Hotel at a Glance: Ramada Dallas Love Field Hotel
Before the construction of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, there was Love Field, established in 1917 by the US Army. Back then, the airport consisted of a sole grass landing strip and a few hangars. Love Field was updated in 1958 with three concourses and moving sidewalks; President John F. Kennedy's last flight landed here in 1963. Today, new construction plans are under way to modernize Love Field and make it more efficient for its passengers. Just 3 miles away, Ramada Dallas Love Field Hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the historic Texas airport.
- Complimentary breakfast spread of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles, cereal, and biscuits each morning
- Go for a swim in the outdoor pool or squeeze in a workout at the fitness center.
- In-room amenities: Each standard king or double guest room comes with a 32-inch flat-screen TV and free WiFi.
Dallas: Historical Parks and Rejuvenated Urban Districts in North Texas
Though some know Dallas only for the massive Cowboys 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.