The population and economy of Downtown Dallas continues to boom. Led by a renaissance of many of the districts in the area, Dallas is quickly cementing itself as a true tourist and business destination. From fine dining and opera performances to a relaxing day on the lake or trip to the zoo, visitors are discovering just how much the area has to offer. If you’ve never considered the city for your Texas vacation, you’re missing out on a wealth of opportunities. Plenty of hotels in Downtown Dallas put you in the heart of it all and get great reviews.
Sports and Recreation
Regardless of the time of year that you plan to visit Dallas, there is always something exciting to enjoy. American Airlines Center is home to the NBA’s Mavericks and NHL’s Stars for fall sports action. Less than a half-hour away in Arlington, AT&T Stadium is home to the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys.
If you’d rather join in the action, there are a number of parks and golf courses just a short drive away. For fun in the water, White Rock Lake Park is less than 20 minutes from many of these hotels.
Arts and Entertainment Options
Dallas’ Arts District also offers an array of arts and entertainment options minutes north from the heart of the city. Popular attractions include:
AT&T Performing Arts Center
Dallas City Performance Hall
Dallas Museum of Art
Klyde Warren Park
Morten H. Meyerson Symphony Center
The Trammel & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art
If you’d rather check out your favorites bands, comedians, and other live acts, there are a number of popular live venues throughout the area as well. A quick 15-minute drive from hotels in Downtown Dallas, Fair Park is home to the Cotton Bowl, Music Hall at Fair Park, and the Gexa Energy Pavilion. The House of Blues Dallas is also a popular stop for bands and musicians year-round.
Science and History Come Alive
Some of the most popular locations in the area are historical landmarks and museums. One of the most famous option is Dealey Plaza. Located in the West End district, the site is home to the former Texas Book Depository, the Sixth Floor Museum, and a number of memorials to John F. Kennedy. Much of the area has been maintained to look exactly as it did in 1963 to create a truly immersive experience.
Other popular sites and attractions include:
Dallas World Aquarium
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Texas Discovery Gardens
Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park
Museum of American Railroad
If you are planning to travel within Dallas but don’t want the hassle of navigating the busy streets by car, the area offers easy access to some of the most popular destinations within the region. From taking advantage of the local bus and light rail systems to enjoying a ride on the M-Line trolleys or hotel shuttles, there are endless affordable options for getting where you need to go. If you would rather explore the area on foot, the Dallas Pedestrian Network provides a unique look at this busy city and is close to hotels in Downtown Dallas.