Come to Dallas to enjoy its diverse arts and music scene, prairie landscapes, family entertainment and historic buildings. Southern hospitality is still alive and well in Dallas, which is not a country town run by oil barons and cattle farmers anymore. Almost 7 million people live in the metroplex that is the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area. In this sprawling University City technology and communications are big business.

Downtown is the city’s cultural heart with striking architecture, theaters and creative exhibits in the Arts District. Explore the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) and the Nasher Sculpture Center next door or browse the art galleries.

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza documents the assassination of American president John F. Kennedy. Housed in a former book depository in the historic West End district, you can stand on the exact location where the shot was fired that shocked a nation. The Dallas Heritage Village and the Hall of State are other interesting places to learn more about the city’s history.

Located in north-central Texas, Dallas has a subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters that hardly ever see snowfall. On a sunny day visit the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens with stunning White Rock Lake. Bring the family to the Dallas Zoo or Dallas World Aquarium. The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is a fun educational experience, while attending an open-air concert in Klyde Warren Park is a great way to spend a warm night.

Fans of the 1980s television show Dallas should drive out to Southfork Ranch, about 40 minutes away from the city. This real mansion was the fictional home of J.R. Ewing’s scheming clan on one of the longest running series in television history.

Back in downtown Dallas, admire Reunion Tower's illuminated dome or head to the Majestic Theater to catch a live show. After a busy day of sightseeing, enjoy barbecued steaks in grill restaurants or have a drink in the popular McKinney Ave entertainment precinct.

Known for

Sport, Live Music and Theatre

Top Hotels in Dallas

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Omni Dallas Hotel
4.5 out of 5
555 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX
CA $220/night
Aug 24 - Aug 25
4.6/5Exceptional! (6,022 reviews)

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! (6,022 reviews)

"The toilet paper seemed very cheap. The hot tub had an exposed metal edge that cut my husband's foot. The shower had a leak. The food in Texas Spice was way overpriced."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 21, 2019

Omni Dallas Hotel
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Lorenzo Hotel
4 out of 5
1011 S Akard St, Dallas, TX
CA $135/night
Sep 6 - Sep 7
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,069 reviews)

Located in Cedars, this boutique hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Dallas City Hall and Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Reunion Tower and Dallas World ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,069 reviews)

"It was a good stay. The pool area was definitely the highlight. A boutique hotel. Wish they could've accommodated an hour later check out, but they couldn't, so we rushed out. Self parking is $10 a night. Would book again in the summer."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 22, 2019

Lorenzo Hotel
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Wingate by Wyndham Dallas Love Field
2.5 out of 5
8650 N Stemmons Fwy, I-35E Exit 434A Empire Central, Dallas, TX
CA $100/night
Sep 3 - Sep 4
4.2/5Very Good! (1,066 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Parkland Memorial Hospital ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,066 reviews)

"Property is always clean staff always friendly-could be a little more enthusiastic It would be nice if you sold wine and beer."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 20, 2019

Wingate by Wyndham Dallas Love Field

Popular things to do in Dallas

AT&T Stadium
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AT&T Stadium

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

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

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.

Globe Life Park in Arlington
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Globe Life Park in Arlington

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

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

Sixth Floor Museum
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Sixth Floor Museum

Discover the details and artifacts surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy at this multimedia museum. 

Top activities in Dallas

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

CA $24

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

CA $68

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

CA $88

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.

SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium
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SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium

CA $21

A wonder for all ages, SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium is home to more than 5,000 sea creatures. Explore 30 displays including interactive touch pools, a turtle rescue center, a 360-degree walk-through tunnel, and an ocean exhibit where a blacktip reef shark swims alongside graceful rays.

Dallas Haunted Pub Tour
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Dallas Haunted Pub Tour

CA $33

Experience spooky stories and unexplained events as you visit some of the most historic and haunted spots in the city—and steady your nerves with a few drinks along the way. Meet your costumed tour guide in downtown Dallas and head off on an adventure to explore the area's eeriest locations.

Urban Adventure Quest - Dallas
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Urban Adventure Quest - Dallas

CA $10

Embark on an interactive tour of Dallas and explore the city while following hints and completing unique challenges. See landmarks and historical sites including Union Station, Pioneer Plaza, and Thanks-Giving Square while you solve clues that lead you on a memorable tour of Dallas.

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Top hotels in Dallas

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