

Dallas is known around the world for its true position in the center of the volatile U.S. oil industry and its fictionalized role in the long-running television drama, Dallas. Visit this iconic American city to appreciate its fascinating past and enjoy its exciting present.

Texas has a history of cowboys and cattle drives. See the past come to life in Dallas as dozens of lifelike bronze sculptures of longhorn cows and cowboys move across the landscape of Pioneer Plaza, driving down a hill, over a stream and past a waterfall. Speaking of cows…visit a different steakhouse every night to sample extraordinary Texas beef or find your favorite barbecue restaurant.

Look up from the cattle in the middle of the city to appreciate the contrast of modern Dallas, a very metropolitan city. Reunion Tower stands tall over Downtown Dallas. Climb to the GeO-Deck for a cocktail at sunset and gaze down to identify city landmarks.

One of the most popular tourist spots in Dallas is a very somber location. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza marks the spot in the former Texas School Book Depository building where an assassin waited to murder President John F. Kennedy in 1963. See photos and read information about this tragic event. Reflect for a few moments at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, a few blocks away.

The all-red Old Red Museum of Dallas County was once the courthouse, built in 1892. Step inside to learn about the history of the area. After your museum visit, start traveling north to choose from the varied attractions of the Dallas Holocaust Museum, Dallas World Aquarium, Perot Museum of Science and Nature, Dallas Museum of Art and Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. Continue northeast to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Bring a picnic to enjoy between tours of almost 20 different gardens.

Drive south of downtown to the Dallas Zoo or west to Arlington to watch the Dallas Cowboys play football.

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Where to stay in Dallas

Hyatt Regency DFW
Hyatt Regency DFW
4 out of 5
2334 North International Parkway, Dallas, TX
The price is €130 per night from 2 Jul to 2 Jul
Situated in Dallas, this golf hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Bear Creek Golf Club, C.R. Smith Aviation Museum and Grapevine Mills Mall. SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium ...
4.3/5Excellent! (2,185 reviews)
"This hotel is good for overnights when needed to connect flights, a good value but is not actually connected to the terminals, shuttle buses are efficient but a hassle."

Reviewed on 14 Jun 2021

Hyatt Regency DFW
Omni Dallas Hotel
Omni Dallas Hotel
4.5 out of 5
555 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX
The price is €183 per night from 27 Jun to 27 Jun
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! (2,599 reviews)
"I liked the bar and grill by the pool. I did not like the lack of having a ff"

Reviewed on 22 Jun 2021

Omni Dallas Hotel
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
4 out of 5
1501 Gaylord Trl, Grapevine, TX
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €217 per night from 11 Jul to 11 Jul
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! (1,232 reviews)
"Wonderful view inside and outdoor, especially in twilight. Nice indoor pool, very good meal and service."

Reviewed on 18 Jun 2021

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
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TownePlace Suites by Marriott Dallas Arlington North
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Dallas Arlington North
3 out of 5
1709 E Lamar Blvd, Arlington, TX
The price is €98 per night from 29 Jun to 29 Jun
Located in North Arlington, this aparthotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, Globe Life Park in Arlington and AT&T Stadium. Six Flags ...
4.2/5Very Good! (694 reviews)
"My family and I definitely enjoyed our stay at this property! We had our own two bedroom apartment (what it appears to be as far as the set up), pretty cool! Enough room for the four of us. Grab and go complimentary breakfast served 6:30am to 9am. We will definitely stay here again when ..."

Reviewed on 2 Apr 2021

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Dallas Arlington North
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 €132 per night from 27 Jun to 27 Jun
Located in Main Street District, this luxury apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Comerica Bank Tower and Majestic Theater. Dallas World Aquarium ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (37 reviews)
"Easy check in/out. The phone key didnt work as well, but the physical card was fine. Had an issue getting back in at night at main building doors, but security was near and let us in. Awesome room, views, and overall experience. Will definitely stay here again!!!!! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"

Reviewed on 14 Jun 2021

The Guild Downtown l Elm St
HYATT house Dallas/Las Colinas
HYATT house Dallas/Las Colinas
3 out of 5
5901 N Macarthur Blvd, Irving, TX
The price is €122 per night from 4 Jul to 4 Jul
Located in Las Colinas, this aparthotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from MacArthur Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Irving Convention Center and Toyota Music Factory. ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,430 reviews)
"Very convenience. Lots of stores and Restaurants close by."

Reviewed on 29 May 2021

HYATT house Dallas/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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