Hotel at a Glance: InterContinental Dallas
InterContinental Dallas is within easy reach of some the city's top attractions—it's just 20 minutes from downtown Dallas and a half hour from AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. The hotel also runs a free shuttle to businesses and attractions within a three-mile radius, including the popular Galleria Dallas. At the end of the day, you can unwind by the outdoor pool or grab a drink in a newly redesigned lobby that features work by local artists.
- Deluxe rooms include plush bathrobes, premium TV channels, and free WiFi.
- Fine dining: Onsite eatery Q de Cheval specializes in modern American cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients.
- Propose a toast: There are 85 tequilas on the drink menu at Q Bar, along with a selection of craft beers and cocktails.
- Fit a workout in: The fitness room is stocked with cardio and weight machines.
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.