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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

Deep Ellum

Deep Ellum

Be sure to check out the restaurants and live music while you're strolling through Deep Ellum, and hop on the metro at Baylor Station to see more of the surrounding area.

Deep Ellum

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
The price is €187 per night from 27 Sep to 28 Sep

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! (2,908 reviews)

"Nice place! Pool was great. View was great from the room."…"

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2020

Omni Dallas Hotel
Hyatt Regency DFW
Hyatt Regency DFW
4 out of 5
2334 North International Parkway, Dallas, TX
The price is €107 per night from 26 Sep to 27 Sep

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. Legoland Discovery Center ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,112 reviews)

"Rooms were good sized and the rooms were clean. I would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2020

Hyatt Regency DFW
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 €193 per night from 28 Sep to 29 Sep

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! (1,046 reviews)

"Beautiful resort, Paradise Springs was a lot of fun, everything was clean and staff was friendly. Restaurants were definitely overpriced."…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2020

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Holiday Rentals in Dallas

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
HYATT house Dallas/Lincoln Park
HYATT house Dallas/Lincoln Park
3 out of 5
8221 North Central Expressway, Dallas, TX
The price is €123 per night from 23 Oct to 24 Oct

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! (1,332 reviews)
Quick and convenient

"We enjoyed this stay - it was the perfect location and the space was clean!"…"

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2020

HYATT house Dallas/Lincoln Park
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 2 Oct to 3 Oct

Located in Uptown, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Victory Park and American Airlines Center. Perot Museum of Nature and Science and Klyde Warren ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,745 reviews)

"Hotel was nice and clean, but people partying above me had music rattling my walls from 940 when we arrived at the room up until after 2am. Front desk finally got them to stop."…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2020

HYATT house Dallas/Uptown
HYATT house Dallas/Las Colinas
HYATT house Dallas/Las Colinas
3 out of 5
5901 N Macarthur Blvd, Irving, TX
The price is €84 per night from 3 Oct to 4 Oct

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. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,315 reviews)

"I liked the staff they were very nice and friendly. We stayed in a double king room. They were so spacious and clean. The area was great. Glad we stayed there."…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2020

HYATT house Dallas/Las Colinas

Popular places to visit in Dallas

AT&T Stadium
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AT&T Stadium

4/5(7 reviews)

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

Six Flags Over Texas
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Six Flags Over Texas

5/5(2 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

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.

Top things to do in Dallas

Dallas CityPASS: Admission to Top 4 Dallas Attractions
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Dallas CityPASS: Admission to Top 4 Dallas Attractions

€43
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium Tickets
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SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium Tickets

€17
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

€56
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Tickets
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LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Tickets

€19
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend
Nasher Sculpture Center Tickets
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Nasher Sculpture Center Tickets

€9
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Axe Throwing
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Axe Throwing

€19
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Dallas

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 43.75%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 31.25%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 25%
2 - Disappointing
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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