Hotel at a Glance: Lorenzo Hotel
It would be an understatement to call this 4-star boutique hotel “colorful.” At this newcomer to downtown Dallas, the restaurant is furnished with chairs in hot-pink faux leather and cowhide print, a repurposed container village “Kolache Korner” is a fun and quick grab and go option in the morning, and neon lights brighten the façade at night. The quirky look continues in the guest rooms, which have headboards designed by a local artist and carpet covered in Shakespeare quotes.
- Breakfast time: Lorenzo Kitchen makes breakfast from scratch every morning.
- Dinner time at Lorenzo Kitchen brings a variety of cultures and flavors, from chicken-fried steak to the brisket empanadas.
- Kolache Korner: This café—housed in recycled shipping containers—serves savory pastries and coffee in the morning.
- Free WiFi makes it easy to share pics of nearby attractions like Pioneer Plaza’s life-size statues of cowboys herding cattle.
Dallas, Texas: Rejuvenated Urban Districts and Historical Parks
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.
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.