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DallasUnited States of America

Famed throughout the world during the 1980s as an oil tycoon’s playground where ten gallon hats, big shoulder pads and even bigger hair were just part of the scenery, the TV show ‘Dallas’ certainly rings true – albeit now with a slightly less outlandish sense of dress.

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!

Where to stay in Dallas

John F. Kennedy Memorial which includes signage

Downtown Dallas

4/5Very Good!(21 area reviews)

Downtown Dallas is highly notable for its popular shops, and you might want to visit top sights like Dallas World Aquarium and Sixth Floor Museum. See more of Dallas by jumping on the metro at Akard Station or St Paul Station.

Downtown Dallas
Las Colinas, Irving, Texas, United States of America

Las Colinas

3.5/5Good!(7 area reviews)

Spend some time visiting places like Toyota Music Factory while getting to know Las Colinas, and be sure to check out the abundant dining options. You can hop aboard the metro at Irving Convention Center Station or Las Colinas Urban Center Station to see more of the area.

Las Colinas
Dallas featuring street scenes, nightlife and signage

Uptown

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

Take time in Uptown to visit attractions like American Airlines Center and Victory Park. You might also appreciate the abundant dining options, and you can hop on the metro at Victory Station to see more of the city.

Uptown
Park Central, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Park Central

4.5/5Wonderful!(4 area reviews)

Travellers choose Park Central for its ample dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Forest Lane Station or LBJ - Central Station and check out top sights like NorthPark Center.

Park Central
Arlington which includes signage

South Arlington

3.5/5Good!(3 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in South Arlington, Arlington Highlands and Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark are top sights worth seeing.

South Arlington
Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

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
£204
per night
1 May-2 May

Located in Downtown Dallas, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Reunion Tower and Dealey Plaza. Sixth Floor Museum ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (6,730 reviews)

"Everything was fantastic. Staff always go above and beyond to accommodate guests and everything is always very clean."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020

Omni Dallas Hotel
Wyndham Dallas Suites- Park Central
Wyndham Dallas Suites- Park Central
4 out of 5
7800 Alpha Road, Dallas, TX
£75
per night
19 Apr-20 Apr

Located in Park Central, this hotel is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Richland College and within 6 miles (10 km) of Galleria Dallas and Northpark Center. University of ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,130 reviews)

"Nice friendly staff. Love free parking. Could use vending machines though."…"

Reviewed on 29 Mar 2020

Wyndham Dallas Suites- Park Central
Stay Alfred on Jackson Street
Stay Alfred on Jackson Street
4 out of 5
1919 Jackson St., Dallas, TX

Located in Downtown Dallas, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Majestic Theater, Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and Dallas Museum ...

4.3/5Excellent! (636 reviews)

"The dishwasher and television did not work. The shower provided cold water. The presentation was amazing and very cozy. Quiet and peaceful."…"

Reviewed on 27 Mar 2020

Stay Alfred on Jackson Street

Popular things to do 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.

American Airlines Center
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American Airlines Center

Catch an event at American Airlines Center during your trip to Oak Lawn.Experience the great live music and acclaimed theatre scene in this vibrant area.

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.

Galleria Dallas
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Galleria Dallas

4/5(5 reviews)

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home when you visit Galleria Dallas, a favourite shopping spot in Dallas. Discover the top-notch restaurants and acclaimed art galleries in this vibrant area.

Reunion Tower
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Reunion Tower

5/5(5 reviews)

The easily recognizable Dallas landmark dubbed “God’s golf ball” offers world-class dining and incredible city views. 

Top activities in Dallas

Dallas Reunion Tower Observation Deck Admission Tickets
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Dallas Reunion Tower Observation Deck Admission Tickets

88% of travellers recommend
£17
Per adult
SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium Tickets
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SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium Tickets

82% of travellers recommend
£13
Per adult
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

92% of travellers recommend
£57
Per adult
JFK Assassination Tour Ending at Sixth Floor Museum
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JFK Assassination Tour Ending at Sixth Floor Museum

92% of travellers recommend
£20
Per adult
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Tickets
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LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Tickets

74% of travellers recommend
£17
Per adult
Tacos & Margaritas Tour of Dallas
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Tacos & Margaritas Tour of Dallas

84% of travellers recommend
£52
Per adult

Reviews of Dallas

4.2

Top Destination

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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

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