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Pocket Guide: Dallas SMU - Park Cities Hotels

The SMU - Park Cities area of Dallas includes the main campus of Southern Methodist University (SMU) and the affluent Park Cities communities of University Park and Highland Park. You can find a good selection of hotels in SMU - Park Cities, all of which are within a 20-minute drive of Dallas Love Field Airport. This area is also easily accessible from the centre of Dallas via the Dallas North Tollway or the U.S. Route 75 highway.

More About SMU

Founded in 1911, SMU is a private research university with an attractive green campus. It is home to the Gerald J. Ford Stadium, which is the headquarters of the SMU Mustangs athletic teams. The venue is a great place to watch college football, one of the country's most popular sports, when the football season begins in September.

Other Attractions in SMU – Park Cities

At the SMU Meadows School of the Arts, you can visit the Pollock Gallery, which has an excellent contemporary art collection and exhibits the work of SMU faculty members and students. Dallas Hall, SMU's oldest building, is an impressive Georgian-style landmark that was completed in 1915 and is included on the National Register of Historic Places.

If you are a fan of Spanish art, go to the Meadows Museum, which showcases the work of famous figures such as Diego Velázquez and Pablo Picasso. It celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015, and has an interesting plaza and sculpture garden featuring an iconic 13-foot-high Sho female head sculpture designed by renowned Spanish artist Jaume Plensa.

Other Places of Interest near SMU – Park Cities

If you’re looking for shopping, the Spanish-themed Highland Park Village has dozens of high-end boutiques offering everything from luxury men's and women's clothing to fine jewellery. There’s also a selection of cafés and restaurants serving local and international cuisine.

Also near to SMU - Park Cities is the Frontiers of Flight Museum at Love Field Airport, where you can learn about the history of space exploration and aviation development; and the Museum of Biblical Art, where you can observe numerous Christian and Jewish artworks in a unique gold ziggurat building.

Whether you’re visiting SMU or looking for a good-value base near Dallas, Expedia’s range of hotels and motels in SMU – Park Cities will help you find the perfect accommodation.