Hotel at a Glance: Hilton Anatole
Reflecting pools, greenery, and plush seating set the stage for guests to enjoy the in-house art collection at the Hilton Anatole, which features work from renowned artists J. Seward Johnson Jr. and Josiah Wedgwood. The hotel also boasts more than 1,000 pieces of Asian art dating as far back as 500 BC. When summer rolls around, you can play bocce ball, croquet, or volleyball right on the property.
- Steaks with a view: You can dine on surf 'n' turf at the 27th-floor SĒR Steak + Spirits.
- Treat yourself to a pampering massage, facial, or specialty treatment at V Spa.
- Take a stroll through the hotel's 7-acre sculpture park.
- Dive-in movies are on display at the outdoor pool every Friday in summer.
- Kids eat free at onsite restaurants from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
- Fitness facilities include a gym, basketball court, jogging track, indoor and outdoor pools, and tennis court.
Dallas: Historical Parks and Rejuvenated Urban Districts in North Texas
Though some know Dallas only for the massive AT&T 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. Historic 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 is the location of North America's largest Ferris wheel and seven museums and four performing-arts centers, many of which are inside art-deco buildings built for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition.