Convenient Hotel near Airport and Family-Friendly Attractions
Less than 10 miles from Baymont Inn & Suites Dallas/Love Field, the Dallas World Aquarium occupies a three-story structure that served as a warehouse in the 1920s. It's come a long way since then. Today, the building houses a rainforest habitat and a Mayan exhibit complete with a 400,000-gallon cenote, where you can walk through a clear-paneled tunnel and see sharks swimming overhead. The hotel is also close to the Love Field Airport and the Galleria shopping complex, home to more than 200 stores and an indoor ice-skating rink.
In addition to its convenient location, Baymont Inn & Suites offers a host of comfortable amenities. Spacious guest rooms are outfitted with two queen beds and a 32-inch flat-screen TV. Visit the hotel's indoor pool and hot tub to relax or stage a small-scale adaptation of 20,0000 Leagues Under the Sea. In the morning, you'll be treated to a complimentary hot breakfast with eggs and coffee. There are also several dining options near the hotel, ranging from popular chain restaurants to Zagat-rated steak houses.
Dallas: Historical Parks and Rejuvenated Urban Scene in North Texas
Though many people know Dallas for the massive Cowboys Stadium (which is actually in Arlington), the city is also an enclave of arts and nature, overflowing with botanical gardens, art galleries, and live theater. Historical Main Street connects many of the city’s recently rejuvenated urban districts as well as the popular Main Street Garden, a block-long public park surrounded by architecturally significant buildings. Locals come here to picnic on the expansive lawn or watch a movie under the moonlight in the summer and fall.
A short walk from downtown Dallas, you’ll find horse-drawn carriages clopping along brick streets in the city's historic West End district, which dates back to the 19th century. This part of the city also contains Dealey Plaza, where President Kennedy was assassinated in November 1963. At The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, housed in the former Texas School Book Depository, you can visit the spot where Lee Harvey Oswald is believed to have shot at Kennedy’s presidential motorcade.
Joggers and bikers can zip through the fashionable Turtle Creek neighborhood, located about 4 miles west of downtown, via the Katy Trail,which follows an old interstate railroad. Back near downtown Dallas, the 277-acre Fair Park houses North America's largest ferris wheel, seven museums, and four performing-arts centers, many located in art-deco buildings built for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition.