Close to the centre of Dallas, and just a short distance from Dallas Love Field Airport, Uptown – Oak Lawn includes the two affluent, cosmopolitan districts of Uptown and Oak Lawn. Nearby is Victory Park station, which provides quick access to other areas of Dallas via the DART light rail system and the Trinity Railway Express services. From affordable two-star accommodation to top-of-the-range five-star properties, Uptown – Oak Lawn hotels cover a range of needs and budgets.
The Heart of Dallas' LBGT Community
Oak Lawn has an excellent mix of gay-friendly venues around Throckmorton Street and Cedar Spring Road, an area that has been nicknamed 'The Crossroads'. Over the years, it has become one of the largest gay-friendly neighbourhoods in the United States, offering everything from trendy bars and boutiques to bustling nightclubs. Every year, the Uptown and Oak Lawn areas celebrate the annual Dallas Pride Festival, which has been running since 1972.
Walk Along the Picturesque Katy Trail
An urban oasis, the green Katy Trail is a linear jogging, cycling and skating path, the southern section of which runs between Uptown and Oak Lawn. Based on a disused railway line, the 3.5-mile route is bordered by 30 acres of beautiful parkland. Part of it is adjacent to Reverchon Park, which features a basketball court, a tennis court and other recreational facilities.
Visit the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art
Overlooking the Katy Trail, and within a mile of several Uptown – Oak Lawn hotels, the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art showcases a movement that created, vivid abstract art. Expect 3D canvases, optical illusions and explosions of colour from influential artists such as Flo Barry and Alberto Lombardi.
Choose a hotel in Uptown – Oak Lawn for a cosmopolitan vibe, plenty of green space and easy access to Dallas city centre.