Newly Remodeled Hotel a Few Blocks from Galleria Dallas
Though it’s a hotel, the Sheraton Dallas by the Galleria can feel like a modern-art museum when you first walk in. Polished marble countertops, pillars carved from aged Vermont wood, and artwork resembling scrub and trees accentuate the lobby and other common areas. It’s the result of a $17 million renovation that transformed the hotel into a stunning example of modern Texas architecture, emphasizing open floor plans and natural materials.
Guest rooms also exhibit an open and natural style, complemented with convenient touches such as flat-screen TVs and ergonomic chairs. Downstairs, you can grab a bite at Front Yard, where minimalist high-top tables and walls with wood accents give the space a natural, contemporary feel. In the morning, you can head down here for the expansive breakfast buffet, which is included daily with this deal.
During your stay, check out the nearby Galleria Dallas, an upscale shopping center modeled after the world’s oldest shopping mall, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan. The building even houses a year-round ice-skating rink on its lower level. Sheraton Dallas runs a complimentary shuttle to and from the Galleria, but you can also walk there in about 10 minutes.
Dallas: Historical Parks and Rejuvenated Urban Districts in North Texas
Sheraton Dallas by the Galleria is about 13 miles north of downtown. 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.
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