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DallasUnited States of America

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.

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.

Where to stay in Dallas

John F. Kennedy Memorial which includes signage

Downtown Dallas

4/5Very Good!(3,367 area reviews)

Travelers love Downtown Dallas for its popular shops, and you can see more of Dallas by jumping on the metro at Akard Station or St Paul Station. You might spend time checking out top sights like Dallas World Aquarium and Sixth Floor Museum.

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

Las Colinas

4/5Very Good!(2,530 area reviews)

Consider a visit to Toyota Music Factory and take some time to enjoy the abundant dining options during your time in Las Colinas. If you want to see more of the city, jump on the metro at Irving Convention Center Station or Las Colinas Urban Center Station.

Las Colinas
Dallas featuring a bar, signage and nightlife

Uptown

4.5/5Wonderful!(162 area reviews)

Take time in Uptown to visit attractions like American Airlines Center and Perot Museum of Nature and Science. 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
Peaceful to be in the centre and splendour art work must see place.

Park Central

4/5Very Good!(1,952 area reviews)

Travelers choose Park Central for its abundant 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 showing signage

South Arlington

4/5Very Good!(620 area reviews)

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

South Arlington
Victory Park which includes a city

Victory Park

Visitors often come to Victory Park for its abundant dining options, but many stay to explore sights like American Airlines Center and Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Getting around the area on the metro is easy if you catch a ride at Victory Station.

Victory Park

Top Hotels in Dallas

Omni Dallas Hotel
Omni Dallas Hotel
4.5 out of 5
555 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX
The price is $189 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

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 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,897 reviews)

"Very nice property with excellent presentation and professional staff!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Omni Dallas Hotel
Hyatt Regency DFW
Hyatt Regency DFW
4 out of 5
2334 North International Parkway, Dallas, TX
The price is $109 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31

Situated in Dallas, this golf hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Bear Creek Golf Club, C.R. Smith Aviation Museum, and Grapevine Mills Mall. SEA LIFE Grapevine ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,114 reviews)

"Friendly staff.Book the room for two days and they expect me to use the same towels for those two days.I understand they is epidemic going on,So they should stock enough towels in the room,According to ur booking."…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Hyatt Regency DFW
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
4 out of 5
1501 Gaylord Trl, Grapevine, TX
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $179 per night from Nov 9 to Nov 10

This family-friendly Grapevine resort is located near the airport, within a 5-minute walk of Grapevine Lake and Gaylord Texan Convention Center. Grapevine Mills ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,073 reviews)

"We WILL be back! Had an awesome time and the relaxed setting was very much noticed!!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
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.

Vacation Rentals in Dallas

HYATT house Dallas/Lincoln Park
HYATT house Dallas/Lincoln Park
3 out of 5
8221 North Central Expressway, Dallas, TX
The price is $114 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 30

Located in Park Cities, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Museum of Biblical Art and NorthPark Center. Southern Methodist University (SMU) is 1.9 mi (3 ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,354 reviews)

"Off street parking in a secure garage is always a plus when traveling"…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

HYATT house Dallas/Lincoln Park
HYATT house Dallas/Uptown
HYATT house Dallas/Uptown
3 out of 5
2914 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
The price is $113 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 30

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 ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,764 reviews)

"Great place to stay right in downtown just make sure you know they will try to charge for parking $20 a day"…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

HYATT house Dallas/Uptown
HYATT house Dallas/Las Colinas
HYATT house Dallas/Las Colinas
3 out of 5
5901 N Macarthur Blvd, Irving, TX
The price is $86 per night from Nov 5 to Nov 6

Located in Las Colinas, this aparthotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from MacArthur Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Irving Convention Center and Toyota Music Factory. Irving ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,328 reviews)

"Love the area so convenient n the rooms are lovely"…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

HYATT house Dallas/Las Colinas
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.

Getting around Dallas

Renting a car has long been the most practical way of exploring Dallas, and that remains true to some extent. However, with the creation of the DART buses and light rail, there are now ways to get around the city even without a vehicle of your own. The network doesn’t cover every part of the city but it is continuing to expand. Taxis are another option, but these usually need to be booked in advance. Visit the Dallas Area Rapid Transit website. Browse Dallas rental cars.

Best time to visit

Avoid the hottest part of the year and see the city at its most colorful by visiting Dallas in spring. This is when flowers are plentiful and temperatures remain in the 70s and 80s F (20s C). Late fall, from the end of September until the middle of November, also has very pleasant weather. Unless you really love the heat, stay away in July and August, when temperatures can climb to well over 95 F (35 C).

Popular places to visit in Dallas

AT&T Stadium
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AT&T Stadium

4.5/5(2,389 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

4.5/5(1,541 reviews)

Catch an event at American Airlines Center during your trip to Oak Lawn. Experience the fascinating museums and acclaimed theater scene in this vibrant area.

Six Flags Over Texas
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Six Flags Over Texas

4/5(1,226 reviews)

Get your adrenalin pumping at this theme park, home to the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Texas.

Galleria Dallas
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Galleria Dallas

4.5/5(1,204 reviews)

You can enjoy some retail therapy when you visit Galleria Dallas, a favorite shopping spot in Dallas. Discover the top-notch restaurants and lively festivals in this vibrant area.

Dallas World Aquarium
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Dallas World Aquarium

4/5(1,288 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.

Grapevine Mills Mall
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Grapevine Mills Mall

4.5/5(2,012 reviews)

With a visit to Grapevine Mills Mall, a popular shopping spot in Grapevine, you can find the perfect gifts to bring home. Stroll along the lakeside or experience the entertainment choices in this trendy area.

Top things to do in Dallas

Dallas CityPASS: Admission to Top 4 Dallas Attractions
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Dallas CityPASS: Admission to Top 4 Dallas Attractions

$47
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

$66
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium Tickets
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SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium Tickets

$19
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
JFK Assassination Tour Ending at Sixth Floor Museum
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JFK Assassination Tour Ending at Sixth Floor Museum

$25
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Dallas Haunted Pub Tour
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Dallas Haunted Pub Tour

$27
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park in Dallas
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Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park in Dallas

$38
Per adult

Reviews of Dallas

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 44.070755265914116%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 41.184685208890954%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 12.323984638659374%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 1.2917490981031072%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 1.128825788432445%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 7, 2020

People can not drive!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 7, 2020

Pop Factory in Uptown was a great place to stop in for icecream. There is space outside to sit and enjoy w the kids.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 6, 2020

From here originally, so it’s a great home environment to me.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jun 3, 2020

I only give it the meh face because of the circumsances surrounding us when we visited. We were going the next day to my step sons bio moms services as she passed away and the riots were unsettling. Again the hotel itself was amazing.

4/5 - Good

RiAction

Jun 2, 2020

I miss being home in Dallas! Unfortunately a lot was closed due to covid-19, and the protests taking place.

4/5 - Good

Shami

Jun 1, 2020

Its a bussiness hub and a good place to visit too

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