Discover Dallas, a proudly cosmopolitan city with attractions for every age and taste. From buzzing bars and clubs to world-famous sports teams, from pioneering art to a thriving food scene, Dallas is Texas at its biggest, boldest and best.
Where Should I Stay in Dallas?
Choose a hotel in Dallas Downtown for easy access to the Central Business District, Arts District and West End Historic District. Hotels in Uptown and Oak Lawn are fantastic for bars and restaurants, and accommodation on the outskirts of Dallas puts you close to some great outdoor activities, from world-class golf to boating on Lake Ray Hubbard. You’ll also find plenty of Dallas hotels conveniently located near Dallas Fort-Worth International and Love Field, the city’s two main airports.
Museums and Galleries: Dallas Cultural Attractions
Find out more about Dallas at the Old Red Museum, which explores the history of the county and is housed in a 19th-century red sandstone building. There’s an even more immersive take on local heritage at the Dallas Heritage Village, where reconstructed buildings and character actors show you how families lived and worked here over 100 years ago.
If you’re looking for art, head to the famous Dallas Arts District, home to three world-class galleries: the Dallas Museum of Art, the Crow Collection of Asian Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center. And if you want to extend your day of culture into the evening, book tickets to a show at the nearby Winspear Opera House or the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre.
Family Attractions in Dallas
There’s a good range of family-friendly accommodation in Dallas, and you’ll find plenty for kids to do throughout the city. For interactive, educational fun, try the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the Dallas World Aquarium or Dallas Zoo. For thrill rides, head west of the city to the huge Six Flags Over Texas theme park – and don’t miss its sister attraction Hurricane Harbor, a water park that’ll help you cool off from the Texas heat.
The Great Outdoors: Parks, Lakes and Trails
Central Dallas is full of pleasant public parks, but the most exciting open spaces are on the outskirts of the city. Just five miles to the northeast of Downtown is White Rock Lake, which has more than nine miles of cycling and hiking routes and is next to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Further east is the expansive Lake Ray Hubbard, a popular spot for walking, picnicking, fishing and watersports.
Shopping and Nightlife
If you’ve come to Dallas to shop, you won’t be disappointed. For fashion and gifts head to the NorthPark Center or Galleria Dallas malls. For local produce, don’t miss Dallas Farmer’s Market – open seven days a week – and the huge Whole Foods Market at The Shops at Park Lane. When the sun goes down, take a trip to the Downtown and Uptown neighbourhoods for cocktail bars and clubs, or visit the Oak Lawn district, the heart of Dallas’s LGBT scene.