Four-Star Contemporary Hotel Close to Popular Mall
The aesthetic at Le Méridien Dallas by the Galleria is sleek and modern. A glass-and-steel façade gives way to a lobby decorated with illuminated wall art and contemporary furnishings in bold colors. The name of the hotel is projected in pink lights onto the marble floor of the entryway, and glass elevators travel between the hotel's 11 stories. Furniture ranges from ergonomic chairs to leather sofas topped with vibrantly colored pillows. Even the room keys have style—they were designed by artists as part of the LM100 program.
The creative environment extends to junior suites; they feature bold wallpapers and vibrantly colored furniture. Grab a bite at the onsite restaurant or have a cocktail in the atrium lounge, which has plenty of tables and sofas for social gatherings.
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.