Dallas is calling! Discover its live music, sports, entertainment, and more.

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.

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Sports, Live Music and Theaters

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Where to stay in Dallas

Downtown Dallas
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Downtown Dallas

Museums, Urban, Live Music

Dallas World Aquarium and Sixth Floor Museum are top sights in Downtown Dallas, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at Akard Station or St Paul Station to see more sights in the area.

Uptown
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Uptown

Fashion, Dining, Bars

Uptown is popular for its abundant dining options, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Victory Park or Magnolia Theater.

South Arlington
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South Arlington

If you're spending some time in South Arlington, Arlington Highlands and The Parks at Arlington are top sights worth seeing.

Oak Lawn
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Oak Lawn

Live Music, Hockey, Dining

Visitors to Oak Lawn love its fantastic nightlife, and you can check out American Airlines Center and Victory Park. If you want to see more in the area, you can get around town on the metro at Victory Station.

South Dallas - Fair Park
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South Dallas - Fair Park

Live Music, Festivals, Theaters

South Dallas - Fair Park is well-liked for its restaurants and museums. If you're hoping to get in some sightseeing, Cotton Bowl and Fair Park are top spots, and you can jump on the metro at Hatcher Station or Fair Park Station to get around.

Park Cities
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Park Cities

Universities, Sports, Shopping

Park Cities is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to Meadows Museum and Dallas Country Club while you're in town.

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
$152/night
Aug 24 - Aug 25
4.6/5Exceptional! (6,020 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! (6,020 reviews)

"I absolutely loved the view from the room and the infinity pool with the view of the city was just so gorgeous"…"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Omni Dallas Hotel
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Lorenzo Hotel
4 out of 5
1011 S Akard St, Dallas, TX
$129/night
Aug 24 - Aug 25
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,065 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! (2,065 reviews)

"Very creative Hotel. It's an adventure within it's self. Clean! Pool area, NICE!!! Had 2 minor issues, dirty laundry was left in the closet wasn't a big deal & was offered a free night stay. Now Front Desk clerk JESSIE, stay far away from him. He is so unprofessional & sassy. Management handled him ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 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
$75/night
Aug 29 - Aug 30
4.2/5Very Good! (1,065 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! (1,065 reviews)

"The hotel is clean and organized. There is several near by fast food places. But I don't think it's in the best neighborhood."…"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 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.

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
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Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Enjoy a performance by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in one of America’s finest concert halls, designed by famous architect I.M. Pei. 

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. 

Top activities in Dallas

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

$18

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

$51

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

$66

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

$16

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

$25

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.

AT&T Stadium Transfer
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AT&T Stadium Transfer

$17

Book a ground one way transfer to get to your favorite game at the AT&T Stadium. With professional drivers, these shuttles, vans, SUV and private sedan services will get you to your favorite game, quickly and at a reasonable price from your neighborhood, private residence, DFW Airport, Dallas Love Field Airport or hotel.

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Top hotels in Dallas
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Top hotels in Dallas

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