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DentonUnited States of America

See local live musicians or witness majestic horses galloping at full speed through Texas’ premier horse country just outside this north Texan city.

Denton has a lively music scene, an exciting downtown precinct and acres of sprawling horse country. Visit this northern Texan city for an ideal getaway from the major commercial hubs of the region. Named after a Texan militia captain, the city was incorporated during the 1860s and has grown rapidly ever since.

Denton is a well-connected and progressive city of just over 113,000 residents. The development of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport during the 1970s brought an influx of residents and tourists to the region, significantly helping in the city’s expansion.

Get to know the streets of Denton’s lively downtown precinct. Explore the fashionable retail outlets, casual al fresco dining options and traditional Texan streetscapes. The city center is the hub of activity in Denton. Look for the pride of the city, the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square, looming over the area. Admire its historic architecture as you enjoy your lunch nearby.

Music runs through the veins of Denton. On any night of the week, listen to original sounds and much-loved classics emanating from bars, theaters and clubs throughout the city. Stop by the Murchison Performing Arts Center for live opera or drop into a downtown bar for country, blues or Southern rock ’n’ roll.

Venture outside the city center where Texas’ rural legacy springs forth. Spend an exciting family day out exploring the North Texas horse country by signing up for a guided tour. See thoroughbred horses and enormous ranches as you drive through some of Texas’ most photogenic countryside.

The Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport serves Denton, just 27 miles (43 kilometers) away. The city has an efficient mass transit system; you can reach most attractions by bus. Accommodation is plentiful in the city center but if you’re looking for a more rural escape, find a place to stay in the horse country that surrounds the city.

Top Hotels in Denton

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center
Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center
4 out of 5
3100 Town Center Trail, Denton, TX
The price is $139 per night

This family-friendly Denton hotel is located in the suburbs, within 3 mi (5 km) of University of North Texas and Texas Woman's University. Courthouse-on-the-Square ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (541 reviews)

"Very nice and comfortable. Nice pool, indoor and outdoor, plus large workout room. Happy hour from 5:30-7,beverage tickets given to you at check in!🍺🍷🍹"…"

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center
Best Western Premier Crown Chase Inn & Suites
Best Western Premier Crown Chase Inn & Suites
3 out of 5
2450 Brinker Road, Denton, TX
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $79 per night

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Golden Triangle Mall and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Oakmont Country Club. University of North ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (960 reviews)

"Great customer service! The rooms are beautiful and the staff catered to our every need"…"

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Best Western Premier Crown Chase Inn & Suites
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Denton
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Denton
3.5 out of 5
1434 Centre Place Dr, Denton, TX
The price is $73 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum, University of North Texas, and Texas Woman's University. Oakmont ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (892 reviews)

"We have stayed at this hotel several times and it is always a great experience. The room was clean and comfortable. While the breakfast buffet is not in service right now, they do have continental offerings including juice, coffee, bagles and assorted pastries. We will stay again next time."…"

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Denton

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4.5/5(20 reviews)

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Top things to do in Denton

City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Texas
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Texas

$10
Per adult
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Texas
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Texas

$20
Per adult
Prison Break Escape Room
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Prison Break Escape Room

$36
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
The Heist Escape Room
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The Heist Escape Room

$36
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Playground Escape Room
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Playground Escape Room

$36
Per adult
Rock the Square: Denton Walking Food Tour
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Rock the Square: Denton Walking Food Tour

$109
Per adult

Reviews of Denton

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 41.9773095623987%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 41.00486223662885%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 15.072933549432738%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0.9724473257698542%
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3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

May 12, 2020

Unique situation

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 20, 2020

Love the town hope to be moving there soon

4/5 - Good

Matt

Mar 16, 2020

Pleasant experience in Denton. Food choices were adequate. Overall good trip

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 12, 2020

In and Out Burger is great. Braum's Ice Cream was very good.

5/5 - Excellent

Wendy

Feb 10, 2020

I love Denton. Lived there for over 20 years. The Historic Courthouse on the Square is worth visiting. Lots of cool shops, good restaurants and quaint ice cream shop.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 4, 2020

Denton is my hometown. Visiting Denton is a pleasure.

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