Experience the glitz with a holiday in Dallas, Texas, where a rich cultural heritage is fused with modern-day attractions, from a thriving arts scene, to the cowboys on Wild West style ranches, to the infamous JF Kennedy history mystery.
Dallas is more than just cowboys and ranches – there’s plenty to be discovered here. Perfect for a weekend break or longer holiday, Dallas is full of hidden attractions. During your stay, take a trip over to the Dallas Art District, comprising 20 blocks of music venues, museums and restaurants, catering for all tastes. Join a guided tour of the area and take in architecture dating from the 1800s to the present day.
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is situated in East Dallas and is filled with over 60 acres of colourful floral displays, and is a perfect place if you are a green fingered enthusiast or simply wish to appreciate the beauty of nature.
Holidays in Dallas, Texas: where Wild West meets glamour
Also known as ‘The Big D’, the city of Dallas is a combination of old school, cowboy Texas, and wealthy cosmopolitan city life. The famous city stands apart for many reasons; among them the assassination of the US President John F. Kennedy in 1963, and the 1980s hit TV show, Dallas.
Built in the 1970s, Reunion Tower stands at over 170 metres high and boasts panoramic views over Dallas, with sky-high dining options and a gift shop. It’s also known by locals as ‘The Ball’.
Next up is a shopping experience you won’t forget; experience the retail options at Dallas’ luxurious Highland Park Village.
Don’t forget to try your first rodeo - these fantastic events feature delicious food, frenetic events and an incredible atmosphere. For the ultimate experience, head into the nearby farmlands and stay at a working ranch.
Dallas holidays are ideal for all sorts of holidaymakers, including families, couples and groups.
For sports lovers, tickets to see the professional American football team, the Dallas Cowboys, at the AT&T Stadium are well worth getting hold of.
You must also sample Texas’ famous cuisine - from frozen margaritas to spicy enchiladas. Why not extend your holiday with a further exploration of Texas? Add on a trip to San Antonio, the home of Tex-Mex cuisine, or discover the cowboy life first-hand at Fort Worth.
Great sample itineraries
From the Dallas Cowboys and President John F. Kennedy’s assassination site to the Texas state’s Wild West style ranches and Tex-Mex cuisine, get inspired by our selection of popular itineraries for Dallas holidays.
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Sixth Floor Museum
Just east of downtown Dallas, the Deep Ellum district is the home of trend-setting styles and the birthplace of many new bands. The funky little area was originally a hub for jazz, blues, and African American arts and culture, especially in the 1920s when it hosted the likes of Bessie Smith and Texas Bill Day. Now the area is characterised by live music venues, galleries, street art, restaurants, tattoo parlours, and trendy lofts.
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The Sixth Floor Museum chronicles the assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Lee Harvey Oswald, with around 40,000 items including original photographs, film and video footage, and eyewitness accounts. See the exact window from which JFK was shot and the exhibits examining his life, death, and legacy.
Highland Park Village
Forget carousels and rollercoasters, this amusement park is the only one in the world to feature only extreme thrill rides. There are five high-intensity rides: Nothing but Net lifts participants 40 metres in the air and drops them into a net; Bungee Jumping sees participants taking a head-first dive off a seven storey tower; Texas Blastoff—a reverse bungee—shoots riders into the air at 70 miles per hour; Skycoaster harnesses three riders together, lifts them 30 metres into the air, and sends them free-falling; and Skyscraper delivers 4Gs of force, whipping riders around on a 50-metre-long arm.
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Set within Spanish Mission-styled buildings, Highland Park Village is a shopper's paradise. This is the premier venue for upscale shopping and dining in Dallas, with an unparalleled selection of international and local retailers from Jimmy Choo to Harry Winston, Anthropologie to Chanel.
“Visit the GeO-Deck at Reunion Tower to see the city skyline. It is 470 feet high and offers great views at sunset.”
“The best thing we did in Dallas was visit a rodeo. It’s a great way to really get a feel for the local culture – and the energy is just unbelievable.”
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