Dallas

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Dallas featuring a city, skyline and central business district

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.

Whilst traditional industries oil and cotton are still important to the city, Dallas is also a very modern city and a major centre for finance and technology. What better place to experience the American South?

In keeping with the city’s status as North Texas’ cultural hub, the city of Dallas is home to countless entertainment and arts venues offering everything from experimental one man shows to grand musical productions. The Majestic Theatre in Downtown is one of the city’s most historic buildings, the final remnant of the city’s famous Theatre Row that has been extensively refurbished and in continual use.

Nowadays, those seeking culture and entertainment make their way the city’s Arts District in Downtown which boasts several venues, galleries and museums - the largest and newest of which is the AT&T Performing Arts Centre. Incorporating the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, City Performance Hall and Annette Strauss Square for outdoor performances, the AT&T is brought together as an enormous urban park by the Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park – the most significant recreational space in the urban area, and a perfect place for people spotting.

Outside of the AT&T, the Arts District is also home to the superb Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Centre and the Trammel & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art which is rated by many as one of the finest collections of Asian art in the United States. With so much going on, the Arts District is an absolute must for visitors to Dallas.

Whilst Dallas is a city that enjoys culture, it is also a city that loves good old Southern hospitality – and in particular BBQ. For lovers of slabs soaked in sticky sauce with all the fixings, Dallas is a delight. Be sure to check out the pecan-smoked ribs at Off the Bone on South Lamar Street or brisket for the Peggy Sue BBQ on Snider Plaza.

For a real taste of the Lone Star State, a visit to the State Fair of Texas is an absolute must. Usually taking place from the last Friday in September and lasting for 24 days, the State Fair has been entertaining millions of guests since 1886. A gigantic celebration of everything Texas, the State Fair is a guaranteed good time. Why not cap the Texas experience by taking in the Fair’s centrepiece college football game between Texas and Oklahoma? It’s not called the Red River Rivalry for nothing!

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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 £63 per night from 29 Sep to 29 Sep
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 £210 per night from 30 Sep to 30 Sep
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! (2,572 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 £151 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! (1,577 reviews)
"Loved the location"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2021

Hyatt Regency Dallas
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HYATT house Dallas/Uptown
HYATT house Dallas/Uptown
3 out of 5
2914 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
The price is £97 per night from 30 Sep to 30 Sep
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 £115 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! (61 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 £100 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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