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DallasUnited States of America

Once a minor trading post, today this vibrant city offers visitors a cosmopolitan centre packed with galleries and museums, and an outer ring dotted with historic suburbs, family theme parks and scenic lakes.

Dallas is one of Texas and the wider US’s most important cultural and business centres. Skyscrapers dominate the city skyline, but at ground level they mix with historic buildings, cool bars and pleasant parks. Spend some time exploring the galleries of the Arts District, then dive into the nightlife of Uptown and Deep Ellum. Or hop in a car and head to the outskirts of town for hikes, picnics and small-town Texas charm.

Founded in the mid-19th century, Dallas grew fast thanks to agriculture, industry and oil booms. If you’re visiting for the first time, head to the Old Red Museum to find out more about the city’s history, then take a ride to the top of the nearby Reunion Tower for a panoramic view of modern Dallas.

Explore Downtown on foot, starting in the West End Historic District, where red-brick former warehouses have been converted into smart cafes and lively restaurants. In the Arts District to the east, wander through the innovative mix of indoor and outdoor galleries at the Nasher Sculpture Center, and admire the striking modern architecture of the Winspear Opera House.

Dallas is perfect for families too. Encounter sharks and penguins at the Dallas World Aquarium, and explore its second-floor recreation of a South American rainforest. Learn more about the natural world at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, or let off some steam Six Flags Over Texas, a huge theme park to the west of the city. If you’d rather be shopping, you can spend a whole day at Galleria Dallas, which mixes a wide range of shops with family-friendly restaurants and an indoor ice rink.

When you need a break from the city, escape to the expansive Lake Ray Hubbard for picnics, boating and long walks, or drive out to Grapevine, a historic suburb that is famous for its award-winning wineries. For a really relaxing Dallas holiday, consider basing yourself in one of the quieter suburbs – with excellent road and public transport networks, you’ll still be within easy reach of everything this fantastic Texan city has to offer.

Where to stay in Dallas

Top hotels in Dallas

Hyatt Regency Dallas
Hyatt Regency Dallas
4 out of 5
300 Reunion Blvd, Dallas, TX
The price is €99 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec

Located in Downtown Dallas, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Reunion Tower, Dealey Plaza and Sixth Floor Museum. John F. Kennedy Memorial ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,551 reviews)

"Overall I enjoyed my day. I rented a suit for my birthday and it was super clean and had plenty of towels and space. The staff was friendly and helpful. The only thing I did not like was that the hotel put a $500 deposit hold on my card. I was never notified of this before hand. I never even heard ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Nov 2020

Hyatt Regency Dallas
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
4 out of 5
1501 Gaylord Trl, Grapevine, TX
Free cancellation
The price is €145 per night from 23 Dec to 24 Dec

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! (1,115 reviews)

"This place is beyond awesome. Very clean and a lot of fun. Staff was very friendly except the parking people. They really wouldn’t talk or help you much. This was our first time to go and the parking ladies weren’t very friendly but the other staff was AWESOME"…"

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2020

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
Omni Dallas Hotel
Omni Dallas Hotel
4.5 out of 5
555 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX
The price is €155 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec

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 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,817 reviews)

"That Expedia charged me $30 something for breakfast for two, I was then told once I reached the hotel that Expedia was not able to offer that."…"

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2020

Omni Dallas Hotel
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.

Holiday Rentals in Dallas

HYATT house Dallas/Uptown
HYATT house Dallas/Uptown
3 out of 5
2914 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
The price is €92 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec

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 ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,775 reviews)

"The room was very spacious and clean. The staff were great, Informative , and friendly."…"

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2020

HYATT house Dallas/Uptown
HYATT house Dallas/Lincoln Park
HYATT house Dallas/Lincoln Park
3 out of 5
8221 North Central Expressway, Dallas, TX
The price is €77 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec

Located in Park Cities, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Museum of Biblical Art and NorthPark Center. Southern Methodist University (SMU) is 1.9 mi (3 ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,368 reviews)

"Great staff, nice and clean room, and good location."…"

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2020

HYATT house Dallas/Lincoln Park
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 1 Dec to 2 Dec

Located in Downtown Dallas, this luxury apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Comerica Bank Tower and Majestic Theater. Dallas World Aquarium and Sixth ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
All star service and comfort

"Truly one of the most enjoyable hotel experiences I’ve ever had. Highly recommended."…"

Reviewed on 25 Nov 2020

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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Reviews of Dallas

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5/5 - Excellent

Akin

1 Dec 2019

I love Dallas. I came from England UK and I will come again

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

9 Oct 2019

Make sure you get a map of the road system as was very daunting.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

22 Sep 2019

Good transport links and enjoyed the Kennedy museum

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

24 May 2019

Friendly, helpful people and welcoming environment.

3/5 - Okay

Adrian

17 May 2019

The DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transport) light railway runs from Akard station (3 short blocks from the hotel) to and from DFW airport and is extraordinarily cheap and convenient if you have little luggage and plenty of time

3/5 - Okay

Adam

13 May 2019

Not much to do and once out of the city there are some dodgy areas