Hotel at a Glance: Hyatt Place Dallas/Garland
This Hyatt Place hotel is about 25 miles from downtown Dallas, yet it has some notable attractions in its immediate vicinity. A 3-minute drive gets you to the shopping haven of Firewheel Town Center, and a 5-minute drive takes you to the three courses at Firewheel Golf Park.
- Accommodations: Guest rooms include mini fridges, 42-inch high-definition TVs, and free WiFi.
- Complimentary breakfast with selections such as breakfast sandwiches, pastries, oatmeal, cereal, fruit, and yogurt
- Coffee to Cocktails Bar offers Starbucks coffee, mojitos, piña coladas, and craft beers
- Order a bacon-and-cheddar burger or other item from the 24/7 Gallery menu any time, day or night; select options include a $5 per night dining credit.
- Take a dip in the outdoor pool.
- Shops at Firewheel: Express, DSW, Macy’s, Foot Locker, Victoria’s Secret, Ulta, Barnes & Noble, and more
Greater Dallas: Family-Friendly Cultural Hub in North Texas
Garland is about a 30-minute drive from downtown Dallas. 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.