Dallas is calling! Discover its live music, sports, entertainment, and more.

Dallas is known around the world for its true position in the center of the volatile U.S. oil industry and its fictionalized role in the long-running television drama, Dallas. Visit this iconic American city to appreciate its fascinating past and enjoy its exciting present.

Texas has a history of cowboys and cattle drives. See the past come to life in Dallas as dozens of lifelike bronze sculptures of longhorn cows and cowboys move across the landscape of Pioneer Plaza, driving down a hill, over a stream and past a waterfall. Speaking of cows…visit a different steakhouse every night to sample extraordinary Texas beef or find your favorite barbecue restaurant.

Look up from the cattle in the middle of the city to appreciate the contrast of modern Dallas, a very metropolitan city. Reunion Tower stands tall over Downtown Dallas. Climb to the GeO-Deck for a cocktail at sunset and gaze down to identify city landmarks.

One of the most popular tourist spots in Dallas is a very somber location. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza marks the spot in the former Texas School Book Depository building where an assassin waited to murder President John F. Kennedy in 1963. See photos and read information about this tragic event. Reflect for a few moments at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, a few blocks away.

The all-red Old Red Museum of Dallas County was once the courthouse, built in 1892. Step inside to learn about the history of the area. After your museum visit, start traveling north to choose from the varied attractions of the Dallas Holocaust Museum, Dallas World Aquarium, Perot Museum of Science and Nature, Dallas Museum of Art and Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. Continue northeast to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Bring a picnic to enjoy between tours of almost 20 different gardens.

Drive south of downtown to the Dallas Zoo or west to Arlington to watch the Dallas Cowboys play football.

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Where to stay in Dallas

Downtown Dallas
John F. Kennedy Memorial which includes signage

Downtown Dallas

Known for Museums, Urban, Live Music

4/5(2,645 reviews)

Dallas World Aquarium and Sixth Floor Museum are top sights in Downtown Dallas, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at Akard Station or St Paul Station to see more sights in the area.

Uptown
Dallas featuring a bar, signage and nightlife

Uptown

Known for Fashion, Dining, Bars

4.5/5(25 reviews)

If you're spending time in Uptown, you might enjoy attractions like American Airlines Center and Victory Park. You might also enjoy the neighborhood's ample dining options before hopping on the metro at Victory Station to see more of the city.

Las Colinas
Taken from the 22nd floor of the hotel, Dallas, Texas skyline.
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Las Colinas

Known for Festivals, Shopping, Dining

4/5(2,108 reviews)

Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Las Colinas. If sightseeing is on the list, Toyota Music Factory is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Irving Convention Center Station or Las Colinas Urban Center Station to see more of the area.

Addison - Galleria
At Ida Claire in Addison. A great appetizer that maybe won't sound delicious to everyone, but it is. Sweet potato chip duck confit with goat cheese, duck fat gravy drizzled over it at the table, and a sunny side up duck egg. It's incredible.
trover photo by Kate Sherga

Addison - Galleria

Known for Shopping, Dining, Festivals

4.5/5(1,394 reviews)

Addison - Galleria is beloved for its popular shops. Take some time to explore sights in the area like Galleria Dallas and Celestial Park.

Deep Ellum
Can you find the bird landing?
trover photo by A.L. McGuffee

Deep Ellum

Known for Live Music, Culture, Urban

4.5/5(3 reviews)

This massive sculpture of a friendly stainless steel giant manages to represent the fascinating history that makes Deep Ellum such a unique neighborhood.

South Dallas - Fair Park
Hall of State showing interior views and a memorial

South Dallas - Fair Park

Known for Live Music, Festivals, Theaters

South Dallas - Fair Park is well-liked for its restaurants and museums. If you're hoping to get in some sightseeing, Cotton Bowl and Fair Park are top spots, and you can jump on the metro at Hatcher Station or Fair Park Station to get around.

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
$169
per night
Oct 26 - Oct 27

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

4.6/5Exceptional! (6,213 reviews)

"fast check in great room and nice options for restaurants but needs free wifi and cheaper parking considering cost of room."…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Omni Dallas Hotel
Hyatt Regency DFW
Hyatt Regency DFW
4 out of 5
2334 North International Parkway, Dallas, TX
$113
per night
Nov 15 - Nov 16

Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of McCormick Park, C.R. Smith Aviation Museum, and Grapevine Lake. Gaylord Texan Convention ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3,369 reviews)

"Great property on site at dfw. Very quiet room. Great soundproofing. Lots of amenities. Nice, newly renovated rooms."…"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Hyatt Regency DFW
The Westin Dallas Park Central
The Westin Dallas Park Central
4 out of 5
12720 Merit Dr, Dallas, TX
$79
per night
Oct 26 - Oct 27

Located in North Dallas, this hotel is 2.6 mi (4.3 km) from Richland College and within 6 mi (10 km) of Galleria Dallas and Northpark Center. University of Texas ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,202 reviews)

"Good location and an excellent experience. Good location and an excellent experience. Good location and an excellent experience. Good location and an excellent experience. Good location and an excellent experience. Good location and an excellent experience."…"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

The Westin Dallas Park Central

Popular things to do in Dallas

AT&T Stadium
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AT&T Stadium

4.5/5(1,982 reviews)

Relax and enjoy the atmosphere as you watch the Dallas Cowboys in their stunning stadium, one of the largest in the NFL.

Six Flags Over Texas
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Six Flags Over Texas

4/5(1,102 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

4/5(1,163 reviews)

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.

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
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Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

4/5(85 reviews)

Enjoy a performance by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in one of America’s finest concert halls, designed by famous architect I.M. Pei. 

Globe Life Park in Arlington
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Globe Life Park in Arlington

4.5/5(959 reviews)

Experience the lively atmosphere, watch nail-biting baseball games and admire the retro design of the home ground of the Texas Rangers.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
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Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

4.5/5(497 reviews)

A peaceful green space with gorgeous displays of plant life offers a relaxing change from busy downtown Dallas. 

Top activities in Dallas

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

$18

Ascend to the top of the Reunion Tower to witness a 360-degree view of Dallas in the fresh and exciting GeO-Deck. Interface with touch kiosks to discover the city's many landmarks, and then peer out through a telescope to identify the urban landscape from a startling vantage point.

Dallas CityPASS: Save on Dallas' 4 Best Attractions
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Dallas CityPASS: Save on Dallas' 4 Best Attractions

$51

Dallas CityPASS® tickets include prepaid admission to four of Dallas’s must-see attractions at significant savings off the price of the same tickets purchased separately. Extra perk: CityPASS travelers skip most main-entrance ticket lines.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

$66

Hear ye, hear ye! Make haste to the castle to indulge in a night of feasting, combat, and revelry. The knights and horses of Medieval Times are here to thrill you with acts of showmanship and bravery reminiscent of legends of old, while you dine on a 4-course meal worthy of a royal table.

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How to Spend a Weekend in Dallas

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