Hotel at a Glance: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dallas Park Central
The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dallas Park Central sits conveniently close to some of Dallas’s largest corporate headquarters, including Texas Instruments, Sears, Raytheon, and Fossil. If you’re in town for pleasure, the Galleria Dallas mall is less than 10 minutes away, and downtown is a quick trip south.
- Spacious accommodations: Comfy guest rooms have 27-inch TVs and microwaves.
- Start the day right with a complimentary hot and cold breakfast.
- Take a dip in the outdoor pool and whirlpool.
- Mix and mingle at the complimentary cocktail hour, held Monday through Wednesday, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Break a sweat in the 24-hour fitness center.
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.