Hotel at a Glance: NYLO Dallas South Side
Industrial chic meets Old-World, Louis XV-style glamour at NYLO Dallas South Side: concrete floors, exposed brick walls, and graffiti accents are mixed amid abstract art, gleaming chandeliers, and tufted-leather sofas. The hotel does more than just look good, though—it's environmentally friendly, too. It holds Gold status from the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design program.
- City views as you swim: The luxurious, infinity-edge pool on the rooftop is surrounded by modern deck furnishings.
- Explore the city using the complimentary shuttle, which can take you anywhere within a 3-mile radius. That includes the The Sixth Floor Museum and Dallas Museum of Art.
- Rooftop bar: Grab a drink from the neon-lit bar at SODA Bar and get a view of the city skyline.
- Where to dine: Terrace Bistro specializes in fine cuisine with responsibly sourced and seasonal ingredients; open for breakfast and lunch each day, and dinner Wednesday-Saturday.
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.