Hotel at a Glance: Residence Inn by Marriott Dallas Park Central
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Dallas, the Residence Inn by Marriott Dallas Park is surrounded by green spaces, including the popular White Rock Lake Park. Visitors staying at the hotel enjoy easy access to this urban oasis—a hotspot for hiking, biking, birdwatching, kayaking, and fishing. The city's most notable attractions, including the Dallas Museum of Art, are only 10 miles south of the hotel.
- Start the day right with a complimentary breakfast buffet in the lobby, which includes a make-your-own waffle station.
- In-room amenities: full kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, stovetop, cookware, and coffeemaker with free coffee and tea; separate living area with TV; fireplaces in select units
- Go for a swim in the heated outdoor pool or relax in the whirlpool.
- Enjoy free beer and wine at the hotel's evening socials, held Monday through Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Dallas: Historical Parks and Rejuvenated Urban Districts in North Texas
There's more to Dallas than the NFL's Cowboys. (As a matter of fact, the team's AT&T Stadium is actually in Arlington.) The city is 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.
- Historic West End district: Horse-drawn carriages clop along brick streets in the city's historic West End district, which dates back to the 19th century.
- 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.
- Katy Trail: Joggers and bikers frequent this route, which follows an old interstate railroad through the fashionable Turtle Creek neighborhood, located about 4 miles west of downtown.
- Fair Park this 277-acre 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.