As the 3rd largest city in Texas, Dallas is the largest metropolitan area and boasts a great share of landmarks and sightseeing opportunities. Searching Dallas hotels for a decent place to stay won’t be a challenge, especially with several options that cater to any budget out there.
Spark a conversation with the locals there and chances are, you’ll be reminded of how ‘amazing’ the Dallas Mavericks are in basketball. Aside from visiting sports-related attractions, shoppers will want to know that Dallas has more shopping centers per capita than any other city in the US. Considering how big the country is, that is a statement no shopper should take lightly.
Things to see
Families travelling together will enjoy wholesome and enriching fun at places like the Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park and the very unique Dallas World Aquarium. The Dallas World Aquarium brings visitors on an immersive journey with the rainforest exhibit and the aquarium portion, both featuring eye-opening wildlife including colorful toucans, two- and three-toed sloths, Orinoco crocodiles, giant river otters, Japanese crabs and weedy seadragons.
Another site worth mentioning is the highly intriguing Sixth Floor Museum, which is the same building from which an assassin fired shots at President John F. Kennedy. Only the first floor lobby, sixth floor and seventh floor are open to the public. The seventh floor is an exhibit themed after the infamous incident. A definite must-see for history buffs all over the world.
Hotels in Dallas
North and northwest has the most Dallas accommodation options, which naturally sees plenty of visitors on a regular basis. Downtown area offers more premium accommodations, which also mean more decadent amenities such as spas and swimming pools. The city is well connected with the public transport system, so moving around won’t be a problem wherever the stay.
Where to stay
Irving is a city in the Prairies and Lakes region of Texas, and part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. It features a brilliant mix of cultures brought in from all over the world, making it a town of immigrants. This has resulted in a multitude of restaurants and shopping centers that create a great suburban vibe for visitors and locals alike. Culture lovers are recommended to give this place at least a couple of nights during their travels.
Highland Park and University Park is one of the wealthiest parts of the city, and visitors looking for world-class shopping experiences may want to give this place a go. Highland Park Village and North Park Mall are places shoppers will want to visit, to get that much needed therapy only shopping can bring. University Park is houses Southern Methodist University, the Meadows Museum at SMU and George W. Bush Presidential Library, all of which can make you feel more intelligent just by visiting them.
How to get to Dallas
The main “entrance” by air is through Dallas-Fort Worth International airport and Love Field. These airports serve both international and domestic flights, and are well connected to the city central by shuttle and car. If you’re coming in by car, then the I-35, 75 south, I-45 and I-20 are the main highways that get you into the city.