Dallas, TX

Travel Guide
Klyde Warren Park featuring night scenes and a fountain

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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

Reunion Tower which includes a city, a sunset and a high rise building

Downtown Dallas

4/5(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 Saint Paul & Federal Tram Stop. You might spend time checking out top sights like Dallas City Hall and Majestic Theater.

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Las Colinas

4/5(2,531 area reviews)

Mixed-use community with corporate offices, luxury hotels, and landscaped water courses, Las Colinas boasts private country clubs, championship golf courses, and the River Walk-styled canal with gondola cruises. Explore the Mustangs at Las Colinas sculpture, Las Colinas Flower Clock, and Toyota Music Factory.

Las Colinas
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Oak Lawn

4.5/5(524 area reviews)

Urban professionals reside in this diverse Dallas area, featuring older homes, upscale townhouses, and various dining options along Maple Avenue. Easily accessible, it's near Downtown Dallas and connected by multiple transit lines.

Oak Lawn