Dallas

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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.

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

Wingate by Wyndham Dallas Love Field
Wingate by Wyndham Dallas Love Field
2.5 out of 5
8650 N Stemmons Fwy, I-35E Exit 434A Empire Central, Dallas, TX
The price is €77 per night from 17 Oct to 17 Oct
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Dallas Market Center, American Airlines Center and Dallas World Aquarium. Reunion Tower and Kay ...
4/5Very Good! (1,857 reviews)

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2021

Wingate by Wyndham Dallas Love Field
Omni Dallas Hotel
Omni Dallas Hotel
4.5 out of 5
555 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX
The price is €226 per night from 29 Oct to 29 Oct
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! (2,569 reviews)
"I liked everything it was something magical a unique place where I could relive love and passion."

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2021

Omni Dallas Hotel
Hyatt Regency Dallas
Hyatt Regency Dallas
4 out of 5
300 Reunion Blvd, Dallas, TX
Fully refundable
The price is €176 per night from 21 Oct to 21 Oct
Located in Downtown Dallas, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Reunion Tower, Dealey Plaza and Sixth Floor Museum. John F. Kennedy Memorial and Dallas ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,581 reviews)
"Loved the location"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2021

Hyatt Regency Dallas
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.
HYATT house Dallas/Uptown
HYATT house Dallas/Uptown
3 out of 5
2914 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
The price is €112 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Located in Uptown, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of American Airlines Center, Perot Museum of Nature and Science and Klyde Warren Park. Dallas World ...
4.1/5Very Good! (2,060 reviews)
"Walking distance to American Airlines Center, but it was so hot we paid to park. Our two nights at Hyatt House were great! Hot breakfast was excellent. Safe secure parking deck. Full kitchen."

Reviewed on 25 Sep 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 €134 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
Located in Main Street District, this luxury apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Majestic Theater and Sixth Floor Museum. Renaissance Tower and ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (62 reviews)
"Had a great view from our windows on the 49th floor. Nice modern design and comfortable"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2021

The Guild Downtown l Elm St
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 €122 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Located in Main Street District, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Renaissance Tower, Sixth Floor Museum and Majestic Theater. Bank of America Plaza ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,003 reviews)
"It was pretty clean but the headboard was messed up had parts of material peeled off. Almost never got pull out bed out of couch to sleep on it. Friendly staff."

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas Downtown, TX
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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