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Holiday In Dallas

There are many things you don’t mess with in Texas: Fried foods, state fairs and the most American football ever, for starters. 
In fact, don’t mess with Texas at all—just take a holiday in Dallas, where you can kick back and enjoy art, shopping and entertainment that’s better than everywhere else (at least according to the locals).

Things to Do in Dallas

You probably think of sports, Tex-Mex and giant cowboy hats when you think of holidays to Dallas, but this city has a surprising artsy side. In the Deep Ellum neighbourhood, follow the life story of the iconic Travelling Man robot. The first statue emerges from the ground near Good Latimer Expressway and Elm Street, the second entertains the crowds playing guitar a block north and the third provides awesome photo ops at the DART station. Just west of Deep Ellum, visit the Nasher Sculpture Center to see all kinds of modern art—including a sculpture of a piece of bread and plenty of trippy cubist statues.

For art created by Mother Nature instead, head up to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden in the northeast corner of the city. Pack a picnic and find a secluded spot among 25 hectares of red maples, magnolias and myrtle trees. The garden hosts a festival each season, and no matter when you take your Dallas holiday, the best views of the city skyline are always guaranteed.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

Dallas may have the Cowboys, Mavericks and Stars as its official teams, but in this town, shopping is a sport too! (The Visitors Bureau claims it has more shopping per capita than any other U.S. city—time to put that claim to the test.) With Dallas packages in Uptown, shopaholics never have to leave the neighbourhood. Ride the vintage trolley to art galleries, speciality boutiques and antique shops for the quaintest shopping excursion ever, then visit the uber-upscale fashion and department stores.

Now it’s time for that Tex-Mex! Head downtown to find out what’s really bigger in Texas: platters of tacos, piles of nachos and of course, endless margaritas. When you’ve had enough chile con carne for one lifetime, try a classic Texas roadhouse for succulent steaks (which will also be giant—sorry!), falling-off-the-bones ribs and country-fried chicken. Got your fancy pants on? Stick to Uptown’s classy joints or take one of our Dallas car hire deals north to Highland Park.

Don’t worry about all that food you just ate, because you’re about to dance it off (yes, and then eat more). West Village has the hip nightclub scene and the Arts District is where the trendsetters hang out, but we know why you’re really here. Head to Greenville Avenue in the Knox/Henderson district to get down on some good old-fashioned country line dancing.

What’s Next?

If a city filled with insanely delicious food, unique art and nightlife that is quite literally boot-stompin’ doesn’t suit your fancy, well, you’re crazier than a cowboy wearing thongs. Dallas holiday packages have something for everyone—and we mean everyone. Book today and see the Big D for yourself.

Hotels in Dallas

There are more than 78 Dallas hotels listed on lastminute.com.au. With such a fabulous range to select from, finding that perfect match will be a piece of cake!

No matter how you like to roll, there's a room waiting for you in Dallas. For accommodation that won't break the bank, book yourself in at either the Inn of the Dove (1839 Fort Worth Ave) or the Fairfield Inn & Suites Dallas Medical/Market Center (2110 Market Center Blvd). Or maybe you'd rather indulge yourself in more luxurious surrounds? Then let the expert staff at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas and the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek take care of your every need.

With an attraction like Dallas World Aquarium, it's hardly surprising you're eager to visit Dallas. Why not make the most of this world icon and stay nearby? The Joule and the W Dallas - Victory are both within a leisurely stroll.


Guide to Exploring Dallas


Top Hotel Deals in Dallas

Omni Dallas Hotel
Omni Dallas Hotel
4.5 out of 5.0 555 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX
Free Cancellation
AU$316
5.0/5 (1 reviews)

Nice place to stay, a well run hotel where everything works. The hotel did not look very old and was well built. We were looked after during our stay, this was much appreciated after being put out by hurricane Hervey. Very impressed with the local art work throughout the hotel.

Reviewed on 2 Sep. 2017
With a stay at Omni Dallas Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Dallas, just a 3-minute walk from Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and 8 minutes by foot ...
Hyatt Regency Dallas
Hyatt Regency Dallas
4.0 out of 5.0 300 Reunion Blvd, Dallas, TX
Free Cancellation
AU$279
5.0/5 (1 reviews)

I felt very comfortable and was welcomed and assisted by the very friendly staff. The concierge was most helpful.

Reviewed on 8 Sep. 2015
Located in Dallas (Downtown Dallas), Hyatt Regency Dallas is a 3-minute walk from Reunion Tower and 9 minutes by foot from Dealey Plaza.
Wingate by Wyndham Dallas Love Field
Wingate by Wyndham Dallas Love Field
2.5 out of 5.0 8650 N Stemmons Fwy, I-35E Exit 434A Empire Central, Dallas, TX
Free Cancellation
AU$131
When you stay at Wingate by Wyndham Dallas Love Field in Dallas, you'll be in the business district, a 5-minute drive from University of Texas Southwestern Medical ...
Wyndham Dallas Suites- Park Central
Wyndham Dallas Suites- Park Central
4.0 out of 5.0 7800 Alpha Road, Dallas, TX
Free Cancellation
AU$151
With a stay at Wyndham Dallas Suites- Park Central in Dallas (Park Central), you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Galleria Dallas and Northpark Center.
Stay Alfred on Jackson Street
Stay Alfred on Jackson Street
4.0 out of 5.0 1919 Jackson St., Dallas, TX
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With a stay at Stay Alfred on Jackson Street, you'll be centrally located in Dallas, just a 4-minute walk from Majestic Theater and 13 minutes by foot from Kay ...
Days Inn by Wyndham Irving Grapevine DFW Airport North
Days Inn by Wyndham Irving Grapevine DFW Airport North
2.0 out of 5.0 4325 W John Carpenter Fwy, Irving, TX
Free Cancellation
AU$97
With a stay at Days Inn by Wyndham Irving Grapevine DFW Airport North in Irving (Las Colinas), you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Grapevine Mills Mall and ...
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